My marine started

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My marine started

Postby Sunny » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:35 am

sorry guys now even the marine posts may have bad quality pics. :P

Here I am starting my new marine tank after a lot of wait and sweat. now I have just saltwater and started running a cycle.

Tank specs. :

sp gr = 1.022
2 x 1 x 1 = 15 gallons
13 kg aragonite sand
15 kg dead rock
1 live rock (stills needs to be identified by the experienced people first)
1 protien skimmer
2 top filter
temporary LED fixture
Hydrometer


still need to buy:
ammonia test kit
NO2 test kit
Authentic Live rock


Cost uptil now : 2500rs
Total buy (2nd hand) = 2000rs
taxi fare = 500 rs
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Re: My marine started

Postby ashim1610 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:57 am

Good luck bro...... :)

But, which one is lr?

Seems all are dead. May be the smallest one on top, you'r talking 'bout.

Still you need few good lrs.

And yes, you are in nano project.

So, be carefull.
Its just'nt critical, its tough to maintain all parameters in such a small water volume.

Buy your test kits ASAP.

And be ready for frequent wc after running your tank wth live stock to maintain good water quality and prepare yourself to fight against heat during summer. So better to start savings for a small chiller within 4months before summer start a ''halla bol'' to your tank. :p As cooling fans may fail to fight as your tank water volume is too small.

Best of luck again bro............ :D
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Re: My marine started

Postby Sunny » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:01 am

@ashim1610 da thank you...
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here's the pic of the live rock - viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3858
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Re: My marine started

Postby ashim1610 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:44 pm

Yes, seems a good one.

Try to collect few more...............
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Re: My marine started

Postby amukherjee » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:29 pm

All the best on your new venture, keep us updated.

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Re: My marine started

Postby sunny_2k_99 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:05 am

All the best..You have inspired me to make one...Plz. update Step by step
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Re: My marine started

Postby Najib » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:19 am

Good luck mate.

@ashim.... What is the temp need to be maintained?
If it is 24-25c then two high power cooling fans can do the job in bringing the temps down from 29-30c which I am currently successful in. The only issue will be water evaporation. Since mine is a planted tank I am not sure how it works for marine.

On a side note, there is a LFS around my place with a 15g tank operating on one single fan. The LFS lady had once mentioned she does a litre of top up everyday.
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Re: My marine started

Postby ashim1610 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:29 pm

Najib wrote:Good luck mate.

@ashim.... What is the temp need to be maintained?
If it is 24-25c then two high power cooling fans can do the job in bringing the temps down from 29-30c which I am currently successful in. The only issue will be water evaporation. Since mine is a planted tank I am not sure how it works for marine.

On a side note, there is a LFS around my place with a 15g tank operating on one single fan. The LFS lady had once mentioned she does a litre of top up everyday.

Najib vai, you are partially right.
In case of monster tanks like yours, there are a lots of place for several cooling fans.
One of my marine friend is keeping coral too wth six cpu fans, also during kolkata's summer.

But, in case of nano, there is very less space for such cooling fans, IMO.

Nextly, the evaporation factor.
In case of fresh water, there is no risk of salinity fluctuation.
But in marin?
Evaporation rate of my tank is 2lit per day now in this cool weather.
Think what'll be occour during summer. And 2lit evaporation from 300lit and 1lit evaporation from 100lit isn't same.
Salinity 'll be rise so quickly in case of nano marine. So must need a auto top up.

In LFS, normally are they maintain anything?
They just need to sale. And they know business is all 'bout profit and loss. So, if a clown or a chromies died due to bad water condition, owner must carry forward its rate fractionally to other species, so no loss.
One of my lfs owner even has no test kits except NH3.
His phylosophy is test kits are tention maker.
Do we start to think this way, Najib vai? :p
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Re: My marine started

Postby Najib » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:57 pm

Actually I was referring to Nano tanks. My planted is a 25G. And the LFS one is a small 15G with a built in sump and side skimmer. TBH her tank is quite well maintained. Not the regular LFS. Been seeing the tank and fishes in there for quite sometime. Pretty healthy and active with a what do you call it "carpet anemone"?

Well the reason I made this point is to check with you Marine guys if evaporation would cause any major fluctuations. Seems like it does.
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Re: My marine started

Postby ashim1610 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:29 pm

@ Najib Vai.........yes dada it is.

And me also 'll use cpu fans for cooling.

Lastly, Najib Vai, waiting for your a salty monster tank. :ymdaydream:
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