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Firefish 14BC

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14 BC

stock light

stock pump

1 koralia nano... take out

 

Filtration

3º chamber: Oceanic nano skimmer

2º chamber: fuge (caulerpa serrulata) 8watts CF w/6cm fan @ 24/7

1º chamber: 25 watts heater, 1/2 unit chemipure elite

 

MODS

*** Fan mod

*** Nano Kalkwasser dosser

*** Fuge mod

 

fish and invert

1 peppermint shrimp

2 turbo snails

2 red legs crabs

1 blue legs crabs (so small one :lol: )

2 crabs

1 purple firefish

1 blue green chromis (died)

1gramma loreto (sold)

 

corals

- blue ricordea

- Little red ricordea

- Cabbage Leather coral (sinularia dura)

- Sinularia sp

- Red mushrooms

- Green mushrooms

- purple mushrooms

- Green stripped mushrooms

- Green star polyps

- Green Zoantidheas

- Brown Zoantidheas

- Zoantidheas

- Propalithoa (little colony)

- Coral tube

- Brown Gorgonea

- Xenia

- Green Candy Cane

- Hammer

- sarcophyton

 

Tank pics

 

......September 2008.................December 2008..................February 2009......................April 2009

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........May 2009.................

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First post (28/08/2008)

 

hi... this is my first post

 

like 2 month ago i started a 14 BC... i was reading here and learnig a lot and i think that it is time to share my tank :lol:

 

here some pics from the start

 

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and later some diatomea

 

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this is the tank today :lol:

 

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i found some interesting posts for the BC

i will try my Own DIY nano skimmer

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not bad.would add more rock though.

 

 

check out my 14 gal bc in my sig

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I like your fish selection. I was thinking about a clown and a royal gramma for my tank but just getting everything squared away first. I think it could use a little bit more height to the aquascape. Off to a great start though.

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thanks fot the comments...i think that i need more live rock too... maybe next week i will add more

 

i forgot... Water Paramaters... :happy:

ph 8.1-8.2

nitrate 2-4

nitrite 0

Phosphate 0.5

Ammonium 0

water density @ 1.024

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Parameter are looking good what test kit do you use?

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Parameter are looking good what test kit do you use?

 

hi, long time since my last post

i am using Seachem ... salifert=$$$$ :P

 

i did some mods

i want better filtration,

 

edit

i tried a refugium in the second chamber with caulerpa, but it died

now i am using filter floss, carbon and a phosphate pad under the carbon

this is what i did fot better filtration

 

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Shot with HP PhotoSmart R607 (V01.00) at 2008-10-11

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tank looks good, I was wondering where you get your livestock from. I live in the caribbean and nobody will ship to me.

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tank looks good, I was wondering where you get your livestock from. I live in the caribbean and nobody will ship to me.

 

thanks

i get here... at local pet shop :P

but the tank and almost all the equipment at some online stores

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Hey great tank! My dad is Costa Rican and I have lotsa of family there :)

 

Keep us posted

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Hey great tank! My dad is Costa Rican and I have lotsa of family there :)

 

Keep us posted

 

 

like we say "PURA VIDA" got2envy :lol:

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PURA VIDA! omgomgomg

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Nice looking tank. My GF wants a Gramma fish now lol

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like we say "PURA VIDA" got2envy :lol:

 

Hey finally, some Costa Rican power :D Where do you live firefish CR? I am from San Jose, looking to have people in Costa Rica that would like to stay in touch for this wonderful but expensive hobby, especially here in CR. B).

 

Hi got2envy, where is your family from?

 

Pura Vida, ticos!!! ;)

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I have cousins in San Jose and my aunt and some other cousins live in Cartago

I will have to meet up with you guys when I go visit again :D

 

Maria

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I have cousins in San Jose and my aunt and some other cousins live in Cartago

I will have to meet up with you guys when I go visit again :D

 

Maria

 

Excellent!!! Yes, let me know when you planned to travel to CR, maybe we can meet :)

 

Enrique

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Ok sounds like a plan..I never even thought of looking at the pet stores when I was there, so much other great things to see :lol:

 

Royal grammas are great fish! lots of personality ;)

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What kind of "phosphate pad" is that??? Doesn't seem to be holding them down very much... try using rowaphos or phosban, those would probably work much better, they kept my biocube at zero and I using the max recommended dose per gallon, but not too much to prevent my dKH from dropping. Are you running carbon too??

 

+1 on more rock, it needs it. Make sure you buy rock out of established, running tanks as to prevent a minicycle.

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Hey finally, some Costa Rican power :D Where do you live firefish CR? I am from San Jose, looking to have people in Costa Rica that would like to stay in touch for this wonderful but expensive hobby, especially here in CR. B).

 

Hi got2envy, where is your family from?

 

Pura Vida, ticos!!! ;)

 

hi Avengerx77

jajaja , i live in san jose too

 

mae hay un foro tico sobre acuarios, ovbiamente mas pequeño que este

pero bastante bueno ... aca te dejo el link de mi post en ese foro... tuanis :lol:

 

there is a costa rican forum, here there is one post about mi tank ( it is in spanish)

 

nano 14 galones

 

Ok sounds like a plan..I never even thought of looking at the pet stores when I was there, so much other great things to see :lol:

 

Royal grammas are great fish! lots of personality ;)

 

yes got2envy grammas are funny to see :D

and if you come to costa rica let us know... would be a pleasure to welcome you here :happy:

 

What kind of "phosphate pad" is that??? Doesn't seem to be holding them down very much... try using rowaphos or phosban, those would probably work much better, they kept my biocube at zero and I using the max recommended dose per gallon, but not too much to prevent my dKH from dropping. Are you running carbon too??

 

+1 on more rock, it needs it. Make sure you buy rock out of established, running tanks as to prevent a minicycle.

 

sorry the misunderstanding rotarymagic (I edit the post again to correct the misunderstanding )

i use this phosphate pad

 

phosphate pad

 

i cut it in small squares (2*2)... and put under the carbon

now i run filter floss, carbon and phosphates pad

i originally draw this sketch to plan the filtration

 

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but when my caulerpa died i edit the post and take off the picture

i have purigen too :happy:

Edited by firefish CR

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hi

 

a new gorgonea frac :lol:

and some red mushrooms

 

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Hola Tico :D Looks great! I see nice growth too

 

Maria

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Hola Tico :D Looks great! I see nice growth too

 

Maria

 

hola maria

 

thanks for the comments :happy:

I hope that everything will keep growing well fingerscrossedfingerscrossed

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more photoz :P

 

Happy to see you still post...some just post and vanish, leaving us to wonder wha' happend? lol

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more photoz :P

 

Happy to see you still post...some just post and vanish, leaving us to wonder wha' happend? lol

 

:lol:;)

 

now i have diatomea, i add a new live rock ( a dead rock )

i think that it cause a mini-cycle, this is the reason of the diatomea algae (i hope)

 

i want a frog spawn... i will see the next week

 

pura vida :lol:

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i wish I could ship..I have Bi color and pink tipped :(

 

I am sure the bloom should go away with water changes :D

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