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Discussion in 'General Images' started by michael10, 18 May 2010.

  1. michael10

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    let me know what you think:)
     
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  3. clinton stanford

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    welcome to MASA!:thumbup:
    how long has your tank been running for?
    looks good.
     
  4. jacquesb

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    A very WARM WELCOME to MASA, Michael! Great to have you on-board!

    I too would love to know how long your tank have been running for. It does look like it could be quite young still?

    Otherwise - your tank is looking quite good.
     
  5. michael10

    michael10 Thread Starter

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    Thanks guys. we bought the tank off a friend whos had the tank running for almost 3,5 years now but when we moved the tank to our house they did a major clean and cleared all algae that was in the tank, we kept all his old water which was all perfect. @ jacquesb wow how did you spot that from a pic! the pic was taken the same day we bought the anemone home and it died that same day which we thaught was due to where we bought it. weve decided not to get any more anemones untill were 100% sure of how to care for it and certain that it wont die.
     
  6. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Lets just say jacquesb is what we in sa call a guru. hmmmm the lack of algae, aswell as lack of coraline algae says it too me.
     
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    Hello And Welcome.

    Yes it is a new tank. Back glass too clean, corner silicone is clean, overflow box, Where you can not tun your magnet is clean.

    The golden head sleeper goby is a sand sifter. It eats detritus, bacteria, and "stuff" that is in the sand. So there must be live in the sand for it to eat, else they will starve. Well some do learn to eat flakes (mine does). Also the finer the substrate the less they mess sand all over the lower rocks. The coarser, the higher they swim up before they sift the sand. So play sand is better or the finest sea sand you can get or fine aragonite.

    Yes Anemone is bleached. And putting it into a new tank will result in only its death. DO NOT put an anemone into a tank that is less than 8 months old. By then the water and tank did stabilized and you had learned you to maintain the tank properly.

    Then the Mandarin. They are specialist feeders. Live food only. Well some can be trained to accept frozen food or flakes. Just like Coperbands. Doubt if you have enough live rock and enough hiding space for copepods to successfully breed and multiply to be able to provide a constant supply of food to the mandarin. In that size tank you need a non-predator in-line refugium where copepods can breed to be able to keep the mandarin long-term.

    The spotted rabbitfish needs alge or Nori.

    So you have a lot of challenges. :) Enjoy them.
     
  9. Boegie

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    Welcome. Nice tank.
     
  10. JD167

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    Welcome to MASA Michael.

    How did you now the Anemone was dead?
     
  11. Tremayn

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    Welcome buddy :) ... Mandrins (fish in the 1st pic) need PODs to eat. In an established tank (atleast 9months old) will have enough of a POD population to sustain a mandrin. Some mandrins can be trained to eat prepared food but generally they dont. So you could have a problem as you have a new tank. If your mandrin isnt eating, I would suggest putting him in a fellow reefers tank in the mean time. Ask one of the masa members near you :)
     
  12. Q89

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    :welcome6:

    Nice tank, love the clown
     
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