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looks like cyno bacteria to me, all part of the cycle, a messy looking thing but it will correct itself I am sure:) just shows you have a little way to go still with the cycle
 

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Don't worry about that, it's part of the cycle and should go away later on. It's only week two now - be patient. Looks like diatoms.
 
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ooops sorry, tobes might be close to the truth there:whistling:

but no worries it will cycle through:)

and you ahve some time for the bio rock to seed too. do you have a full tank shot?
 
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thanks guys! Here is a pic of the whole tank crispin, before the brown stuff came lol :) still more live rock coming. Im very picky with my live rock :) lol and battling to find some good pieces.

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best way to be with LR, especially when space is so limitted as in a nano:) looking real nice there though. When you get more LR, try move the bio rock closer together and bridge over it with the lr, will make a nive cave and it looks like the left hand piece of bio has some nice structural shapes to it, very cool:)
 
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It looks just like what I got in my Nano.
Have been cycling for 4 weeks now, guess things take time in this hobby.:)
God Luck with the tank, looks great, I`d like to see more LR in there also.
 
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best way to be with LR, especially when space is so limitted as in a nano:) looking real nice there though. When you get more LR, try move the bio rock closer together and bridge over it with the lr, will make a nive cave and it looks like the left hand piece of bio has some nice structural shapes to it, very cool:)
i sat in front of the pile of bio rock for about 15 mins choosing those 2 pieces lol:) but thanks crispin i will do that:thumbup:

It looks just like what I got in my Nano.
Have been cycling for 4 weeks now, guess things take time in this hobby.:)
God Luck with the tank, looks great, I`d like to see more LR in there also.
thanks:) so i guess its normal then:thumbup: lol ya it definately does take time hey knut-ove.
 
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brett if its worth anything i simply loved the cycle period in my tank. if i were you get some more LR (will take you 30mins as you might need 4:)) and add it in, get a greater diversity in there and its great to come home and see what new life forms can be found in your tank.

you'll get a few nasties like aptasia or bubble algae etc, but dont stress about that too much, ofetn you get some great freebies too.

marine tanks take a long time to get going but its fun all the way:)

never forget, "dont rush it, you'll crash it!"
 
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im enjoyin it to hey hey crispin:) i dont mind waiting at all. this is my first marine tank and i want it to be good. ive seen a few tanks that iv set as goals for my tank. il do what it takes to get there. but im loving it so far! sooooo much better than tropical. there is so much to it!

i will defintely be getting more LR asap. and talking about freebies. those 2 pieces of rock came with alot life forms in it. i have no idea what they are but im trying to get pics of them to post. they mostly come out at night and are hard to get good pics of but im trying. do you know of a good page or site that has pictures and descriptions of these sort of things?
 
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to be honest i dont know a good page.....other the the masa help me id this thing:) do try get a pic, ist alwasy good to be able to get a positive id.

hows your pod population comming on?
 

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give us a desc?
 
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im enjoyin it to hey hey crispin:) i dont mind waiting at all. this is my first marine tank and i want it to be good. ive seen a few tanks that iv set as goals for my tank. il do what it takes to get there. but im loving it so far! sooooo much better than tropical. there is so much to it!

i will defintely be getting more LR asap. and talking about freebies. those 2 pieces of rock came with alot life forms in it. i have no idea what they are but im trying to get pics of them to post. they mostly come out at night and are hard to get good pics of but im trying. do you know of a good page or site that has pictures and descriptions of these sort of things?
so what sort of tank are you looking at creating? lps, softies and a few fish? or more species specific?
 
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to be honest i dont know a good page.....other the the masa help me id this thing:) do try get a pic, ist alwasy good to be able to get a positive id.

hows your pod population comming on?
what do you mean by pod population crispin? :)

give us a desc?
there is a few things dallas. tonight il try get a full desc and pics of all and post tomoro:)

so what sort of tank are you looking at creating? lps, softies and a few fish? or more species specific?
for now just a few fish and LR and eventually some coral, i need to change my lighting before i get corals. i have got 2 T8's now. what lighting would i need for lps and softies?
 
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what do you mean by pod population crispin? :) pods are fantastic things fella:) you'll learn to love em, eventually. not so pretty but thats ok they do wonders in your tank. there are a number of types but in general they look like water fleas bolting across lr and hiding away from your torch light...You have looked in there are night havent you??:) try put a red filter on you'll see far more:) oh and :googlenub:very good at cleaning up and the best fish food you can have:) a healthy pod pop is very important:)




there is a few things dallas. tonight il try get a full desc and pics of all and post tomoro:) Pics are better though:)



for now just a few fish and LR and eventually some coral, i need to change my lighting before i get corals. i have got 2 T8's now. what lighting would i need for lps and softies?
ok thats a start :) the t8's arent great to be honest, did they come with the tank? what wattage are they? T5's give far better results:)

You really need to research hard with a nano as to what you want in there, space is at a premium. a Year and a bit into marines and i dare not try a nano yet, they really are for more experienced guys than me, if you ask my opinion:yeahdude: but many people keep them well as first tanks and you have the whole of masa behind you now:)
 
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oh those things!! :) iv got lots of those! i look at my tank everynight for quite a while:) even added a moon light:) was wondering what they were. there was one on the glass the other night.

the t8's came with the tank and are both 20w one white and one blue. i got the tank 2nd hand for almost free. iv heard from others aswell that t8's arnt great. i will be changing to T5's asap. will 2 T5's do? one blue and one white?

but yea, i have been doing quite a bit of research and still doing more:) before i bought the tank i did some and came to the conclusion that they are more difficult to keep and when something goes wrong, it goes badly wrong as there is no room for error. but i was up for the challenge:) and im glad i took it!:thumbup:
 
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i managed to get a some pics of a few things that came on my LR.
the next 2 pictures are shell like things that open and close. mostly open at night and sometimes during the day.

this one is open right now.
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this one is partly open
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the purple feeler things some retract into that tube but are mostly out waving in the current
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this is the best picture a could get. there are a few of these. they look like tiny trees that wave in the current.
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that is the best desc i could give of those. lol :thumbup:
 

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1st pic - can't see lekka :p

2nd pic - looks like a mussel

3rd pic - tube worms/feather duster worms

4th pic - looks like a small aptaisia :(
 

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