Is your tank 6 months old yet?
2. Day two of setup
The tank above is my 125 gallon tank on day 2 of setup.
The above is the same tank a few days less than a month old.
You can see a slight green tinge to the rock but it is
Also make sure that when moving it that the water or tank is not in the sun in your vehicle. Over heating it will kill off anything living
in your sand..
Place the corals and fish in buckets in the water from the tank and just move it.
Set it all back up as it was and you won't have any problems.
Just be sure to move it fast to keep the water over the sand from over heating as well as the livestock.
It works great and I have moved many tanks and bought some already set up and they did great.
If your tank is not 6 months old ,
it is NOT ready for a Rose or Green Bubble tip Anemone.
Your tank needs to be at least 6 months old and
stable before introducing a BTA
or any Anemone for that matter into your tank.
A stable system, knowledge of how your tank is running and the In's and outs of taking
care of it are what is needed for their care.
You need to know how the water changes effect your tank.
How the lights effect the tank etc.
I know it's hard to pass up those pretty Roses in the fish store , but trust me.
If you buy one before your tank is stable,
and you know just what is going on in there,
how to maintain it and what any problems are you will
loose it for sure.
Never ever impulse buy any saltwater creature before waiting.
Doing research on that animal and making sure
your tank is ready for it to thrive and live a long happy life.
Many people get in way to big of a hurry to get their tank
set up, slap some lights on it, usually what came with the tank.
They are NOT saltwater lights.
Add the saltwater, stir, dump in some sand.
Spend a good $50.00 on a water test kit and after a few days.
All looks well, the tank is nice and clear of sand floating in the
water, the sand is nice and pretty and clean, white as can be.
Now what could possibly go wrong with such a clean pretty tank
A newly setup tank is not a healthy tank by any means.
It needs to have live rock added, cycle through an algae
stage where it will look dreadful for at least a week and sometimes
Well, I won't get into a long drawn out thing about what needs
to happen before you plop that pretty red blob into the tank.
But just read about setting up the tank, and please.
Take everyone's advice, including mine, and wait until the 6
months have past, all of the cycling is over, all of the rocks are settled in,
life is growing in your sand.
Your getting a nice red or green algae growing just under the sand
right up next to your glass .
Get a cup of live sand from someone that you know that has
a tank set up for over a year and you will be amazed at the life
that it has in it, the animals in it will reproduce, adding to the diversity of your
When is it ready?
When you have pods, worms and /or lots of live critters moving in your tank at night
when lights are out, you're on your way..
When you see sponges growing under rocks, critters scurry under and around on
the front of the glass after lights out it is getting more stable.
Now you are well on your way to a healthy tank.
( Take a flashlight and look around the rocks and on the sand after lights out).
Signs of lots of life are great for a Rose tank .
At six to 8 months, you're ready for your new BTA if all has gone well and everything is settled in.
If you have been really good and waiting patiently, and you have had your setup going for 6 months.....
Go to the: " Buying your BTA "
section and lets get you started on living with one of these beautiful Animals.