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Post by taztank on June 3rd 2012, 6:25 am

hi, im new to temperate marine, ive kept a few tropical reefs quite successfully, looking for a new challenge though which has prompted the purchase of a 45g tank for the purpose.
i plan to keep local Tasmanian macro algae, shrimps, crabs (especially a decorator), snails, maybe an abalone and maybe also a blenny Smile
any heads up will be appreciated
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Post by Bluntokian on June 5th 2012, 2:16 pm

Welcome man. I cant be of any use when it comes to temperate set ups but if you have any plants you need help with let me know >.>
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Post by snapperhead on June 7th 2012, 6:27 am

Welcome fellow Aussie..

You will need a chiller to keep your Abalone alive and the food requirements might need some time to grow before introduction..Collecting them, make sure it doesnt get air on it ,seal it in a container under the water..There not that easy to keep and require fast flows 6-7000 lts an hr and good O² levels fast algae growth and high nutrient waters and supplement with dry food...

Here a link to the commercial information on farming Abalone ..HTH

http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/fisheries/about-fisheries/publications-and-resources/fisheries-reports/fisheries-report-series/fisheries-status-report-2010/abalone-aquaculture
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Post by taztank on June 8th 2012, 6:10 am

cheers guys, filled and salted my tank last night, found some lava rock so am just working out how to test if its the "right" type of lava rock... going rockpooling on monday to see what i can find for cycling... going for some live sand, maybe some rock and some basic macros... see what hitch hikers come along for the ride too i suppose.
i dug out an old twin t8 light from my shed, one of the globes was blown but i have a 6800k plant globe which i think should be fine for cycling???
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Post by aquamans on October 27th 2012, 7:21 am

how is the tank going
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