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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by Wayne23uk, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Wayne23uk

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    Finally decided to do a tank thread, I bough this tank from a friend at work after his wife told him it was never clean enough as he always had brown hair algea (he never did any water test) anyway i got a bargin £300 with rock and fish cleared the algea in a week with some rowa phos and it was looking great.
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    Which was then all runined by a mantis shrimp killing most of my fish, once i had got it out of the tank i decided to go for a bubble tip anemone.
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    The mrs loved this my nitrates went high from lack of water changes and killed the anemone which caused all sorts of problems and I also ended up with alot of green algea, after getting advise from the internet and lfs i bought a tunze 9002 skimmer and a in-tank media rack for more space for media to help get my nitrates down and get rid of the algea. I also put in a tunze 6025 nano power head for more flow. This has cleaned the tank up very nicely now and it looking great but been having a few problems with phosphates after trying red seas nopox which was great for my nitrates but my phosphate just kept going up, I have now installed a TMC V2 bio fluidiser for my phosphates media and have got my levels to 0ppm

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    Thanks for reading any comments or recommendation will be taken on board as i am still learning alot.
     
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    Good stuff mate - sounds like you had a tough start but sorted it out. Great little tanks - just set one up myself and looking around for the media rack and 9002.

    Look forward to seeing it progress Big Thumbs Up
     
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    Looks nice fella after a sticky start.

    Welcome to the world of nano reefers but you'll soon want to upgrade Big Thumbs Up
     
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    Charterhouse aquatics have them in
     
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    I love the new red sea s series but don't have the space or money but the mrs has said I can have one if we get a bigger house
     
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    Ha ha - then when your 2nd child comes along (speaking from experience!!!!) you need to down grade cos there are not enough hours in the day lol!!!!
     
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    Think that will be about right really our 1st child is 16mouth now but he loves the tank
     
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    I have the nod for the new S-Series when the Mrs gets her extension this year Big Thumbs Up
     
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    My youngest at 6 loves to watch and my eldest at 13 helps with water changes. Even the missus helps when he is out Big Thumbs Up
     
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    you lucky man my son is only 16mouth but loves watching them
     
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    My eldest is sat watching ours now, and has been for 20+ mins, as he's bored of the Liverpool v Everton match Big Thumbs Up
     
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    quick update just added a nice yellow clown goby to go with my royal gramma, common clown and fireball angel that keeps going for my LPS corals doing my head in now
     
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    will try gett some up this week possibly looking a flame hawfish and a lepord wrasse to go in next
     
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    Don't overstock and spoil it all. Keep an eye on your fish limits.
     
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    well im thinking of taking the fireball angel out but it is if i can catch it 1st
     
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    Sounds like a good move. Grab some store credit and replace the nipped LPS.
     
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    It has only gone for my purple tip Elegance Coral and i think it will survie if i do somat quick, somtimes goes for the toadstool frag and duncan frags but they seem happy most of the time. waiting for some money as im in the middle of moving jobs really could do with getting a RO unit 1st followed by a clean up crew top up before i add new fish
     
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    My clowns nip the hell out of my toadstool smiley-sex020
     
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    well I manged to get my fireball angel out today with a fish trap and have swapped it for a peacock wrasse will post pics when it comes out
     
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