I guess it's about time that I create my own thread in the members forum after spending so much time just plain creepin' on everyone else. The tank has been running since 2006, surviving 3 moves and various rebuilds. It was completely rebuilt in August 2011 (after nearly 3 years of neglect ). Enjoy kiddies!
12 gallon NanoCube DX
Ecoxotic Panorama LED Module - 13 Watt 8K White/453nm Actinic Blue
Ecoxotic Panorama LED Module - 13 Watt 453nm Actinic Blue
Ecoxotic Stunner Strip - 6 Watt 12k White/Magenta
Basic stock NanoCube parts with a bag of ChemiPure elite/coral rubble in the 2nd chamber. Yes, I still use the sponges (which I rinse out twice a week), and have the surface skimmer attachment.
Upgraded basic pump with a ViaAqua 480 (200gph) and a Hydor Flo rotating deflector.
Ecotech Marine VorTech MP10ES propeller pump
Approx. 25lbs of Tonga Branch live rock and 2" sand bed.
50 Watt Titanium Heater
TOM Aquarium Temperature Alert Thermometer
Coralife Digital Theremometer
Fish and Inverts:
1 Magnificent Dartfish
1 Threadfin Goby ("The Gobes") and
1 Tiger Pistol Shrimp ("Count Clickula")
1 blue/purple crocea (?) clam ("Clamz0rz")
1 Zebra Hermit Crabs
1 Emerald Mithrax Crab
1 micro Brittle Star
1 chunky Astrea Snails
2 small Trochus Snails
1 Super-Tongan Nassarius Snail
1 Scarlett Reef Hermit Crab 1 Electric Blue Hermit crab 1 Porcelain crab 1 Hallowe'en Hermit Crab ("Cheesedoodle") 3 Scarlet Hermit crabs 4 Blue-legged Hermit Crabs 1 Blood Shrimp ("Soup") 1 tiny Tiger Tail Sea Cucumber ("MC Anus") eaten alive by the other denizens
Meteor Shower Cyphastrea
??? rescued soft blue Montipora with neon green polyps
Green and purple Montipora carpricornis
Tyree Montipora undata
Neon green/purple encrusting Hydnophora (SOLD) red/orange Montipora digitata Purple/pink Stylophora Green Acropora sp. with hot pink tips
Orange and green Lobophyllia
Purple tip Hammer Coral
Rainbow sparkle Chalice (Echinophyllia)
Red/teal Acanthastrea lord (SOLD) Neon green/purple Favia (SOLD) Yellow-tipped Torch (Euphyllia) Green Avelopora
Purple and green Ricordea yuma
??? Zoanthids x3 (blue with red skirts, brownish with green mouth and yellow skirts, peach and purple with brown skirts)
??? Palythoa x1 (cream speckles)
Blue clove polyps (Clavularia)
Metalic green star polyps (white mouth, Pachycalvularia)
Neon green clove polyps (Clavularia sp.)
Greenbay Packers Zoanthids Candy Apple Pink Palythoa Pink Palythoa (white mouth) Metallic orange Ricordea Yuma
Chaeto (in display…the hermits love getting tangled in it)
Neomeris sp. (eaten by other inhabitants)
Sponge rinsing once a week
3 gallon water change every other week to two and a half weeks (ie. when it fits into my hectic schedule)
Frequent glass cleaning
FW top off as needed
Testing as needed
Mixture of sinking pellets every day
Marine Snow twice a week
Mysis for everyone once a week
LPS gets FaunaMarin LPS Ultra pellets twice a week.
I try to keep things as follows:
Lighting: ON at 6:30am
OFF at 2:30pm
So that's where I'm at right now. Given that this restart was fairly recent and I am a slow stocker, you can expect updates as things grow in. I welcome your input and comments!
Thanks for looking
Edited by wankreas, 18 August 2013 - 08:58 AM.