Starting With Marines

Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by Reef Maniac, 6 Feb 2010.

  1. Completebeginner

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    Thanks a lot reef maniac
     
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  3. Gary Roebuck

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    This is my first day here on the forum and everything i've read so far leads me to believe that when i arrive home tonight my tank will have exploded!!!! or at least be a rotting mess of soft coral and fish!! IF ONLY I HAD DONE MY RESEARCH FIRST!!!! reading an article like this would have totally changed the way i 'set up' my tank!! but alas, it is what it is... so my question is this... IS THERE A CHANCE THAT MY 1 MONTH OLD 'COMPLETE ENVIRONMENT/SYSTEM' WILL SURVIVE?
    Thanks to all for the amazing site/forum, your assistance is invaluable!! (n hopefully not too late..)
     
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    Thanks Reef Maniac! I have just joined Masa and I've been reading anything I can get my hands on but this article has been the most concise summary and best single piece of advise I have come across. Well written and incredibly valuable to me. I'm surprised it doesn't have more views, but that is hopefully due to multiple copies available in different forums/websites.
     
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    Great read, thanks RM
     
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    great article Reef manic
    i already have a 37 L tank for 7 months doin great , just getting a 120 ;Litre tank now
    havin difficulty thinking how to transfer the stock got soft corals s, cleaner shrimp two clowns
    yellow / green wrasses , yellow watch man gobie and three blue leged grabs ,,,,,any suggestions
     
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    thank you for this info its helped me understand so much more an its very clear too :)
     
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    awesome read as i am setting up my second tank and its in the "cycling" process
     
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    good read
     
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    Jscholtz014 210 LITRE AQUARIUM

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    this a an amazing article. just one thing.... do you have to add supplements "to help our critters" even when you are using natural sea water. or do you still have to use it but not to a certain extent
     
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    Very comprehensive thank you
     
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    :lol:so true:lol:, made me laugh reading it:lol:.
     
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    A question though, I have a deep sand bed in one of my chambers in my sump, I was advised to add 'a worm of some sorts' to turn it.
    Is this True?
     
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    Great read , thoroughly enjoyed it , always good to go back to basics now and then .

    You want something that will move sand about so that no dead spots occur , there are lots of critters you could get , sand sifting star fish would aslo do good job. But Google sand sifting inverts or sand dwelling inverts or check out the forum .
     
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    Ok thanks will do, don't have a light over the sump so will have to plan it to do it then thanks.
     

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