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  1. Hello! I'm a newbie too I think more senior reefers can advice, but my opinion is: 1. Use RODI water and salt mix cos tap water has impurities that will cause a lot of algae later. I think proper water is the most essential investment. 2. For my nano tank it took about 4 weeks if I'm not wrong, but I think everyone's tank is different. I just checked using nitrate test cos I wanted to save money and because nitrite and ammonia test will be seldom used after cycle (in my humble opinion) but the most accurate way is to test nitrite and ammonia too. If you're testing nitrates only, there should be quite low nitrates at the start, then you will see a large increase in nitrates (this is your NITRITE spike) then you will see nitrates drop and slowly increase or stabilise to indicate your cycle is close to completion. Adding beneficial bacteria and a source of ammonia will help to speed up the process. 3. I think sps is ok depending on which kind? For me some reefers passed me some sps to try and so far they are not dead but I'm not very sure if they are thriving too[emoji28] I think most importantly they need high light and highly flow generally! I think the easiest sps is probably pavona and monti cap These are just my experience from my 1 month of reefing and a few months of research [emoji28] I think senior reefers can give better advice than me! Hope this helps! Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  2. Tank updates 28/7/2020!! 1. A few new additions to my zoa collection! A reefer passed me quite a bit of horizon zoas over the weekend! I removed them from the frag plug and glued them down onto a rock to allow them to slowly grow over the rock over time. Managed to pick up a 5 polyp frag of rastas zoa (i think) from Ah Beng for just $3! I guess the excitement of going to LFS-es is digging around the frag tanks to see what hidden gems they have. 2. Added a new critter! Got this pom pom crab from Pinnacle! I was afraid that his anemones will sting the corals in the tank, but it seems that he's been quite careful with his pom poms! Now i hardly see him until the lights go out (or the occasional appearance during feeding) HAHA! Interesting little fella! 3. I've also started feeding reef nutrition's chroma boost to the fishes. Surprisingly the greedier clownfish (the female) prefers to eat prime reef flakes while the male prefers chroma boost. I guess he has better taste HAHA 4. Been struggling a bit with suspected ich for the male clownfish. Some context behind how it came about. The male clownfish had a mouth injury while snatching food with the female clownfish awhile back and the wound's conditions was up and down. Soon, i spotted some white spots on him, which would go away after a day. Last week, it got a bit worse and I had to treat him in a hospital tank with copper. The parasite dropped off within a few hours and his mouth wound became better. However, he looked a bit lethargic and tired and I decided to return him back to the tank. Yesterday, I spotted 1 or 2 white spots again, and I checked with reefers on this forum about what i should do. A few reefers adviced me to continue feeding him since he's still eating well. I also started the fishes on Aquaforest's Fish V for added vitamins. As of today, he is eating well and there are no longer any white spots on his body! I hope he will build up a stronger immunity to fight off ich! 5. Surprisingly, I found copepods today! Was a little surprised since I've always dipped my corals and I've not seeded the tank with copepods before! Interesting how these little copepods entered the tank! 3 months have also passed since I first added water into the tank! I've received much help and kindness from more senior reefers in this forum and I hope to be able to pass on the kindness be it through advice or free frags one day when my tank is more developed! I was watching one of Inappropriate Reefer's older videos that day and he was talking about how reefing is different and interesting when others come together to share frags and knowledge with each other. I must say that has been true for me as well and I totally agree with what he said! I've also made many friends through the international reefing community on Instagram and I've had many interesting and insightful discussion with reefers on this platform! Reefing is indeed different when done with friends and I'm really thankful for the community here in Singapore. Thanks for all who have read up till this point! HAHA long post but much has happened over the weekend! Finally here is a full tank picture and a picture of the zoa garden that I'm trying to grow out (although colonies are small now) HAPPY REEFING EVERYONE!
  3. Thanks soggycookies [emoji4] i think I'll have to feed less each time then! Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  4. Thanks soggycookies and junyan for the advice [emoji4] I'll leave him in the tank and continue to feed with some vitamins too[emoji4] also a noob question but how many times should I be feeding a day?[emoji28] I'm currently feeding small amounts twice a day. Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  5. I think I'll continue to feed as per normal then and keep up with weekly water changes[emoji4] . However, for short term treatment, could I still use paraguard and let the fish swim in it for a few hours? Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  6. Thank you so much for the explanation [emoji4] actually I dont intend to add anymore fish into the tank. This pair of clownfishes have been with me for about a month and it's only recently that white spots have been showing on 1 fish, probably due to the stress from his mouth injury. Should I just continue to feed him and leave him in the tank now? I've also started dosing aquaforest fish v for more vitamins Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  7. Hello all! My clownfish has been having a few white spots recently. The strange thing is that they have been coming and going and as of now, my other clownfish doesn't have any white spots. I've treated with copper 2 days ago, but I placed the clownfish back into the tank since it looked quite lethargic in the hospital tank. The white spots almost completely dropped off while in the hospital tank. Currently the fish is still healthy and eating well with no other signs like rubbing against rocks. I suspect this had something to do with a recent mouth injury is sustained. May I get some advice on what to do? Any help is appreciated! Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  8. I think it's better not to mention here for the privacy of the seller [emoji28] but do PM me!! Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  9. First mini fish setback!! My baby clown had some white spots yesterday, probably due to the stress from his wound he got while snatching food with his mate [emoji28] isolated him and treated him with some copper. The white spots and his mouth wound got healed quite quickly in the isolation tank! Had to put him back into the display tank since he looked quite lethargic towards the night [emoji853]. He looks clean today! Hope a proper diet will help him to develop a strong immunity towards ich! Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  10. Just acquired this small frag of japanese toadstool from another reefer 2 days ago and it's finally starting to open up[emoji4] I've been looking for long tentacle toadstool with white tips for a really long time and I'm glad to have found it being sold by the nice reefer who passed me a few SPS frags awhile back. Realised the green pavona he passed me is also getting really hairy and it's growing rather fast, creeping towards the edge of the frag plug[emoji4] The kryptonite candycane is also becoming fluffy with really fat polyps! I think with all these growth I may have to start dosing soon[emoji28] been thinking of using tropic marin all-for-reef! Looking for advice from senior reefers about dosing! Do PM me [emoji4] Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  11. Ups! $8 for fast deal! Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  12. Hello[emoji4] great setup you have there! Really love the simplicity if it!! Could I ask how you're finding the TP all-for-reef since you've been dosing it? Was thinking of trying it out too! Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  13. Just bought less than a month ago and used less than 20 pellets! Selling because it's too big for my small clownfishes. Selling for $10 Deal in the west Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  14. Experiencing my first mushroom reproduction! Realised my baby yuma is going through pedal laceration and there's a small mushroom growing from the foot it left behind [emoji4] Decided to glue the shell it was growing on onto its own rock before it floats away [emoji23] this baby yuma came together with the huge yuma whose the centerpiece of my tank [emoji4] It's really these little things that makes this hobby so addictive to me [emoji4] Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  15. Thank you [emoji4] already sinking very fast [emoji23][emoji23] Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
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