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my first salty tank

Post by AdamNicolls on Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:00 pm

Hi guys not long ago there I got my first ever marine tank and it was in very bad shape so I hit the books and after a few weeks tlc I have managed to recover it pretty well, I have added nothing but two fish to the tank so everything in the second picture is also in the first one but just wasn't in great shape I am also now converting my big tank to saltwater which will be around 450l including the sump :) here's a befor and after


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Post by andrewo on Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:01 pm

Thats quite a transformation! Good job! thumbs up

Thats quite a colourful royal gramma there too! ;)
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Post by Kelly on Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:18 pm

Seen this first hand, cracking wee tank
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Post by Bribir on Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:47 am

That's a huge difference for a few weeks. 4444444444444 
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Post by minky on Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:02 am

great the tank looks really well and healthy :) good job
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Post by AdamNicolls on Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:03 pm

Thanks everyone I was feeling like king dick I must admit haha couldn't believe the beauty of some of the things in the tank when it was straightened up but have to admit this pesky aiptasia is a nuisance lol

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Post by bubbles on Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:50 pm

great looking tank mate well done to you .
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Post by Kelly on Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:55 pm

You get anything new for it ?
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Post by mac on Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:34 am

That's such a difference a credit to ya. What did you do to get it that way, as we've got some live rock at the moment that's a bit manky looking and needs cleaned up but im afraid to mess around with it incase im doing more harm than good ?
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Post by andrewo on Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:59 pm

mac wrote:That's such a difference a credit to ya. What did you do to get it that way, as we've got some live rock at the moment that's a bit manky looking and needs cleaned up but im afraid to mess around with it incase im doing more harm than good ?
Hi there; are you starting up a new salty tank too? Start a new thread(dont want to hijack this thread :)); will be glad to help along the way. Good luck! thumbs up
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Post by AdamNicolls on Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:07 am

Hi guys sorry I haven't been about for a while unfortunately due to finding out we have an other little baby on the way I have packed up and took a step back from the hobby so no longer have any tanks but do hope to make a return when the times right. And mac all I did was focus on the water qaulity as the nitrates and phosphate were to too high and salinity was too high also so I added rowaphos to a filter sock and put this in behind the intake af the wier box and agitated it every three days to combat phosphates, I added active carbon which I changed every week which helped with nitrates and slowly over the coarse of a few weeks dropped salinity from 1.030 to 1.025 and adjusted the flow of the powerhead and because the tank was only small I did two 10% water changes a week but once the water was good and corals were placed properly everything sorted itself out :)

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Post by andrewo on Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:33 pm

Congratulations on the good news. Sure come back to the hobby later especially now you have experience under your belt yep 
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Post by mac on Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:28 pm

Just goes to show what a bit of TLC can do and as i said before a real credit to you. It has to be the best transformation of a tank i have seen in a long time.
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