Hello everyone my name is, Lisa and I’m just starting out with saltwater.

Lisaz

Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 21, 2019
Messages
10
Reaction score
63
Waves all! Nice to meet you all. It’s been many years sense I had saltwater tank. I also started a fresh water tank with Kribenses fish in it, and soon after I have 5 tanks full of the babies from the first tank. I’ll add a couple pictures of the cute Kringle family I have.

After all the fun I had with the Krib’s I decided to start a saltwater aquarium. I completed cycling the tank and I added 2 Tracy’s Damsel fish. Pictures to follow. Now I see brown on all my substrate and coral decorations. What do I have to do next? Any help would be welcome. My goal in the 25 gallon aquarium is adding a porcupine puffer, banded shrimp, and a green mandrin.

image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg D65842AC-4692-47F7-89BD-3350D0260830.jpeg 91C75808-71A9-4EF0-966D-EE42BBC1028E.jpeg 0FE47CF8-A675-4ADF-B8A8-ECA2D58F4CEA.jpeg
 
Top Shelf Aquatics
Legendary Corals

dwest

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Feb 27, 2018
Messages
1,877
Reaction score
3,211
Location
Northern KY
Waves all! Nice to meet you all. It’s been many years sense I had saltwater tank. I also started a fresh water tank with Kribenses fish in it, and soon after I have 5 tanks full of the babies from the first tank. I’ll add a couple pictures of the cute Kringle family I have.

After all the fun I had with the Krib’s I decided to start a saltwater aquarium. I completed cycling the tank and I added 2 Tracy’s Damsel fish. Pictures to follow. Now I see brown on all my substrate and coral decorations. What do I have to do next? Any help would be welcome. My goal in the 25 gallon aquarium is adding a porcupine puffer, banded shrimp, and a green mandrin.

image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg D65842AC-4692-47F7-89BD-3350D0260830.jpeg 91C75808-71A9-4EF0-966D-EE42BBC1028E.jpeg 0FE47CF8-A675-4ADF-B8A8-ECA2D58F4CEA.jpeg
Welcome!

As far as the brown stuff, that’s likely just part of new tank uglies. Make sure you have a cleanup crew consisting mostly of snails. Also, be sure to read up on your stocking wishlist. For example, the puffer would likely need a bigger tank and may find your shrimp quite delicious. Also, the mandarin will likely need a bigger tank as well. Just go slow and ask lots of questions. Good luck!
 

AdamB

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 4, 2019
Messages
361
Reaction score
1,044
Location
Asheville
Waves all! Nice to meet you all. It’s been many years sense I had saltwater tank. I also started a fresh water tank with Kribenses fish in it, and soon after I have 5 tanks full of the babies from the first tank. I’ll add a couple pictures of the cute Kringle family I have.

After all the fun I had with the Krib’s I decided to start a saltwater aquarium. I completed cycling the tank and I added 2 Tracy’s Damsel fish. Pictures to follow. Now I see brown on all my substrate and coral decorations. What do I have to do next? Any help would be welcome. My goal in the 25 gallon aquarium is adding a porcupine puffer, banded shrimp, and a green mandrin.

image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg D65842AC-4692-47F7-89BD-3350D0260830.jpeg 91C75808-71A9-4EF0-966D-EE42BBC1028E.jpeg 0FE47CF8-A675-4ADF-B8A8-ECA2D58F4CEA.jpeg
Welcome !I am pretty new on this site. I can tell you I have really enjoyed R2R. Great group of people and I have learned so much in the past couple weeks from everyone .
Hey, my first tank was a 55 community tank and raised African Kribs and there fry . I would sell or trade the juvenile fry to local fish shop. So
 
Corals.com
Top Shelf Aquatics

Rate your current reefing satisfaction level! (CLICK HERE)

  • Very satisfied

    Votes: 200 45.1%
  • Just satisfied

    Votes: 110 24.8%
  • Somewhat satsified

    Votes: 95 21.4%
  • Not satisfied

    Votes: 38 8.6%

Online statistics

Members online
493
Guests online
2,471
Total visitors
2,964
Top