I've been on here for a while, so it's about time I made one of these threads.
I've been running a 10 gallon nano reef out of my dorm room for the past 3 months
So here are a few pictures:
My leather when he's happy
My favorite coral. My torch is such a bad ass!
My new coral frag that I got this weekend. To be honest, not entirely sure what it is. I don't think it's a glove polyp, so I'm gonna probably go with waving hands.
My other new frag of zoas.
I know it's not as colorful as a lot of other tanks, but I'm working on it. It doesn't help that my urchin keeps devouring my Coraline algae.
One thing you may notice is there are currently no fish in the tank :'( .
About 6 weeks ago I had a little spat with Clownfish Disease and poor Goose and Captain didn't survive.
Since I am in college, and I'll be gone during winter break, I've decided to wait until January to buy a new pair.
Anyways... The current stock consists of:
1 Cerith Snail
2 Blue Legged Hermits
1 Long Spine Sea Urchin
1 Large Featherduster and a few other tiny hitch hikers
2 Mini Bristle Stars (Hitch hikers)
~75 mysid shrimp that are able to thrive due to my lack of fish.
1 Torch Coral
1 Kenya Tree Leather?
1 colony of zoas
1 waving hands frag?
Since the tank is so small, I do not have a refugium or sump, but do weekly water changes of ~2 gallons.
My only filtration lies within the biological one hidden in my 7-8lb of live rock and 12lb of live sand.
I do have one question for all of y'all who read this thread. My Leather has never really been the happiest
thing in my tank. His polyps are always open, but he is incredibility limp! I've increased flow to his area and it hasn't really improved anything. I've had him for a little over a month and a half, and I've only seen him truly erect once - within the first week that I purchased him. Ever since then, hes been pretty slopped over. He will retract at night and does move throughout the day, increasing/decreasing his limp, but overall, he is just LIMP! This being so, my roommate and I have named him "Limpy!"
It's gotten to the point where I'm considering treating him like a chili leather and hanging his grumpy ass upside down.
Any suggestions on how I can help Limpy?
Edited by awpong, 15 October 2012 - 11:59 AM.