johnnyvega252 Posted August 30, 2021 Share Posted August 30, 2021 Hello Everyone, I have decided to get back into the hobby... Last time I bit a lot more than I could chew and ended up destroying a beautiful 20 gallon IM Fusion to upgrade to a RedSea Reefer... I ended up losing a lot of the corals and some fish. Out of frustration I sold everything I had and decided to call it quits. After trying to find another hobby for several years I realized I didn't enjoy any of them as much as I enjoyed my tank not my violin, not my Gunpla, not my drawing, or even my drone which I still use from time-to-time. This time around, I am going to start out a bit different and try to make the whole process as uninvolved as I possibly can. The mistakes I committed during my last tank were out of greed and wanting to chase parameters and changing my rock-scape numerous times rather than just letting things be. I didn't stick to my plan and I went from an off-brand AIO tank that worked well, to a IM Fusion 20, to finally a RedSea reefer that I ended up selling. This time around I will try to remain consistent and bring stability to my tank. While chasing parameters I would do water changes left and right, I would change lighting, feeding schedules, etc... etc.. It never dawned on me how all these changes were affecting my fish and corals and in the end as we say in my country, "The remedy turned out worse than the disease!" Hopefully you guys will enjoy this build as much as I look forward to sharing it with all of you. Bellow you will find my equipment list... Much of it is still on order and on its way. Waterbox was sold out of the tank I wanted with the Ai HD Prime combo but, I still ordered it and its now on backorder so we will see. No rush this time, plus I became a father last year and as we prepare to celebrate my son's upcoming birthday I want to focus on that in the meantime so I don't mind the wait... The equipment list is as follow... Hardware Waterbox Peninsula 15gallon AIO Ai HD Prime Black with 12inch mounting arm Ai Nero 3 Fluval 50W heater Sicce .05 return pump XP Aqua Duetto ATO Ink Bird Temp Controller Advanced Acrylics slim ATO reservoir Filtration Going to get the overhang piece from inTank with their filter floss ( Their media rack didn't convince me! ) They should really find a way to make a rack that works without having to cut up the tank just my opinion. Going to run ChemiPure blue Rock & Substrate Caribsea Fiji Pink Marco Dry Rock not the purple one. Future Inhabitants 2 Designer clowns still deciding which 1 Cleaner Shrimp 1 Bicolor Blenny Zoas, Softies, I really want an octo-spawn coral, and I might try some acans and some easy bird's nest or montipora. First Water Test Ph 8.0 Ammonia .50ppm Nitrite 5.0ppm Nitrate 20ppm 1 Quote Link to comment
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