Starting new tank 2008

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  1. ml

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    Hi mense

    I hope my dady lets me set-up one more tank. It's one I got last jaar for my b-day thay were just happy to see IT GO {THANKS TO PETER BEE PETS} no efens I like to look around his shop

    Tell me what you mense dink!

    MORNE:P:lol::)
     
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  3. scubaninja

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    go for it! you can never have too many tanks! i wish i had more space cause i'd have them everywhere! would need money for that but still! go for it!
     
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    You can say that again! If ever my turn to win the lotto - oh boy, a few petshop owners will have a party :whistling:
     
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    Welcome to MASA
     
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  7. Apollo

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    Welcome ml !

    No such thing as too many tanks !
    Heck, If I had my way I'd have at least 5 in my living and diningroom . Not sure my wife would agree though ... he he he
    Pics of your existing setup ??
     
  8. ml

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    This is my big tank (514L) {NOGDANS OUD}[​IMG][​IMG]

    ADD new stock 1 purpel based anemon
    and an algea skrapper
     
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    Cool Tank.
    What substrate are you using ? Not clear from the pic, but it looks like crushed coral
     
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    Yeah, your substrate looks very coarse. I would replace it with fine sand if I were you. Detritis (uneaten food and fish poopoo) settles inbetween those big pieces and cause high nitrates which leads to nuisance algae and unhappy corals. Replace a 1/4 at a time waiting a week or 2 inbetween to give the new fine sand a chance to get covered with pods and bacteria. You can use Reggies playsand - just wash it decently until white ;)
     
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    ML : I see that you has posted some pics of your tank in a pervious thread. The question about your substrate was also raised.

    Just my opinion : You may not be particularly fond of the fine white sand, but it is soooo much better for your overall water quality. If the fine sand doesn't suit you , then perhaps just go for a bare bottomed tank.

    By the way :Have you tested your water recently ? What are your water parameters ?
     
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    Everething is on 0 exsept me PO4 levels con't test don't have testkit (Calsium too)
    PS {DON"T HAVE THE MONEY TO BUY NEW TESTKIT}

    Just bord new skimmer and MH(250W + globe 14000 K)
     
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