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  1. "Low Maintenance" ADA 60F Nano Build

    Yeah it worked about the same Id say
  2. "Low Maintenance" ADA 60F Nano Build

    Thank you! It was definitely not the cork. I tried with and without, also using the mame silencer cap.
  3. "Low Maintenance" ADA 60F Nano Build

    Here are some quick pics. Ignore the tube going into the tank. Its just temporary until my return pipe comes in. Also ignore how low the water level is. Im going to install a baffle in the overflow to raise the uptake point of the water. Overall I think the box looks pretty good. Im much happier with its performance. The plan now is to grow some large corals in that corner to try and hide the box
  4. "Low Maintenance" ADA 60F Nano Build

    Fuge is doing great. I removed about half of the chaeto that was in there and added some snails that already did work on the microalgae building up on the glass
  5. "Low Maintenance" ADA 60F Nano Build

    So you decided not to do the mame? I love the look of them, but I just had too many issues. I wanted this tank to be as low maintenance as possible so ultimately the mame didnt fit my needs. I needed something that would accept a wide range of flowrates, work reliably with lots of wave movement, and not build so much algae. I'll post a pic of the new box tonight.
  6. "Low Maintenance" ADA 60F Nano Build

    Yeah I did the small eclipse overflow. It looks decent, but its really loud. I need to figure out how to make it quieter
  7. "Low Maintenance" ADA 60F Nano Build

    Update: The mame overflow is out. I changed every variable: hose distances, flowrates (50-600gph), inlet height, etc, but nothing seemed to make the mame work correctly and self-start its siphon. I even tried a different used mame from another member on here but that didnt work either. Not sure what was wrong, but I woke up to a bad spill yesterday morning so I decided to drill the tank and install a small eshopps overflow box. No pics yet of it installed but Im just happy to have a reliable overflow that will take a range of flowrates without issue. I'll post some pics once i get the new return pipe installed too.
  8. Living Room Nano Peninsula

    Looks really good. Love the base rock
  9. "Low Maintenance" ADA 60F Nano Build

    Update on my refugium: The chaetomorpha which started out as 2 baseball size clumps has nearly filled my refugium (~6 gallons) after about 2 weeks. Im super impressed with the chaeto. Still very little display algae. Now I need to add some snails to my fuge to clean the other microalgae from the glass.
  10. "Low Maintenance" ADA 60F Nano Build

    Thank you! Ive always wanted a setup with a bigger sump than display! My brother's mame works flawlessly at a range of flowrates. Mine just happens to be a lemon. Something is wrong with the venturi tube.
  11. "Low Maintenance" ADA 60F Nano Build

    Not really. Im pretty sure i got a lemon so the seller refunded me and i have another coming so we'll see
  12. "Low Maintenance" ADA 60F Nano Build

    Its been running for about a month now and have been testing my calcium, magnesium, alkalinity, pH, nitrate, and phosphates every 3 days. I had some big fluctations at first when my magnesium was low but since Ive been dosing, all of those parameters havent varied more than 10% from the acceptable range. The corals all seem good and healthy, ive been feeding reef roids daily as well as blended mysis shrimp once a week. It really is amazing the success Ive been having simply by doing loads of research.
  13. "Low Maintenance" ADA 60F Nano Build

    My water parameters have been looking very stable so I decided to pull the trigger on a big online purchase of corals! Here's the list Corals: -Pink Acropora -Pink Birds Nest -Purple Pocillipora -Green Pocillipora -Red Gorgonian -Green Ricordea Yuma -Alien Eye Zoanthids -Radio Active Dragon Eye Zoanthids -Red Ridge Sponge Clean up crew: -Blue Leg Hermit Crab -Peppermint Shrimp -2x Cerith Snail -Turbo Snail
  14. The FTS Thread!

    Thank you! Its still very new and the scape will surely change!
  15. I would say chaeto refugium with a strong led (20W or higher) light specific for plant growth. I have a 36w led on my fuge and my chaeto has doubled in size in 7 days (baseball to football size). The chaeto grows so fast I can see a constant flow of oxygen bubbles rising from the chaeto. It only cost me about $40 to setup after buying the light and the chaeto.