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  1. Esmond1

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    Hi guys will be posting some pics of critters in my tank & hopefully someone can id it for me.
     
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  3. Prodigy

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    Hey dude welcome to MASA im sure the guys will help you out;)
     
  4. Tobes

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    Welcome to MASA Esmond, hope you enjoy your stay here. Please read through the link in my signature for some great info on marine tanks.
    How long has this tank been running? How long have you been in this hobby?

    Waiting for the pics... :wave2:
     
  5. Esmond

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    Please id the following

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  6. crispin

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    hello esmond:) welcome to MASA, its great to have you onboard.

    what sort of tank do you have? how big is it? do you have a sump and a skimmer? what sort of equipment do you ahve to run the system and how long has it been going? we love to hear about memebers tanks and maybe we can help you along the way with marines:)

    masa is a great site with very experienced reefers onboard, so dont be shy, post your questions and ideas and be an active part of MASA:)

    welcome to masa and happy postings :)
     
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    Welcome to MASA!!
     
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    Welcome to MASA
     
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    Welcome Esmond
     
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  11. Esmond

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    Hi

    The Tank(120cm x 60 x 60) has been running for 10 weeks with about 80kg of cured liverock.DBS in sump(90cm x 40 x40).I use a reef octopus skimmer oct 160.Livestock 2 x goniopora ; 1 x anemone ,1 x kenya tree, 1 x bubble coral . 1x clown, 1 x flame angel, 1 x coral beauty; 1 x foxface; 5 x fire gobies, 1 x bluecheek goby; 1 x anthias, 1 x damsel; 1x regal tang; 1 xdottyback; 1x manderin
     
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    VERY VERY VERY BAD!

    an anenome or a mandarin should NEVER be placed in a new tank, and the general rule of thumb is a tank of 9 months to a year before either are placed in a tank. PLEASE PLEASE look at selling these onto an experienced reefer.

    a gonioproa is a very challenging coral to keep and many say they should not be purchased at all, myself included.

    Esmond please slow down with stocking, this tank is way to younge for what you have in it:(
     
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    Howzit and welcome to MASA Esmond
     
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    Great to have you on board Esmond :)
     
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    bare in mind that i used cured water & live rock both the manderin & anemone has been in thr tank for 4 weeks & both is doing well
     
  16. Tobes

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    Hi Esmond, I'm afraid I have to agree with Crispin - your tank is way too young to have all that live stock, let alone a manderin and an anemone.
    Manderins only eat live food (copepods, amphipods, etc) - they can and will deplete the pod population in a young, smallish tank very very quickly - and then slowly starve to death :(
    4 Weeks is nothing, anemones can live up to 200 years in the ocean, so even if you kept it for a year it is still not a "success" in ocean terms. They are delicate creatures and need strong lights and stable water parameters to thrive.

    The same goes for the blue cheek goby - they sieve the sand for critters and NOT fish poo as some people think - they need a mature tank or will starve to death as well. They will still sieve the ground but will get no nutrition.

    I ran my newest tank for 4 months before I added my first fish - it is also a 1.2, but with a 165litre added refugium as well and a 150litre sump with 2 DSB's. My tank is running for 8 months now and I only have 8 small fish in it. You are really pushing the limits here :(

    You have very delicate livestock in a too young tank - sorry for the bad news, but you'll have to sell or let someone with a mature tank keep at least the nennie, manderin and blue cheek goby until your tank is a year old in my opinion.

    Or else they WILL DIE!!!!
     
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    sorry dude i agree with tobes and crispen look at the link in my signature o and wecome to masa :)
     
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    Link not working. Linking to a wrong URL and after you fix the URL it gives an error from POSIX
     
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    Read the link in mine - it works ;)
     
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    Probably the same article...
     
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    oops sorry guys fixed the link it should work now :whistling:
     
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