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hi guys about 10 years ago i had a 65 gallon reef that i loved! since moving to nyc i haven't set one up until now. which began as a very basic 10 gallon tank. a month in she started leaking which forced me to upgrade to something a little bigger but much nicer. so heres what i have.

 

tank

-IM nuvo 14 gallon

 

heater-cobalt 100w

 

lighting

-current orbit marine led (light works great for the price and what i have for now)

-finnex light (for refugium)

 

filtration

-purigen

-chemipure

-phosnet

i also have the algae barn nano refugium kit.

-finnex hob refugium 

 

i have about 17lbs of live rock i got from my LFS (pacific aquarium)

5lbs of live sand 

 

flow

-sicce .5 silent pump (stock pump was too loud)

nano koralia 

 

weekly water changes (about 2 gallons) 

 

 the old tank is pictured first. i liked the rock work much more in the first tank. 

 

all together the tank is about 3 months old. 

 

 

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ClownFizz

Looking good.

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On 5/20/2018 at 2:27 AM, ClownFizz said:

Looking good.

Thank you! 

Excited to watch it grow for the next few years. 

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VictoryBell

Looking great, I love the IM 14 tanks.

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Lula_Mae

Very pretty!  These are great tanks.  There was a contest a year ago featuring this tank so you may find inspiration looking through those threads.

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20 hours ago, Lula_Mae said:

Very pretty!  These are great tanks.  There was a contest a year ago featuring this tank so you may find inspiration looking through those threads.

Thanks! I can’t seem to find the thread. Anyway you could send it to me. 

22 hours ago, VictoryBell said:

Looking great, I love the IM 14 tanks.

Thanks you. I love the glass 

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I wish my scoly would eat my cleaner shrimp. He’s such a little thief! 

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Everything seems to be growing and doing well. Noticing Very nice purple coraline growth on the glass. Also added a nice little Kenya tree. Finally caught the black ice clown! She was so mean to the other one and cause mayhem in the tank. I ended up adding a 6 line wrasse, which gets along well with my other clown. 

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On 5/23/2018 at 1:22 AM, coryscritch said:

Thanks! I can’t seem to find the thread. Anyway you could send it to me. 

Thanks you. I love the glass 

Do a search for the 100 days of nano contest and see if you can find it that way. I don't have a link off hand. :smilie:

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ClownFizz

wow ur soft corals grow so quickly 

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Tank is looking really good today 

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ClownFizz

Clowns must be hosting ur scoly. Hope ur scoly is ok with that. Esp when they start to get rough it

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Clown79

Tank looks great!

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17 hours ago, ClownFizz said:

Clowns must be hosting ur scoly. Hope ur scoly is ok with that. Esp when they start to get rough it

I actually had to take the one clown back because she was beating the hell out of the other one. But, yes my clown is hosting the scoly and is not affecting it at all! 😀

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14 hours ago, Clown79 said:

Tank looks great!

Thanks! I actually went to the Seychelles for 10 days and came home to everything looking great. He only problem now if the diatoms on the sand bed which look terrible but the tank is pretty new so I think they will pass eventually 

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ClownFizz

Im in the process of a tank upgrade... due to the fact that i cant even go 1 week without a water change.

 

i had the same initially with my larger clownfish. After 2 weeks, they settled. Maybe because one is like 3x larger than the other.

 

one is hosting my green bta and the other a torch coral. So both r happy lol

 

tank is going well overall?

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On 7/16/2018 at 8:02 PM, ClownFizz said:

Im in the process of a tank upgrade... due to the fact that i cant even go 1 week without a water change.

 

i had the same initially with my larger clownfish. After 2 weeks, they settled. Maybe because one is like 3x larger than the other.

 

one is hosting my green bta and the other a torch coral. So both r happy lol

 

tank is going well overall?

I'm going to run this tank for 2 years. when we move  ill setup a new tank. ill probably go back to a 65 with MH lighting. 

 

i had these two clown for over 2 months. there was no sign of settling. haha i had to take her back! i grabbed a 6line wrasse so i just have two fish. they enjoy each others company.  

 

tank is doing pretty good. everything is growing! lots a coralline going on. just a little algae bloom on the sand bed. i think it will pass in time.

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Kenya tree in the process of taking over the whole tank. Not mad about it 

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ClownFizz

Looks good

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