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  1. Newby74

    Newby74

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    Thank you and hallo to all. I have has tropical fish for years and have noe ventured out to become familiar with Marine Tanks. I bought 2 x nano skimz cubes to get to know the system and water first. I have a snail and some life rock(with a green mushroom looking plant growing on the rock, plus a smalll baby one as well) in one and in the other some sort of an anemone (will post pics later) which was attached to a piece of live rock already. What testing do i need to do as i regulary need to top up with some salt water, and i have a heater in each tank which keeps the temp at about 26, 27 degrees. The lightning seem to be ok for now. Any tips on how long i should run these tanks before i can safely say that they doing fine? I am feeding the anemones every other day some shrimp (frozen). I do not see them eat it as such but i assume that the pieces drifting into them gets absorbed?
     
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    Corals including the above:
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    I see you mentioned there is a anemone in Tank. I do suggest as a safety precaution you remove the anemone as your tank is still to young to have one. 6 months plus is needed to keep a anemone happy as it will only end up bleached, Dead and damaging your water quality.

    Keep as far as possible from Anemones, they put a huge bio load. Some pics will be worthy so we can assist you to a good start. It may not be a anemone, I hope.
     
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  8. Newby74

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    Sorry guys these were the best photo's i could manage, will try again today
     
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    A very warm welcome to MASA, Newby74! Great to have you on-board!
     
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    :welcomewave: Newbie74,

    A few pictures of your tanks would be great!!! You'll get to learn that on this website one does not get away with NOT posting pics.....:biggrin:
     
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    Ok here are a few pics i could do. If perhaps you guys would like to let me know what i have that would be great too. Hopefull the pics are good enough to identify them. I have no fish at present. I tried to upload the pics but got a token error????
     
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