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(03/20/2021 FTS)

 

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The Tree of Life.ūüĆĪ

Start date: 02/20/2020 

 

Equipment:

Waterbox Cube 10.

AI Prime 16HD Reef with 12" Flex Arm.

Eheim Heater 50 Watt.

Finnex Max 300 Heater Controller.

Sicce Syncra Nano Return Pump.

(2) Ecotech Marine Versa Dosing Pumps.

AI Nero 3 Wavemaker. 

XP Aqua Duetto ATO.

Trigger Systems 5g ATO Reservoir.

D-D Jumpguard Aquarium Screen Cover.

Flipper Nano Glass Cleaner.

3D Printed Filter Floss Cup.

3D Printed Fish Feeder Ring.

3D Printed Dosing Tube Bracket.

 

Filtration:

8.5 lbs. Dry Aragonite Rock.

Big Kahuna Filter Floss/pad.

Red Sea Reef Spec Carbon. 

 

Salt Mix:

38% Red Sea Salt. 

12% Red Sea Coral Pro Salt.

50% Tropic Marin Syn-Biotic Salt.

 

Testing:

Alkalinity- Hanna Alkalinity DKH.

Calcium- Salifert.

Magnesium- Salifert.

Nitrate- Salifert / Hanna Nitrate LR.

Phosphate- Hanna Phosphate ULR.

Salinity- Milwaukee Digital Refractometer.

Par- Seneye.

AutoAqua Smart Stir Magnetic Stirrer.

 

Additives:

Brightwell Aquatics Coral Amino.

Red Sea Reef Energy Plus AB+.

Tropic Marin All-For-Reef.

Tropic Marin NP-Bacto-Balance.

BRS Alkalinity / Calcium / Magnesium (For General Adjustments)

Red Sea Trace-Colors ABCD.

 

Foods:

Piscine Energetics PE Pellet Fish Food.

Hikari Marine -S- Pellet Fish Food.

Benepets Benereef Coral Food.

Brightwell Aquatics ReefBlizzard-XC Coral Food

Brightwell Aquatics PhytoChrom.

Brightwell Aquatics Zooplanktos-S.

 

Livestock:

(2) Black Darwin Ocellaris Clownfish. 

Blue Leg Hermit Crabs. 

Astraea Snails. 

 

Coral:

(Soft)

Bam Bam Zoanthids. (Knox Corals)

Bob Marley Zoanthids. (Knox Corals)

Eagle Eye Zoanthids. (Salt Critters)

Ked Red Zoanthids. (Knox Corals)

Nirvana Zoanthids. (Knox Corals)

Radioactive Dragon Eye Zoanthids. (Salt Critters)

Rainbow Infusion Zoanthids. (Knox Corals)

Sour Apple Zoanthids. (Knox Corals)

Mystery Zoanthids. x2 (Aqua SD)

Blue Discosoma Mushroom. (Staub Aqua Farm)

Briareum. (Aqua SD)

Green Star Polyps. (Nano Reef Member - MikeW)

Rainbow Clove polyps. (Aqua SD)

Grube's Gorgonian. (Fish of Hex)

Purple Plume Gorgonian. (Nano Reef Member - nathenvan)

 

(LPS)

Duncan. (Aqua SD)

Splatter Hammer. (Salt Critters)

Purple Tip Frogspawn. (Basement Reef)

Yellow Mouth Teal Tip Frogspawn. (Basement Reef)

Green Trumpet Caulastrea. (Aqua SD)

Teal Trumpet Caulastrea. (Fish of Hex)

Alveopora. (Aqua SD)

Red Blastomussa Wellsi. (Aqua SD)

Purple Blastomussa Wellsi. (Aqua SD)

Dragon Soul Goniastrea. (Aqua SD)

 

(SPS)

Green Slimer Staghorn Acropora. (Fish of Hex)

ATL Blue Clover Staghorn Acropora. (Fish of Hex)

WWC Yellow Tip Austera Acropora. (Fish of Hex)

PC Rainbow Acropora. (Fish of Hex)

Millepora Acropora. (Aqua SD)

Red Montipora Digitata. (Aqua SD)

Green Montipora Digitata. (Fish of Hex)

Red Montipora Capricornis. (Basement Reef)

Idaho Grape Montipora Capricornis. (Fish of Hex)

Green Pavona. (Fish of Hex)

Montipora Spongodes. (Basement Reef)

Purple Stylophora. (Aqua SD)

Rainbow Pocillopora. (Aqua SD)

Neon Green Pocillopora. (Fish of Hex)

Pink Pocillopora. (Aqua SD)

 

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seabass

:welcome: to Nano-Reef.com and this contest!  Glad you decided to join in.

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devaji108

welcome! WB are nice little tanks!

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This guy is extra salty

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devaji108

I like the idea of 2 - WB 10s next to each other. be mind full to leave space between then so you can clan the glass. 

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On 2/18/2020 at 10:10 AM, devaji108 said:

I like the idea of 2 - WB 10s next to each other. be mind full to leave space between then so you can clan the glass. 

There will be approximately 12" space between the tanks. Hopefully this will be enough space to minimize light spill from one tank to the other.

 

The tank is now wet and 2 weeks into the cycle. I will post a few photos once I get the tank moved across the room to its permanent location. There isn't enough room on this chest for two tanks.

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devaji108

I think that gonna look sweet. just keep an eye on the the FW light not to spill in to the SW tank and grow algae. 

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MrP

(March Update)

 

The tank is now moved to its permanent location. It's been cycling for a month now. Getting close!

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Fully cycled in 35 days. Hopefully I can get some life into this tank soon. A pair of black ocellaris clowns are on the wish list.

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4 hours ago, MrP said:

Fully cycled in 35 days. Hopefully I can get some life into this tank soon. A pair of black ocellaris clowns are on the wish list.

Sterling choice and lovely scape, loads of movement¬†ūüėé

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Not much to report. I got a diatom bloom so I tossed a small amount of Kent Marine phosphate sponge in the filter sock. Problem solved. 

 

I added a jar of Tisbe copepods to the tank so they can establish in the rock prior to adding fish. The tank gets dosed with live phytoplankton daily. I'm hoping to get the pair of clowns and maybe a Blackline Blenny ordered from Sustainable Aquatics next week along with some red leg hermit crabs to keep the excess food cleaned up. In the next month or two, I will toss a few snails in there. Hopefully by then, Reef Cleaners will have some inverts back in stock. 

 

I have several corals growing out on frag racks in my other tank that will eventually make their way into this tank. I'm not in a rush to stock it. I prefer to let the tank age and stabilize prior to introducing corals. 

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debbeach13

Good luck with your plan. Do you think the tank is big enough for 3 fish. Tons of people have great luck with 2 in ten gallons. maybe a few members will chime in about 3. I hope you and your love ones are doing well. 

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7 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

Good luck with your plan. Do you think the tank is big enough for 3 fish. Tons of people have great luck with 2 in ten gallons. maybe a few members will chime in about 3. I hope you and your love ones are doing well. 

Thank you for the warm wishes! We are doing well. 

 

10 gallons probably isn't ideal for 3 fish but I have other tanks I can transfer to if an issue arises. 

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DNR88

Nice tank and I really dig the scape! ūüėäūüĎć

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2 hours ago, DNR88 said:

Nice tank and I really dig the scape! ūüėäūüĎć

Thanks! :smilie:

 

The scape consists of around 20 rocks super glued together. I had some small rocks and rubble left over from another scape. 

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(April Update)

 

The rock is aging nicely! I had a bit of red spirulina develop. Chemiclean cleared that up. I added a few small Astraea snails and blue leg hermit crabs to the tank. 

 

I'm going to do a water change and test all of the parameters this weekend. If everything looks good, i'm going to start moving some coral over to the tank. :smilie:

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Parameters look great!

Alk- 8.5

Ca- 425

Mg- 1300

No3- 5

Po4- .03

 

I loaded up a frag rack full of zoanthids and placed it into the tank after the lights turned off.  Here's the list:

 

Bam Bam

Bob Marley

Eagle Eye

Ked Red

Nirvana

Radioactive Dragon Eye

Rainbow Infusion

Sour Apple

 

Once they settle in and are happy in their new environment, I will start gluing them to the rock. 

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All of the zoanthids are open and happy in their new home! Time to start gluing them down. :smilie:

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debbeach13

Looks great. I am jealous!

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(May Update)

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I was looking at my tank this evening after the lights went out and noticed this sponge growth on one of my zoas.

 

I also made a few changes to the tank. I swapped out my Hydor Koralia nano wavemaker for a Sicce voyager nano. The extra flow helped with ridding the red spirulina I was having issues with. I also swapped out the return pump that Waterbox included with the tank with a Sicce micra plus. This also added a bit of extra flow to the tank and raised the water level in the display a bit.

 

I still haven't added any fish to this tank but I did transfer a few more frags over to it. Pictures to come on my next update.

 

 

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(June Update)

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debbeach13

Nice pictures!

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(July Update)

 

Five months in and still no fish. :sad:

 

All of the corals are doing great, though! I'm a bit surprised by how well this little tank is doing. I haven't cleaned the glass in over a week.

 

I seeded it with some coralline scrapings from my other tank so hopefully I will see some growth soon. 

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