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Muffin

Here is the start of my new build.IMG_20171208_165452.thumb.jpg.e320f036dba0b8d6b3dc54d023760b63.jpg

 

Equipment list:

- Aquamaxx 2.5 gallon

- Finnex HOB refugium (not being used as a refugium)

- Rio 50

- Tetra 50 watt heater

- Kessil a80

- Pukani and reef saver rock ( there is a lot in the HOB refugium )

 

To be added:

An auto top-off, thinking the smart micro ato but I'm open to suggestions.

 

Stocking:

I'm planning on stocking with my "high-end" mushrooms that I currently have in my Nuvo 20, but I still haven't made up my mind yet.

 

I'll try to keep this thread updated regularly.

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debbeach13

Cute little set up. So your thinking a grow out tank to keep the nuvo from over crowding? 

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Biglex

Looks good! 

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TheRope

I love the mushroom idea, ive been wanting to make a mushroom only reef jar, for... well... since i made my first jar hahah

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18 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

Cute little set up. So your thinking a grow out tank to keep the nuvo from over crowding? 

Uhh probably not a grow out tank, most likely a more focused tank. My Nuvo is an extremely mixed tank that I want to start to focus mainly sps.

 

17 hours ago, Biglex said:

Looks good! 

Thanks!

 

16 hours ago, TheRope said:

I love the mushroom idea, ive been wanting to make a mushroom only reef jar, for... well... since i made my first jar hahah

Yeah I figured this would be a good way to showcase my jb, og bounce and a few other bounces I have. It's an addiction... Now I want to set up more picos... They are so fun.

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Muffin

Starting to look ugly. Most likely my next update will be when I start adding coral.IMG_20171211_185020.thumb.jpg.d251cc28920c4fcbfcd78af143ecb06e.jpg

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TheRope

Scrape scrape scrape! waterchange!

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Muffin

Meh it doesn't really bother me too much, I'm just going to wait it out.

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Lypto

all those diatoms eating the delicious silica! it's progressing well!

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29 minutes ago, Lypto said:

all those diatoms eating the delicious silica! it's progressing well!

Thanks! I'm excited to start adding corals soon.

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Muffin

Ran some water test and decided to add some mushrooms. IMG_20180102_144332.thumb.jpg.521a295bbfe5ad05bd40ae9640140f0a.jpg

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JBM

how do you like the finnex hob refugium. Yes I get it your not using it as a refugium. Is it well made?

 

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Muffin

I like it, I have used it before as a refugium and it served it's purpose. The actual quality isn't too bad, it's all plastic though, acrylic would be much nicer. 

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JBM

Very nice! Thanks for the info

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Muffin

Anytime

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Muffin

A little update on the mushroom pico, added more mushrooms but I had to move the jb up to my main tank. Crazy how fast og bounces grow.IMG_20180307_190044.thumb.jpg.efe4ff1ec203f4625aba238f9c0ea381.jpgIMG_20180307_190151.thumb.jpg.7b53fbf5a49f7f713a1c3d4c5df85161.jpg

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ajmckay

Nice tank!  And I like the shroom theme!

 

I just went to a frag swap selling tiny frags of those for pretty crazy prices...  Hoping that before too long they become common enough I can get one cheaper - they're pretty awesome. 

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Muffin

Thanks. Yeah I'm lucky to have some friends, that gave me a literal slice of the foot.

 

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This is back from September.

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ajmckay

Pretty awesome - that certainly was a tiny slice!  Thanks for sharing.

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Muffin

No worries, I'm guessing pretty soon here they will be somewhat cheaper. They seem to already dropped in price quite a bit.

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JBM

Just like everything else.  Prices will drop. I remember when plain ole green palys where $8-10 a head. 

 

Now on I have multiple frags I can't even give away

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Muffin

New inhabitants a trio of dwarf dart fish (Aioliops megastima) and another orange mushroom.IMG_20180313_181513.thumb.jpg.c1734f654bdc0a89be3ecc5db34cd8fd.jpg

 

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Cintax

Love those mini dart fish!

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vlangel

Nice pics!

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46 minutes ago, Cintax said:

Love those mini dart fish!

Yeah I saw them, and thought they would be perfect for the tank. So far I'm feeding them brine nauplii and going to try to get them on some frozen or types of food

3 minutes ago, vlangel said:

Nice pics!

Thanks!

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