Curly Joe Reefer

A 10 gallon underwater garden

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I have kept freshwater tanks for over a decade, but i finally decided to try my hand at saltwater reefs. I figured I would start a journal so here begins my saltwater adventure. Let me know what you all think. Here are some pics to get things started I'm always open to constructive criticism. I hope you all enjoy my journal as much as I have enjoyed all of yours. Established November 2008

 

New FTS: 10-16-09

 

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Tank: 10 Gallon

 

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Lighting: Current USA Satellite w/1 Lunar 24in 1x65W 50/50 Power compact & 28 watt Coralife Atnic Power compact.

 

Filtration:AC 70 refuge under 9 watts

 

Circulation: Korilia 1& AC 70.

 

Heater: 50 watt stealth heater

 

Cooling: A fan

 

Dosing & Top-off: Daily RO top offs, weekly two gallon water changes, and 1ml of Essential Elements every other week.

 

Protection: Power strip

 

Maintenance

 

Wipe down front and sides with acrylic safe magnet daily

2 gallon water change once a week

Trim cheato as needed

 

Feeding

 

Flakes and enriched brine every other day

 

Twice a week CUC get a bottom feeder wafer broken into 4 pieces

 

Fish

 

One Percula Clownfish: named Eric

 

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One Firefish: named Slippery Pete

 

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One Yasha Goby: no name so far, but i'm sure it'll be something stupid

 

Inverts

 

• 4 Nassarius snails

• 1 Peppermint Shrimp

• 2 Astrea snail

• 7 Blue leg hermits

• 1 Halloween hermit (I think. He was a hitchhiker)

• 2 Blue starfish (Hitchhikers)

• 2 Black and White Serpent starfish

• 1 Emerald crab

 

Corals

 

• Green Star Polyps

• Pink Pulsating Xenia

• Red w/blue dot Mushroom

• Trumpet coral

• 2 varieties Florida Ricordia

• Variety of Zoa's

• Cactus Coral

• Red & Purple Acan's

• Green Montipora

• Pink Birdsnest

• Orange Digi

• 2 varieties of Paly's

• Superman Monti

• Green Monti w/purple tip Monti cap

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i dont believe you.......picture evidence please...

 

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Humble beginnings in a six gallon.

 

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My 1st piece of live coral

 

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Improved rock work

 

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Upgraded the light

 

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:welcome: to nano-reef.com

 

edit: You don't really need the HOT filter for biological filtration. The live rock (and sand) are more suitable and complete filters.

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You could have asked the moderator to change your user name. I'm not sure changing it for each new tank is a good idea, or people might think you're always a newbie.

 

Getting a dedicated powerhead, like a hydor koralia, will be more effective with water movement, which is probably on the low end with just the canister filter.

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BAh my tank temp hit 86 yesterday, lost some zoa's, I hope the rest of them make it.

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Thanks for the info Scott. I haven't been on in a week or so and I was shocked, but I understand these things happen. Technology is great until it turns on us. hahahh

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Zoanthids

 

Radioactive Dragon eyes under atinics

 

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Fire & Ice and Aquaman Blue's (I think)

 

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Yellow & Orange (have no name as far as I know)

 

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Green Ugly's

 

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Whamin Watermelons

 

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SFla local zoa's

 

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New FTS. Most of my zoa's are bouncing back from my tank temp hitting 86 a week or so ago. Moved some stuff around today what do you guy's an gal's think?

 

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Great little tank. :)

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no where near as nice as your tanks but hopefully it'll get there one day

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SPS photos:

 

Green Montipora

 

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Brand new Birdsnest and Colt coral

 

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New Zoa's what do you think?

 

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WANT

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Looking good! I also noticed that this tank was established in the future, very cool!

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Looking good! I also noticed that this tank was established in the future, very cool!

 

Established November 2009

 

lol

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New FTS 07/25/09. I did a little moving around today I think it looks pretty good. What do you think?

 

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I LOVE your scape. It looks like such a bigger tank than it is. Great job.

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Eventually I would like to let a couple colonies of Acans grow down the gap in the center. I have the 1st piece hopefully I can pick up a nice companion for the one I have.

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LOVIN the scape !!

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Thanks a lot PIPS. I moved things around a lot until i finally found the right scape, but i think i have it now.

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I agree, aquascape looks great!

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So I decided to try something blue.

 

FTS 07/30/09

 

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Left side

 

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Close up on the Pinks

 

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I'm still not a 100% decided on the right side. If you have any suggestion please share

 

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