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365 Day Challenge- My Birthday Tank

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Hello y’all 

 

Just joined the community here, saw this challenge on instagram and was highly interested.  Lucky for me my birthday was close and more importantly I got the Wifeys approval 🥳🥳. Super late entry, but hey the obstacle is the way. Gonna try top stick with a budget theme here for this one.  I have a a few parts laying around from other tanks and upgrades on my current tank.  

 

I recently got my buddy’s setup who left the hobby for $50.  This included an AI Prime HD, 2 Picasso clowns, live rock with mushrooms and zoos and sand. A the main points.  This was timed perfectly with this challenge to minimize my cost(HUGE selling point for Wifey 😎)

 

Tank 

  • LifeGard Aquatics AIO 10 Gallon

Light 

  • Not sure. I have an AI prime (now sitting after getting a prime from my buddy) Or a Kessil A80.  Open for opinions.  
  • I am leaning toward AI prime currently 🤷🏻‍♂️

Upgrades

  • Changed the stock pump to a Hydor I had in my drawer. I’ll update pics to come. 

LiveStock

  • Picasso Clowns (from my buddy)
  • Normal CUC
  • Pistol Shrimp(supposedly in my buddy’s tank I inherited)
  • **if there’s a pistol then maybe a goby
  • Super Contingent for anything If I cant find the shrimp lol

Coral

  • **If my wife asks I am getting coral from my other tanks**
  • TBD based on a local coral show and what I can sneak in 😈😈

 

Not sure what else to put here since this is literally my first post.  Thanks

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seabass

:welcome: to Nano-Reef.com!

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devaji108

welcome to NR!  

nice score on the tank, lights,LR  and fish great deal for sure.

you are not late at all many of us have yet to get our tank...

 

this will  be a fun challenge lost of tank to fallow of the next year. 

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This guy is extra salty

Welcome to nano-reef!
 

sweet little 10g as for lighting I would definitely AIPrime it

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debbeach13

Welcome to NR and the contest. Good luck with your tank. That is a pretty large chiller the tank it sitting on. LOL

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Coral Vault
3 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

Welcome to NR and the contest. Good luck with your tank. That is a pretty large chiller the tank it sitting on. LOL

Lol. Keeps my beers nice and chilled 😎😎

9 hours ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Welcome to nano-reef!
 

sweet little 10g as for lighting I would definitely AIPrime it

Thank you ! AI Prime it is 🤙🏻🤙🏻

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Coral Vault

Mixing up some water. I plan on using rocks from my other tanks to jumpstart the cycle. 

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22 hours ago, Coral Vault said:

AI prime or Kessil A80.  Open for opinions.

Definitely the AI prime since

you have both. A80 is a great light (I have one in a pico), but not even playing in the same league as the Prime.  

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Coral Vault

Let there be light ! And beer ! 🍻🍻

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Coral Vault

Added some fans and rocks from my other tanks. Water is half new and half water change.  Is this considered cycled ? 🧪🔬🧐

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Coral Vault

First tank inhabitant. #winning 🤦🏻‍♂️

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Coral Vault

Found the pistol shrimp !! Also the clowns are in.  

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debbeach13

Things are moving right alone. How many other tanks do you have? 

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Coral Vault
1 hour ago, debbeach13 said:

Things are moving right alone. How many other tanks do you have? 

I have a 20G JBJ frag tank that has been running for almost 4 years. I also got a deal on my buddies tank who left the hobby. I am using it to jumpstart this tank. 

 

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Coral Vault

LEAR coral show was today.  I would say it was a great day. 

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Ok. So here is a quick update. LEAR was amazing. Picked up quite a few coral for some great deals. 

  • Ultra rainbow anemone 
  • Rock Flower Nem
  • 4 Yuma Ricordea
  • Green Birdsnest 
  • Montipora(forget the name)
  • LA lakers zoa
  • scrambled eggs Zoa
  • vamps in drag pally (has 4 polyps of something else )
  • another paly that resembles utter chaos(also with a different zoa ) 
  • Green Slimer sps
  • CUC - 2 turbo snails, 3 nassarius snail, 4 scarlet hermits, and a peppermint shrimp. 

Here is a new FTS 

 

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Update. Looks like the rbta needs more light. It’s reaching. So I ordered another mount for the AI Prime, so it can get lower to the tank. In the mean time I added the Kessil as a spotlight and it’s starting to do less “reaching”. Thoughts ? 

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Coral Vault

Looks like I need a lid.  So upset right now.  They have been paired up for over 3 years. 

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debbeach13

Oh no. Sorry! that really s-cks.

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