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Backstory:

So I started my first reef tank in July 2017 with an EVO12. On January 31, 2019 I switched over to an Innovative Marine Fusion 20 gallon. I found the deal on CL (came with a stand, skimmer, reactor, ATO and a bunch of miscellaneous reef stuff). This thing cost me what I would ONLY pay for the tank itself. Not a bad deal in my opinion.

 

Since then, I've added a few new zoanthids, leathers, and a piece of SPS.

 

I'm also pretty sure I'm going to order a dosing unit so I can cut down on water changes and just dose to maintain Alk/Mag/Ca and give the corals more stability. Through testing I notice that my Alk decreases to a really low number over the span of just 1.5 weeks. I want to also get into more LPS so dosing will be necessary to maintain stability. I'm debating between BRS and B-Ionic.

 

 

Breakdown:

Tank: IM Fusion 20 gallon

ATO: XP Aqua Duetto

Light: AI Prime HD

Skimmer: Reef Glass Nano

Wavemaker: Aqamai KPS

Doser: TBD

 

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CORALS:

montipora setosa

green digitata

pocillopora

green star polyps

duncan

hammer

toadstool leather

green nepthea

red goniopora

ricordea

red mushrooms

Candy Cane

Zoas and palys: Utter Chaos, Banana Munchers, Laser Lemons, Purple Hearts, Rainbow Incinerator

 

FISH:

frostbite clown

misbar clown

six line wrasse

 

INVERTS:

Nassarius Snail

margarita snail

astrea snail

Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp

scarlet hermit crab

 

 

 

 

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WV Reefer
2 minutes ago, Lugmos12 said:

Backstory:

So I started my first reef tank in July 2017 with an EVO12. On January 31, 2019 I switched over to an Innovative Marine Fusion 20 gallon. I found the deal on CL (came with a stand, skimmer, reactor, ATO and a bunch of miscellaneous reef stuff). This thing cost me what I would ONLY pay for the tank itself. Not a bad deal in my opinion.

 

Since then, I've added a few new zoanthids, leathers, and a piece of SPS.

 

I'm also pretty sure I'm going to order a dosing unit so I can cut down on water changes and just dose to maintain Alk/Mag/Ca and give the corals more stability. Through testing I notice that my Alk decreases to a really low number over the span of just 1.5 weeks. I want to also get into more LPS so dosing will be necessary to maintain stability. I'm debating between BRS and B-Ionic.

 

 

Breakdown:

Tank: IM Fusion 20 gallon

ATO: XP Aqua Duetto

Light: AI Prime HD

Skimmer: Reef Glass Nano

Wavemaker: Aqamai KPS

Doser: TBD

 

Live stock:

 

CORALS:

montipora setosa

green digitata

pocillopora

green star polyps

duncan

hammer

toadstool leather

green nepthea

red goniopora

ricordea

red mushrooms

Candy Cane

Zoas and palys: Utter Chaos, Banana Munchers, Laser Lemons, Purple Hearts, Rainbow Incinerator

 

FISH:

frostbite clown

misbar clown

six line wrasse

 

INVERTS:

Nassarius Snail

margarita snail

astrea snail

Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp

scarlet hermit crab

 

 

 

 

2019-01-30 22.58.38.jpg

 

I like the gsp mountain. 😊

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5 minutes ago, WV Reefer said:

 

I like the gsp mountain. 😊

Thanks. It's a pain in the A**. I was warned about letting GSP get out of control. That piece of rock is my entire rockscape from the previous tank and GSP took it over in about 1 year I believe.

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1 minute ago, Lugmos12 said:

Thanks. It's a pain in the A**.

I figured. 😂 but it’s soooo pretty it’s hard to be mad at it. 

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1 minute ago, WV Reefer said:

I figured. 😂 but it’s soooo pretty it’s hard to be mad at it. 

I'm hoping the Galaxea kills a little bit of it :haha:

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WV Reefer
7 minutes ago, Lugmos12 said:

I'm hoping the Galaxea kills a little bit of it :haha:

If anything can it will be that!

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JR!

tank looks awesome

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Lugmos12

When dosing, do I shoot to match the Alk/Ca of my tank water or salt mix?

 

 

I have a 20 gallon. Salt mix Alk was 13 but my tank water was 8.3-8.5 somewhere in that range. Before water change my Alk was around 7 (possibly 6.7).

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jack1978

Cool tank, looks good!

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St3

Tank looks crisp,  what are the ones I have circled 

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Lugmos12

@St3

 

left to right: Green Sinularia, orange Ricordea, Red Goniopora 

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St3

How much are these frags and are they aggressive towards other corals, are you from th uk 

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On 2/8/2019 at 1:06 PM, St3 said:

How much are these frags and are they aggressive towards other corals, are you from th uk 

I'm in the U.S. I keep coral species within enough space from each other that I don't see them damaging each other. I had a torch in the past that would sting mushrooms once in a while.

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