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Re: pentux’s First Opae Ula Tank

PostPosted:12 Feb 2018 23:51
by pentux
Will go and search for powdered spirulina in local aquariums. This morning found a dead carcass.

Wondered isit water cycling death




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Re: pentux’s First Opae Ula Tank

PostPosted:13 Feb 2018 07:35
by odin
Oh no well that’s not a good sign, have you tested your water parameters? What type of water did you use to start your tank?


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Re: pentux’s First Opae Ula Tank

PostPosted:13 Feb 2018 09:49
by pentux
Oops my bad. 1 actually deshelled itself. Found 5 of them on the rock just before leaving my office

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Re: pentux’s First Opae Ula Tank

PostPosted:13 Feb 2018 10:17
by odin
Phew! Yeah these guys moult as they grow and several times a year. You can leave the moulted skin in the tank as they will eat it for nutrients.


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Re: pentux’s First Opae Ula Tank

PostPosted:15 Feb 2018 01:30
by pentux
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First Water test results

Looks pretty fine to me.
pH level arnd 7.8
Ammonia at 0 ppm
Nitrite at 0 ppm
Nitrate between 0 - 5ppm

Does new aquarium with shrimps have such good readings after a week +? Or isit I have the help of quick start that assisted in this results?



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Re: pentux’s First Opae Ula Tank

PostPosted:15 Feb 2018 02:31
by pentux
my spending so far.

1. Tank - $36.77 (including shipping)
2. Sea fan - $15
3. Sea weed - $2
4. Rocks - $2
5. Shrimp Net - $2
6. Ornament Cave - $9
7. Reef salt - $9
8. Marimo ball - $3
9. Substrate - $9 for 2 packs
10. Refractor - $9.12
11. Shrimp food - $8.50
12. Distilled Water - $7.20 (12 x 1.5l bottles)
13. Water test kit -$30.52 (including shipping)

Total - $143.11

Next up would be to add more shrimps to the team!

Re: pentux’s First Opae Ula Tank

PostPosted:15 Feb 2018 18:07
by odin
The water results look great to me! With the Nitrate test liquid make sure you give bottle #2 a good smack and shake for a few mins as one of the main chemicals in it solidify's on the bottom of the bottle and is notorious for not giving accurate results because the lack of stuff in the bottom of the bottle not getting into the test tube. :happy:

You have done well on the shopping list too, things over here in the UK are so expensive :(

Re: pentux’s First Opae Ula Tank

PostPosted:16 Feb 2018 02:09
by pentux
Hi Odin, yup been to Manchester and London before and things sure are expensive there. My brother been staying there too for quite a number of years.

Initially I did the Nitrate test without paying close attention to the vigorous shaking instructions and I had to redo it. I did shake vigorously for a good min though and not few mins. Will be doing another test next week after chinese new year to confirm my test results before throwing in more shrimps



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