My tank

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  1. cpc_h

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    Howzit guys?
    so my tank has been running for 29 days now and so far so good! i added a pair of clowns yesterday and they seem to be happy. ive got a sunsun 3000l/h power head in the dt and just wondering if this is sufficient/too much? i started a small algae scrubber about 5 days ago and algae is growing already :) it might not be needed but its quite fun to "fiddle". my identified livestock :) consists of 2 blue legged hermits, 1 turbo snail and 2 clowns. my unidentified livestock so far is a small brown crab with a white spot on it and also a small black and white striped snail, any ideas?
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  3. Atilla

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    what clowns do you have there? that pump should be fine dude. WELCOME
     
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    any pics of the crab? you must be careful with some crabs...they eat fish!!
     
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    They are ocellaris clowns.
     
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    where did you get them? they look funny because of the middle stripe
     
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    I got them at sams. no pic of the crab its so small and shy only comes out with night lights on. hope it isnt a fish eater:(
     
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    welcome cpc

    please tell us more about the system.... and we love pics, what filtration are your running?

    Your setup looks great so far ..... I would sump the crab personally but a pic of it will help us to figure out if it is a badie or not !

    what substrate are you running ??
     
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    Hi neil its basically a standard tl-450 minus all bio balls and noodles, i got carbon and "dead coral":p as well as some live rock rubble in the back compartments. i also got a 800l/h pump connected to the spray bar. in total about 6 kilos fijian live rock. i got my day/night lights on timers today. also got the algae scrubber going just to see what happens.
     
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    oh and the substrate is just white aragonite.
     
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    Welcome to MASA
     
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    Hi Cpc, welcome to MASA, have a look at the crab - pointy claws, not good, blunt claws, probably ok, just keep an eye on it.

    Tank looks cool, just take your time and don't over stock.:)
     
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    Thanks mike. crabs claws are tiny at the mo but dont look sharp, he seems happy chowing algae for the time being(lets hope he stays like that!).
     
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    Most crabs are ok, but as they get bigger they tend to get opportunistic and will go for anything that they can grab.
     
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    Welcome Welcome - cool clowns - looks like they missing some of their racing stripes ;)
     
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    Welcome to massa, give us a little specs of the system, size,lights...
     
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    Hi and welcome to MASA. It's a nice tank you have there
     
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    Welcome to MASA
     
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    Haha im hoping as they mature they will "earn" their stripes:p
     
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    welcome
     
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    Very nice dude and welcome
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