Courtney's Red Sea Reefer 350

Discussion in 'Red Sea Max Owners Club' started by Courtney, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Courtney

    Courtney Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    358
    Likes Received:
    78
    Location:
    Surrey, England
    My Marine tank background
    I have been in this hobby for about 2 years although still learning as i used to help my father maintain our old tank but in 2009 he passed away so i had the responsibility of looking after and maintaining our tank. We had a Fluval 190ltr Corner Tank with aqua medic titan cooler, Aqua Medic Turboflotor 750 internal protein skimmer, Proflux 2 Computer with Temperature and Ph probes, V2 Vecton 400 UV sterilizer, Vortech MP10w ES and a Fluval 305 canister filter.

    So recently I have upgraded to a Red Sea Max 250 which has been up and running now for around a week or so. Although i used all the sand, live rock and water from my old tank i think a cycle has started which I am currently sorting out. The fish i currently have are a Blue Regal Tang and a Blue Throat Trigger. At the moment all is well apart from a high nitrate level which after a few more water changes im sure will go down.
    Some Pics of my tank and fish XD
    1.JPG 2.JPG
    3.JPG 4.JPG
     
    #1
  2. redsea reefer

    redsea reefer New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    Messages:
    8,509
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    L.A, California
    Welcome and good luck with your tank Courtney!

    The Blue Tang looks to be in bad shape, Skinny and the upper body looks concave which is not good. It also looks like it has Lateral Line disease. What do you feed it?
     
    #2
  3. nanoreefing4fun

    nanoreefing4fun Well-Known Member
    RS STAFF

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    42,044
    Likes Received:
    3,493
    Location:
    Arkansas, USA
    Reef Chronicle:
    Yup
    Thanks for starting a tank thread ! Lovely fish, rock & rockscape :wave:

    Good Luck with your beautiful new RSM 250 !
     
    #3
  4. Courtney

    Courtney Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    358
    Likes Received:
    78
    Location:
    Surrey, England
    I feed him Gamma Blister frozen food, New era marine pellets and hikari marine s pellets I have looked up symptoms for this disease which include the fish stops eating and becomes lethargic which the blue tang does not show as he is always active and eats all the food i give him.
     
    #4
  5. redsea reefer

    redsea reefer New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    Messages:
    8,509
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    L.A, California
    Do you see the white line on this fish below, That is Head and Lateral Line disease.

    [​IMG]

    Now look at yours.

    [​IMG]

    Just giving you a heads up on it so you have time to heal it before it gets worse. There should be algae sheets held on by algae clips in the tank for him to graze on when he wants to.
     
    #5
  6. jweisman54

    jweisman54 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2011
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    South of Boston, MA
    Welcome Courtney
     
    #6
  7. tnwillia

    tnwillia New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Messages:
    11,476
    Likes Received:
    63
    Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
    Welcome to RS!
     
    #7
  8. Courtney

    Courtney Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    358
    Likes Received:
    78
    Location:
    Surrey, England
    Thank you all for the welcome
    will feeding him algae sheets and nori help with the Head and Lateral Line disease or is there something else I can get or do to help him before it gets any worse. until now i didn't know what this disease was i just thought the scaring round his head was when he when to rest or sleep under the rocks at night.
     
    #8
  9. redsea reefer

    redsea reefer New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    Messages:
    8,509
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    L.A, California
    #9
  10. Courtney

    Courtney Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    358
    Likes Received:
    78
    Location:
    Surrey, England
    can you recommend and good brands of nori or algae sheets and any good vitamin and garlic supplements.
     
    #10
  11. nanoreefing4fun

    nanoreefing4fun Well-Known Member
    RS STAFF

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    42,044
    Likes Received:
    3,493
    Location:
    Arkansas, USA
    Reef Chronicle:
    Yup
    Courtney - I feed every other day, but when I got my yellow tang, I started hanging nori daily - tangs are grazers... I think it is a huge key to thier health... hope this helps & heres hoping your pretty tang gets better !
     
    #11
  12. nanoreefing4fun

    nanoreefing4fun Well-Known Member
    RS STAFF

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    42,044
    Likes Received:
    3,493
    Location:
    Arkansas, USA
    Reef Chronicle:
    Yup
  13. Reefmack

    Reefmack NaClH2O Addicted
    PREMIUM

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Messages:
    29,396
    Likes Received:
    104
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC, USA
    Courtney - Good to see you got a tank thread started!
     
    #13
  14. redsea reefer

    redsea reefer New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    Messages:
    8,509
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    L.A, California
    Don't know whats available to you in England, but Ocean Nutrition and Julian Sprung's Sea Veggies are good. Boyds Vita-Chem is supposed to be good. Ask your fish store whats available to you and/or search online.
     
    #14
  15. nanoreefing4fun

    nanoreefing4fun Well-Known Member
    RS STAFF

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    42,044
    Likes Received:
    3,493
    Location:
    Arkansas, USA
    Reef Chronicle:
    Yup
  16. imaccat

    imaccat New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    1,727
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Mayland, Essex, UK
    #16
  17. RSM250PEARL

    RSM250PEARL New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Messages:
    996
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    W.Abbey, UK
    Hi, welcome and good luck :)
     
    #17
  18. Courtney

    Courtney Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    358
    Likes Received:
    78
    Location:
    Surrey, England
    Just ordered the Julian Sprung's Sea Veggies Green seaweed Nori 30g from the link you found and whilst i was on ebay i also ordered a Two Little Fishies Veggie-Mag Lettuce Seaweed Clip.
    Hopefully the nori will help my tang thanks again Glenn
     
    #18
  19. nanoreefing4fun

    nanoreefing4fun Well-Known Member
    RS STAFF

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    42,044
    Likes Received:
    3,493
    Location:
    Arkansas, USA
    Reef Chronicle:
    Yup
    You are very welcome ! I use the Two Little Fishies Veggie-Mag Lettuce Seaweed Clip too & love it ! I am sure your fish will appreciate the Nori !
     
    #19
  20. Courtney

    Courtney Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    358
    Likes Received:
    78
    Location:
    Surrey, England
    Glenn thanks again for the link on ebay. What else do you feed you fish on or do you mainly keep them on a nori diet?
     
    #20
Loading...
Similar Threads Forum Date
NickFs Reefer 350 Red Sea Max Owners Club Nov 26, 2017
Newbie - Red Sea Reefer 350 with SAPPHIRE SUMP 34 - TRIGGER SYSTEMS Meet & Greet Forum Nov 13, 2017
Reefing a RedSea (RedSea Reefer 170) Just starting out (SW Beginners) Nov 10, 2017
Changing drain valve to gate valve Reefer 450 Red Sea Max Owners Club Sep 22, 2017
Red Sea Reefer Deluxe 350 Reef Chronicles Sep 5, 2017

Share This Page