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Old 04-25-2008, 11:12 AM   #1
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Hi to All, I'm fishtank addict: have 2 FW & 1 SW

Hi I got into this hobby a couple of years ago. I'm successfully running two FW tanks trying to keep them as close to the biotope settings as possible in terms of live stock, plants etc.
Recently (March 27, 2008) I got a 10 gallon salt water setup. I'm totally new to SW so I'm here to look for advices on how to deal with them (anemonies, live rock, live sand) and with their home (filtration, lighting, currents etc.
Remember, my tank came complete: live sand, live rock, clownfish, yellow-tailed damsel, white anemone (3/4"), three-four red anemones (1/2").
I upgraded the filter to Penguin 125 from Whisper 10 and lighting from 1 5000K bulb to two (1 5000K & 1 50/50).
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:37 AM   #2
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Hi welcome to the site. How long has the tank been estblished.
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:38 AM   #3
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I don't know a thing about SW tanks gimincorp but wanted to say Hi and tell you that you came to the right place.
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:42 AM   #4
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Hi welcome to the site. How long has the tank been estblished.
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Not sure for how long the guy who sold it to me had it he gave very vague answers as to when and how he got the tank, but I had it since March 27, 2008. I even fed anemone last monday see my blog:
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:46 AM   #5
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I would first run out and get a complete test kit for SW if you dont already have test that will work. In a 10 gallon since there is so little water there can be major flucuations if you are not careful. Can you be anymore specific about your setup? How many lbs of Rock and Sand? Also im assuming you inherited this or baught it, how long was it set up before you came into possesition?
What are the wattages of the bulbs and how old are they?
If you are getting enough flow from the penguin that there is minimum dead spots then that should be fine. Anemones need enough flow just to make sure that detrius and other crap doesnt settle on them too much. Everything in there should be fine on a PE Mysis diet, Im not completly sure on this but the anemonies should be target fed 2-3x a week.
Also, hows about some pics? you'll soon find its pretty much a neccesity around here when your talking about a new tank, everyone wants to see!:p
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While i was typing several people responded, hate it when that happens lol. Ignore what has been answered/asked.
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I would first run out and get a complete test kit for SW if you dont already have test that will work. In a 10 gallon since there is so little water there can be major flucuations if you are not careful. Can you be anymore specific about your setup? How many lbs of Rock and Sand? Also im assuming you inherited this or baught it, how long was it set up before you came into possesition?
What are the wattages of the bulbs and how old are they?
If you are getting enough flow from the penguin that there is minimum dead spots then that should be fine. Anemones need enough flow just to make sure that detrius and other crap doesnt settle on them too much. Everything in there should be fine on a PE Mysis diet, Im not completly sure on this but the anemonies should be target fed 2-3x a week.
Also, hows about some pics? you'll soon find its pretty much a neccesity around here when your talking about a new tank, everyone wants to see!:p
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Please see post above where I have given a link to my blog that has all tank stats, pics and history. It is very hard to maintain several different sites with up-to-date information, so here I'm only to ask questions and share my expertise. For my tank's history please refer here
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It looks like moni Sr. is a Pink Tipped Haitian Reef Anemone. You can read a bit about him here:
Saltwater Aquarium Invertebrates for Marine Reef Aquariums: Haitian Reef Anemone
Could you try and get a better pic of the Red ones?


EDIT: I keep posting at bad times and miss things. After i posted i saw your link, looking through it now. Sorry for the confusion
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It looks like moni Sr. is a Pink Tipped Haitian Reef Anemone. You can read a bit about him here:
Saltwater Aquarium Invertebrates for Marine Reef Aquariums: Haitian Reef Anemone
Could you try and get a better pic of the Red ones?
Yep, you are right, she's got those violet tips! Thanks big time for ID!
With my camera (Samsung)? - wish me luck, but I'll try.
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As for the PE Mysis, a lot of people order it online but i think LFS might carry it as well. I actually use Hikari because it is more readily availible to me, but from what i understand PE is the best so it is what i suggest. (rhyme?) Check locally, i did FW for years and when i started SW i found a few stores that were SW only that i had never even known existed that were like 2 min from my house.
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