New tank and reviewing cleaning schedule

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New tank and reviewing cleaning schedule

Post by BedScien » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:20 pm

Have done up my tank with some slate caves and a nice fake large leafy green plant - It's strange, someone pointed out, that I have that decor with a saltwater GSP. However the colours of the fish are striking against the slate, along with the black background and black sand.
Can post pics if anyone is interested and can explain how I can post them most easily.

Unfortunately I'm on 2ppm ammonia. I think I'm going to start rinsing the sponge filter on every day between feedings which I do every two days. Any thoughts?
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Re: New tank and reviewing cleaning schedule

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:36 pm

Pics would be great! Load them to www.photobucket.com & link them here.

Wow, 2 is really high!!! What filtration are you using? Do you have live rock in there? A protein skimmer?
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: New tank and reviewing cleaning schedule

Post by BedScien » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:41 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:Pics would be great! Load them to http://www.photobucket.com & link them here.

Wow, 2 is really high!!! What filtration are you using? Do you have live rock in there? A protein skimmer?
No live rock yet
tunze nano skimmer
600lf internal filter, just foam.
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Re: New tank and reviewing cleaning schedule

Post by BedScien » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:51 pm

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Re: New tank and reviewing cleaning schedule

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:58 pm

Get rid of the internal filter & add live rock.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: New tank and reviewing cleaning schedule

Post by Welch4 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:02 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:Get rid of the internal filter & add live rock.
+1
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Re: New tank and reviewing cleaning schedule

Post by BedScien » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:47 am

I definitely want to - I'd like to get a ro/di unit first as I understand that will deal with a potential cause of problems with algae. Any tips on which one to get?
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Re: New tank and reviewing cleaning schedule

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:55 am

You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: New tank and reviewing cleaning schedule

Post by BedScien » Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:40 pm

I'm afraid I'm in England and they do not ship internationally :(
This hobby would be much cheaper and easier if I was in the US
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C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
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lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: New tank and reviewing cleaning schedule

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:25 pm

Then I would check for a local reef club. They are always selling off used equipment. UK has Ebay, too. ;)
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Re: New tank and reviewing cleaning schedule

Post by BedScien » Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:44 am

Ah! Plenty of places to buy! Just not sure which one to get... haha
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