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Manfred

The Little Blue One (Blue Marine 60)

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Hey There,

 

I am Manfred and live in the Netherlands, so first let me exuse me for my bad English. Together with my three dogs and five cats (breeding sphynx cats is another great hobby of mine), its pretty crowded in my home, but I figured that there was still room left for a small nano reef...

 

I started up a Blue Marine 60 (almost sixty gallons). I have used natural seawater, with real reef rock and added biodigest.

 

 

 

The BL comes with the following equipment:

Pump: Blue Marine Reefpower 600 / pompcapaciteit 660 l/h
Skimmer: Blue Marine Skim 130
Lighting: Nano LED 11
Heating: Fluval Edge comes apart

Future changes:
-  change the Blue Marine Reefpower 600 for a pump with some more power because there is a thin film on the surface in the compartment where the pump is situated.

- The skimmer, makes you wanna say bad language haha, so I will change this for a Mame skimmer or a  Reef Glass Skimmer.  Not sure yet which one to chose.
 

- Adding a Jecod 2SW wavemaker

- Lighting  a AI Prime HD or a AI Hydra 26 (Ik think the AI Hydra 26, in case I may go bigger in future redface.png)
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- In the first compartment I want to place a Media Rack. I have seen some nice onces from InTank, but they don't have the right size for me. The compartment is just about 6,5 x 9 cm (sorry I am not used to inches).  I guess I have to made one my self, sais somebody with two left handsconfused.png.


- ATO: Tunze Osmolater 3152.

 

Like I already said I started with natural seawater, real reef rock and some Biodigest, so the starting  cycle may take a while.  It gives me the opportunity to think about, which live stock is going to live in the Little Blue One.

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Cycling in with real reef rock is less fun, compared to live rock...  I hope its worth the benefits....

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Nice! What livestock do you think you will be adding?

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On 17-10-2017 at 9:05 PM, dpoltsdsu said:

Nice! What livestock do you think you will be adding?

 

 

Thanx ..... I do have a list  in my mind, but I a am not totally sure yet.  Anyway I like to stock it  with colorfull species, as much  as possible, which are not too difficult to keep:

 

Fish:

Green Clown Goby

Griessingei Goby

Neon Blue Goby

Clown Fish ???

 

Invertebrates:

Fan Worms

Tridacna Maxima (after all its namesake of our Queen)

Acans/ Ricordea 

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How is the tank and stand look very modern and stylish.  

 

You mentioned breeding sphinx cats?   We definitely would love to see pictures!

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Here an update....

 

I changed my skimmer for a Tunze 9001 and it runs perfect..... I also added an Jebao SW2 Powerhead.... and the biggest change is that I added Live Sand from Pink from Red Sea.... I must say starting with Real Reef Rock is pretty boring....:wacko:

 

Oh and the first residents of my tank are 2 Trochus Snails !!!

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On 23-10-2017 at 3:29 PM, TatorTaco said:

How is the tank and stand look very modern and stylish.  

 

You mentioned breeding sphinx cats?   We definitely would love to see pictures!

Hey thanx ... I am not sure this is the right forum to place pictures of my cats but her is one!!

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19 hours ago, Manfred said:

Hey thanx ... I am not sure this is the right forum to place pictures of my cats but her is one!!

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Nano Reef loves pictures of ALL pets, not just the underwater ones!

 

Your cat seems quite annoyed at getting it's picture taken.  :-)

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Freaky looking cat!!! but hey no allergies right.

 

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On 6-11-2017 at 5:42 PM, TatorTaco said:

Nano Reef loves pictures of ALL pets, not just the underwater ones!

 

Your cat seems quite annoyed at getting it's picture taken.  :-)

Actually he is not annoyed... He is just curious what I was doing because I was making strange sounds to get him to look in the camera...:D

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On 6-11-2017 at 6:34 PM, RubenZ said:

Freaky looking cat!!! but hey no allergies right.

 

Haha I think he is stunning... but about no allergies, it depends if you are allergic for a cats' hair or for his skin scales...;)

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