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Jimmy toe

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Hi everyone
I have just got into reefing and have joined this group to gain some experience from other reefers etc. I have years of experience with fresh water from community, cichlids, discus and pretty much everything in that field. But starting up my new reef tank has been a real eye opener and a massive learning curve so any help and contacts will be very welcome.
I started a small nano system at Christmas which my better half got me as a gift. I added a few small fish and then a few coral frags which are doing well. I started having a lot of trouble with algae and had to keep on top of it daily along with water parameters changing quite quickly. So I’ve now invested in a 130ltr system which I have now had running for 2 weeks and I must say it’s so much better.
If anyone has done something similar and could offer any experience they had I would appreciate it

Thanks in advance
Jimmy

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Hi everyone
I have just got into reefing and have joined this group to gain some experience from other reefers etc. I have years of experience with fresh water from community, cichlids, discus and pretty much everything in that field. But starting up my new reef tank has been a real eye opener and a massive learning curve so any help and contacts will be very welcome.
I started a small nano system at Christmas which my better half got me as a gift. I added a few small fish and then a few coral frags which are doing well. I started having a lot of trouble with algae and had to keep on top of it daily along with water parameters changing quite quickly. So I’ve now invested in a 130ltr system which I have now had running for 2 weeks and I must say it’s so much better.
If anyone has done something similar and could offer any experience they had I would appreciate it

Thanks in advance
Jimmy

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Welcome to R2R.

I see you've got a pretty Mandarin there.

Remember that new tanks will need constant dosing of pods until a large breeding colony is established in your rock and sand for the goby.
 

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Hi everyone
I have just got into reefing and have joined this group to gain some experience from other reefers etc. I have years of experience with fresh water from community, cichlids, discus and pretty much everything in that field. But starting up my new reef tank has been a real eye opener and a massive learning curve so any help and contacts will be very welcome.
I started a small nano system at Christmas which my better half got me as a gift. I added a few small fish and then a few coral frags which are doing well. I started having a lot of trouble with algae and had to keep on top of it daily along with water parameters changing quite quickly. So I’ve now invested in a 130ltr system which I have now had running for 2 weeks and I must say it’s so much better.
If anyone has done something similar and could offer any experience they had I would appreciate it

Thanks in advance
Jimmy

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Hi Jimmy and Welcome!

Sounds like you've been working it out. Weirdly, bigger is easier in the saltwater side of fish husbandry. Great photo!

This is a good link to feeding mandarins as too many end up starving as nearly impossible to get/keep enough pods in system for them:
 
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