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Equipment:
20 gallon long DT
20 high fuge REMOVED
eshoppes nano overflow box REMOVED
Rio 1100 return pump REMOVED
2 aqueon 500 powerheads
aqueon pro 150w heater
24 inch odyssea t5 quad fixture with digital timers
64w pc light fixture for the fuge REMOVED
DIY coke bottle skimmer
Aqueon hob power filter

Livestock:
Yellow tail blue damsel
False percula clown
Bangai cardinal
Yellow watchman goby
Blood red fire shrimp
4 turbo snails
4 jade hermit crabs

Corals:
GSP
Red mushrooms
Green implosion palys
Orange delight zoas
Radioactive dragons eyes zoas
Unkown zoas?
Unkown zoas?
Pulsing xenia
Kenya tree
Cabbage leather
Blue/green devils hand leather
Bubble coral
Green frogspawn
Maroon frogspawn
Candy cane
Red monti cap

Sorry the quality of these pics arent great. The only camera i have is my phone (galaxy s). But its funny to see how my photo skills evolved with this tank.

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Edited by JamesHL88, 18 March 2012 - 10:49 AM.


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looks great!

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Pump came in today waiting on overflow

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I now have everything together and running. Dang this thing is loud.

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Solved the noise problem i used a rubbermaid cerial box as a baffle around the drain into the fuge and it also killed all the micro bubbles that were gettin sent to the display.

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That looks amazing. How long has it been running?
DIY coke bottle skimmer??????? Photos and description please!
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That looks amazing. How long has it been running?
DIY coke bottle skimmer??????? Photos and description please!


Im gonna make a how to thread for the skimmer with pictures i just made it uesterday but it pulled some green tea overnight. This tank has been running a few months but alot of this stuff was in a ten gallon bate bottom for about a year.

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That looks amazing. How long has it been running?
DIY coke bottle skimmer??????? Photos and description please!


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I just posted the how to thread under the title "cheap how to diy coke bottle skimmer"

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I finally got a picture of my fire shrimp! I put him in over a month ago, thought he was dead untill he attacked my hand the other day lol. Talk about being suprised. Well i snapped a quick pick when he came out to feed. Sorry for the quality he doesnt give me much to work with.
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Nobody responds to my tank thread :( whats wrong with it? I post lots of pics.

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Bubble coral looks super healthy, nice job.
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Thank you i need to replace the picture of the leathers. I had just added the devils hand and it lost its color and was shedding. I didnt know it was gonna turn as bright blue as it is now!

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That bubble coral is amazing! I don't know why this thread doesn't have more views or comments because you have a very nice tank going on! Keep it up man

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Beautiful tank! I cant wait to see what else youre going to put in it!
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Thank you everyone ... im surprised everyone likes the bubble so much i traded a mandarin dragonette with a local reefer for that bubble, the brown frogspawn, and a clump of cheato. I think i made out like a bandit.

Ive been thinkin about swapping the cardinal for a pygmi angel. The cardinal only comes out at night. And also i want a blue fish. But my last blue damsel was a butt head. What do yall think?

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Isnt that a damsel? Wouldnt it be a butt head like all damsels?

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Isnt that a damsel? Wouldnt it be a butt head like all damsels?

Chromis are generally much more peaceful, but they have no personality.

My tank is full of butt heads. :lol:

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I really want another yellow tail blue damsel but i dont want a bunch of nipped fins. I dont care if its a beginer fish i love its color and activity they are just mean little turds. that was my first fish and it bullied a coral beauty to death.

The pygmi really doesnt have the same blue that the damsel does

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They are pretty, I have a Blue and Gold Damsel that's the same colors as the ytd. It's a longer body and he acts a lot like a wrasse. Damsels are some of the best fish out there, just not that much for nano tanks.

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Honestly looking at the blue damsels in the lfs is what made me start a saltwater. And to think my fish obsession started only a little over two years ago with a betta bowl.

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Nice tank..... I like the positioning of the corals. Coke bottle skimmer.... now thats cool!!!

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Thank you aquascaping is my favorite part of this hobby