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Old 06-15-2011, 12:08 AM   #1
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Thanks in advance for your help!

Hello all. I am a longtime fish/animal lover but am new to the salt trade. I bought a 45 gallon corner setup from a friend. I was very upset when I first saw it. Lets just say it became a rescue mission. The tank was so covered in green furry algae that you couldn't see anything in the tank. I brought it home, gave it some love, but its a slow road getting it back on its feet. Ive struggled with pH, and the nitrates are skyhigh from the poor water quality. It has quite a bit of liverock, but I had to clean it, so i believe we are starting from scratch with the colonizing. It is filtered by a Fluval 305 canister filter, and I plan to add an air pump for extra oxygen.
I currently have two small clowns. I also have an algae Blenny that I named Bob because he has so much personality that he had to have a name.
I joined this Forum because truth be told...I don't have a clue what I am doing. The poor guy at the salt store probably cringes when he sees me coming, but he has been an amazing help to me.

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Old 06-15-2011, 09:13 AM   #2
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Did you cycle the tank first before putting fish in? It doesn't sound like it, which means your fish are going to need yuor help. Take a look at this article, it'll be a help to you now: I just learned about cycling but I already have fish. What now?!

Also get your own liquid test kit (API Master Kit is best) if you don't have one already.

If you have any more questions regarding the tank, you should post them in the Freshwater>Getting Started or Saltwater>Getting Started (sorry, not srue if you're tank is fresh or salt, sounds like salt...) b/c you'll get more help and replies on those forums.


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