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Brent F

Red Sea Max with sump, clam refuge

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Here's my Red sea Max. I have a custom sump in the stand, a 20 X 20 Clam pool and a Nanocube 6 plumbed into it. Total 82 gallons

 

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Old picture of the three tanks with old light

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Current picture showing 250 watt metal halide over clams

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Wow! Very nice!

 

Watch out for that urchin in your clam tank! Not the long spine one btw. It has been known to eat corals.

 

UH

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wow! love the clam pool B)

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Wow! Very nice!

 

Watch out for that urchin in your clam tank! Not the long spine one btw. It has been known to eat corals.

 

UH

 

Urchinhead, Is it this white one that is the potential coral eater?

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I also have a Tuxedo urchin in the clam tank. The Priests Hat urchin in this picture has been moved to another tank

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In another thread I was talking about brittlestars and nudibranches in a RSM. Here's a picture of one of my Lettice Nudibranches

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and here's a night shot of the Pink Brittlestar which is growing rapidly

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Can you PM on the fixture on the clam pool(which is AWSOME)

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Can you PM on the fixture on the clam pool(which is AWSOME)

250watt Aqua Medic. I bought it for the styling and because I didn't want actinics with the clams.

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Wow you're right, your brittlestar is pretty big and I love the way the nudibraches look. I think I'm gonna have to give them a try in my tank.

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Its the one in the clam tank. Actually both the "priest's hat" and the one with orange spines. The tuxedo is fine.

 

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Wow you're right, your brittlestar is pretty big and I love the way the nudibraches look. I think I'm gonna have to give them a try in my tank.

 

A lot of nudibranches are toxic and shouldn't be kept in a reef tank. The lettice is one of few that is reef safe and they are real interesting. They are also a good size for a RSM.

 

Here's a hitchiker cucumber I found under a rock i my tank. I moved it to a tank I have of non-reef safe inhabitants and rabid growing frags because I was concerned it was toxic.

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I'm tired of my urchins tearing up my SPS so decided to setup another tank to move the urchins to. I picked up a 90 gal, 67 gal and ASM G1-X skimmer used for a third the cost of my RSM. This will be setup as a FOWLR tank with a refugium in the sump setup as a second display.

 

I won't mention this one again because it isn't a nano ;)

 

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Tank-a-holic :lol:

 

Being called a Tank-a-holic and I haven't mentioned the koi pond in the back yard ;)

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That Clam Pool is awesome I have thought about something like that before but thought it would be too difficult. How deep is it?

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That Clam Pool is awesome I have thought about something like that before but thought it would be too difficult. How deep is it?

 

The clam tank is 20 X 20 X 9 so has 7 1/2 inches of water depth. I bought the tank used so ended up with this depth because that's what the prior owner built.

 

The tanks is low maintenance because it is plumbed into the same sump as the RSM. Here's a picture showing how it it tied in

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and a picture showing the skimmer and Zeovit reactor it shares with the RSM

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Being called a Tank-a-holic and I haven't mentioned the koi pond in the back yard ;)

Yeah, your like, I just picked up a 90 gallon and am using that. Like no big deal. I wish I had one!!! The clam pool is SWEET!!!

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Yeah, your like, I just picked up a 90 gallon and am using that. Like no big deal. I wish I had one!!! The clam pool is SWEET!!!

 

I was looking for a 36 to 50 gallon tank used but found the 67 gal, 90 gal and skimmer for $260 total! I have a spare light and will wait until someone is shutting down a tank to get the life rock. The bigest cost item is going to be a pump. Overall this tank will cost about the same as a stock RSM.

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Finally got a jawfish for the deep sand bed in my nanocube 6

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Frog fish day 1 and 10 days later. It is closer to the rock colour now

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I wanted to be able to keep the RSM filled high enough for the top trim to hide the water surface. Here’s a mod I did to the RSM to get it to surface skim without having to lower the water.

 

I cut out the section of the power cord channel over the grate and extended the slots in the grate using a Dremil.

 

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I understand it now, great mod if you want to hide the water level!

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Here's a picture showing the growth of the Coco worm in my Nanocube 6:

 

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The new jawfish has settled in nicely in the Nanocube 6

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Wonder how long the damsel will last.

How long have you had Froggy?

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