Time for Coral..?

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  1. belindamotion

    belindamotion Google Master

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    My little Tank has been going for about 5 weeks...I actually want to wait and still add Cured/Seeded Live Rock but Hubby is getting tired of looking at a Algae Tank, to the point that he has once removed my Algae from my glass panels...:nono: ..do I have to much Algae..? Even I'm starting to think it might be too much:(
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    Is it natural for that pile up of Algae attaching to my Powehead..?:blush: I'm also worried about the Copepods I discovered in my Tank..won't they just multiply and "infest" if there is "no one" around to "munch" on them..? As some of you know I have a baby Brittle Starfish that came with my LR, but not sure if Adam is still alive as I haven't seen him since the first day...!!:eek:

    So...am I getting to much Algae and time to introduce my 1st Coral...? Hubby wants a splash of colour now haha :rofl:...sorry Cured LR...COMPROMISE...
     
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  3. Midasblenny

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    your `algae` is just diatoms, no worries and yes i`d clean the glass too :)
    i would add some zoanthid corals as a test as well as having something to watch, must be very patient to look at your tank for 5 weeks, hehe.
     
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    how are your nitrate levels?
     
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    Haven't done a Test yet...if it's "introduction time" then planning on taking a sample to "store"...and checking levels and do what ever must be done and then when all is well, introduce Coral NO1 and leave for whatever time needed...then NO2...
     
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    belindamotion Thread Starter Google Master

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    Do you want my Hubby to force me to print out your reply and stick it on my Nano Tank...!!!!:rofl::lol:....you'r not suppose to agree with him...LOL:005:
     
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    5 weeks is a decent cycling time, and the diatoms are a sign that things are happening as they should.

    my 2 cents: go get your water tested, better yet buy yourself a kit, if levels are good then zoas are an excellent first choise - hardy and very pretty :thumbup:
     
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    :thumbup: you need some zoas
     
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    How's the tank going Belinda? Been a few weeks now, got any corals in yet? :)
     
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    get pink zoas :p
     
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    Actually I've still got nothing in it....!!! Found out we were going to move, so we decided to leave it empty as we are so inexperienced, we figured we might damage them....been in the new place for a month now and starting to think of filling her up with some Coral...just before we knew about the move, we had the water tested and the shop said it's 100%...I do have a lot of "crawley" stuff...which I assume is OK...
     
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    Would love pink Zoas...!!! Keeganp has pink Zoas and if I'm a good girl, I can have a little piece...:thumbup: I am an :Angel_anim:...LOL
     
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    Yes you asume corrctly its your micro fauna that is maturing and multiplying as there is nothing in your system consumeing them.

    I think now is serosly a good time to get a coral or two in there:p
     
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    O and if there should every be an awards ceromony of sorts on masa, you'll get the award for the most patience during and after a cycle!!
     
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    :tt2::tt2::tt2::tt2::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Well done waiting 5weeks with no fiddling and adding hehehe you need a medal LOL. I agree with evo.
     
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    Actually if you look at the Post that mentions "5 weeks" you would see that that was posted in March...!!! :rofl::rofl: I think I need a Gold Statue...!!!:lol:
     
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    WOW....do not know how you waited o long. Congrats.
     
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    belindamotion Thread Starter Google Master

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    Truth be told...I'm actually afraid of putting in Coral and Fish..:blush: What happens if I don't care for them properly and they die..:( I'll feel so horrible...!!! The thought of that scares me BIGTIME...!!!!:eek:
     
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    There are other ways to cool down your tank if it gets too hot. BUT the Chiller was the best purchase I made for my tank by a LONG way. There is a lot to be said for piece of mind.

    But the short answer is no.
     
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    That kinda makes you normal. When it came to putting livestock into my tank I wanted to wait because I was scared. Even thought about waiting a little longer :p

    But you cannot move forwards until you put them in so start with a small coral and a Clean up crew. Also dont make the mistake that I did and wait too long as then your bacteria colonies die off due to lack of food and you have to stock exceptionally slowly so you dont kick off another cycle.
     
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