Red Sea Max 250

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  1. Ghost10111

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    Hi Guys

    New to this site, as well as my newly found hobby. Been reading up alot on reef aquariums. Here are some pictures. Been doing it for about 4 months now and have to say i'm pretty pleased with myself so far. Alkalinity levels are a bit low but got some reef builder which seems to be helping alot.

    Just a quick Question. I have a Red Sea Max 250. Are there any plants that anyone can suggest to keep in my tank that can reduce nitrates? ( I added some No3: PO4-X from Red Sea ) it did drop the Nitrates a bit. Still busy dosing. Would just like something a bit more permanent and natural

    Any help would be greatly appreciated :blush:

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    STC-1000 In Reefers Rehab

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    that anemone looks bleached and the regal has whitespot:eek:

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    Hi STC-1000

    Any advice? ( On the white spot )
    Ive got a cleaner wrasse and some cleaner shrimp. According to some web searched they do help should a fish get white spot.
    Is a bleached anemone a bad thing? Its white with purple tips.
     
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    Hi Ghost, welcome to the forum! :)
    I would recommend continuing with the NOPOX dosing, it will take a while to reduce but will get there eventually. Your tank is still maturing hence the high nitrate readings.

    Give a little more info on your stock (when you introduced them, feeding regimes etc) and we will be in a better position to help.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Hi tekkengal

    Thank you so much.

    Ive got:

    2x Fire shrimp
    2x Blue legged Hermit Crabs
    2x Cleaner Shrimp
    1 Cleaner Wrasse
    2x Clownfish
    1 Coral Beauty
    1 Regal
    4x Red eye Cardinals
    1 Six lane Wrasse
    1 Purple Dottyback
    1 Yellow Headed Sleeper Goby
    1 Tang ( Not 100% sure what the name is ) See Pic

    I feed them every 2 days. Frozen shrimp cubes. The anemone i feed once a week ( small piece of hake )
    I have some Green Marine Algae that's on a clip
    And With the normal feeding i add a small pinch of garlic flake foods.
    Once a week ill use a turkey baster and mix some Marine snow and Zoo Planktons-M ( 5mil ) and squirt some over the anemone as well as my hammer coral and polyps

    I took about a month and a half to let the tank settle. Used a supplement to boost the bacterial growth as well. Then added my cleaning crew. After that i slowly added the fish.

    Hope i didn't make to many mistakes.

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    well if your pars are stable and your nutrients are at bay,it should go away on its own but with the help from you,you can add garlic drops to food and feed alot of nori

    as for the anemone,your tank is way too young for an anemone...i suggest removing it until such time
     
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    How long would you recommend i have to wait to re-introduce the anemone to the tank?
     
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    Doing well so far :)
    I would recommend feeding at least once a day though.
    The whitespot should clear up eventually, just keep the stress levels down. Keep up the bacterial dosing, it should also help with your nitrate levels.

    As for the nennie, it should only be introduced when your tank has stable parameters, this could be anything from 8 months to over a year.

    Hope this helps some :)
     
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    Hey man there's nothing wrong with your anemone... That is a purple tip anemone and there are naturally that white..
     
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    Than you so much for the advice guys!
    Yeah, that's what the guy at the petshop said as well. Was starting to get a bit worried. But learning as i go... :rockon:

     
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    Don't rush on stocking, take your time observing and enjoying one thing at a time.
    The Regal Tang prone to white spots, it should pull through if eating well.
    A bit of research before adding live stock is vital.
    Culerpa (macro algea) lit up by a powersaver bulb in back compartment should work if you looking for more natural.
    Alternatively a reactor with Orca Bio cubes could also be used in keeping NO3 and PO4 stable.

    Ps. Read as much as possible to gain some knowledge.
    Keep in mind You creating your own eco system so it requires many patient,time and effort in keeping a healthy sustainable reef and pretty sure you want to achieve it.

    Best of luck
     
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    Welcome to MASA, good luck with your tank! :thumbup:
     
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    :welcomewave: Have fun! The guys have given some good advice, @tekkengal has a RSM tank as well, and she can really help out. Through time your tank will mature. In terms of the white spot, if you can remove all your fish and treat them, this would be ideal. If not, then just get a good vitamin supplement and feed well with a variety of foods, they should recover with their own immune systems. Your high NO3 will decrease immunity. Remember, if your fish get better, this does not mean they do not have white spot, your system will always have it unless your remove all fish, keep the system clear of fish for 6 weeks and also treat the fish in a quantitative tank, then put the fish back slowly and remember that when you buy new fish and corals you will need to quarantine those too.
     
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    Thanks for the advice guys. I added some meds to the tank last week and it looks like the stuff is gone. So, so far im happy.
     
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