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John Reef

Hey everyone, 

 

New to the group! Been in the reefing hobby for about 2 years now. It’s fun and with ups and downs. 😆 Looking forward on learning more from everyone. 

 

I currently have a 10 gallon mixed reef. 

 

Aquaclear 50 Powerfilter/chemipure nano

Ehiem 100w heater

Sb Reef LED For 1 year/ Now Radion xr15w gen4

DIY ato

Jebao Sw-2 powerhead
 
And currently dosing small amounts of kalkwasser. 
With weekly 2 gallon waterchange. 


PARAMETERS- 

 

Ph:8.2-8.3

ALK: 8.2

Calcium: 420-440

Magnesium: 1470

Nitrate: 5-10 

Phosphate: .1


Here is some pictures from Before i started. And now. 4B18C5C6-47AC-4378-9B46-FBF44BD4115D.thumb.jpeg.e2ab7a951fed810057c128d27c343b1f.jpeg

 

 


 

 

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Elizabeth94

Looks fantastic! Love bare bottom tanks. Your duncan and lobo are so, so nice! 

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NoOneLikesADryTang

Welcome! What made you decide to go bare bottom? 

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Clown79

Welcome to Nano.

 

Your tank looks great. Love the bare bottom look.

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John Reef
17 hours ago, Elizabeth94 said:

Looks fantastic! Love bare bottom tanks. Your duncan and lobo are so, so nice! 

Thank you very much! It must be the radions lol. 
The duncan coral came a long way! 😆

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17 hours ago, NoOneLikesADryTang said:

Welcome! What made you decide to go bare bottom? 

Thank you! So i had lots of diatom when i had sand. But now after 1 year and some change. Without the sand . I have, no issues with hair algae and bryopsis. And lotsss of flow! 😄

3 hours ago, Clown79 said:

Welcome to Nano.

 

Your tank looks great. Love the bare bottom look.

Thank you. I appreciate it! I love the BB look as well. Easier to maintain too. 😊

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18 hours ago, Elizabeth94 said:

Looks fantastic! Love bare bottom tanks. Your duncan and lobo are so, so nice! 

Here is my Darwin clown hosting the duncan. 😂

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Seadragon
18 minutes ago, John Reef said:

Here is my Darwin clown hosting the duncan. 😂

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Welcome again! 😉  That's a really nice shot and an amazing-looking Duncan!

 

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50 minutes ago, Seadragon said:

 

Welcome again! 😉  That's a really nice shot and an amazing-looking Duncan!

 

Thank you! I try! 😊

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Clown79

What is the trick with the duncans? I can't get mine to grow or even open up like that.

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Ratvan
2 minutes ago, Clown79 said:

What is the trick with the duncans? I can't get mine to grow or even open up like that.

+1 on this

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21 minutes ago, Clown79 said:

What is the trick with the duncans? I can't get mine to grow or even open up like that.

Personally in my experience, is lots of random flow and no direct flow. And i also direct feed them frozen foods lol. Also Brightwell coral aminos. 😄

 

19 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

+1 on this

 

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1 minute ago, John Reef said:

Personally in my experience, is lots of random flow and no direct flow. And i also direct feed them frozen foods lol. Also Brightwell coral aminos. 😄

 

 

I'll give aminos a read and maybe give it a go. 

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5 minutes ago, John Reef said:

Personally in my experience, is lots of random flow and no direct flow. And i also direct feed them frozen foods lol. Also Brightwell coral aminos. 😄

 

 

Well damn, I have random flow, no direct and they are fed. 

 

It's the only thing not growing mind you my clowns love bugging it.

 

I stopped amino's, it never made a difference besides helping the dino's when I got them.

 

I have a bottle sitting in my fridge wasting away.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Clown79 said:

Well damn, I have random flow, no direct and they are fed. 

 

It's the only thing not growing mind you my clowns love bugging it.

 

I stopped amino's, it never made a difference besides helping the dino's when I got them.

 

I have a bottle sitting in my fridge wasting away.

 

 

Well I'm stumped, tried all flows from practically none to rocking the frag and nada. It did great for about 6 months in the Pico started to pop out a new head and then stopped and closed... Maybe I'll try another frag

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10 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

Well I'm stumped, tried all flows from practically none to rocking the frag and nada. It did great for about 6 months in the Pico started to pop out a new head and then stopped and closed... Maybe I'll try another frag

Same here.

Mine started with 1 head and after 3 yrs it's up to 5 but it's not fully open or growing.

 

I've attempted different locations over months.

 

Here's my purple duncans

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Just now, Clown79 said:

Same here.

Mine started with 1 head and after 3 yrs it's up to 4 but it's not fully open or growing.

 

I've attempted different locations over months.

 

 

I will have had it a year on April 28th. Popped out a baby head in June and froze. First coral so don't want to lose it but it also irritates the living 🤬 out of me

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10 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

I'll give aminos a read and maybe give it a go. 

Yeah definitely! I do 4-5 drops of broadcast feeding with Brightwell everyday. 

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5 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

I will have had it a year on April 28th. Popped out a baby head in June and froze. First coral so don't want to lose it but it also irritates the living 🤬 out of me

I noticed a big difference in growth when I got my nutrients up, stopped overly cleaning, and started phyto dosing.

 

Getting dino's sucked but it changed my methods and I saw a positive change

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karen nation

Hi and welcome!  I love your tank.  We have a lot in common.  I am now cycling my 10 gallon and I have read its going to be very difficult, with such small amount of water and skimmer.  Just cycling has been a challenge..haha.  What brand of light do you have?  I love it and how it is attached..most people hang them with wires, I dont like that look...love the brackets!  My counter is below so to tall for now, but maybe when I upgrade soon.

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3 hours ago, Clown79 said:

Same here.

Mine started with 1 head and after 3 yrs it's up to 5 but it's not fully open or growing.

 

I've attempted different locations over months.

 

Here's my purple duncans

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I love duncans!  I think they are in my top 3 favorites. I want to get one soon....hopefully I can within the next few months!

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3 hours ago, Clown79 said:

Well damn, I have random flow, no direct and they are fed. 

 

It's the only thing not growing mind you my clowns love bugging it.

 

I stopped amino's, it never made a difference besides helping the dino's when I got them.

 

I have a bottle sitting in my fridge wasting away.

 

 

Hmm... that’s weird. What’s your nitrates? And is your tank stable at all times? 

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3 hours ago, Ratvan said:

Well I'm stumped, tried all flows from practically none to rocking the frag and nada. It did great for about 6 months in the Pico started to pop out a new head and then stopped and closed... Maybe I'll try another frag

It depends... what kind of duncan coral do you have? I know different duncan do require certain care and parameters.

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3 hours ago, Clown79 said:

Same here.

Mine started with 1 head and after 3 yrs it's up to 5 but it's not fully open or growing.

 

I've attempted different locations over months.

 

Here's my purple duncans

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Wow! Looks great in purple! It will grow , just time will take care of it. 😊

 

Here is mine on the top view. Maybe thinking about fragging this 10 headed duncan monster 😆

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29 minutes ago, John Reef said:

Hmm... that’s weird. What’s your nitrates? And is your tank stable at all times? 

Ya my tank is stable. Everything else is growing.

I've fragged my birdsnest so many times I can't remember. 

 

My nitrates usually are 2-5 and phos around 0.1, I run it high

 

 

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