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Havre

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    Fishing, Animals, IT, Nature, Hockey, Golf
  1. Havre

    Low Tech Desk Nano 15g

    Going to wait another 3-4 weeks probably, wait for cycle to finish then add the fish, then let them settle a bit before adding the first coral, which is probably going to be a toadstool or some kind of leather coral. As for the kingfisher I don't know what actual kind it is. 🙂 But it is my favorite bird and they are quite common close to where I live. I recently even bought an oil painting of one. 🙂 https://1drv.ms/u/s!AsS4YJtOSHtx1VszY7GyBlRB-Z0u
  2. Havre

    Low Tech Desk Nano 15g

    Can happily report now that both fish in quarantine now eats with ferocity, crushed flakes. Really awesome food in a reef tank I've come to realize, the water flow makes sure it flies around instead of settling on the bottom or somewhere else, meaning most if it gets a chance to be eaten.
  3. Havre

    Low Tech Desk Nano 15g

    Did a 25% water change today and took some readings afterwards: Ammonia: 0,0 Nitrite: 1,0 Nitrate: 35-40~ Slowly getting there. 🙂 Going to start using RODI water to get that alkalinity down.
  4. Havre

    Buffer for Coralline Algae???

    Just realised I have a trochus snail that has purple spots on its shell. So I guess that already happened. 🙂
  5. Havre

    Buffer for Coralline Algae???

    What's the easiest way to "introduce" coralline algae if you don't use live rock?
  6. Havre

    Low Tech Desk Nano 15g

    Ammonia still coming down. 0.2 today, nitrite still off the chart. Guess I'm pretty much in the second stage of cycling.
  7. Havre

    Low Tech Desk Nano 15g

    Interesting, they both took flakes, but spat it back out like 10 times. They'll probably eat once they're hungry enough... Picky fudgers.
  8. Havre

    Low Tech Desk Nano 15g

    Being new to the salt water hobby I don't know much about clown fish behavior other than the fact that they're quite silly fish. One of my clowns, the bigger one, has eaten some small pellets. The other one has tried them, but spat most of them out. I feel like they're quite big for it though so it not eating might actually be to the fact that it's hard to digest such big pellets. Going to get some flakes I think to try and feed them to see if it's easier for them to eat now that they're juvenile. When adding food they swim around and get active, which is a sign of wanting to eat but the food provided might not be in their taste due to its size. 🙂 Other than that I let the display tank run it's course, not really doing much to it, waiting for ammonia and nitrite to come down before i start doing water changes and introducing living creatures. Also doing 30% changes on the quarantine tank every 3 days after feeding to make sure its as clean as possible, while doing that I also test for ammonia and nitrite.
  9. Havre

    Low Tech Desk Nano 15g

    Did some testing today. Red Sea Kit states approximate values right now should be Ammonia: 0 ppm Nitrite: 0 ppm Nitrate: 10 ppm And that it's time to add cleanup crew. I only just started getting those brown algae as you always see in the beginning. However, my tests say something different. Ammonia: 0,3 ppm Nitrite: 1,5 ppm Nitrate: 70 ppm. Safe to say it's NOT time to add anything living to this tank, cycling will take longer than "planned" but thankfully for me is that it's as simple as waiting it out. 🙂 When Ammonia and Nitrite is at zero, I can do some water changes to deal with Nitrate and then slowly add living creatures. Going to start changing with RO water as well to slowly change the alkalinity.
  10. Havre

    Low Tech Desk Nano 15g

    Yeah, that makes sense. 🙂 I figured I might go back to tap water if it's got the right parameters later on, however, the well was drilled 5 months ago so i'd first like to know how stable it is year around. Currently I'm testing the water once every 3 months to see what kind of fluctuations to expect, mainly for drinking/health perspective but why not do tests for aquaria as well while at it. 🙂
  11. Havre

    Low Tech Desk Nano 15g

    You guys remember I said I wouldn't get an RO system and use tap water? I have an RO system now.. I know, move along. Anyway, I've set up some more stuff, installed mechanical filter & osmolator. I like that most of the tech is hidden so everything still looks quite clean.
  12. Havre

    Low Tech Desk Nano 15g

    Both fish have been eating at least now, which is a good sign. However one of them noticed some white stringy poop. In my discus experiences this is always cause by intestinal parasites/flagellates, something that pretty much all discus carry and never get rid off, but it can break out with stress. Maybe this is the same case here; they recently experienced a lot of stress with moving ofc. I'm not 100% it works the same way with clowns though, that they're pretty much always carriers, I'm thinking maybe I should run a cure. Since they're eating it could just be caused by stress and not parasites, so I'm going to keep an eye on it and see if it fixes itself. Otherwise I have Sera Flagellol at hand which is sometimes used to cure this in discus.
  13. Havre

    Low Tech Desk Nano 15g

    I have frozen mysis and Aquaforest marine mix s (https://aquaforest.eu/en/product/af-marine-mix-s/) 🙂 Might actually be big pellets for my tiny clows but i'll have to squish it to smaller pieces of they cant eat it. I feel like 1 single 1mm pellet would sustain their tiny bellies for several days.
  14. Havre

    Low Tech Desk Nano 15g

    Got 2 clownfish, 2 trochus and 1 hermit in my quarantine system now. Not sure if I need to keep them there that long though, the LFS has really strict quarantine routines on new arrivals and extremely serious about quality, they also treat their system for ick and parasites. The fish I bought has been in their tanks for 2 months. They are a salt water only store and quite small since it's in sweden, so they don't have that much rotation in their stock. But according to my cycle procedure the inverts will be there for at least 12~ days and fish at least 21 days. This tank doesn't have much filtration tho so I'm going to feed very tiny amounts maybe once every 3 days and keep doing small water changes throughout the week. I'll have to monitor the values quite closely.
  15. Havre

    Low Tech Desk Nano 15g

    I switched out my tunze nanostream to a mp10qd, those things are expensive but soooo sleek and non-invasive. 😊
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