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Your red tail may well be responsible, also if alot of fish are dying there might be a sickness in your tank... Or if a fish dies and you don't get it out of the tank straight away it can make others cark it too grin

True, also maybe we got a bad batch unsure df is over it now..too much $$ spent on them!

lol i think they are the ones dh's pop has i think we will get some smile

your ds is cute too

thanks smile
As Bailey's Mummy said marine is alot more work, but once it set up and balanced it's not that bad. Just have to keep on top of it.

Haven't had one for years, I couldn't be bothered setting up the tank with kids around. Was hard to give it all away when I moved!

I had seahorses, blue tang fish (dory's), clown fish, coulple of pieces of coral, crabs but probably my favortie was the feather dusters.

The thing that horrified me (after I had set it all up) was to find out that most of it is taken from the reefs. So not bread in captivity!

So those planning on setting up one, just be careful what you buy and try to get things that that aquarium has had in store for a while as if you get new stock it is quite often fresh from the reef and not acustomed to an aquarium environment and quite often die.

Bailey's Mummy just wondering what you feed yours. Do you breed your own live food? Like brine shrimp? 'Cos that's a pain too!




does any one know how to keep the gravel clean so you can have plants in there?

we had rocks but it was the problem the tank was so dirty so how do keep the stuff out/off of the rocks?


Do you use a gravel cleaner?

The mannual ones work fine. I used to use it everytime I did a water change, rather then taking the cleaner water off the top!

Did you boil the rocks when you first got them because they often contain bacteria?




As Bailey's Mummy said marine is alot more work, but once it set up and balanced it's not that bad. Just have to keep on top of it.

Haven't had one for years, I couldn't be bothered setting up the tank with kids around. Was hard to give it all away when I moved!

I had seahorses, blue tang fish (dory's), clown fish, coulple of pieces of coral, crabs but probably my favortie was the feather dusters.

The thing that horrified me (after I had set it all up) was to find out that most of it is taken from the reefs. So not bread in captivity!

So those planning on setting up one, just be careful what you buy and try to get things that that aquarium has had in store for a while as if you get new stock it is quite often fresh from the reef and not acustomed to an aquarium environment and quite often die.

Bailey's Mummy just wondering what you feed yours. Do you breed your own live food? Like brine shrimp? 'Cos that's a pain too!


grin it is extremely rare for marine fish to breed in captivity, clownfish are one of a small amount that will sometimes breed, so all fish are actually taken from the reefs/ocean whatever... A good aquarium store will quarantine the fish for some time before putting them in the tanks for sale smile

We just feed them some flake stuff, mini pellets, seaweed and we do buy the brine shrimp for them... They are fatties, whenever they see me they come swimming to the top of the tank for more food lol

Do you use a gravel cleaner?

The mannual ones work fine. I used to use it everytime I did a water change, rather then taking the cleaner water off the top!

Did you boil the rocks when you first got them because they often contain bacteria?

we did wash them but didn't boil them and yeah we got one recently i suppose because we didn't always use one it built up?

grin it is extremely rare for marine fish to breed in captivity, clownfish are one of a small amount that will sometimes breed, so all fish are actually taken from the reefs/ocean whatever... A good aquarium store will quarantine the fish for some time before putting them in the tanks for sale smile



Oh yeah! I know! I just didn't think about it when I initially set it up.

Probably a bit naive of me but I presumed that it would illegal or something!

Ha! I was only 14 at the time!

I was just saying that not all stores do quarantine their stock so be careful!

The only thing that I bread successfully were the seahorses. Hey atleast the male goes through the drama of having babies! Female seahorses are very smart, if you ask me!




Oh yeah! I know! I just didn't think about it when I initially set it up.

Probably a bit naive of me but I presumed that it would illegal or something!

Ha! I was only 14 at the time!

I was just saying that not all stores do quarantine their stock so be careful!

The only thing that I bread successfully were the seahorses. Hey atleast the male goes through the drama of having babies! Female seahorses are very smart, if you ask me!


laugh Poor seahorses!! I do quite like them, we are thinking about setting up a smaller tank aswell and getting a few...

Yeh definately need to be careful with what shops you buy from, there's a few places here that I won't shop at because often I've been in there and have seen alot dead fish still in the tanks or have seen a few fish with white spot which is not what you want to bring home!!

Think I prefer my dog, she's so much easier hahaha
Hi everyone.I got rid of the problem of dirtier water in the aquarium after I installed a new filter and I noticed that after I bought live stones and carolline algaen the water in rezevuare stopped smelling and the fish became more mobile. Live rocks https://arcreef.com/product/dry-live-rock/ remove all the toxins and make the water more rich in minerals and benefit the ecosystem of your aquarium .
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