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FTS: 05-25-14

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FTS: 05-18-14

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FTS: 01-14-14

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(Transferred from my Spec V Reef 10-13-13)CURRENT FTS: 09-20-13

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Start Up Date: 09-06-13

Tank:

  • Innovative Marine Nuvo 16 (Bought it used, glass is pretty scratched up, but I really like the tank)

Lighting:

  • (2) 8 Watt SkkyeLight LED lights - Stock  (6 x 1W 14K White & 4 x 1/2W 456 nm Blue)
  • Eheim Marine powerLED - Daylight & Actinic Blue (6500 K White & 450 nm Blue)

Flow & Filtration:

  • [L] Media Basket - Filter Floss, Seachem Matrix rocks, Seachem Purigen
  • [R] Media Basket - Filter Floss, Chemi-Pure Elite
  • COBALT Aquatics 75W Neo-Therm Heater
  • IM 211 GPH Return Pump - Stock
  • Mini-Jet 606 153 GPH Return Pump
  • (2) Hydor Flo Rotating Water Deflectors
  • (1) Hydor Koralia Circulation & Wave Pump 240 GPH

Mini Refugium:

  • Chaeto in a DIY egg crate basket & Live Rock Rubble
  • Deep Blue SolarFlare Micro LED & 6,700K 3W high intensity light, on timer

Scape:

  • 10 Pounds CaribSea Ocean Direct Live Sand
  • 15+/- pounds Live Rock

Softies:

  • Green Palys
  • Green Star Polyps x 2
  • Yellow Button Polyps
  • Orange Bam Bam Zoas
  • Zoas - Similar to Icey Hots
  • Misc Zoas
  • Everlasting Gobstopper Palys (Currently in my Oceanic 30 Gallon)
  • 24K Zoas
  • Rasta Zoas
  • King Midas Zoas
  • Eagle Eye Zoas
  • Eagle Eye Zoas (09-27-13)
  • Mixed Zoa frag (10-02-13) Looks like Eagle Eyes & Dragon Eyes
  • Reef Spot Red Zoas
  • Armor of God Palys (5-30-14)
  • Punk Rocker Palys (06-12-14)
  • Purple Mushroom (06-12-13)
  • Green Stripe Mushrooms
  • Ricordea Florida Orange Mushrooms

SPS:

  • Montipora (09-27-13) Nudibranch ate it...
  • Green Birdsnest (10-02-13)

LPS:

  • Acan (10-02-13) (currently in my Oceanic 30 Gallon)
  • Acan (10-02-13) (currently in my Oceanic 30 Gallon)
  • Euphyllia Hammer Coral (06-13-14)

Livesock:

  • (2) Ocellaris Clownfish
  • (1) Royal Gramma Basslet (Added: 09-23-13)
  • Yellow Watchman Goby (10-18-13)
  • Yellow Clown Goby (Transferred from my Spec V Reef 10-13-13)

Inverts:

  • Hawaiian Strawberry Crab (Moved to my Oceanic 30 Gallon)
  • (3) Cerith Snails
  • (4) Astraea Snails
  • Dwarf Zebra Hermit Crab
  • (1) Scarlet Leg Hermit Crabs
  • (2) Blue Leg Hermit Crabs
  • Tiger Snapping Shrimp (Added: 09-24-13)
  • Turbo Snail (10-01-13)
  • Peppermint Shrimp (10-02-13)
  • Spiny Star Astraea (10-18-13)
  • Pom Pom Crab (Transferred from my Spec V Reef 10-13-13)
  • Porcelain Crab (Transferred from my Spec V Reef 10-13-13)
  • Emerald Crab (Transferred from my Spec V Reef 10-13-13)
  • Turbo Snail (Transferred from my Spec V Reef 10-13-13)
  • (1) Sexy Shrimp (Transferred from my Spec V Reef 10-13-13)
  • (1) Old One Eye, AKA Blue Leg Hermit (Transferred from my Spec V Reef 10-13-13)
  • Royal Blue Tuxedo Urchin (Transferred from my Spec V Reef 10-13-13)

Moonlight LEDs: 10-10-13

 

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Right Side View: 09-16-13 This was 10 days in. Tank had a diatom bloom.

 

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Currently enjoying a nice diatoms bloom. I also put this piece of live rock into my scape complete with the nice clumps of hair algae. Let's see where this goes...

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Cameron6796

Looks good so far fts when possible... Livestock ideas?

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Boneshaker

Looks good so far fts when possible... Livestock ideas?

 

Hoping to get things moved around later this week in order to get a FTS.

 

 

As far as livestock goes...

 

I have 2 Ocellaris Clowns that will be rehomed into this tank from my Spec V.

 

I'm also thinking about an Atlantic Pygmy Angel and a Yellow Watchman/Pistol Shrimp combo, or a Randalls Goby/Pistol Shrimp. Maybe... one Banggai Cardinal. I'd also like to add either a Blood Red Shrimp, a Scarlet Skunk Cleaner - or maybe a peppermint shrimp. (well... in other words - one big shrimp... you get the idea) (Looking to have 4 to 5 fish total)

 

I have about 5-7 small pieces of live rock with different Zoas on them in my Spec V that I'll be moving over as well. Then I was thinking about maybe a torch, hammer or frogspawn... maybe a candycane... maybe some sort of plating coral, maybe a duncan coral. Also looking for maybe a couple Maxi-Minis too.

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Boneshaker

I picked up this tank used for $100. I got the tank, two Skkye LED lights, the 211 GPH pump and the neat little pedistal. The glass is pretty scratched up, but hey... it holds water, everything works and it was cheap !

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Threw in 3 Cerith and 4 Astraea snails today. Get to work !

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09-18-13 Little bit of an ammonia spike.

 

PH 8.0

Ammonia 0.25 ppm

Nitrite 0

Nitrate 0

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Made the big move today... Moved all my livestock from my Spec V to the Nuvo 16. And then moved all my Spec livestock over to the Spec V. And then... retired the Spec reef.

 

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reefernanoman

I love these tanks. Looking good.

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Looks like everyone has survived moving day. (tank to tank to tank)

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Ugh... I picked up a Royal Gramma today... drip acclimated it for 45 minutes and put it in the tank. It swam right into a hole in my live rock. It looks like it's stuck, but I'm not totally sure. It's head is sticking out about 1/4", and I can see it's still breathing. Ugh...

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Cameron6796

Try to get it to leave with food or try touching it see

if it flees

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treedog5

Why does your tank look so much taller than mine? Are you sure that's a 16?

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Boneshaker

It's a 16.

 

My Royal Gramma is out of the rock. It's sitting on the rock right now, after being in it for almost four hours. Hopefully it recovers soon.

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Cameron6796

It's just the picture

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Made a small media basket earlier while I was waiting on the Gramma to come out if the live rock. Put a little bit of chaeto in one of the bays in the back.

In time I'll buy one of those pretty inTank media baskets.

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Aaannnnddd... It's back in that tiny hole. At least I know it can get out. When it was out of the hole last night, it was acting more like a goby, perching on the rock, than swimming around. Hopefully it gets more used to it's new home today and comes out at feeding time.

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Feeling more comfortable in the tank once it realized it was feeding time. Gramma actually spent most of the day swimming near the Clowns.

 

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Picked up this Tiger Pistol Shrimp I found at one of the LFS I visit, today.

(The plan is to add a Yellow Watchman Goby, to hang with this guyin the near future.)

 

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My mini refugium expirament in one of the chambers in the rear... Put some rubble rock under my egg crate chaeto basket.

Deep Blue SolarFlare Micro LED 6,700K Daylight (one High intensity 3W LED lamp) for lighting on it's own timer.

 

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In time I'll pick up a few of those fance inTank media baskets for the tank. For now this should work just fine.

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My Royal Gramma hasn't strayed much from the base rock on the right. It's getting a little more comfortable after two days in the tank. I'm happy to see it out and swimming with the pair of Clowns. It's not afraid to get in there and mix it up come feeding time either, which is nice to see.

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My Royal Gramma hasn't strayed much from the base rock on the right. It's getting a little more comfortable now after two days in the tank. I'm happy to see it out and swimming with the pair of Clowns. It's not afraid to get in there and mix it up come feeding time either, which is nice to see.

Does your roya gramma swim upside down? Mine will do this once in a while. Mine also gets inside the LR so tight that sometimes I think it's dead, but it's not. These fish have a strange behavior.

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Does your roya gramma swim upside down? Mine will do this once in a while. Mine also gets inside the LR so tight that sometimes I think it's dead, but it's not. These fish have a strange behavior.

 

When I brought it home a couple days ago, it swam right into a small hole and I could swear it was stuck. For four hours it was like that, and I was like great how am I going to get it out of the rockwithout killing it... gonna be dead by morning. But when I did a little feeding it came right out to get a few tiny pieces of brine. By morning it was back in that same hole, and I knew it could at least get out. Ever since it's been out when the lights are on, and in the hole once they go off. I don't think it's ventured more than six inches from that same rock yet. It does get right up next to the clowns at times. Getting braver... It's been interesting so far.

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Alright, wsh me luck, bought my first SPS colra today, a Montipora. I've been eyeing this piece of Monti for over a month at my LFS, finally pulled the trigger on it today. Also bought a small frag of Whammin' Watermelon Zoas, with 6 polyps on it. The zoas are on the little rubble laying behind on the lewer left in this pic. They're not open in the pic though.

 

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Open to suggestions as to where to mount the Monti in the pic below, when it's time.

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Little scape change the other day. Added a piece of dry rock under the left Hydor Flo & moved soem zoas around.

 

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My new tiger pistol shrimp is quite the sand mover. I may have to make 6-8 small clear acrylic pedistals to glue under two of my pieces of live rock to keep them from tipping over, from alll the digging. The other day, I crumbled up some of my leftover dry rock and dropped it into the tank, so the shrimp could use it for building caves.

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Spooky !

 

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Someone's busy this morning. I pulled out two rocks to glue acrylic risers on them to keep them from tipping over from my Tiger pistol, and now it's digging under a different rock. Hopefully it'll go back to where it was. I guess I should get around to mounting my Montipora before the shrimp covers it up, or at least move it over.

 

 

Got a Yellow Watchman on order for my pistol too !

 

Just that quick he moved back under his "fortress" rock. Whew.

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