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  1. Selwyn123

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    Hi Guys, this is my tank. It has been running for about 4 months now, and during the first two months was on Nutrafin Cycle. I know you will see that i have a ritteri anemone and will think "Gasp, such a fragile and hard anemone to keep for a beginner with a tank so new." the answer is i am not really a beginner and the anemone has been doing great for the month it has been in my tank.

    33 gallon tank consisting of:
    1x Ritteri Anemone
    2x True Percula Clowns
    2x Yellow Tail Damsels
    1x Frogspawn coral with 3 Heads
    various polyp frags such as green star polyps, button polyps etc

    Lighting: quad system HO lighting ODYSSEA, consist of 2x actinic 96W bulbs, 2x 96W 12000k daylight bulbs and 3 Blue Moon LED moonlights

    Tank has a JEBO protein skimmer, UV sterilizer, a sump in which the protein skimmer and filter is present. Tank has a current maker as well, with directed flow towards ritteri and the zoa colonies.

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  3. rakabos

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    I know what u said BUT

    Ok fine pics added lol
     
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    lol, i will upload pictures now.
     
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    Man alive now i have to edit my post lol
     
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    Firstly welcome Selwyn, hope you enjoy your stay & happy posting !

    Secondly I am a bit confused about your lighting , what is the length of the unit. As far as I know (under correction) , those units have a total output of 96 W (4 x 24W)

    Thirdly , and I am sorry to say , that nennie doesnt look good, remember they have extremely slow metabolisms , so signs of illness can only show up much later. It seems very deflated on the left hand side , this might also just be the powerhead irritating it but worth investigating in the long run.

    Happy reefing :)
     
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    Sorry i forgot to mention, the anemone was fed a block of frozen brine shrimp, that is why it is curled up, i will send a pic later on tonight to show you guys that my ritteri is just fine, dont worry :) thanks for the concern though. The lighting system is 36 inch and is definatly 4x 96W bulbs.
     
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    No worries bud , just asking questions ...

    On a point though don't feed frozen foods to live animals...needs to be defrosted first.

    As for your light unit , I dont know them personally so I am just asking as I have never seen a 96 W T5 globe at roughly 90 cm long
     
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    Welcome dude.. Remember you have to defrost frozen foods then rinse it in some RO water before you feed because the "juice" is loaded with phosphates which feed your algae and other there are other nasties that come from the juice.. With brine shrimp, the juice also has a bacteria which builds up in your system if you dont rinse the frozen food in RO first
     
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    Hi Tremayn, sorry to jump in here but i have a question on the frozen foods. If i make my own mix using brine shrimp and mysis along with pellets and all the vitamins needed etc, will i have to rinse that in RO water aswell?
     
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    Yes its always best to rinse in RO water. You rather rinse then let the food soak in a few drops of vitamins then you can feed. Dont mix the vitamins in then freeze it.. There is a guy here who just soaks the food in a multivitamin before feeding and his fish have amazing colours! Remember that brine has almost no nutritional value
     
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    Thanks, Tremayn. I will defrost from now on. Selwyn123, thanks for letting me hijack for a while.
     
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    Hi guys, here is some updated pics

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    My new pink tipped BTA, upset cause i moved it from under a rock, it was getting no light and i was worried

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    looking cool there man. keep the pics coming. Remember not too add to many nennies as you will start a chemical warfare. I wouldnt add another one and I would also run some carbon once in a while. Probably a little more often with the three nennies you have in there? oh,what the plastic bottle for? dont stress about moving a nennie,Ive seen one thats been under a rock for two weeks and it was still a 100% fine. It will move where it is happy on its own.
     
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    Is this not a cold water species..?..:blush:
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    What is the plastic bottle for..?
    Cool Pictures and nice looking reef tank.
     
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    hey, the nennie is a coldwater species, but is doing well in my tank. Uhm, the bottle has brine shrimp eggs in, i throw them in when they hatch as food for the zoas, coral, and fish, apart from the larger brine, blood worm and flake food i feed them.
     
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    Anemones can live for hundreds of years in the ocean. I don't think keeping cold water species of anything is advisable in a tropical temp tank and visa versa.
     
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