*Updated* 18-1-2016 80L Nano Worklog

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  1. Dark Passenger

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    thats really beautiful mate. what is the red and green stuff on the plastic in the tank? it looks like some kind of algae.
     
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    Cheers, the whole family loves it & look at it daily.

    The purple/white stuff all over the glass is called Coralline Algae :thumbup: A must for all marine aquariums.
     
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    Thats just incredible and nice DSLR shots as well. Marine seems to be a whole new level from tropical/fresh water.
     
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    Tropical's can be really beautiful as well. I started with tropical more than 20years ago, but I just loved the rich deep colours & huge variety of corals/fish/anemone's ect..
     
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    i am the same cbuzz been madly looking at stuff looks like i can do it cheaper than i thought im going to start this weekend by emptying the tank and starting the clean. ill be taking a few pics and getting things ready. i am really excited probably more excited than i can express at this time :p
     
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    4 x baby anemones around the tank now :thumbup: Has split 3 times :lol:
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    Got to get me one of these. Have you tried more starfish? Or do you want to keep your crab?
     
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    Haven't tried anymore starfish. The crab is there to stay. It's part of the ecosystem now & has been his home for more than 3years :thumbup: I couldn't bring myself to remove him.

    Re-decorates the rocks sometimes if he's feeling boored.
     
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    Your tank looks great mate! I've been keeping up with this a bit over its time.

    I've got a 90L Aquaone tank that is very similar to yours sitting at home, when I return I plan to set it up and you have me very strongly considering going marine.

    I'll have to spend all my time between now and then researching so I am ready :)
     
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    Loos good man but keep an eye on those anemones.

    The pics and your description makes me think they may be majano's.
     
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    Why? I had anemones and I had to keep an eye on them for crawling into the intake. Urgh, stressful.

    This is makinging me want to get a smaller one.
     
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    I've read quiet a few times that they're a fast spreading pest anemone that can and do kill corals, (similar to aiptasia).

    They do look nice enough though and are fine in a FO tank but thought I'd call it out to the OP anyway.
     
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    I'm guessing that if you live in a unit in Melbourne where the temp drops to 10 and rises to close to 35, you'll have your work cut out for you if you're a newb? I've just set up a Aquaone 380 (34l) tank for tropical but after seeing your pics, it's got me thinking.
     
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    Well if your water temps get >30c your in trouble if your not prepared :lol: Everything just starts dyeing, seen it before.

    But there's plenty of options to keep the tank cool. Just be prepared, because it's going to happen.
     
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    4/10/2012 :thumbup:

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    Looks good mate, nice and mature now.

    Ever considered the surface skimming mod or "cassette mod" to allow you to use the rear section as a sump more effectively?
     
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    27/12/2012 Almost 4 years old now :thumbup:

    Some basic stats for this little tank over the years.

    • Replaced the pump 4 times due to failure
    • Replaced the heater approx 3 times (that I remember) because they cracked/exploded for unknown reasons
    • Replaced the entire hood electrics because the flouro transformer started making a loud buzzing noize about a year ago
    • Replaced flouro Actinic/White bulb around 5 times

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    Thanks, I don't think it really needs any skimming. The rear sump is already doing a good job. The live rock will be doing most of the work anyway.
     
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    Those little green anemone's are starting to take over the tank. They've now split into 7 separate anemone's & growing very rapidly :eek:. I'm pretty sure they killed my big soft centerpiece as there was one growing right beside it actually touching it. It was never the same after that.

    I'm wondering if I should start taking some drastic measure's to get rid of a few :confused:
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    Hopefully they are not Majano anemones. If so you can inject them with vinegar/kalk or any aptasia killer.
     

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