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-- The Italian Nano Cube --

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-- A Particular Italian Nano Cube --
Hello everyone!
sorry if my english sucks wink.gif!
I'm an Italian boy and I'm writing here because the advice of friends and people who like my tank.

I have a nanoreef that measures 30x30x35 (20 liters, 5.30 U.S. gallon) in use since January 2009.

In the past I have collected zoathids and Ricordea, for that reason my friends have always said that my tank reminded the 'American style’.

Last year, I had many problems with the Zoanthus (zoa pox, nudibranchs, necrosis) and I'm replacing the Zoanthus with acans :-)

Probably because of the LED and tridacna crocea (a large filter feeder in a small place), I have always had a thank with high oxidation, so I must to feed the corals very often (although I have 3 fish in a few liters) or soft living in difficulty as opposed to the SPS living very well and have never had a problem.




SPECIFICATIONS:

LIGHTING:
60 watts of LED cool white (10,000 K)
6 watt LED warm white (3,000 K)
3 watt LED red (612 nm)
30 watt LED royal blue (450 nm)
15 watt blue LED (470 nm)

photoperiod of 15 hours


MAINTENANCE:
change 4 liters of water weekly using salt Deepblue.
daily supplement of buffer (Ca, Mg, KH) with automatic dosing pump.


FEEDING CORALS:
Every day I feed corals alternately with:
- Liquid mash obtained with water, Calanus (reef snow), vitamins and reefbooster.
- Reef snow (Brightwell)
- fresh beer yeast


INVERTEBRATES

SPS:
acropora grandis
acropora microphthalma
acropora valida tricolor
montipora samarensis red
montipora stellata green
Stylophora pistillata 'milka'
Stylophora subseriata pink
Seriatopora guttatus purple

LPS:
duncanopsammia axifuga
Scolymia australis
Acanthastrea lordhowensis (colonies of various colors)
caulastrea echinulata
caulastrea furcata fluorescent yellow
Goniopora sp. green
Goniopora lobata red blu eyes

CLAMS:
Tridacna crocea 12 cm
Cypraea annulus and moneta
Turbo sp

SOFT:
Neospongodes sp. violet
Sinularia sp. fluorescent yellow
Gorgonia Pseudopterogorgia sp.
Gorgonia Isis Hippuris
Briareum sp. hawayano
Actinodiscus sp. (colonies of various colors)
Ricordea florida (colonies of various colors)
Ricordea yuma bicolor
Zoanthus sp. (colonies of various colors)
Palythoa sp. fluorescent green
Protopalythoa grandis
Sansibia blue
Sympodium sp.
Botryllus sp.


FISH:
Couple of Amphiprion ocellaris classic and 'black'
Pseudocheilinus hexantenia
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chironerd21

holy smokes.... this is one of the best tanks i seen.

 

how do you keep all the corals touching each other like that without stinging each other?

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erisen

tnk :)

all calculated hehehehe! All corals touching each other in relation to their chemical compatibility ;)

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AFellowReefer

Wow that is very colorful and quite stunning. I was curious about the coral attcks and growing over one another too... must take a lot to maintain that tank!!! Very, very nice tank!

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crouton

WOW! That tank is AWESOME!!!

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lljdma06

I think you need more coral. You don't have enough. :)

 

What part of Italy are you from?

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erisen

Wow that is very colorful and quite stunning. I was curious about the coral attcks and growing over one another too... must take a lot to maintain that tank!!! Very, very nice tank!

 

 

however it is not difficult to maintain, because I found the right balance and dosage of food and carbonates is automated :-)
attack the corals was challenging, how to make a mosaic!
I often used the glue 'attack gel' or even the milliput bi-component.

 

I think you need more coral. You don't have enough. :)

 

What part of Italy are you from?

 

 

ho ancora spazio, in qualche punto si vede ancora la libera roccia ahahahahaha!!

 

I study marine biology in Ancona (central Italy), but I'm native to the region Puglia (southern Italy) ;-)

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Herptile

Wow, all that in less than 6 gallons. And it's 4 years old, too. Amazing. Congratulations!

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erisen

Grazie :)!

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Passaggper

Wow! I'm curious ow you resisted to upgrade to a larger tank! This reef is outstanding!

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lnglostsurfer

Holy Crapload Of Color!!! This Tank Is Phenomenal!

 

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Chrisl1976

Simply stunning!!

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Spirofucci

Holy Moley! I don't think I've ever seen a tank that small so purdy! Great job!

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Primitive

Very nice! Hopefully this is what I can achieve in my tank!

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erisen

thanks guys :)!!

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lljdma06

 

 

however it is not difficult to maintain, because I found the right balance and dosage of food and carbonates is automated :-)

 

attack the corals was challenging, how to make a mosaic!

I often used the glue 'attack gel' or even the milliput bi-component.

 

 

 

 

ho ancora spazio, in qualche punto si vede ancora la libera roccia ahahahahaha!!

 

I study marine biology in Ancona (central Italy), but I'm native to the region Puglia (southern Italy) ;-)

My mother's family is from Calabria.

 

Of course there's still space, there's always still space. I sing opera, that's why I understand a bit of Italian. :)

 

L

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Clarinet_Reefer

Now this is what every Pico could achieve. This is why I love this site. You can see tanks from all across the world and see what can truly be achieved.

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erisen

My mother's family is from Calabria.

 

Of course there's still space, there's always still space. I sing opera, that's why I understand a bit of Italian. :)

 

L

 

ohhh then your mother and I are neighbors ;)!

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JDH

This tank. Yummy.

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frags

Love the colors you hit the rainbow!

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MGDMIRAGE

Excellent, so packed and full of color, very nice work!

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rev138

FEEDING CORALS:

Every day I feed corals alternately with:

- fresh beer yeast

 

I've never heard of feeding corals yeast. Can you explain this?

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Chrisl1976

I see a future canidate for TOTM.



I've never heard of feeding corals yeast. Can you explain this?

 

Yes.....I did a double take on that. Beer for me, Beer for the tank.

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DCUEVAS74

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiice

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erisen

I've never heard of feeding corals yeast. Can you explain this?

 

 

the yeast of beer alive is a good source of vitamins and an excellent substitute of bacteria-plankton. It is also rich in enzymes that accelerate the bacterial reproduction.
is a very economical but useful way to feed corals, but be careful to not use too much or bacterial causes an explosion in the tank!

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