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A Veteran's Adventure - sub-1 Gallon Acropora Reef

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2 hours ago, Christopher Marks said:

So cool! Is that the skimmer there on the left?

 

It is! Here's a better pic. It's basically a cut up 24/40 lab glass nozzle with some tubing and a 24/40 test tube that it slots into, with the base cut. 

 

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Amphrites

What an amazing thread, the effort you've put into those horticulture systems is really impressive, so, so much more-effort and forethought than the "see if it works" slacking I've done lol... What an awesome read, very sorry to hear about the dino's and the monti nudi's, probably two of the absolute worst possible organisms to find in a system...

Oh, and I love the PAR bulbs, people severely-underestimate just how much light they can put into a system.

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16 hours ago, Amphrites said:

What an amazing thread, the effort you've put into those horticulture systems is really impressive, so, so much more-effort and forethought than the "see if it works" slacking I've done lol... What an awesome read, very sorry to hear about the dino's and the monti nudi's, probably two of the absolute worst possible organisms to find in a system...

Oh, and I love the PAR bulbs, people severely-underestimate just how much light they can put into a system.

Thank you! The horticulture systems have really been a strong effort from me and it's good to see reliable results, especially with such a hands-off system! Though honestly the 'see if it works 'method is all I use, coupled with really intense obvservation and moderate-at-best record keeping.

 

It hink I'm glad for the dinos and nudis, made me really re-assess the system, Based on the size, like a tablespoon of gravel was enough to give a good pod population and not taht whole bowl of sand like I'd imagined. I think if it didn't have dinos and nudis it would have crashed a different way. 

 

I really like PAR bulbs, but these are actually MR16 LEDs, I think the photo makes the tank look bigger than it is but a PAR38 bulb wouldn't fit into the tank actually, or if it does, it would be a snug fit. I can practically pick up the tank one handed it's so small. I'll take a scale shot with something later today. 

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Got a few new corals, the tank is now at capacity I think. It's got 12 frags of Acroporidae and Pocilloporidae

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debbeach13

Tease! Are they on order or do you have them?

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East1

I was planning on waiting for them to   stop sliming but popular demand prevails 

 

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debbeach13

When they stop slimming you can take close up pictures and give us details. You know if you want to.

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East1

I have been meaning to get a macro lens for various things so I suspect you’re entirely right!!

12 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

When they stop slimming you can take close up pictures and give us details. You know if you want to.

 

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two weeks ago the cream pocillopora in the foreground was dark brown, it looks like it's going pink now 

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When doing a 100% water change I realised the total water volume of this tank is actually 2.9 litres of water or .76 gallons with all the displacement now.

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Ratvan
21 hours ago, East1 said:

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When doing a 100% water change I realised the total water volume of this tank is actually 2.9 litres of water or .76 gallons with all the displacement now.

Thats a lot of displacement, looking great as well too

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