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  1. Dane fisher

    Dane fisher

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    Hi there

    I am new to the forum:thumbup:
    I have a 915mm x 390mm (hight) x 325mm (breadth) tank.

    The fish i have in my tank:
    • 1X Threadfin butterfly fish
    • 1X Raccoon butterfly fish
    • 1X Chaetodon blackburnii [Brownburnie butterfly fish]
    • 1X Cigar wrasse
    • 2X Chocolate Sugeonfish
    • 1X Brisseltooth Surgeonfish
    • 1X File fish
    • 1X Triagular triggerfish
    The equipment i have in my tank:
    • Resun SK- 300 protein skimmer
    • Resun B-500 power head attached to undergravel filter
    • 100w Aquarium heater
    • Hang on filter
    I look forward to your response:)
     
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  3. Trasique

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    masahello

    Are those dimensions correct, looks very small for all those biggish fish
     
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    Hi Dane, Welcome to MASA

    How long have your system been running?

    Do share some pics ?

    Is this a fish-only system or do you keep some corals as well?
     
  5. Dane fisher

    Dane fisher Thread Starter

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    The fish are really small at 40mm maximum. They all seem really happy together:thumbup:
     
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    Dane fisher Thread Starter

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    This is a fish only system so far... until i get my water right:) Im also scared that my butterfly fish will eat any coral i put in:(

    My system has been running for about 2 months or more:)
    I will post pics soon:thumbup:
     
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    They will eventually outgrow your system, so be prepared to let them go soon, or start planning your upgrade :)
     
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    I might upgrade soon, and get a couple marine tanks:thumbup:
     
  9. Kevin34PE

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    Welcome to masa. Tank dimensions seem to be standard 3 foot tank or similar from petshop?
     
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    :welcometomasa2: can you post some pic's of you tank.
     
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    Here are some pics
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  12. Gesiggie

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    Dane, how long was that urchin alive for in your system?

    You might want to wait a bit longer until your tank has got some more algae growth before you try one again.

    That is one beautiful trigger...
     
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    I was actually feeding my fish half a sea urchin that was frozen, because I ran out of food...... I've now found out how bad it is for my system :(
     
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    Welcome to masa @Dane fisher! Lol, im also a fisher/visser...(the afrikaans version)
    Those are some nice fish you got there...
    Are they wild caught?
    Urchins arent a very safe option for fish food bud. You can rather try small pieces of chopped up shrimp/fresh fish...
     
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  15. Dane fisher

    Dane fisher Thread Starter

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    All of my fish are caught locally, I must say that I've made some bad decisions regarding my saltwater tank :( For example putting copper in the tank to treat white spot.... But later wanting to put coral in my thank..... Which makes it impossible !
     
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    Welcome to MASA I can't see the pics (something wrong with my BB) but that is the same size as my tank and it worked very nice for me. Do you have a sump?
     
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    Welcome to club.

    Word on urchins. I had really nice speciman but had to eventually get rid of as he munched continuosly on any new coral growth. also very good at moving rocks etc around!!
     
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