Need info please

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  1. CW

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    Hi there ppl

    Just like to ask if i can add a Heterectus Macnifica to my tank.
    Its about 300mm across big.

    So id like to know if i can add this anemone to my tank.
    I started my tank 13December 2010

    I hear they say the tank must be mature.

    Please help.

    Thanx
    CW out:thumbup:
     
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  3. jaybeepee

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    I wouldn't! Guys say your tank should be at least a year old.
     
  4. mandarin

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    NO, NO, sorry it won't make it. Have patience CW.;)
     
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    lol CW listen to the current owner :p
     
  6. CW

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    Hehe. ok cool man.
    Ja i also heard they say 9months to a year.
    Just wanted to try and find out more.

    But i think the best will be to be patient like mandarin said.
    I also dont want it to die on me.
    Cos then ive just waisted cash.

    Ill wait untill 13 Dec 2011 then.

    But how does the tank mature?
    Can you see that it matures or what?

    Thanx ppl

    CW out;)
     
  7. CW

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    Thanx. Ill do so

    After all. 10 months arent that long.
    i hope.
    HEHE
     
  8. mandarin

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    CW i'ts not just for selling to get rid of my stock, remember that, all must have a good home at the end of the day, then i,m happy.:thumbup:
     
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    :thumbup:

     
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    Maturing a tank is not about the age. It is the stability and your husbandry skills that determine the maturity of the tank.
     
  11. CW

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    i Understand. And if i were you i would be the same.
    Thanx for everything.

    Ill be patient.

    Cw out:thumbup:
     
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    Ok. But how do you know if your tank is stable and your husbandry are good.
    Is there some kind of time limit like the year or what.

    Sorry for all the stupid q`s. But if i dont ask i will never know or i will end up loosing live stock cos i dident ask whats the right way of doing it.

    Cw out
     
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    Hey CW,

    I think the key is to make sure your parameters are stable. Typically, good husbandry results in a good stable system. With bigger tank I find this happens more quickly/easily.

    For example, I bought my tank and livestock 2nd hand. the move resulted in a mini cycle which effectively zeroed the 'odometer' reading of my tank. 1 year later and I am only now happy with the way things are going. Things that have indicated the maturity to me are:

    1. absence of cyano
    2. subsiding GHA
    3. pink/red coralline algae starting to grow
    4. no LS deaths
    5. healthy looking corals.

    One thing too with my tank that I could not pin down to anything other than 'maturity' was the growth of my coralline. No matter what I did it would just not grow ANYWHERE, Even though my alk, n03,po4, sg, Ca were all in check. Now, over the past 2 months its been spreading everywhere, from rocks to glass, etc.

    Anyway hope this gives some insight
     
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    double post
     
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    Ok cool.
    I see.

    But i dont know what all those things are.

    Point 1 and 2 dont know.

    Point 3 - Ive got like a red / brown like colour stuff growing all over the back of the tank, on most of the LR and on the substrate. I cant think that its coralline algea or can it be at this stage?

    Point 4 - Nothing died yet. All the fish seem very happy and eating well.

    Point 5 - 2 of my new 3 corals looks like they still need to get use to the tank.
    Not opening that well. The pulsing xiena looks verry good.
    The green finger leather looks like its picking up and the pink colt looks mutch better that the first day but i know he must still get bigger.

    I dont have any other tester for testing the water exept the salinaty wich is 1.025
    My temp on the tank is between 25 and 27. 26 most at times.

    CW out
    ;)
     
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    Sorry about the abbreviations.

    1. Cyanobacteria a.k.a red slime algae. could be the red/brown stuff you are seeing all over your tank.
    2. GHA - green hair algae. Usually follows just after your cyano clears up
     
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    ja that has also started a bit in the tank.
    My one hermit had a leke moahawk one day. Then i added a yellow tang.
    The next day his moahawk were gone.
    hehe

    So what do you think of my tank then?
    Does everything sound ok then?
    For what im experiancing in the tank at this stage and for how long its been running?

    Cw out
     
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    Moahawk, whats that?? Is it babellaas.:whistling:
     
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    Sorry.

    A Mohawk. Like a rocker.
    HARE opi dop. Green hair algea.
    hehe
     
  20. Tremayn

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    Its min 9months but also you have to consider if your tank is nennie safe. Because they will roam around your tank and if your powerheads are not covered then you will come back to see your tank looking like a snow storm lol... Spend the rest of the year reading up about them and then when the time comes you will know if you still want one and what is required eg lights and food :)
     
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    The power heads are covered with the standard plastic fitting.
    How do i make the tank nennie safe?

    Whats the light requierment and food requierment for a nennie?
    Is zooplankton powder right?

    Cw out:thumbup:
     
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