First Tank!

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

  1. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    Enjoy! Did you dip them?
     
  2. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    Yep, some tiny starfish came off. Don't know if those are bad.


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  3. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I like to use a colander. Sometimes the fish’s fins or scales get caught on the netting of the net.
     
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  4. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Those are normally considered good.
     
  5. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    mark also helped me out with a net, now fishies dont have to be man handled.
     
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  6. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Speaking of man handeling fish, that reminded me of when I first got my eel and I tried to transfer him into the tank. I got his head in the net, mostly just to make sure I didn’t get bit and then had to grab the other 18” or so with my other hand to get him in.
     
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    JVU Supporting Member

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  10. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    Yey! You went with the pair!


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  11. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    Yeah I didn't want one to be lonely. Plus Kim had so many wonderful clowns to choose from. Was hard to just pick one. So my gf chose one and I chose another.


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  12. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    Question.
    so i had previously been ghost feeding lightly just to keep the bacteria fed. and than when i got some corals i tested out some coral food on them. but now that i got fishies i tried feeding them (didnt seem to eat anything).
    back to the question. now i got some redish algae growing, probably from my inexperienced over feeding. should i invest in more clean up crew? since i currently only have 1 Nassarius snail, 1 turban snail, Cerith Snail and one emerald crab.
     
  13. Fish Boss

    Fish Boss Supporting Member

    Pics? Sounds like Cyanobacteria to me. It appears in tanks of every kind. When I get it, I just vacuum it out with water changes. Eventually it goes away. As for more clean up crew, I would get more. Maybe 3 more nassarius, and 4 or so more ceriths/trochus/astreas. That's what I would do, let's see what everyone else thinks
     
  14. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    tried taking a picture but cant really see anything in it =[
    i did take a turkey baster and squirt water at it and it blew off the rocks. so maybe next time ill try sucking it up instead.
     
  15. Fish Boss

    Fish Boss Supporting Member

    Yep, sounds like Cyanobacteria. It's all slimy looking and grosses me out lol. I'm not sure what causes it, but low nutrient, as well as high nutrient tanks get it, or so I've heard. My theory is it shows up when things are unbalanced, maybe like the carbon, nitrate, phosphate ratio being off. I read about that ratio a while ago, can't remember exactly how it works
     
  16. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    is it bad? or normal?
    should i get more CUC to handle it?
     
  17. Fish Boss

    Fish Boss Supporting Member

    I've read that some blue legged hermits eat it, but I've never encountered anything eating it myself. As for it being good or bad, it creates oxygen, which I would think would be good for fish, maybe bad for nearby corals, and I've read it releases toxins, but I've never had any ill effects from having it other than it covering stuff and looking gross
     
  18. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    i was reading that a guy removed it by taking the rocks out and scrubbing them. i might try this, but dont know what to do with the few corals attached to it. haha
     
  19. Fish Boss

    Fish Boss Supporting Member

    IME, cyanobacteria should come off very easily, you shouldnt have to scrub it
     
  20. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    another question.
    i have a green hammer coral and on the tip of it, where the hammer part is. instead of it being solidly green it is faded in a few spots, what is this and is it normal?
     

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