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  1. Coral Frags ID

    Bought some frags and wanted to get positive ID on some. Sorry for the picture quality. First Frag - Rainbow Lobo? Second Frag - Acan Lord? Third Frag - ?
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  5. LED Fixture Plans

    I am in the process of setting up my first saltwater tank and wanted to hear some opinions on my LED fixture plans. This is for a 20L. It will consist of the following hardware: 4.25" x 23" Heatsink Thermal Pads 12 - Cree XT-E Royal Blue 6 - Cree XP-G Neutral White 6 - Cree XP-G R5 Cool White LEDs will be installed on heat sink in two rows of 12 evenly distributed. The fixture will be about 4-8" above the tank so no optics. Moonlight Kit (RapidLED) Quad LED Driver (CAT4101 - Steves LEDs) Each driver will drive 6 LEDs Switchable 24v Power Supply (Steves LEDs) Arduino Mega Real Time Clock (DS1307) 1.8" TFT LCD Touchscreen (Adafruit) 8 channel 5v Relay Module - Control power for driver, moonlight, refuge light, future purposes Temperature Sensors - DS18B20 Project Box I may have forgot something, but let me know what you think of my setup.
  6. Stocklist for 20L

    Are you talking from experience with the wrasse? Everything I have read says they are very peaceful and prone to being dominated by tankmates. That makes me think it should be added early.
  7. Stocklist for 20L

    I have a 10g sump with protein skimmer and refugium. I will definitely wait until all fish are established to add coral. Don't want to rush into things. Can I get the Wrasse and the Goby and then maybe a couple weeks later the Firefish and the Blenny and then a couple weeks after that the Clownfish. Does that sound reasonable? This is my first tank so I don't know what timeframe I should be looking at. I will definitely be patient with adding the first fish making sure my tank has cycled.
  8. Stocklist for 20L

    I have decided on my final stocklist. Ocellaris Clownfish, Purple Firefish, Citrinis Clown Goby, Tailspot Blenny, and White Banded Possum Wrasse. What order should I add them and how long should I wait in between each fish? Also, how long should I wait until I add my first coral?
  9. Crack in glass

    It also had a piece of 1" pvc attached to it. I was lifting it out of the tank and hit the lip of the black trim. Couldn't believe I dropped it. Went to put it back in permanently and noticed the crack. Will be no big deal getting a new tank and drilling it. Just hate when things go wrong.
  10. Crack in glass

    Sounds like I will buy another tank. Just wanted to hear some other opinions. Thanks.
  11. Crack in glass

    Made a stupid mistake this weekend. I accidentally dropped a bulkhead inside my overflow box and it cracked the bottom glass of my 20 long. I put silicone over the crack on both sides of the glass and plan on filling the tank to see if it will hold. I believe the overflow box I built out of 1/4" glass is strengthening that corner and that is why I believe it might be okay. I wanted to hear some opinions of whether the tank will be okay or not. Maybe some suggestions on what I could do besides buy a new tank which I am contemplating. Attached are some images taken from the bottom of the tank.
  12. Possible stocklist for 20 Long Reef

    Deano, thank you for the info. I will replace the Mandarin with the tangaroa. As far as the lid goes what do you recommend? I will have a canopy housing the lighting which will most likely be a DIY LED setup.
  13. I am very early in the process of putting together a 20 Long reef w/ 10 gal sump. The sump will have a section for a refugium and I already have an Eshopps PSK 75 skimmer. I am trying to get an idea of what fish I will be able to have. Here are my initial plans. Tell me what you think. 1 - Citrinis Clown Goby 1 - Ocellaris Clownfish 1 - Purple Firefish 1 - Red Mandarin Dragonet 1 - Harptail Blenny
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