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belikewaterh20

Hey everyone, after reading about all your great aquariums I decided to get back into the reef game. This is my first post and would like to hear what you guys think about my setup. Everyones input is greatly appreciated.

 

Equipment:

12 gallon rimless (bare bottom)

Ecoray 60d led lights

Bak Pak skimmer (moded into a filter/fuge w/suface skimmer) lost the skimmer cup

2w led bulb on fuge

Filter media: carbon, chemipure, purigen, Poly-Bio-Marine Poly Filter Pad

50w heater

diy ato

2 Koralia powerheads (240 and 425)

 

So for this tank I really want to do a SPS and clam dominated tank... Skimmerless? What do you guys think possible? Like i said anyone and everyones input is appreciated. Haven't read too many threads with tanks dominated with sps without a skimmer but if there is someone out there that says its possible I may try it myself. But I do have my eye on the tunze nano skimmer. Please let me know what you think of my lighting, pumps, filter media ect. what would you guys change to help me be successful. Thanks to everyone!

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I'll post better pics when I find my camera. Thanks again.

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Welcome to N-R .... :)

 

Another ECORAY 60D user :)

SPS tank without Skimmer not impossible..But IMO, its a little bit hard to maintain your water parameter especially NO3..Tunze Nano Skimmer is pretty good, go for it...

 

But, its only a newbie opinion..:D

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belikewaterh20

Thanks lilopop11. I just checked out your tank and its amazing, really nice pics. Still debating on if i should get the skimmer... we will see. Hey lilopop how high from the surface do you have your ecoray and how long do you have your lights on?

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belikewaterh20

Thanks college. I really like this light. Its alot briter and more focused on the rocks than my 150w hqi. Hopefully when i get some sps they like it too.

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Thanks lilopop11. I just checked out your tank and its amazing, really nice pics. Still debating on if i should get the skimmer... we will see. Hey lilopop how high from the surface do you have your ecoray and how long do you have your lights on?

 

Thx for your compliment belikewaterh20 :happy:

My light is 8" above from water surface and 24" from the bottom..My photo period is, for blue LED 10 Hours and white LED 5 Hours, so far so good,my SPS look happy :happy:

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belikewaterh20

Nice, thanks lilopop11 i might just keep my blues on longer too. Really like the look of the blue.

A few days ago I looked at my tank and saw my "moded" bakpak almost overflowed so i decided to take it down and start over with a actual hob filter. So I went with an aquaclear 70 "moded". Copied from a few people online. I think it came out pretty clean.

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Had it set up for a few days now and working fine but not as quiet as I thought it would be. It just sounds like the impeller is rattling or something. Anyone else have this problem?

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belikewaterh20

Update on my 12 gallon nano...

Added a stunner strip led for more actinic lighting and a Tunze Nano skimmer.

Im not to sure on the names of the livestock but i have a few sps, lps, and zoas.

Let me know what you think. Thanks.

 

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