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  1. Ravens

    Ravens

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    Hi guys,

    I am totally new to marine aquariums, I recently bought a red sea max 130l reef tank, approximately 3 months ago. Got it set-up and started stocking the tank up with fish impatiently. I stocked my tank up with about seven fish in about a month and a half. Sadly:( I lost all of my fish due to my yellow tang which picked up white spots which spread to the rest of my fish. Tried treating the fish with all different types of medication recommended by the pet shops with no joy.
    Did a water change of about 50% after loosing all my fish and ran the tank for about 5 weeks. I just added in two fish yesterday, a spotted jaw fish and a bi-colour blennie I think it is.
    All seems well for now.
    Any advice?

    Regards
     
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  3. Annoying

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    Hey and welcome to MASA!

    Sorry to here about your loss:(, thats the problem with white spots espesially with tangs, as the spread so quickly. Would love to see a pic of your tank, you'll quickly notice that WE LOVE PICS:thumbup:
     
  4. crispin

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    hi ravens and welcome to masa, really great to have you join and hopefully we can smooth over what sounds like a bumpy start :)

    a 130l red sea max is a nice tank, ive used a number in my life, so i know them well :) But i'm afriad you are going about things a little rapidly and we need to take a small step back so that you can get your tank set up right from the start. time and effort and a little money spend in the beginning and then waiting a while will really pay you off later on in the tanks life.

    can you give us a description on how you set the tank up, as in step by step?
    do you have any test kits?
    do you use them?
    if you do can you post the parameters for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate for us.
    what is you current salt content (SG)
    what temp is the tank running at?

    WHAT MEDS DID YOU USE? check every lable and let us know if there is any copper in any of them.

    the choice of things to put in your tank is large, BUT you have to research your tank carefully as you are putting in fish too fast, into too small a space that is probably poisonous to them at the moment. A yellow tang (ANY TANG) is not a fish for this tank I am afraid. so you have to google some sites and read up about what sort of fish and live stock you could keep in 130l:)

    marine reef keeping is a wonderful hobby and easy enough once you learn a few rules. we will help you all we can

    welcome and happy posting
     
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    Welcome to MASA…... :thumbup:
     
  6. Boegie

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    Welcome
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    masahello
     
  8. Jaak

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    Welcome to MASA!!
     
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    Welcome to MASA. Great advice from Crispin ;)
    The is also some reading for you in my signature :)
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    :welcometomasa2: to MASA
     
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