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Hello everyone! I'm brand new to the Reef world and new to the forum! I've had freshwater (and currently still do) but after researching and researching for the past 4mos I finally decided to start a Reef. So far I have purchased a Mr Aqua 12gallon long, and 20lbs of Pukani rock (so I had choices 🤣) and a Hanna Phosphorus meter, Red Sea Basic Reef tests, and Refractometer. That's it. Currently my brain is having a filtration battle. I don't have space for a sump, and I'd prefer to keep the tank as clear of devices as possible. My battle is between a canister with glass lily tubes and maybe a Reef glass skimmer OR an Aquaclear 110 with the Tunze 9001. I would appreciate any thoughts on this as I start scaping and planning the rest of my tank! Thanks in advance! As I learn, I discover NEW questions! 😂😂 I've changed the title of thread to reflect my continual curiosity.... Bear with me! Or am I supposed to start new threads... hmmm 🤔
I figured it was time to put up or shut up. Welcome to my 12 Gallon long and dirty reef. Equipment: Display: Mr. Aqua 12 Gallon long Lighting: USA Marine Orbit Pro Heater: Tetra Flow: 2- Jaebo WP 10 Carib Sea Dry Base Rock Carib Sea Fiji Pink Sand This tank was started 2/4/2016 with a tank i found on craigslist. I am a long time freshwater fish keeper. I had thought of keeping a saltwater tank before but I didn't even know nano reefs were a thing.......maybe i should have kept it that way. Photo dump to follow.
Live Stream (Currently OFFLINE) Latest Video Sept 2017 Youtube Channel 12 Gallon Nano Room Picture Version 1.0 Room Picture Version 2.0 Full Tank Shot Archive Nov 2015 Sept 2015 Jan 2015 April 2014 Jan 2014 Aug 2013 May 2013 Feb 2013 Dec 2012 Aug 2012 Mid May 2012 Early May 2012 Mid April 2012 Early April 2012 March 2012 Equipment 1.0 Tank: Mr. Aqua 12G Long (35.4" x 8.3" x 9.4") Stand: Elite Industries Tall-Boy TV Stand Lighting: Currently using Aquasunrise AquaPro LED 4 Channels - Blues, Whites, Colors (Red, Green, Violet, UV), Cyan 9 Setpoints throughout the day Ramps up in the morning with just blue/cyan, peaks to bright white midday, and then slowly dims back down to blue/violet. First 2 years were using a generic 36" LED Light 12 x 3 Watt Cree XP R4 12 X 3 Watt Royal Blue Wire Suspension Hanging Kit Overflow: Dual 1"JT Bulkhead Screens http://www.amazon.co...l...9509&sr=8-2 Inverse Threaded Elbows into 1" Bulkheads for low profile. Sump: Aqueon 10 gallon 200 Micron Sock stuffed with Polyfill BRS Dual Reactor Biopellets in camber one - ROX .08 Carbon in camber two (No more GFO) Cobalt NeoTherm 75w Heater Eheim 1260 Return Pump 50 ml BRS Dosing Pump on digital timer for calculated topoff with Kalk Rock: Bulk Reef Supply Pukani Substrate: Aragonite Flamingo Reef Sand No Skimmer No Powerheads Equipment 2.0 (Still In Progress) Tank: Mr. Aqua 12G Long Low Iron (35.4" x 8.3" x 9.4") Stand: Custom Built Black Walnut Stand Black Granite Top Lighting: Custom Nanobox Quad Side Wiring Walnut Lid 2 Point suspension Hanging Apex Control Overflow: Dual 1"JT Bulkhead Screens http://www.amazon.co...l...9509&sr=8-2 Inverse Threaded Tees into 1" Bulkheads for low profile. Formufit Orange PVC plumbing. Large radius bends done with metal springs and heatgun. Herbie/Scorch style overflow with full siphon alteration on one drain, trickle on the second. Sump: Custom sized Zero Edge Series 7 Sump Custom ATO and Two Part Dosing Containers 200 Micron Sock 7" Short Socks Custom Dual Mini Reactor Biopellets in camber one - ROX .08 Carbon in camber two (No more GFO) Cobalt NeoTherm 75w Heater Jabeo DCP-5000 Return Pump Neptune Systems Apex Neptune Systems DOS Neptune Systems ATK