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I have kept freshwater tanks for over a decade, but i finally decided to try my hand at saltwater reefs. I figured I would start a journal so here begins my saltwater adventure. Let me know what you all think. Here are some pics to get things started I'm always open to constructive criticism. I hope you all enjoy my journal as much as I have enjoyed all of yours. Established November 2008

New FTS: 10-16-09

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Tank: 10 Gallon

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Lighting: Current USA Satellite w/1 Lunar 24in 1x65W 50/50 Power compact & 28 watt Coralife Atnic Power compact.

Filtration:AC 70 refuge under 9 watts

Circulation: Korilia 1& AC 70.

Heater: 50 watt stealth heater

Cooling: A fan

Dosing & Top-off: Daily RO top offs, weekly two gallon water changes, and 1ml of Essential Elements every other week.

Protection: Power strip

Maintenance

Wipe down front and sides with acrylic safe magnet daily
2 gallon water change once a week
Trim cheato as needed

Feeding

Flakes and enriched brine every other day

Twice a week CUC get a bottom feeder wafer broken into 4 pieces

Fish

One Percula Clownfish: named Eric

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One Firefish: named Slippery Pete

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One Yasha Goby: no name so far, but i'm sure it'll be something stupid

Inverts

4 Nassarius snails
1 Peppermint Shrimp
2 Astrea snail
7 Blue leg hermits
1 Halloween hermit (I think. He was a hitchhiker)
2 Blue starfish (Hitchhikers)
2 Black and White Serpent starfish
1 Emerald crab

Corals

Green Star Polyps
Pink Pulsating Xenia
Red w/blue dot Mushroom
Trumpet coral
2 varieties Florida Ricordia
Variety of Zoa's
Cactus Coral
Red & Purple Acan's
Green Montipora
Pink Birdsnest
Orange Digi
2 varieties of Paly's
Superman Monti
Green Monti w/purple tip Monti cap

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Humble beginnings in a six gallon.

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My 1st piece of live coral

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Improved rock work

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Upgraded the light

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Edited by Curly Joe Reefer, 19 July 2009 - 02:38 PM.


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:welcome: to nano-reef.com

edit: You don't really need the HOT filter for biological filtration. The live rock (and sand) are more suitable and complete filters.

Edited by lakshwadeep, 30 June 2009 - 07:27 PM.

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You could have asked the moderator to change your user name. I'm not sure changing it for each new tank is a good idea, or people might think you're always a newbie.

Getting a dedicated powerhead, like a hydor koralia, will be more effective with water movement, which is probably on the low end with just the canister filter.

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BAh my tank temp hit 86 yesterday, lost some zoa's, I hope the rest of them make it.

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Half of my post and all of my pics were deleted what's the deal Nano-Reef ?

The site crashed and was set back to July 1st.

See this announcement.

http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=202422

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Thanks for the info Scott. I haven't been on in a week or so and I was shocked, but I understand these things happen. Technology is great until it turns on us. hahahh

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Zoanthids

Radioactive Dragon eyes under atinics

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Fire & Ice and Aquaman Blue's (I think)

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Yellow & Orange (have no name as far as I know)

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Green Ugly's

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Whamin Watermelons

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SFla local zoa's

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New FTS. Most of my zoa's are bouncing back from my tank temp hitting 86 a week or so ago. Moved some stuff around today what do you guy's an gal's think?

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Great little tank. :)

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no where near as nice as your tanks but hopefully it'll get there one day

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SPS photos:

Green Montipora

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Brand new Birdsnest and Colt coral

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New Zoa's what do you think?

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New Zoa's what do you think?

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Looking good! I also noticed that this tank was established in the future, very cool!

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Looking good! I also noticed that this tank was established in the future, very cool!


Established November 2009


lol

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Hahhahahhah I didn't even realize I did that

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New FTS 07/25/09. I did a little moving around today I think it looks pretty good. What do you think?

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I LOVE your scape. It looks like such a bigger tank than it is. Great job.

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Eventually I would like to let a couple colonies of Acans grow down the gap in the center. I have the 1st piece hopefully I can pick up a nice companion for the one I have.

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LOVIN the scape !!

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Thanks a lot PIPS. I moved things around a lot until i finally found the right scape, but i think i have it now.

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I agree, aquascape looks great!

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So I decided to try something blue.

FTS 07/30/09

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Left side

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Close up on the Pinks

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I'm still not a 100% decided on the right side. If you have any suggestion please share

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Edited by Curly Joe Reefer, 30 July 2009 - 05:30 PM.