My New set up 5 weeks in...

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  1. Cgoodburn

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    A photo of my new aquarium, now 5 weeks old. inhabitants include a Green Star polyp, Blue mushroom, a blue legged hermit crab, which changes shells every other day. A Fox Face , which is still settling in. The 2 Clown fish were added yesterday, and have adapted well to the new environment. All livestock looking healthy at this point. i have decided not to add anything more for the next month, just to allow everything to settle down
     
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    looking good. now show us some more pics. oh and very very welcome to masa
     
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    :welcometomasa2: to MASA..if I haven't done so already...yes please..more PIC'S..;)
     
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    Clever decision.
    Remember, only bad things happens fast. And once the bad things pick up speed, they just go faster.
     
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    Livestock pics

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    Just loving it....
     
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    Good idea to take it slow.patience pays with this hobby. Things are looking great.keep it up and keep us updated.
     
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    Nice C, just to let you know from what I have read, seen etc, I am not trying to be an a@&, but Green star polyps should ideally be kept separate from your main rock structure. They can be evasive and end up covering everything, they also sting other corals. The brown paly can also end up being a pest and out competing other coral for space.

    Just a heads up if you did not know.
     
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    Seabass Thanks..

    Thanks for the heads up, i need all the support and input i can get. I am still setting things up, but as you know, we have to plan to make sure that everything is in the best place in order for it to thrive and grow.
    Do you suggest I place the polyp to the side and lower down. At this stage it is almost my center piece.
    The brown Paly come on the life rock when i bought it. Can it be trimmed to limit its growth, i see that it does grow quickly.
    Thanks again
    C
     
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    Hi just my thoughts. The brown ones can by destroyed but not cut back, they may be toxic if you just cut the heads off. I have read of a chap trying to curb the growth / spread and cut some back, put the rock in the tank and awoke to a very murky tank and if I recal some corals had died. If it is a small rock why not just let it be, also put it separate from other rocks, let's see what some other ppl have to say on this matter.

    The star polyps, sorry to say but they look like the ones I have just seen at a friends house, his grew over his candy cane and all that now remains is the skeletal structure. Just suggest you keep this one separate from the rocks. They do look very nice and give colour to a tank but be warned I think that they can become a pest.
     
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    Well the rock on which the brown paly sits is the biggest flattest rock in my tank. it also is the center piece of my tank. Perhaps i should just get rid of the rock and try to replace it. The green polyp I will buy a small piece of LR and attach it to that.
    Thanks for the advice. Should have checked it out before placing rocks. At least I know now before i buy more corals.
    C
     
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    Take the brown poly out, take a blade and cut of the rock rinse in DT water and put back the rock, glue the other poly's on a small rock and sell or trade, lol
     
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    looking cool man!
     
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    Ok great thanks, I got most of that. Now to make you LOL, what is DT water.
     
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    Dirty Tap Water:tt2: .... Something to make you :lol: .... DT is Display Tank water
     
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    ok got it thanks. MASA has an acronym for everything.
    Still a NOOB
     
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    No problem ... We have a saying here ... theres no such thing as stupid questions ... Only those that dont get asked and usually sound stupid are the ones that affect the wellbeing of your livestock that are stupid ... so dont be afraid ..... ask away ... we were all noobs at one time
     
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    Thanks for the help and translation. Will make changes and update you when the surgery is complete.
    C
     
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    What tank?

    Nice start, what tank are you using?
     
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    I dont have great DIY skill so I went with a Red Sea Max 250. Here are the specs.
    MAX 250 filtration & circulation unit

    1. Accessory Kit (inlet/outlet ports)
    2. 1200 lph circulation pump with adjustable direction outlet
    3. Compartment for accessory pump
    4. Thermostat controlled heater
    5. Mechanical filter sponge
    6. Adjustable protein skimmer with a turbo aspiration pump
    7. Highly porous ceramic biological filter media
    8. Activated carbon chemical filter media
    9. Cartridge for fine (water polishing) filter material
    10. Sponge bubble trap
    11. 2400 lph circulation pump with adjustable direction outlet

    Complete lighting system

    234W T5 linear (1 watt/ litre)
    117W 10,000K/117W Actinic
    Electronic ballast
    High polish textured aluminium reflector
    8 Blue LED moonlights
    Fan-cooled hood for extended life of electronic components
    High transparency, polished lens

    Dimensions (LxWxH) 960 x 552 x 665 mm (38 x 21 x 26.2”)
    Total water volume 250 liters (65 gallons)
    Glass thickness 10 mm (0.4")
    Cabinet (LxWxH) 960 x 552 x 800 mm (38 x 21 x 32”)
    Lighting 6 x 39W T5 Linear
    Lighting- 10,000k 117W
    Lighting- Actinic 117W
    Lighting- Blue LED 8
    Lighting timer Analogue
    Hood opening 3 positions
    Circulation Pumps 1 x 1200 lph & 1 x 2400 lph
    (320 gph & 640 gph)
    Skimmer water throughput 1000 lph (240 gph)
    Skimmer max Air flow 300 lph (80 gph)
    Skimmer foam adjuster
    Heater Wattage 200W
    Mechanical filter
    Biological Filtration (active surface area) 420m²/ l (1,200 sq ft/gal)
    Activated Carbon 400g (14 oz)
    Power centre 5 outlets
    Water Cooling Fans (dual fan unit)

    I must say very happy with plug and play unit, i do realize that the real deal is building from scratch, I am sure that will be my future project, as for now i am learning and loving every moment of it.
    C
     
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