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After months of browsing and learning from NR without participating, it's time to reveal my first reef tank and hear your opinions. It's been running for exactly two months now.

 

Specs

Display Tank

  • 20 Gallon (23.6"L x 12"D x 15.8"H)

Rock & Sand

  • 5.8 lbs Live Rock 
  • 11 lbs Aragonite Sand 1-2mm

Lighting

  • Current USA Orbit Marine PRO

Wavemaker

  •  Sicce Nano Voyager 2000 

Filtration

  • Resun Magi 200l/h w/ Active Carbon

Heating

  • Eheim Jäger 75 Watt

RO System

  • AquarioPure 3 Stage RO System

Skimmer

  • Bubble Magus QQ1 (to be received soon)

Water Changes

  • Weekly 2.6g
  • Tropic Marin Pro Reef
  • Pro Bio S & -NP Pro 1/week

Params

  • NH3/4: 0
  • NO2: 0
  • NO3: 5-10
  • PO4: <0.03
  • Temp: 78F
  • Salinity: 1025sg

Livestock

Fish

  • 2* Ocellaris Clownfish
  • 1* Gramma Loreto

Inverts

  • 1* Nassarius Snail
  • 1* Trochus Snail

Corals

  • Ricordea Yuma Orange
  • Ricordea Florida Green 
  • Discosoma Mushrooms 
  • Caulastrea Furcata Bicolor
  • Caulastrea Curvata Green Neon
  • Euphyllia Parancora Green Tips (Hammer)
  • Euphyllia Yaeyamaensis Cream Tips (Octospawn)
  • Green Star Polyps
  • Xenia Coral
  • Zoanthids     
  • Montipora Plate Red and Green
  • Seriatopora Caliendrum         

 

FTS

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I'll try to get better pics soon , so you can tell me if I got the names of the coral right.

 

Greetings from Greece,

Billy

 

 

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1 hour ago, bbetta said:

After months of browsing and learning from NR without participating, it's time to reveal my first reef tank and hear your opinions. It's been running for exactly two months now.

 

Specs

Display Tank

  • 20 Gallon (23.6"L x 12"D x 15.8"H)

Rock & Sand

  • 5.8 lbs Live Rock 
  • 11 lbs Aragonite Sand 1-2mm

Lighting

  • Current USA Orbit Marine PRO

Wavemaker

  •  Sicce Nano Voyager 2000 

Filtration

  • 2* Resun Magi 200l/h (pumps only) behind a pouch of carbon I've left hanging in the tank temporarily.

Heating

  • Eheim Jäger 75 Watt

RO System

  • AquarioPure 3 Stage RO System

Skimmer

  • Bubble Magus QQ1 (to be received soon)

Water Changes

  • Weekly 2.6g
  • Aquaforest Reef Salt
  • Pro Bio S & -NP Pro 3 times a week

Params

  • NH3:0
  • NO2:0
  • NO3:5
  • PO4: <0.03
  • Temp: 78F
  • Salinity: 1025sg

Livestock

Fish

  • 2* Ocellaris Clownfish

Inverts

  • 2* Nassarius Snails
  • 3* Trochus Snails

Corals

  • Ricordea Yuma Orange
  • Green Actinodiscus and Discosoma Mushrooms 
  • Caulastrea Furcata Bicolor
  • Euphyllia Parancora Green Tips (Hammer)
  • Euphyllia Yaeyamaensis Cream Tips (Octospawn)
  • Green Star Polyps
  • Zoanthids  (Watermelons, Purple People Eaters look-alike                 

 

FTS

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I'll try to get better pics soon , so you can tell me if I got the names of the coral right.

 

Greetings from Greece,

Billy

 

 

:welcome:

 

it looks like you are off to a great start. :)  

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update!

 

I bought an Okinawae Goby but I can’t get it to eat. I’ve tried various frozen foods by Ocean Nutrition and Grindal Worms. It has a sunken belly, I’ve had it for more than two weeks now. I can see it picking copepods from the LR but it’s not enough. Any suggestions?

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bbetta

Thought I’d make an update to my journal. Tons of things have changed since my last pic. Bought a Royal Gramma yesterday and I’m currently battling cyano...

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I’ll upload an FTS as soon as I charge my camera 

 

Hope you like it 

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Hope you like it 

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banasophia

Oh wow, beautiful! Very nicely done. 

 

And and I see you’re in Greece, my favorite place!!! Where in Greece?

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5 hours ago, banasophia said:

Oh wow, beautiful! Very nicely done. 

 

And and I see you’re in Greece, my favorite place!!! Where in Greece?

I live in Thessaloniki, Greece’s 2nd largest city. It’s located in northern Greece, near the best beaches!

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It's a bit obvious but I really liked this pic 😂.

 

This guy has grown a lot more than I expected in less than 3 months (see picture above).

 

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Christopher Marks

It really has grown a lot, l'il chunker! 😄 

 

Good to see you back @bbetta, how has your nano reef been this summer? Any new coral additions?

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bbetta
6 hours ago, Christopher Marks said:

It really has grown a lot, l'il chunker! 😄 

 

Good to see you back @bbetta, how has your nano reef been this summer? Any new coral additions?

Thanks @Christopher Marks

I was absent for about ten days and some corals were not happy at all. I had some bleaching on some but nothing too serious. I did lose my seriatopora frag though. 

I’m planning to change up the tank a little bit. It will be more LPS-oriented. I’d like an Acan Garden plus some nice Euphyllias. 

 

Ricordeas drive me crazy because they move a lot so I’ll give away all my Mushrooms and I’ll reduce the size of my GSP and Xenia colonies.

 

I recently added my first Acanthastrea and I absolutely love them. I’m feeding reef-roids 2-3 times per week and I also got my eyes on the Fauna Marin LPS Pellets.

 

 

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Some new photos. They were taken 3 days ago, the day  that marks 1 year  since I set up this tank and started reefing!

 

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PS. Is the big Euphyllia in the right corner  a Paradivisa (Frogspawn) or a Yaeyamaensis (Octospawn) ???

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I’d like everyone’s opinion one something.

I realize many people keep Royal Grammas in tanks smaller than my 20G but I see that in many sites their minimum tank size is 30G.

 

I feel like that my tank is adequate for my Loreto (he is the only fish living near the rockwork, my clownfish don’t go anywhere near his spots), but I’d like a second opinion.

 

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Tamberav

He is fine in a 20g, they like to keep an eye on their cave and guard it. Even when I had one in my 40g he would hang out by his side of the tank to make sure no sneaky fish found his hideout. 

 

Tank looks awesome btw!

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bbetta

Some pics with only the Blue LEDs.

 

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After a year, I finally discovered that I’ve been burning my corals with an excessive amount of white light. The guy I bought the Led fixture from, suggested that I set my LEDs at max intensity! 

I now am at 100% Blue and 60% White. I don’t like it visually when I lower the whites (they were 70% a week ago, everything is way better now at 60%) to 50%. Probably the corals would be bettter off at 50%... I want to hear some opinions.

 

 

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New fish, a captive-bred Banggai Cardinal 

 

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Green Bay Packers Zoanthids 

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