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  1. Raptor700r

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    Hiya All,

    I'm a newbie to the site and to the hobby and would appreciate as much advice and input as possible :thumbup:

    I've currently been running my new system for around 6 weeks now and consists of the following:

    400 Liter Juwel Tank, Standard Juwel Filter System, Standard Juwel Skimmer 3.0, 2 x White Lights & 2 x Blue lights

    Current Stock:

    2 x sergeant Major Damsels
    1 x Yellow Tail Blue Damsel
    1 x Red Labrid / Red Coris
    1 x Green Jewel Coral
    Red Majestic Shrimp / Dwarf Lobster
    1 x Copper Band Butterfly Fish
    2 x True Perculia Clown Fish (Nemo)
    1 x Christmas Tree Coral (Soft)
    1 x Pumping Xenthia Coral (Soft)
    1 x Fox Face
    2 x Yellow Tags

    I'm interested in finding marine stock from new and reputable suppliers so please if you could share with us newbies that would be gr8:yeahdude:

    Please find below the link to my new tank:



    Kind regards
     
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  3. MistaOrange

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    masahello We are pic Junkies feed us with loads of pics.... It's rule #1 pics or it never happened... LOL Nice clip btw
     
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    hi and :welcometomasa2: to MASA
     
  5. JamesHunter

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    Tank looks very nice the sgnt Majors are going to give you a head ache latter :) just saying
     
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    Welcome to the forum!
     
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    nice tank you got running there
     
  8. Raptor700r

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    Thanks All

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    Hello and welcome Raptor

    Tank is 6 weeks old and already overstocked. If the fish grow up it will be.

    Sitting at 10 fish including some difficult fish in betweem
    2 x sergeant Major Damsels
    these are extremely aggressive fish

    1 x Yellow Tail Blue Damsel
    and this one will loose out against the sergeant majors

    1 x Red Labrid / Red Coris
    ok

    Red Majestic Shrimp / Dwarf Lobster
    size? these can and will take on fish later on as they grow up

    1 x Copper Band Butterfly Fish
    Eish why? You do not have enough of a pod population to maintain it. Need to ensure that it does eat and that the other fish do give him change to eat when you add frozen foods.

    2 x True Perculia Clown Fish (Nemo)
    Nice

    1 x Fox Face
    Also nice

    2 x Yellow Tangs
    They will grow up and one day take on each other in this tank. Keep an eye on that.
     
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    Welcome to MASA nice clean tank has alota potential
     
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    Hi and welcome to MASA!

    I see you have a goniopora in your tank (top letf on the rock, the green-brown coral) please read up on the care of these corals as they are very difficult to keep alive.

    Good luck and hope your tank brings you lots of entertainment!
     
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  13. Dorry

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  14. Raptor700r

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    Good afternoon all,

    Just wanna say thanks for all the insight form all the members. It seems to me this forum is the right place to be and look forward to learning as much as i can here and hopefully becoming a marine tank GURU(",:p

    Laters
     
  15. JamesHunter

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    Like i said these fish are not nice to have Raptor the will cause you to loose some fish very shortly and love fin nipping.
     
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    Good afternoon James,

    Everyone keeps telling me the same thing. All my fish in the tank seem to get along fine. The only slight aggression they show is during feeding time, but like i say they all eat no other fish gets bullied and yea i quite enjoy them...

    Is there anything else i should know when it comes to the majors?
     
  17. JamesHunter

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    LOL there it is every one is right, we have all gone down the DAMsel road :tt2: well most of us.....

    Most LFS sell a yellow tail DAMsel to all beginners, hardy fish looks pretty but limits your fish selection going forward.

    They become dominant and WILL cause you headaches, also you have spent money on YT's last think you want is a "cheep" fish taking out a YT. Yes its not about the cost but just saying....

    If you can catch them do it now rater than latter, but you will remove them.

    Cheers
     
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    Well noted....

    Well it seems like I'm in for a problem sooner or later....

    Thanks for the up, I'll monitor them close & will sort accordingly.
     
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    Hope it all goes well
     
  20. Dorry

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    If i where in you shoes, take it out. You dont want all you stock in and coral and try to catch them. You bump you corals and to try catch them then wont be easy.
     
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    I had a Yellow Tail Blue Damsel and never had any problems with aggression but unfortunately it seems that's not the norm.
    I was also sold it as a noob when I bought it and was told they were super easy and friendly fish....

    Perhaps because he was the first fish into the tank so was the "head honcho" and I also didn't ever have that many fish in the tank (still don't), nor did I have specifically aggressive fish so that might have helped.

    I'm not sure I'd risk it and get another one in future although it was such a pretty fish.

    Welcome to MASA though, hope your journey is a good one!!! :thumbup:
     
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