I'm finally back online so I figured it was time to update Nano-reefs slowest ever tank journal!
The tank has come quite a way since this post was last updated; thanks to daily 50% water changes, several cups of live sand being added and daily additions of Seachem stability I managed to cycle the tank in about 14 days
I ended up scrapping the power compact light after seeing the Ecoxotic Panorama PRO LED strips on a friends tank. I opted for a 12k/445nm Panorama strip accompanied by a 445nm stunner strip, this should give a fairly balanced light which will allow me to run the all blue stunner strip using the 4 way splitter cable with switches.
Tank livestock currently includes a green lobophyllia, red acan, 2 GSP frags, a small torch coral and a fire goby! I've also got a Tiger Blenny (Ecsenius tigris) waiting to go in the tank, this little guy is so awesome and is super active eating anything that is thrown at him!
About 4 days ago I also started using the Red Sea NO3-PO4-X at 0.66mL daily to help control NO3 and PO4 levels, although I'm not sure if I'll continue its use as the corals started to not open up fully, this may be something to do with the poor temporary lighting currently over the tank. I've temporarily discontinued its use, I might try it again once the new lights are on to see if that was the problem.
Here are some rather average quality photos taken from my mobile which show the tank as of 5 minutes ago. You can see in the closeup picture a horrible slime layer on the water surface; I've been removing this every day using paper towel and aiming the powerhead at the surface but I can't seem to get rid of it! Any suggestions?
Front of the tank, used some white shelving strips and a white shelf to support the lights.
Thanks for reading
Edited by brucen89, 19 March 2012 - 02:50 AM.