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Beginners Questions / cleaner shrimp
« Last post by SouthLondonNanoReef on Aug 15, 2018 8:01:03 pm »
so I know that cleaning shrimp like to hide after they have malted their exoskeleton..... but for how long
and would anything eat it before its skin toughens up again ?
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Introductions / Re: A new member and a blog
« Last post by jukeboxjury on Aug 15, 2018 7:18:22 pm »
A FEW PHOTOS
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Introductions / Re: The journey begins.....
« Last post by HK_Fuey on Aug 14, 2018 1:33:56 pm »
There are a few decent brands for test kits.  Salifert are well established.  Also look at RedSea, Nyos, and Colombo
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General Reef Discussions / Re: Protein skimmer
« Last post by HK_Fuey on Aug 14, 2018 12:29:35 pm »
This site is good for looking at your options, and checking measurements:
https://www.h2oaquatics.co.uk/filtration-skimmers/protein-skimmers
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For sale / Re: [For Sale] Full Marine System
« Last post by To.Fish on Aug 14, 2018 11:37:30 am »
I'm gutted to have to sell it too!


I am based in Bethnal Green, London.
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Introductions / Re: The journey begins.....
« Last post by MrLee86 on Aug 14, 2018 11:30:12 am »
Thanks for the info!!

I have a Refractometer on order and have been looking at test kits but not sure which kit to get? I see some real expensive ones and some real cheap ones?

I'm really excited to set it all up and start seeing how it goes!!

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Introductions / Re: Hi and help
« Last post by Noob_Reefer on Aug 14, 2018 11:23:16 am »
Thank you 👌🏻
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Introductions / Re: Hi and help
« Last post by HK_Fuey on Aug 14, 2018 11:19:42 am »
Just liverock and sand and lots of water movement.  Keep the canister for running media in (if and when required), such as carbon or more likely phosphate remover).  Invest in a decent hang on skimmer.
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Introductions / Re: The journey begins.....
« Last post by HK_Fuey on Aug 14, 2018 11:16:41 am »
Sounds like a decent plan.

Get a refractometer for measuring salt levels, specific gravity = SG
You'll also need Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate test kits for salt water (most fresh water kits are no good)

Get it up and running, check the salt, and temp, add the ATM colony, and a bit of meaty food (recommend feeding frozen foods, mainly Mysis shrimp, so a half a cube of that will do the trick), and test to see if the ATM colony is doing the trick.  Do this over a few days to make sure the bacteria can handle the food you'll be feeding to the fish, and if you have zero for all readings, then you can add clean up crew, or a fish.
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Introductions / Hi and help
« Last post by Noob_Reefer on Aug 14, 2018 11:13:40 am »
Hi people! I’m about to start on the journey of setting up my first marine tank. I have kept fish for years, cold water, tropical, cichlids, fish tanks, ponds etc, so I like to think I have some grasp of the basics. I shut down my cichlid tank last year and now want to start a marine tank. I have a 350L AquaOne tank which I’ve cleaned out and is ready to go, I also have two external canister filters which, if I am to use them, will need a complete make over. My main question is, given the size and design of the tank, how would be best to filter it as I think a dump is out of the question.
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