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  1. Lisa166

    16g on dormrooms: dorm disaster!

    Ammonia was at 0 again when I measured yesterday :). I am using some carbon as well, i think that helps.
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    16g on dormrooms: dorm disaster!

    Well. That didn't go as planned... I came home from work yesterday to find my tank leaking all over the floor. More than half of the water had already found it's way to the floor. My stand is ruined, and so is the floor. We lost some lifestock as well, the red spotted dwarf goby, some corals, and a turbo. The IM nuvo was not even a year old and I took all necessary precautions to set it up well, so this really should not have happened. I expect I got one of the faulty ones from the initial production of IM nuvo's. Luckily I had the new tank standing here, I managed to get the old lights working. Although both flowpumps have been lost, since they were all out of water. We had to race to the store to get water to get the system set up. We just dumped in a spare pump and the pump I'd use with the new tank, as well as some carbon and a new heater. We have no idea how much of the biological filtration is still working. The biggest piece of rock was outside the water, and my room smelled like dead sea. Ammonia was at 0.5, no idea if it is better now. I decided to use all new water though, I did not transfer any water. I don't know what else I can do to save my corals. They are still looking quite sad, not sure if I should leave it alone or keep measuring params and keep doing WCs. This new tank was going to be a very pretty build, all in the way I liked it. Hanging lamp, filtration all set up, getting new rock in there to ripe before adding the old one. I was gonna paint the backpanel a pretty blue. Now it's just all dumped in there in the hope most of it survives. I have no idea (yet) how to set up the skimmer I got with it, and the external filter isn't clean. The lamp is not hanging yet, the back isn't painted. I hope I can still do most of those things, but I am not sure if I will ever manage to paint the backside :(. https://flic.kr/p/26GyCyA
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    16g on dormrooms: dorm disaster!

    Thank you! And also thank you for wanting to follow. It might take a few more weeks. My final deadline for the thesis is May 14th, with the last apointments at May 16th.
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    16g on dormrooms: dorm disaster!

    Hi all, there is not much to update on this tank. I got a few frags (Hello LA Lakers Buttons!), and am keeping up with my WCs about once a week or every other week. But that's about it, tbh. Mainly, I have been focussing on my thesis project so I can finally finish my Bachelor's programme. However, I met a lot of wonderful people through the reefing community. I meet some of these people irl regularly, and have made a good friend through our mutual hobbies. This friend decided to take his 160L (42 G) cube tank to a next level, and purchased a 200L (52G). As we have met eachother quite a few times now, and have helped eachother out more than once with tank problems, he has been so kind to donate his 42G to me. The clowns will finally have a bigger home y'all! So even though there is not much going on in my tank, there is a lot going on overall. In about two weeks I will finish my thesis, and that is when I hope to set up the new system. I will transfer all of my current lifestock to the new tank. The lightning will be MUCH better, and I will upgrade to a dosing system with DSR EZ method. I hope to be able to get my system so self sustainable that I can go on holiday for two weeks during the summer. I have also been able to get to a new dorm that is facing north instead of south, so I have less problems with topping off because it does not get as ridiculously hot when the sun is out. All in all, I hope to start a new journal soon so I can document my new tank from the very start
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    First 5g Reef on a College Budget - Month 9

    Looking awesome!
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    A College Fusion

    Thanks! I do not need the ATO here. I do have an automatic feeder and am saving money to get the dosing system, which I really want to install before summer. I will look into the things you are dosing, because I am still unsure about what's the best way to go. DSR EZ seems like a good system too, since I mostly have problems with dropping KH.
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    First 5g Reef on a College Budget - Month 9

    Thanks. That's what I do as well. I just thought I must be the only one doing the sucking thing. And didn't see it in your movie so I thought you all probably had a better way:)
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    First 5g Reef on a College Budget - Month 9

    Hi fellow college reefer! I love your tank! I was just wondering, how do you get the water running at all in that hose? I mean, I have been keeping tanks for over ten years, and this is still a problem. Once it runs, everything goes great. But to get it running? No idea. Tia!
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    A College Fusion

    This is one amazing tank! Can I ask you what your maintenance system is atm? How often do you do water changes and what do you dose and such? I am in college too, but still afraid to leave my tank alone for more than a few days (which not very nice. Considering I would like to be able to go on holiday for two weeks this summer). I have a 16G. Two clowns and only very easy corals. Picking up a dosing system tomorrow and planning to use the dsr ez method.
  10. Btw, I never got to such a high turnover rate in my tank. I tried, but it made my corals look unhappy and made the whole tank look like a hurricane.
  11. I had succesful soft corals with this pump. But it is super loud, and its hard to adjust the skimmer. I'd safe up some money and then get one or two eheim flowpumps. They are way more silent.
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    16g on dormrooms: dorm disaster!

    Hi all, sorry I am mia so much atm! Every time I think it will get less busy but it seems to only get busier! My tank is doing well, but the windows are heavy with algae simply due to lack of time. I have not considered that. The Dutch reefer community is not too easy on people putting clowns in smaller tanks, or someone who leaves their tank for a few days... so I have yet to ask for solid advice at stores and such. I will look into this cleaner shrimp. I just need something good at cleaning in their, because I am doing a pretty louzy job at it. Thank you for reacting! It's a little hard because Reefing is my hobby and I love following everyone on this site and such. So yeah :/ They like the GSP as well, it is right next to the hammer! Just a few pictures from when I had just cleaned the windows last week. I really need to clean the back compartment and the flowpump in their. Because the pump is getting all clogged up and it doesn't look to good. Tgank you so much! The live rock is great! Everyone says nanos are so hard to keep, but this live rock is the best filtration I could ever wish for!
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    16g on dormrooms: dorm disaster!

    So, I have been busy with my theses and things are going well so far. I do have some questions, I hope someone can help me Last week, I fragged the GSP and the green buttons. I also sold both and two older frags I made. I now have way more room for starting my zoa garden! the person who bought the frags was also very interested in pulsing xenia frags. So I attempted to make those today No3 and Po4 keep themselves at 0, KH is usually on the low side. So I add KH+ manually. Mg and Ca are usually just right. I put some old, dried rock rubble in the back compartment, so I will have to make sure that I am not getting any problems with NH3 and PO4 now. Is this okay? I hope the fragged xenia will be happier tomorrow. It's all looking very mad now. So, question: I am also looking at the possibility of adding another cleaner, one of my turbo snails gave up a while ago. So now all I have are two turbos. I would love something else to be added to this, preferably not a snail. Any tips? Well, on to pictures Fragged green polyp: Happy fat mouths, this big rock is sold now so I want to add another sort of life rock soon to at least get some filtration back. Hairy mushroom fragged itself The candy cane is also fragging itself! Old FTS New FTS And now, the best news I have to bring you! My clowns found a home! Hi! And last, but not least, a movie of these beauties being happy in their new home. Thanks for reading!
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    Katie's 1st SW nano!

    Did you do anything special to make the things survive for 2.5 weeks? I am afraid to leave my tank for ore than a couple of days. But being able to leave it for a week, or even two, when I am too sick for uni would make my life so much easier.
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