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wvdaisy

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    Not just a nano

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    reef tank, animal rescue, flower gardening, horseback riding, reading
  1. Updated photo w/new corals

    Thanks
  2. 10 gal on day 36

    I call it kelp. Yes, it does better in an establishing tank. Once it's established well it won't grow much or completely disappears.
  3. Six-line Wrasse

    Thanks. For some reason quit getting notification I was receiving comments on my pics
  4. 10 gal at 4 months

    I've broken the tank down for now Sure miss it.
  5. Fire Shrimp

    Thanks
  6. 10 gal at 10 months

    Hmmm, sorry didn't answer, never got notification that messages were posted Although I've broken down my tanks for now this 10 gal had a 10 gal refugium with live sand, lots of macro-algae, live rock, and a hang on Whisper filter that covered the whole back of the 10 gal refugium. Plus, a protein skimmer. The encrusting hydnophora at the bottom never stung anything that didn't fall against it but then it was MEAN! Lost a beautiful yellow leather that way. Yes, the coral at the top is Galaxea. It sent out tentacles all the time! Lana
  7. Any pics yet? I've been contemplating an order but really wanted to see some pics first. You have several things I'm interested in. Thanks
  8. Does your spouse or partner share your love of aquariums?

    This thread is so funny And really makes me glad hubby and I have the same love for the tanks. I had SW FO tanks years ago and wanted to get into reefing so last summer I set up a 10 gal nano for hubby's B-day. He was thrilled. lichatha: we've spent over $1000. on our 10 gal in the last year! About 6 weeks ago we purchased a 40 gal established tank w/20 gal sump/fuge. Then about 4 weeks ago a great deal came up on an established 110 gal tank/stand/sump/LS...oh boy! We don't have room for a 110 but we bought it anyway and put it in storage. I did buy a bunch of great corals(not frags) with fiji LR out of the 110 that went into the 10 and 40 gal tanks. The LS out of the 110 was SUPER, it went into our 2 tanks and what a pod/star/worm explosion! I do all the work on the tanks feeding/cleaning/water changes and hubby just enjoys looking at them. He works long hours and OOT a lot so he really gets some relaxation time tank watching when he's home. He knows I spend a lot of $$$ on them but he never asks how much...I'm sure he doesn't want to know because then he wouldn't enjoy them as much *VBG*
  9. upgrade light for 10 gallon tank

    I've been using a 20" Current Satellite for almost a year on my 10 gal reef and have been VERY PLEASED with the results. It has kept and grown xenia umbellata, hi and low light mushrooms, zoos, Giant Anthelia, green star polyp, nepthea, Galaxea(sps), hydnophora(sps), digitata(sps), candy cane(lps), blastomussa(lps), leathers and macro algaes. I think I paid $60. for the setup last summer. You can see it's specs in my signature and it has a moonlight in it also. So it will keep softies, LPS and low light SPS. I've temporarily kept higher light SPS for a month or so just under the surface of the water with no ill effects while my bigger tank was cycling. You can see a pic Here
  10. 10 gal at 10 months

    Main corals shown Devil's hand, Galaxea, blastomussa, zoas, hydnophora, mushrooms, orange digitata, Red Sea Xenia umbellata. 3 firefish.
  11. Six-line Wrasse

    Thanks Atomik! I love the macros(plants)as much as I do the corals. I've had that fish for about 4 months and I was FINALLY able to get a pic of him that wasn't a blur. He streaks around like crazy, never stays still. Lana
  12. 5.5 or 10

    Here's my tank and specs. I went with the regular 10 gal because the tank is cheap. I've still put a lot of money into the tank but I would have put about the same plus the extra cost of the tank into one of the cubes or such. I have been extremely pleased with my lights and would recommend them to anyone wanting to keep the softies and low light sps. I would recommend going with the largest tank you can afford to set up because you'll soon want bigger Couldn't get the image to show in the thread so just put the addy in. http://www.nano-reef.com/gallery/showphoto...&cat=500&page=1 10 gal AGA with 20" Current Satellite 40W 10,000k/460NM actinic, 18lb LR, 20lb LS, 2 maxi-jet 600 PH's on a Natural Wave power strip. I use an old Whisper 4 w/d filter as a fuge. I took the bio-balls out of the back compartments and replaced them with Chaeto macro-algae, on top there's a piece of glass aquarium top with an 18 total watts Coralife mini aqualight which stays on 24/7. The water in the back compartments runs over charcoal filters onto drip pans which trickles down into the front compartments onto cut to fit filter pads. I put the pads in the front compartments to keep the air bubbles out of the tank. Inhabitants: hermits, snails, 3 peppermint shrimp, fire shrimp, 6-line wrasse, corals; Red Sea xenia umbellata, xenia elongata, purple nepthea, finger leather, protopalythoa's, giant anthelia, sea rod, colt, several color zoos, neon green mushrooms, blue mushrooms, 2 types green star. macro algaes; red, green and bubble kelp, red and green gracias(sp)too many types of plants and macro to name. Haven't id'd half of them.
  13. 10 Gal at 6.5 months

    10 gal AGA with 20" Current Satellite 40W 10,000k/460NM actinic, 18lb LR, 20lb LS, 2 maxi-jet 600 PH's on a Natural Wave power strip. hermits, snails, 3 peppermint shrimp, fire shrimp, 6-line wrasse, corals; Red Sea xenia umbellata, xenia elongata, purple nepthea, finger leather, protopalythoa's, giant anthelia, sea rod, colt, several color zoos, neon green mushrooms, blue mushrooms, 2 types green star. macro algaes; red, green and bubble kelp, red and green gracias(sp)too many types of plants and macro to name. Haven't id'd half of them. I use an old Whisper 4 w/d filter as a fuge. I took the bio-balls out of the back compartments and replaced them with Chaeto macro-algae, on top there's a piece of glass aquarium top with an 18 total watts Coralife mini aqualight which stays on 24/7. The water in the back compartments runs over charcoal filters onto drip pans which trickles down into the front compartments onto cut to fit filter pads. I put the pads in the front compartments to keep the air bubbles out of the tank.
  14. Six-line Wrasse

  15. Colorful Sea Rod

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