Seadragon Posted September 7, 2021 Share Posted September 7, 2021 My End Game Nano Reef No Dosing, No Carbon, No Testing* WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?! For two years, I experimented and played around with the Simple & Easy 10g Nano Reef since 9/10/2019. Upon moving into our new house in 2022, I will start to purchase and build the necessary items needed for my End Game Reef tank, the last Reef tank I expect to own in my lifetime (unless it breaks of course, then I'll buy another). The 10g tank will seed my new 13.5g tank and the current inhabitants will be transferred over which include: the original Nemo, the original Goby (both shown in the old photo below from when I first started the 10g), Ninja, Alpha Blenny, and Shrimpy. MY PRIMARY GOALS I have 3 primary goals for this nano reef: No Dosing, No Activated Carbon, No Testing* To have the Xenia cover the majority of the bottom of the tank, GSP cover the side wall where the filtration is, Duncan, Hammer & Frogspawn placed on the top of the rockwork nearest to the light, and Fireworks Clove Polyps placed at the end of the tank farthest from the filtration. See the Plan Diagram in the Pictures section below. To have thriving corals, happy fish, and no visible cyanobacteria or dinoflagellates. * I do test salinity which I keep at a stable 1.025 and I try to keep my water temperature around 75°F. MAINTENANCE Weekly-Biweekly 4 gallon water changes using Red Sea Salt (Blue bucket), skim surface with paper towels if needed, and filter cleaning. Top off with Distilled Water. 13.5G FEATURES & SPECS Aquarium: Approximately 13.5 Gallons TANK HIGH LEVEL CHARACTERISTICS ⇨ Aquascape : Nature's Ocean 12-Inch Coral Base Rocks ⇨ Sand : 10 pounds of Nature's Ocean Natural White No.0 Bio-Activ Aragonite Live Sand + Coarse Aragonite Sand ⇨ Heater : Cobalt Aquatics Neo-Therm Heater, 50 Watt ⇨ Lighting : Current USA Orbit Marine IC PRO Dual LED with Bluetooth ⇨ Powerhead : Hydor Koralia Nano 240 ⇨ Return Pump : ⇨ Filtration : Filter Floss ⇨ UV Sterilizer System : U-VC Aquarium Green Clean Light ⇨ Tank Lid: Custom Mesh Screen Lid ⇨ Saltwater: Red Sea Salt (Blue bucket) ⇨ ATO: MY CORAL CHOICES Pom Pom & Pulsing Xenia Pink Tip Frogspawn Coral Duncan Coral Green Star Polyps (GSP) Fireworks Clove Polyps Rainbow Splatter Hammer Coral (with live barnacle attached to it) LIVESTOCK 1 Ocellaris Clownfish - "Nemo" 1 Black & White Ocellaris Clownfish - "Ninja" 1 Tail Spot Blenny - "Alpha Blenny" 1 Yellow Watchman Goby - "Goby" 1 Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp - "Shrimpy" 3 Purple Porcelain Crabs 5 Scarlet Red Hermit Crabs 5 Cerith & Stocky Cerith Snails 1 Banded Trochus Snail 1 Zebra Turbo Snail 1 Mexican Turbo Snail 2 Tiger Sand Conchs a ton of Tisbe Copepods HITCHHIKERS Barnacle Spirorbid Worms Pineapple sponges Bubble Algae PICTURES < ...to be continued! > 1 Quote Link to comment
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