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Old 10-06-2009, 08:20 AM   #31
 
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Where are you bro ? I am waiting.
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:25 PM   #32
 
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Pasfur is right. Patience is key, yes it is hard to have to wait. But it will be much more benficial to your tank.
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Old 10-07-2009, 02:10 AM   #33
 
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Protien Skimmer xptd soon.

Please read this again, because you are moving in a direction that is in complete opposite of what this hobby is all about. I am not sure how to help you at this point, because you are looking at the short term, as opposed to long term stability.


I am not going opposite bro, the live rock and live sand is already thr in the tank, i just need a protien skimmer. I have already ordered my Protien Skimmer last week to my LFS. Will be getting very soon. As for this top filter it will be containing charcoal for 5 days, zeolite stone,ceramic rings for 6 months then to be replaced. But u say no to filters coz they r harmful. Bro let it run for sometime then i will take it out. I need long term commitment.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:01 PM   #34
 
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I am not going opposite bro, the live rock and live sand is already thr in the tank, i just need a protien skimmer. I have already ordered my Protien Skimmer last week to my LFS. Will be getting very soon. As for this top filter it will be containing charcoal for 5 days, zeolite stone,ceramic rings for 6 months then to be replaced. But u say no to filters coz they r harmful. Bro let it run for sometime then i will take it out. I need long term commitment.
Very good. Glad you have a skimmer on the way. I misunderstood somewhere.

I am still not a fan of the zeolite, even in the short term. Zeolite will become biologically active, with an end result of nitrate and phosphates. The ceramic rings will do the same. There is just no reason to utilize these, and they are actually degrading to the water quality, and add no benefits at all to the system.

The charcoal or activated carbon will help, especially in the short term. These both will absorb organic acids, helping to reduce the buildup of organics that are being processed biologically. This will allow for some short term assistance until the protein skimmer arrives. The skimmer will do this same job (sort of), but will be much more efficient.
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Old 10-09-2009, 04:09 AM   #35
 
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Thanks again for the reply. But can i use my top filter without any media.Please dont mind bro but I have added 1 yellow tail damsel just to test i.e. after 31 days. He is doing good from last 18 hrs. I put the fish packet on top of the aquarium for half an hour then i started to put some small amount water on the packet in a small cup after 10 mins for an hour. Then i added the fish in my tank.

Test Results :08/10/09 (dd/mm/yy)
Ammonia = 0
Nitrite= No kit.
Nitrate = <20ppm
Salinity = 1.022
Ph = 8.0ppm
Temp : 30 deg celcius.

Are my parameters correct. Is everything alright?

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Old 10-09-2009, 05:42 AM   #36
 
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But can i use my top filter without any media.Please dont mind bro but I have added 1 yellow tail damsel just to test i.e. after 31 days.

Test Results :08/10/09 (dd/mm/yy)
Ammonia = 0
Nitrite= No kit.
Nitrate = <20ppm
Salinity = 1.022
Ph = 8.0ppm
Temp : 30 deg celcius.

Are my parameters correct. Is everything alright?
Yes, you can run the top filter without media. The live rock and sand are the primary filtration on your aquarium. The top filter is a nice place for activated carbon, and provides good water circulation for gas exchange.

Your parameters look good as posted, but keep in mind, these are just the most basic parameters. These are great for telling us that everything is ok today, but you really need to test for alkalinity and calcium for long term aquarium maintenance. By the way, I would raise the salinity to 1.024. Also, continue to monitor Nitrates weekly. Ultimately, you want Nitrates >5ppm.
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:22 AM   #37
 
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Thanks a lot for the quick reply. u r a nice person :

Thanks for the media info. btw how old r u bro? R u from UK. is this site from UK.
Next week 1 Red/Blue star fish will be added in my tank. i was dying to add it. Wow.
Might get 1 yellow tang after a week if i am lucky.

Calcium test kit next week.

India is hot & humid.
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:26 AM   #38
 
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Yes, you can run the top filter without media. The live rock and sand are the primary filtration on your aquarium. The top filter is a nice place for activated carbon, and provides good water circulation for gas exchange.

Your parameters look good as posted, but keep in mind, these are just the most basic parameters. These are great for telling us that everything is ok today, but you really need to test for alkalinity and calcium for long term aquarium maintenance. By the way, I would raise the salinity to 1.024. Also, continue to monitor Nitrates weekly. Ultimately, you want Nitrates >5ppm.

Hey Pasfur check out my tank photo of last week, just by clicking my user name and view public profile, to land in my album. (Progress Pics)
Are my Powerheads on right place or....
should i add more rocks now or wait for sometime. Its 8 kgs.
Tell me how it looks. ;)

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Old 10-11-2009, 07:26 AM   #39
 
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I checked out the tank pictures. I like the powerhead placement in pictures #1, it appears to give the best water flow without disturbing the sand to much. By the way, it appears that you have a venturi adapter on the black power head. Is this true? If so, remove it. You don't want all these bubbles blown into a marine aquarium.

Your system is extremely young, which shows visibly. You have no coraline algae growth at all. The sand is still very immature, showing none of the visible signs that appear after copepods and amphipods begin to flourish. This is very likely because of your limited amount of rock. You really need to triple this amount of live rock for your fish to feel safe and secure, and for a nice diversity of critters to spread. Plus, you need more rock for the filtering capacity of the rock.

Here is what I would do. Go to your LFS and ask to buy a handful of the crushed live rock from the bottom of the live rock vat. It will just be useless junk to them, but will be loaded with a diversity of copepods and amphipods. Take this handful of rock(sand) and just pour it across the back glass, hidden from view by your live rock. This will help tremendously and is a technique I have used to increase the diversity of life in my tanks.

You asked about adding a Yellow Tang. Here is a post I just posted in another thread. It applies to this discussion, so I just copied it:

I know most discussions focus on the cycling process, but the cycle is actually not very important in marine aquarium keeping. We take it for granted, so to speak, but it does not really give us any information that is helpful. When I discuss an aquarium being "mature", I am looking for a few things.

1) the diatom bloom has come and gone.
2) coraline algae is beginning to cover the rocks and glass.
3) Nitrate has reached its peak and began to fall. Yes, NitrAte.
4) Your glass and sand show an abundant supply of copepods and amphipods. This becomes very visible when you clean the glass, because these little critters and wiped off into the water column, and your fish love the snack!
5) your alkalinity and calcium test results have become somewhat predictable, and your dosing routine has become standard, with little variation.

These are all signs that your system is mature and your tank is ready to successfully keep all varieties of fish, invert, and coral.

Moving on, another issue you need to give thought to is your fish selection. In my opinion, you can not keep a Yellow Tang in a 29 gallon tank. Not at all. There is another thread running titled "15g difficult". I suggest you read along with that thread as well, because the information applies directly to your tank. Yesterday I posted a very long post about fish selection. Here is the link:
http://www.fishforum.com/starting-sa...fficult-30212/

Oh yes, I am 36 years old, live in the U.S. I started keeping fish at age 12, marines at age 16 or so. Also, both of those starfish you like are impossible to keep alive in captivity. They should be left in the ocean. You would have an impossible time sustaining any starfish in a 29 gallon tank. There simply is not enough life for them to graze on. You WILL kill that starfish, so don't buy it.

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Old 10-12-2009, 03:53 AM   #40
 
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Yesterday i saw Deep Sea 3D Movie (IMAX)in theatre. Wow that was good experience.

Test Result

Ammonia = 0
Nitrate = < 10 ppm. 3) Nitrate has reached its peak and began to fall. Yes, NitrAte.
Ph = 8.0
Took out charcoal after 3 days(activated carbon) from Top filter but it is still running with ceramic rings and zeolite stones.
Salinity 1.023
temp 30 deg celcius.
Yellow tail damsel is doing fine except she hides a lot under the rocks.


Thanks for watching my tank.:)

(it appears that you have a venturi adapter on the black power head. )
No it is just the top filter pouring from top of the cover.:)

Well Its pretty difficult to get crushed live rock since most my LFS are not using Live Rock in their aquarium. Still i will try to make it. I will add more rocks that will be easier for me, will try just to get the cured ones with copepods etc. running in their(LFS) tanks.:(

:(Okay No to yellow tang & star fish. but yes to clown fish and long tentacle anemone.:)

What type of fish can i add to my tank ?

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