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I figured it was time to put up or shut up. 

 

 

       Welcome to my 12 Gallon long and dirty reef. 

 

Equipment: 

 

     Display:  Mr. Aqua 12 Gallon long 

     Lighting: USA Marine Orbit Pro

     Heater:  Tetra

     Flow:     2- Jaebo WP 10

 

     Carib Sea Dry Base Rock

     Carib Sea Fiji Pink Sand

 

 

This tank was started 2/4/2016 with a tank i found on craigslist.

 

 I am a long time freshwater fish keeper.  I had thought of keeping a saltwater tank before but I didn't even know nano reefs were a thing.......maybe i should have kept it that way. :)

 

 

 

Photo dump to follow.

 

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Current residents:

 

Green Legged Hermit -The Hulk

 

 

Left Handed Hermit - Buffalo Bill

 

Scooter Blenny - Rico

 

 

Clownfish- Nemo 

 

 

 

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bofo   

Got it looking very established and healthy, congratulations!

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vlangel   

You have some really cool creatures!  That close up of the crab is awesome.

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This is a REALLY cool tank. 

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I love everyone's names! The Hulk might be my favorite ❤️

 

How long have you had the crocea clam now? It's beautiful.

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7 minutes ago, Christopher Marks said:

I love everyone's names! The Hulk might be my favorite ❤️

 

How long have you had the crocea clam now? It's beautiful.

The clam has been in there since August. It used to keep me up at night worrying but it seems to be doing great. 

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I really enjoy this tank, and its occupants ! I dig your close up pics and all of your Instagram posts 😋

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The creep creeps me out on Instagram all the time.. lives up to the name

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Some mushroom love: 

 

 

 

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Some recent pics:

 

 

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vlangel   

Those pics are lookin pretty good.  Your tank is coming along quite well.

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2 minutes ago, vlangel said:

Those pics are lookin pretty good.  Your tank is coming along quite well.

Thank you.  😊

 

Not bad for my iPhone!  I need to quit being lazy and try for some real pics sometime.  

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I take pics of this guy every time I catch him out in the daylight..... he is so cool!!

 

 

 

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More mushrooms:

 

 

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vlangel   

Cool photograghy!

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I looooove those shots of the Money Cowrie!!!

Money Cowries are the best, and not easy to find. 

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1 hour ago, Weetabix7 said:

I looooove those shots of the Money Cowrie!!!

Money Cowries are the best, and not easy to find. 

He hardly ever comes out during the day and if you "spot light" him at night he draws his body in, so any time he is out I try to get as many pics as possible.  I never really knew they were so cool, I just thought they had pretty shells. 🙂

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SeaFurn   

I love your tank!  And your photos are great!

What kind of filter do you use with that tank?

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11 minutes ago, SeaFurn said:

I love your tank!  And your photos are great!

What kind of filter do you use with that tank?

 

Thank you so much!

 

I like to keep it low tech...... no filter, sump or skimmer. I do a weekly water change of 3 gallons and top off manually each day.   

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SeaFurn   

That's awesome!  I looked at every tank shot closely and didn't see one so thought that might be the case!

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So, after 9 months in the same place my RFA decided to go walkabout.

 

 This should be interesting. 

:mellow:

 

 

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On 3/20/2017 at 7:50 PM, WV Reefer said:

He hardly ever comes out during the day and if you "spot light" him at night he draws his body in, so any time he is out I try to get as many pics as possible.  I never really knew they were so cool, I just thought they had pretty shells. 🙂

 

In addition to looking really cool, they are also good consumers of pest algae. 

They are a favorite of mine. 

On 3/20/2017 at 9:10 PM, WV Reefer said:

 

Thank you so much!

 

I like to keep it low tech...... no filter, sump or skimmer. I do a weekly water change of 3 gallons and top off manually each day.   

 

I tend to use this approach as well on Nano Tanks. 

 

On my 1.7g Waterfall tank I change 100% of the water at a time, but this is my first time trying that.

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