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Updated Fts:
04/10/2012
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03/24/2012
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Equipment and Livestock update
2/07/2012
Here's the equipment I have:
1 Ecoxotic panorama pro 19 watt 12k/445nm blue
1 Ecoxotic panorama pro 19 watt 445nm blue/Magenta
Koralia nano 425
20-30 pounds of live rock
16 pounds of live sand

First chamber:
Intank media basket
First level has filter floss
Chaeto in the second level
JBJ led nano-glo lighting up the chaeto
Purigen in the third level

Second chamber:
Biocube protein skimmer
Chemipure elite

Third chamber:
Stock return pump

Livestock:
2 skunk cleaner shrimp
5 nerite snails
2 Pom Pom crabs
2 emerald crab
120 dwarf cerith snails
9 nassarius snails
9 Florida cerith snails
2 Bumblebee snails
1 trochus snail
1 electric orange hermit crab
1 zebra hermit crab

Corals:
17 Florida ricordeas
Pulsing Pom Pom Xenias
Joker Palys
Darth Maul Palys
Tubbs Blue Zoas
King Midas Zoas
Pink Mojito Palys
Nuclear Green Palys
Unkown Orange Zoas
Dragonfly Zoas
Blue Star Polyps
Candy Cane Coral
Duncans





Hey guys, this is my very first saltwater tank and I am excited to start. I bought a 24 gallon compact fluorescent nano cube about 3 weeks ago and set it up this week. Making a progression thread so I can show you guys what it looks like as time goes on. Gonna be a Zoa/mushroom dominated tank

FTS taken: 11/30/2011

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Edited by dweeeezy, 24 April 2012 - 08:07 AM.


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Hey guys, I got some new updates on my tank. Here are some pictures because pictures are always good.

FTS 12/16/2011

Don't mind the sponge filter, just trying to seed it with bacteria for my QT.
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Left Side
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Right side
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I also got my first hermit crabs.

Dwarf Zebra Hermit Crab that I named Zebro
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Electric Orange Hermit Crab that I named HanselPosted Image

Thanks for looking again. Going to update my original post tomorrow. Just too tired right now.

Edited by dweeeezy, 29 January 2012 - 03:21 AM.


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Nice set up! Like that light. I also just set up my first reef. And also just got an electric orange crab, but did not know what it was. So thanks for the ID!

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Update on Equipment I am using

Lighting:
I am using a Ecoxotic Panorama Pro 12kwhite/445nm blue. I am using a DIY fixture to hold it up.

25 pounds of live rock
17 pounds of live sand
Hydor Koralia nano 425
inTank media basket
First Chamber: 1st Section(Filter Floss and Purigen)/2nd Section(Chaeto with submersible light)/3rd
Section(Chemipure Elite)
Second Chamber: Oceanic Biocube Protein Skimmer
Third Chamber: 100w Eheim heater and MaxiJet1200

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I forgot to mention I went hoodless and I derimmed the tank. I bought 2 bumble bee snails and an emerald crab 2 days ago. I'll post some more pictures after Christmas. I also ordered a clean up crew from John Maloney (reefcleaners) to help with my diatoms.

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I used my iphone 3gs for these pictures. Quality is horrible but I do what I can lol.

Bumble Bee Snail I picked up. I bought 2.
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One of my cleaner shrimp.
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The 3 stooges.
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My only fish. Green Mandarin
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Womp

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Pair of true percs
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Sorry for the bad pictures only have my iPhone 3GS to work with

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My Midas Blenny
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Sailfin Blenny
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looking good.. man I wish I could get my hands on an African bright midas blenny

Edit: Just noticed your in SoCal so where'd you pick him up at ? LOL

Edited by th64, 17 February 2012 - 12:20 AM.


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Hey hey Dweezy from the SFV! I'm near woodland hills/calabasas myself...Looking good!

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looking good.. man I wish I could get my hands on an African bright midas blenny

Edit: Just noticed your in SoCal so where'd you pick him up at ? LOL


Thanks man. Vivid aquariums in canoga park. They have them all the time, but you gotta check in to see of they have a full on yellow one. I went on Tuesday and they had nicer ones than the one I have, they had a much brighter yellow color.

Edited by dweeeezy, 17 February 2012 - 01:08 AM.


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Just a quick update, I bought a huge pack of ricordeas and zoas. I'll post pictures up in a little bit. Also my female clown, midas, and sailfin started showing signs of ich on Saturday. I started doing two a day feedings with garlic and since Monday, it's all gone!! #winning

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Bad news. My female true percula went carpet surfing today. :[

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Hey bro! Sorry to hear about the carpet surfer, that sucks. Im also in the valley and goto Vivid. Great place!

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Big update!!!!!!

I redid the aquascape because I think my last scape had too much rock in it so I took some rocks out. I also placed my fluval edge heater in the display because I use it as my thermometer. I took out all my fish because of the ich in my tank. I added another panorama pro and some more corals.

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Big update!!!!!!

I redid the aquascape because I think my last scape had too much rock in it so I took some rocks out. I also placed my fluval edge heater in the display because I use it as my thermometer. I took out all my fish because of the ich in my tank. I added another panorama pro and some more corals.

What did you use to make that fixture? I have the same lights and want to do something similar, did you make a thread for it? let me know! or make another one and i'll buy it from you :P :D
Thanks!!

Personally, I'm offended. Tom's thread is gold. Platinum, even.


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What did you use to make that fixture? I have the same lights and want to do something similar, did you make a thread for it? let me know! or make another one and i'll buy it from you :P :D
Thanks!!

I used a plant hanger to hang it. I made it out of a 12 inch picture frame and used some wires from Lowe's to hang it. It's really easy to do & i'm not really a DIY person.

Update on a couple of new corals:

Duncans
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Candy Coral I was lucky enough to have 2 feather dusters attached to the frag ^.^
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Since i'm currently quarantining fish, I have so many pods. I noticed the pods attacking my zoas so I put them in a breeder net and they're doing fine now. My DIY frag rack lol.
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Edited by dweeeezy, 24 April 2012 - 08:05 AM.