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About ry05coupe

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  1. ry05coupe's Fusion 20 - New FTS 7/23

    Pre-water change too down shot. With the pumps off, this is one of my favorite views. If you look closely, you can see a new guy who is on a trial-adoption.
  2. Fire shrimp nipped my Duncan coral.

    Duncan will most likely be fine. Try feeding the Fire Shrimp before the Duncan to hopefully fill him up and keep him distracted. Giving them a big piece of shrimp usually helps keep them busy for a while. You may need to stand guard the next time you feed your Duncan too.
  3. ry05coupe's Fusion 20 - New FTS 7/23

    FTS 7/23/17 I took this about 10 minutes after feeding everything, so some of the corals and the nem still look a little closed up. Unfortunatey I was forced to re-home my YCG a few weeks ago over some LPS nipping. Other than that, everything is doing well. It took the Tailspot a while to settle in and start eating, but now I can't keep him away from food. The new Fire Shrimp is also a pig. I have been doing weekly 5g water changes but I am going to push that back to 5g once every two weeks and see of the corals respond. I think that may benefit them. I am still running skimmer-less. It may be a coincidence, but I have seen so much more life in this tank that previous ones, and I am putting that down to not using my skimmer and not having a wrasse or other predatory fish that would eat them all. There are pods, snails and other inverts EVERYWHERE!
  4. ry05coupe's Fusion 20 - New FTS 7/23

    Had a little more credit at the fish store than I thought, so I picked up this guy for $0!
  5. skimming to much?

    I removed my skimmer after the first month from my Nuvo 20g. All set ups are different and mine was relatively new at the time, but the Nuvo is better off now after removing it. I think I just hit the 5 month mark and I haven't seen any ill-effects from not running a skimmer, but plenty of positives.
  6. What type of nano tank have I bought?!

    JBJ nano cube? Just guessing. Probably the older style.
  7. One more fish, maybe?

    How about a Royal Gramma? They have a lot of personality once comfortable and are absolutely beautiful. Plus they dry out in the open water but don't need a ton of swimming space like tangs, angels or wrasses etc. Whatever fish you decide to get, remember to be absolutely consistent with your maintenance.
  8. IM Nuvo 20 return pump

    I went from a Cobalt Aquatics MJ 900 (230 gph) to an MJ 600 (160 gph). The flow wasn't too strong for the tank but I didn't like how high it made the water level in the display, it seemed like the filters I the back had a hard time keeping up with the additional GPH. I have inTank's media baskets in the back w/ filter floss. The flow with just the return pump on is very direct too. I run an mp10 to supplement things. It's the least invasive powerhead you will find, in my opinion. The new QDs are very quite too, and I'm a big stickler with that stuff.
  9. ry05coupe's Fusion 20 - New FTS 7/23

    When it's all said and done, mine will probably be around 70-75% on average. I had it cranked up a little for my RBTA but I'm thinking that was unnecessary now. Initially I think I started the the light I the 40s and worked up from there.
  10. ry05coupe's Fusion 20 - New FTS 7/23

    Here is a shot of the tank as everything winds down for the night. The mp10 goes into night mode around 9:30 and the lights begin to simulate sunset at 7:00, really getting blue from 9:00-10:00 and then going into lunar simulation from 10:00 pm-12:00 am. This picture was taken right at 9:30 pm.
  11. ry05coupe's Fusion 20 - New FTS 7/23

    Hi xthunt, Here are my current settings. Right now I have them reduced by 15% from what you see here by using the acclimation tool to see how the corals respond. I think my percentages here are just a little high. For the bracket, I am using AI's metal tank mount, holding the light about 9 inches above the surface of the water. You can see it here: https://www.marinedepot.com/Aqua_Illumination_Tank_Mount_for_Prime_LED_Fixture_LED_Light_Fixtures_for_Aquariums-AquaIllumination-3Z4817-FILTFILD-vi.html
  12. It just depends on the store. One of my local places only gets tigers, the other only gets candy canes. The gobies are equally easy to come by here (kentucky). I've had a couple of tigers and they would stir up the entire sandbed. One was in a 40 and one was in a 75.
  13. I would look into a smaller shrimp and goby pair. Tiger pistols will decimate your sand bed in no time. They are large and never stop digging. YWGs also get kinda large and lose some of their bright yellow coloring over time. Candy cane/red striped pistols are great. Hifin gobies and yasha gobies pair well with them and look great.
  14. ry05coupe's Fusion 20 - New FTS 7/23

    Updated FTS. There is a new addition in the tank too, can you spot him? Tailspot Blenny!
  15. Ai prime or kessil a80 tuna blue

    Yesterday I felt like changing the color and intensity of my light a little. I have a prime, so it was as easy as pulling out my phone and changing a few settings. You can't beat the controllability.