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  1. Jacques

    Jacques

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    Hi. Been at marines for 4 months now. Started the wrong way round I guess, but put up a 1.8 m first and then got a 24 gallon Nano as a quarintine tank. That thought did not last long and I have started another tank!

    I seem to have been lucky but I have lost no livestock yet with the exception of a pink tipped anenomie which floated to the bottom of my tank at the back and simply died. I was away at the time. I have bought another one but it seems to have retreated into the rock. Worried that it will die like the previous one. Any suggestions?

    My tank specs are:

    180 cm Tank

    Length: 180cm
    Width: 60cm
    Height: 65cm
    Lights: 2 x 150 MH
    2 x bank of four T5,s (2 white, 2 blue)
    2 x single T5's for the centre (1 white, 1 blue)
    2 x T8's (both white)
     
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  3. Jacques

    Jacques Thread Starter

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    Sump: 190 litres
    3 x powerheads (can't remember sizes)
    Deltek skimmer
    Carbon reactor
    85 Kg live rock (Kenyon)
    Deepbed in sump (coarse and fine crushed coral)
    Return pump
    An IKS computer with Temp, PH, Salinity, Redox probes. Also water top up sustem.

    I seem to have a PH problem. It seems to be getting higher every day. Started at 8.5 and is currently 8.69. Can anyone HELP?

    Will try to post pictures tonight, but don't really know how to do it. Will read some more on the site.

    Anyone see any thing that I have missed? Would really appreciate the help!
     
  4. gaboon

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    Register on photobucket and upload pics there. Then post the IMG code of each pic here.
     
  5. Jacques

    Jacques Thread Starter

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    Thanks, Gaboon. Will try it tonight.:thumbup:
     
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  7. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    This sounds AWESOME Jacques! BTW: A very WARM Welcome to MASA!

    Looking forward to your pics... You sure have quite a bit of lighting there on the 1.8 metre! AWESOME skimmer, the Deltec!
     
  8. Mike

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    Welcome Jacques, you will find nems need very mature tank to thrive, they are not for the new reefer, leave the nem alone and hopefully it will survive, good luck with your tank and any questions you have please post them for us to help you.
     
  9. Andreas

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    welcome to MASA jacques!:1:

    nice equipment you have there!how long has your tank been running?what are you water parameters?
     
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    and what livestock do you currently have in your tank?
    cheers
     
  11. All spark

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    hi hi ummm i think masa is geting over stockt with Jacques now.....lol but enjoy..
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hey - are you a Jacques too All Spark? I thought you were a Jason ;-)
     
  13. All spark

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    ja im also a jacques nono jason ja hes more into the other sites....as we speaking im also busy with a new tank...
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Cool All Spark! Yes - I remember you said... What happened with the job?
     
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    Welcome to MASA Jacques, some :thumbup: equipment you got there. What live stock you got? Pics please - of everything....

    Enjoy your stay and ask, ask ,ask... don't be shy now!:wave2:
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum Jacques
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome Jacques!you got some awsome equipment on this tank.looking forward to the pics
     
  18. Warr7207

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    Yeah, where the pics :whistling:
     
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