mcashatt01 Posted April 30, 2021 Share Posted April 30, 2021 After year's of lurking, I finally started my first saltwater aquarium yesterday. Posting here for advice and support along the way. Build List IM Nuvo Fusion 10 gallon Red Sea Reefled 50 MightyJet 320gph stock return pump EHEIM JAGER TRUTEMP 50 WATT JBJ Nano ATO Carib Sea Alive Special grade sand approx 8 lbs Caribsea Dry Rock approx 9 lbs - cured at the LFS API Saltwater Master Test Kit Hanna Salinity Tester Red Sea Coral Pro water from LFS Great Value Distilled Water for top offs Stuff I have but haven't added yet AI Nero 3 power head - installed 5/16/21 but has been mostly off. It's just too much for what I want to do. Probably removing the next time my hands enter the tank. Livestock Ocelaris Clown x2 - 5/16/21 - Vanelope & Ralph Halloween Hermit Crab - 5/16/21 - Tron Hi Fin Red Banded Goby - 6/12/21 - Jimmy Randall's Pistol Shrimp - 6/12/21 - Clark Turbo Snail - 6/12/21 - Bill Yellow Clown Goby - 8/21/21 Blue Neon Goby 8/21/21 Livestock that came on Live Rock Multiple brittle stars Feather Dusters Pistol shrimp(s) Snail - cerith, freebie with KP Aquatics live rock Coral Pulsing Xenia - 5/16/21 Green Star Polyps - 5/16/21 Hammer Euphyllia x2 - 5/28/21 Toadstool - 5/28/21 Ricordea Florida - 5/28/21 Platygyra - 5/28/21 Mixed Zoanthid Colonies x3 - 6/3/21 Candy Cane Coral - 6/12/21 Fungai Plate Coral - 7/3/21 Purple duncan - 7/3/21 Florida Ricordea - 7/3/21 Branching Hammer - 7/3/21 Unknown type of Zoanthid - 7/3/21 Hollywood Stunner - 7/28/21 Caulestrea - 7/28/21 Duncan - 7/28/21 Acan - 7/28/21 Rock Flower Anemone - 8/21/21 Blue Tipped Frogspawn - 8/28/21 I'm planning to install the ATO after work today. Was planning to do a fishless cycle using Fritz Turbo Start and liquid ammonia but my LFS is out of ammonia and encouraging me to do a fish in cycle with baby ocelaris clown. I will say, I trust my LFS as it's tanks, corals and fish are immaculate. What do you guys think? I already know it's a very divided subject. Also, I feel like my sand bed may be a little thick, should I remove some sand? See 2nd pic. Finally, I'm one armed at the moment due to an accident but had intended on doing a nicer rockscape. Do you think this single rock will inhibit me in anyway with future coral placement? Thanks for any and all advice in advance. The one thing I'm TRYING to remember is, nothing good happens fast. 6/12/21 6/3/21 New Zoanthid Colonies 6/2/21 Hammers really opening up 5/16/21 Added two juvenile ocelaris clowns, GSP and Pulsing Xenia 5/14/21 Live Rock from KP Aquatics is settling in. 4/30/21 First day 2 Quote Link to comment
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