yetti Posted September 7, 2022 Share Posted September 7, 2022 After 7 years I decided to get back into the hobby. I've been moving quite a bit internationally, which led me to take down my 150 gal tank and sell it. Now, after 7 years I'm finally back to a position where I can restart a Nano Reef. I chose the Red Sea Max Nano due to footprint, nice look, and availability in the country I live in. So far, I have: Red Sea Max Nano (all stock) 9 kg live aragonite sand 7 kg dry rock Seachem Stability 3D printed weir mod to reduce noise in the overflow. Equipment on the way (ordered but not yet here): Ice Cap ATO Eheim auto feeder Hygger mini wave maker So far the tank is cycling, and I'm ghost feeding to add some ammonia. So far tests are 0.1 mg/L, will continue monitoring in the week. I am dosing 1 cap a day of Seachem Stability to aid the cycle. Any thoughts on adding a GSP one week into the cycle with the dosing (only if ammonia drops down, of course)? I'm still deciding on stocking, but so far leaning towards a pair of ocellaris clowns, and maybe a small damsel or firefish or similar. Any recommendation welcome! As for corals, aiming for primarily soft corals and a few hardy LPS. I tend to travel home for 3 weeks at a time, so need a relatively low maintenance tank (also why I'm getting the Eheim auto feeder). Hopefully with the ATO, a large reservoir and the auto feeder I can make it sustainable for the periods I'm away from home. The rockscape is trying to get a bit of an arch. The LFS here had only a few pieces of rock (hard to get anything other than dry natural rock) so these were the best pieces I could get. Overall I'm quite happy with the rockscape, has a lot of surface to place coral at different levels. I'll keep updating as I go along, but happy to be back in the hobby! FTS 21 Oct 2022 4 Quote Link to comment
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