First Tank!

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by jorahx4, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    Looking good. Are you testing phosphate as well?

    Also once ammonia and nitrite are stably 0 you don’t need to test for them routinely.

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  2. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    Give me a holler if you ever get to Redwood City. Have a couple frags of Pocillopora and a dime size frag of Idaho Grape Monti also.
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  3. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    thank you, but, i tried keeping a sps with no luck. when i first introduced him he was fine for a day and than he never opened up again. i dont know what is wrong with my tank to make it not bring out the flowers
  4. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    I dont think you could kill either of these
  5. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Pocillopora was my first sps. It’s a good one to start with.

    Dime size? Why so stingy? :)
  6. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    SPS=patience in many instances
  7. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    Got this one the same time as the others and this one doesn't seem to open up.


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  8. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    I was not trying to be stingy, I can give him any size he likes! I just thought saucer size might be a bit large for a 20g. Got them from @Newjack and they are really good looking and grow fast.
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  9. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Haver you check water for chloramine?

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  10. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I think he's getting his water from the fish store if I'm not mistaken. They shouldn't have any.

    From your picture, it doesn't look dead, but yes the polyps aren't extending. How long has it been like that?
  11. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    no i dont test that, and yes i get saltwater and ro water from fish store.

    iv had it for about a week? first 1 maybe 2 days it was open and closed ever since, i read it requires high light so i moved it to the top of my rocks and closer to light, no change yet.
  12. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Sps generally like a lot of flow too. Do you have any pumps other than the ones for your filtration?
  13. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    yes i have one in the back left. its near the bottom pushing across the back wall, i didnt want a dead zone back there. but didnt quite know exactly where it should be placed. thoughts?
  14. Fish Boss

    Fish Boss Supporting Member

    I personally like to have 2 powerheads side by side at the top of the tank. It pushes the water across the top, hits the other side, goes down, and then comes back to the powerheads creating a gyre with flow all around the tank. There's a BRS video on gyres
  15. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    New additions to the tank today!
    Thank you @Kim Pattinson the fish are beautiful!


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  16. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    An odd way of showing your fish

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  17. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    haha, i was taking them out of the cup and putting them into the water. realised the hard way i should get a net.
  18. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member

    Nice clowns!
  19. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    they have been hiding in a corner ever since. im sure they just are not used to rocks and the new environment so i assume they will be fine in a few days.
  20. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

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