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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:09 am

well we have water in it lol and it is holding fast all electrics working heater is working

not with ro water but with tap and no salt just basicly testing the position and the placing of all the items

but i have been having seconds thoughts about the filter tho

i think i might get rid of it full stop and put in an over sized skimmer in it's place

went down to the fish shop today and had a good conversation about the tank

i told him about the 4ft cichlid tank and he said that it will be a marine in 6-12 minths lol

but it was an impresive setup they had also everything is so cheap compaired to the lfs

but did warn me about alge in a small tank as it can be problematic with out a sump

but also found out they do the auquatics center in newquay called blue reef

just trying to sort the flow in the tank and try to get more areation
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:06 am

right well have had a rethink about the filters

i might get rid of the filter and just add a over sized skimmer instead as i can get a v2 600 for 40

well here it is with water






this is the surface agitation i am getting at the mo should i try and get more turbulance ?

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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:28 am

I Would say more
mine has more movement and its a small tank
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:02 am

yours is a bigger tank than mine well i have moved the power heads now

oh that was with out the filter running btw

here is the new agitation




and also a pic of the tank with lights on

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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:30 am

That tank looks really nice in the alcove. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:45 pm

That looks better to me
my tank is just like a cube but deeper 16 wide x 20 deep

it does look good in the alchove
going to look great when up and running
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:15 pm

everything is looking very nice now K looking forward to seeing setup completed



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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:06 am

well all added got 9kg of rock today




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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:30 am

Now you're getting there - it's starting to look like a proper marine tank now! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:50 am

looking good mate did you mix the salt yourself then mate or buy ro water ?
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:08 am

yes mixed it myself lol

i have life on the rocks already lol
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:41 am

found a snail lol

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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:50 am

lol kool im really thinking of turning my juwel into a marine now by watching this thread !!! noooo the temptations !
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:51 pm

its the lure of the salty side lol!


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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:31 pm

tbh it is really no difference to the freshwater reguards to work but everything is living in the tank from the sand to the rocks and the little tubes that come off the rocks

and then you start to look at corals and then it starts to get facinating with all the different things they each do

the only down side is the ro water and salt can cost a fair bit

i keep reading people leaving their tanks for 4 weeks with out a water change and every thing is flurishing

the juwel tank isnt a bad place to start great little tanks and can be placed anywhere

i am really considering turning the 4ft cichlid tank into a marine or getting a 6ft tank
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:05 pm

OMG!!! You are all getting the bug big time!! affraid

Go on Matt, you know it would be great to have a salty tank Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:51 pm

i have found a few things in the tank now and am looking all the time at it now lol

i have a snail, some sort of louse (looks like a wood louse but creamy
coloured) and i have a few tuby things on the rocks that are coming out
and going back in also have a tiny little star fish/sea star that is
moving all over the rock, moves quite quick i thought it was dead when
i first saw it but this morning it went from the top to the bottom lol

i mentioned doing this nearly 2 yrs ago and am only doing it now lol
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:59 pm

Oh how great! I love sea stars - you must name him Patrick you know Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:36 pm

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Oh how great! I love sea stars - you must name him Patrick you know Smile


you are worse than my kids lol
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:54 pm

i managed to get the hand of manual focus on the new camera





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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:12 am

sadly your star fish will most certainly die Crying or Very sad
it will starve(they don't do well in new set ups)
don't you know anyone with a marine tank?
or take it back to where you got the live rock.
is the the thing that looks like a wood lice creamy
sounds like a stomatella snail I have one of these a goodie by the way
part of the c.u.c
google it, horrid looking creature


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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:39 am

Oh noooo, poor Patrick!!! Crying or Very sad

Here's a bit of info on them that might help him survive
http://www.helium.com/items/1135869-how-to-care-for-starfish

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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:52 am

I Was looking at your live rock as well
this looks like a Aiptasia
if it is you need rid of it very quickly....
use a turkey baster with scolding water in and zap it.
you seem to have alot of activity on your live rock..
I only got a stomatella snail and a crab the crab must have died
as I havan't seen him in weeks.

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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:17 am

also got a bristle worm as well it is orange and black lol
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:19 am

chez wrote:
I Was looking at your live rock as well
this looks like a Aiptasia
if it is you need rid of it very quickly....
use a turkey baster with scolding water in and zap it.
you seem to have alot of activity on your live rock..
I only got a stomatella snail and a crab the crab must have died
as I havan't seen him in weeks.

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yes it is one of those but i am going to try and get some peppermint shrimp to gobble it up if not then it will be aiptasia-x to kill it

was told the boiled water only works if it is still boiling when it hits it
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