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dpoltsdsu

Hello everyone!! I'm back after a couple of months hiatus after moving and acquiring a new job.

 

For my next nano reef, I setting up a 20 gallon peninsula reef tank. For every reef tank I setup, I like to have a unique style to the tank. My last tank was a larger nano reef that was dominated by soft coral.

 

For this reef, I am going to focus a bit more on SPS corals. Over the last month I have been tinkering with the aquascape and finally have a look that I really like. I used some KP Aquatics rock from my old setup so there was no cycle and the tank will hopefully be off to a good start with some mature rock. I have a beautiful and unique colony of Montipora Spongodes that I wanted to be the focus of the tank and I really like where I was able to place it. 

 

Here is the equipment list so far:

 

Lighting: SB Reef 16 inch LED fixture

Water Flow: Vortech Mp10 at 100% 

Heater: Jager

ATO: Tunze Osmolator 

Dosing: B-Ionic 2 part

Filtration: Carbon/GFO and Purigen

 

 

Here is the tank so far: 

 

 

 

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5*Chris

Your aquascape looks great. I really love the look of the Peninsula tanks.

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43 minutes ago, dpoltsdsu said:

Hello everyone!! I'm back after a couple of months hiatus after moving and acquiring a new job.

 

For my next nano reef, I setting up a 20 gallon peninsula reef tank. For every reef tank I setup, I like to have a unique style to the tank. My last tank was a larger nano reef that was dominated by soft coral.

 

For this reef, I am going to focus a bit more on SPS corals. Over the last month I have been tinkering with the aquascape and finally have a look that I really like. I used some KP Aquatics rock from my old setup so there was no cycle and the tank will hopefully be off to a good start with some mature rock. I have a beautiful and unique colony of Montipora Spongodes that I wanted to be the focus of the tank and I really like where I was able to place it. 

 

Here is the equipment list so far:

 

Lighting: SB Reef 16 inch LED fixture

Water Flow: Vortech Mp10 at 100% 

Heater: Jager

ATO: Tunze Osmolator 

Dosing: B-Ionic 2 part

Filtration: Carbon/GFO and Purigen

 

 

Here is the tank so far: 

 

 

 

15619316379896667799845044452115.jpg

 

I like the scape  😊

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-evan

love that scape! gonna look super cool when it’s filled in with coral. 

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dpoltsdsu

Thanks!!

 

Fish selection so far is my rescue clownfish half-stripe who I've had for years and a small 6 line wrasse.

 

Think i may try to add a couple small Barnacle Blennies or something along those lines as well 

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mitten_reef

What a great start!  Can't wait to see where you're going with this one. 

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DutchNanoReefer88

That´s looking awesome! Good luck with the tank and keeping the scape like this. 😉

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dpoltsdsu

I added a beautiful Yellow Sea Whip Gorgonian to the left rock structure and I think it looks great there! The tank is still pretty new but I'm really enjoying it so far.

 

Going to be adding quite a bit to the reef over the next month or so!

 

FTS with Gorgonian added

 

 

 

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dpoltsdsu

I want to add a couple more small nano fish to the reef. I love fish where its not always super easy to see them. Kind of like diving on a reef where the closer one looks, the more one sees.

 

To go with that theme, I got a pretty cool male Sailfin Blenny. He ate within a minute of being in the tank as well which is always good to see.

 

I was able to snag a pretty cool picture of him in a rock crevice

 

 

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DutchNanoReefer88

That´s a nice fellow! 🙂 And you have enough coralline algae on your rocks. 😉

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