JojosReef Posted December 14, 2021 Share Posted December 14, 2021 Current FTS and state of the tank: So decked out and just missing UV (working on exchange with IM), sand, rocks and water! Rocks and water arriving at LAX on the 13th! ************Original Post*********** This will be my second tank, and hoping to draw from lessons learned with my first tank (Fluval Evo 13.5g). Plan below, hopefully getting wet shortly after Xmas. Tank: Innovative Marine Fusion 10g AIO cube Rock/Sand: Tampa Bay Saltwater (first lesson: combating the uglies is expensive and draining--I am hoping good maricultured live rock makes a big difference) Water: LFS bought, made from RODI + Red Sea Coral Pro Filtration: Intank Media basket chamber 1, floss, BRS GAC, Purigen, Phosguard as needed, seachem mmatrix (currently being seeded in 1st tank with Microbacter7) Flow: Stock mightyjet 326gph, with VCA adapter/Y-adapter/2x 0.25in RFG with extra locline for positioning Lighting: AI Prime 16 HD (second lesson: after going through 4 lights on Fluval, don't skimp on the lighting) Skimmer: none UV: will consider IM for chamber 2 if needed; Purchased chamber 1 Auqa Shield 9W drop-in gravity UV, but thinking of switching to chamber 2 AquaShield 10W with pump--don't like how the fit of the drop-in is not snug, so water likely to just run off the sides... Testing: all Red Sea kits (lesson: Get a reliable kit from the get-go), considering a Hanna for phosphates Stocking plan: 1. See what hitchhikers arrive with the TBS rock 2. 1x tailspot blenny (if lucky a colorful one) 3. 3+ sexy shrimp 4. 1x spotted Porcelain anemone crab 5. 1x Peppermint shrimp (Optional) 6. 1x Skunk or fire cleaner shrimp (Optional) 7. 1x Pompom crab 8. 1x decorator crab (optional) 9. 5x astrea snails 10. 10x dwarf cerith snails 11. 5x trochus snails 12. 1x Nassarius vibex 13. 1x strawberry conch 14. 1x money cowrie (if they ever show up in reefcleaners) 15. Feather duster (optional) 16. 1x flat branch gracilaria 17. 1x mermaid's fans 18. 1x pencil cap 19. 1x shaving brush 20. 3+ rock flower anemones 21. 1x trachy (optional transfer) 22. Mushrooms (I will probably stick to mostly LPS and anemones in this tank) 23. Euphyllia 24. 1x crocea clam 25. 1x scoly (optional transfer) 26. 1x Duncan 27. 1x branching gsp 28. Monti cap 29. Birdsnest 30. 1x orange funghia plate 31. Mocha occelaris clownpig (optional) 32. Rainbow or toxic green or (gasp!) black widow BTA (optional) Very invert heavy with an RFA focus. Will learn as I go regarding how much of this fits in a 10g... Questions for the community: 1. Would love an urchin (blue tux, halloween or pink/purple pincushion), but I don't know how it will work out in a 10g with RFAs and TBS live rock (will it just mow down all of the good stuff brought in from the ggulf eat my macro?) 2. Hoping to get away with no powerhead. Will the 1/4" RFGs drip the flow from the MJ too much? Does the higher GPH MJ fit in the 10g? 3. For those that started with with live rock, especially rock right from the gulf, I assume you don't totally skip the uglies. Does GHA, bryopsis, cyano, dinos overtake your tank? Do you do anything specifically with LR to keep them at bay and keep your rock like it was when you got it? 4. For those of you with work tanks, what do you do for weekends and business trips? Thanks! Quote Link to comment
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