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Hello Everyone! Greetings from the little island of Singapore. I've only started reefing last year and I started this 25 gallon AIO tank in May 2014. I've learnt a lot from this forum but I've always been too shy to post anything. But I guess I've lurked around for too long and its time to share what I've learnt over the past year...

 

Current full tank shot:

 

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Equipment List:

Tank: Ocean Free 96l AIO tank (25 Gallons). Curved front glass with 5 back compartments.

Chiller: Hailea HS-28

Lighting: 1 set of Aqua Illumination Hydra 52 mounted 10 inches above the water line

Skimmer: Skimz SH1

Wavemaker: Vortech MP10

Doser: Jebao DP-4 (4 channel pump) with Skimz dosing box.
Dosing 1.Red Sea Calcium
2. Red Sea Carbonate
3. B-ionic Magnesium
4. RODI water in place of auto top up

Fitration:
1. Innovative Marine Minimax reactor x2. One running AIO biopellets and the other one running rowa carbon
2. Filter wool
3. Biohome x 2 small bags

Maintenance:
1. Weekly 10% water change with Fauna Marin Salt
2. Fauna Marin Color Elements 2ml each weekly
3. Fauna Marin Coral Balance 1/4 tsp and Reef Vitality 1/10 capsule every 4 days
4. Fauna Marin Ultramin S 0.3ml every 2 days
5. Target Feeding LPS with FM lps pellets weekly. Also Polyplab Reefroids to zoas and lps weekly.
6. Fish fed with TDO pelets, NLS Thera pellets and frozen mysis

 

 

Front tank shot:

 

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Will post the inhabitant list when I have time... Thanks for stopping by!

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Can I see some coral growth time lapse. ?

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Wow.

 

That looks amazing!

Thank you!

 

Can I see some coral growth time lapse.

yes, will post some

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Tank progression:

 

May 2014

 

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June 2014

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July 2014

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August 2014

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September 2014

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October 2014

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November 2014

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May 2015

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The rock arch collapsed under the weight of the sps sometime in June. I decided to do away with it altogether and do a little rescape. Some of the sps weren't too happy with that and I lost some pieces. This was the resulting scape that I took last month:

 

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Impressive work and equipment list please keep posting.

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Sps progress

 

Hyacinth Birdsnest

 

 

September 2014

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Feb 2015

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Current

 

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Excellent looking tank!

 

Impressive work and equipment list please keep posting.

 

Beautiful tank!

 

Thank you everyone!

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Wow, stunning tank, really nice work :).

Thank you! Love your tank too!

 

 

Amazing looking tank. What percentage light do you run for all that?

Thank you... these are the settings for my AI Hydra 52

 

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How have the two royal gramma done together? Beautiful tank.

 

I bought them as a pair from a local fish shop... being the newbie that I was I took the seller's word for it. They are the first and oldest inhabitants. But they've gotten along fine...with the occasional squabbles that all couples go through.

 

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Thank you! Love your tank too!

 

 

Thank you... these are the settings for my AI Hydra 52

 

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Wow you run the blues at 80% peak for four hours? How long did it take you to acclimate everything to that and do you know your PAR numbers?

 

I'm rebooting my tank but had a similar layout for my Hydra 52 (with RB 65, DB 40) and I always seemed to cook LPS at the bottom underneath my SPS. Your tank is amazing, love it!

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Holy crap this tank makes me want to to buy everything right now and not wait. What's your stocking list? I'm doing a 29g biocube and reslly like the fish you have in there.

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Wow you run the blues at 80% peak for four hours? How long did it take you to acclimate everything to that and do you know your PAR numbers?

 

I'm rebooting my tank but had a similar layout for my Hydra 52 (with RB 65, DB 40) and I always seemed to cook LPS at the bottom underneath my SPS. Your tank is amazing, love it!

 

Correct me if I am wrong, but i didnt think blues effected corals much? I thought blues was more for our own eyes vs. white, which is for coral growth.

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Wow you run the blues at 80% peak for four hours? How long did it take you to acclimate everything to that and do you know your PAR numbers?

 

I'm rebooting my tank but had a similar layout for my Hydra 52 (with RB 65, DB 40) and I always seemed to cook LPS at the bottom underneath my SPS. Your tank is amazing, love it!

 

When I first started the tank, I was using a Maxspect Razor 120w 16k set for a year. On that I slowly went up to 80% blues. Growth on the easier sps was good but I wasn't getting the colours I wanted. I sold that off and got this current Hydra in May. I used the acclimation mode for a month at 40%. So far the corals have been doing fantastic under them. I only managed to burn a forest fire digitata and the tips of a pink stylopora. Strangely the acans and lobo arent complaining.

 

Nowadays, when I add any new corals, I'll leave them under the shade of my monti for a week before I move them.

 

 

 

Correct me if I am wrong, but i didnt think blues effected corals much? I thought blues was more for our own eyes vs. white, which is for coral growth.

Think you got it the other way round... blue is better for coral growth... I was quite confused too... I came across this article during my research which I found quite useful

 

https://orphek.com/about/about-corals/

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When I first started the tank, I was using a Maxspect Razor 120w 16k set for a year. On that I slowly went up to 80% blues. Growth on the easier sps was good but I wasn't getting the colours I wanted. I sold that off and got this current Hydra in May. I used the acclimation mode for a month at 40%. So far the corals have been doing fantastic under them. I only managed to burn a forest fire digitata and the tips of a pink stylopora. Strangely the acans and lobo arent complaining.

 

Nowadays, when I add any new corals, I'll leave them under the shade of my monti for a week before I move them.

 

 

Think you got it the other way round... blue is better for coral growth... I was quite confused too... I came across this article during my research which I found quite useful

 

https://orphek.com/about/about-corals/

 

I use Kessil lights, and it really only has 2 settings, Intensity, and color (blue). The lower the blue %, the dark the tank gets. Raising the intensity nob, gets the tank looking more white. Maybe Kessil lights act differently?

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Holy crap this tank makes me want to to buy everything right now and not wait. What's your stocking list? I'm doing a 29g biocube and reslly like the fish you have in there.

 

Thank you so much... my stocking list might raise some eyebrows here... But the key is to stock really slowly... I usually try to add one creature a month... but sometimes I can't resist

 

Fish:

2 Royal Grammas

1 Black oscellaris clown

1 Yasha Goby

1 Broadband Goby

1 Trimma Goby

1 Eviota Goby

1 Tailspot Blenny

1 Coral Beauty

1 Triplespot wrasse

1 Blue star leopard wrasse

1 Springeri Damsel

1 Sunset Anthia

 

Inverts:

2 pistol shrimp

1 bumblebee shrimp

1 pom pom crab

1 banded blue cleaner shrimp

 

Cleaning crew

some hermit crabs

3 nassarius snails

1 serpent star

1 tuxedo urchin

 

phew... that was a long list to type

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Yasha goby with with shrimp (Alpheus randalli)

 

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Wow! What a beautiful tank, and I love your photography :wub:

Can you share a little about how you feed and keep things clean?

Edit: never mind, I see you put all that up front in the first post -_-

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