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Hello! So I'm going to be setting re-setting up my 25 gallon solona. I'm currently a college student so I have a tight budget. Let's see how it turns out!


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Not set on the aquascape yet. You can't tell from looking at the picture, but there are a few flat pieces of rocks that I plan on mounting some SPS to.




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For my clean up crew, i plan on adding 5 - 10 Halloween hermits, a few Turbo snails and Trochus snails





Back chamber where the skimmer went will be converted to a refugium. Not sure what light I'm going to use yet.



sorry for the cell phone pictures!

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AND SHES WET! :lol:

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WOO! sick scape. I just bought a marineland 25g cube. I Will definitely be tagging along!
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Looking good! :)
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Looks even better with this:

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the gooseneck is really sturdy!

here's a side view with the lights. I love the color and shimmer.

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Nice I just started the same exact tank last saturday. I am making my ATO right now as we speak lol...


Good luck and I am def tagging along!

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DIY ATO?

I really want a new ATO. the ATO that came with this tank blows. Basically two bottles you fill with RO and flip it upside down. lol holds about 20 oz of water total lol.



Dosed my tank with API's new Quick Start.

Supposedly this product consumes ammonia and nitrites instantly. It says "allows instant addition of fish" and it's all natural.

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Well I bought my tank used and it looks exactly the same but might not be a Solana.

Yeah, I am using waterlevel float sensors off of ebay and I will be placing it in the return section. I will have a 1 gallon reservoir of FW in my stand. I have the same set up on my 20H but in this one I will be hanging the sensor with some acrylic I cut with my dremel and glued together. I can send you a pic later if youd like.

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Well I bought my tank used and it looks exactly the same but might not be a Solana.

Yeah, I am using waterlevel float sensors off of ebay and I will be placing it in the return section. I will have a 1 gallon reservoir of FW in my stand. I have the same set up on my 20H but in this one I will be hanging the sensor with some acrylic I cut with my dremel and glued together. I can send you a pic later if youd like.



sounds cool. i think ill be manually topping off for awhile. I hate risking overflowing water everywhere. :mellow:





Got it for free so i decided to give it a try. I will test the params tomorrow. It'd be crazy if there was no ammonia or nitrite, but nitrates huh!? Overnight cycle... HAHA we shall see..

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Im with ya on the overflowing water but its only 1gallon so im not worried about any overflowing.

Good luck with that man, I wouldnt risk it lol

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can't wait to mess around with this tomorrow!!!

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what settings should I have it on?
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REEF CREST FTW :ninja:

I have mine on manual at 90% with a knano 420 while I cycle the tank but once it gets going, reefcrest at 80% seems like the way to go!

I just got mines a couple months ago LOVE IT!

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80 percent seems pretty high! ill give it a shot. there's just gonna be a lot of lps and i dont want any tissue to peel off.
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You will love the MP10 in there! It worked wonders on my tank. Where are you going to mount it? I've got mine on the left side going across the reef.

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i think im going to mount it on the right side since there's more open space.
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Maybe 65% for LPS, it all depends on you return and stuff.

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decided to add some corals this morning to get some color in the tank haha..


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nice tank.

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With those beauties i recommend the Acan Club! :D

So excited to get my Kessil :haha:

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Hey dude, everything looks pretty good. Will definitely be following your tank. How do you like that Kessil?


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Hey dude, everything looks pretty good. Will definitely be following your tank. How do you like that Kessil?




the Kessil is amazing!!! better than any t5s or halides that i've used in the past.
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Hey dude, everything looks pretty good. Will definitely be following your tank. How do you like that Kessil?

so jelly, i want that kessil!