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After starting my membership here with a strong showing, and for my own educational purposes and record, I guess I’ll start a journal. Seems like a good place to keep a list of ideas and tips to help me on this journey! Tank: Fluval Evo XII 13.5 gallon started 1/21/2019 Equipment: Fluval spec return pump 132gph Fluval sea mini protein skimmer 5-10gallon Fluval 50W heater In Tank Chamber 1 media basket Current Orbit Marine LED light w bracket arm Current Orbit Eflux Wave pump 660gph (along w their hubs) IM mesh screen Media: Fluval bio rings (bottom level of media basket) Fluval 100gm carbon (bottom level media basket) Fluval clearmax (middle level media basket) IM filter floss (top level media basket) Stock: 14lbs live rock ? Lbs of life sand Black oscellaris clown True percula clown Blue spotted goby watchman Red banded snapping shrimp Scarlet shrimp Trochus snails x4 Dwarf red hermit crabs x 10 Star polyp x 2 (one split into two sections thanks to hermits, so there’s three-ish) Palys x 2: both protopalythoa Hairy mushroom x3 (all on one big rock) Hammer x 1 Zoa x1 Now obviously I didn’t start with all of this at once. We started with three clowns in fact- two percula and the oscellaris, but the two bigger fish kept trying to kill the smaller so I took the small guy back to save him from certain death within a week. Following that, the black was named Jolly Roger and the percula Jack Sparrow. (What can I say- this tank is “supposed” to be owned by my soon to be 9 year old who LOVES POTC, but secretly, it’s mine 😁) We started with two trochus and five hermits, but I doubled that for more cleaning power after about two and a half weeks. Those guys don’t get names. We added the goby and his “pal” Jan 22, but they NEVER hang with each other and in fact I’m not sure they know the other exists anymore. The goby was named J Edgar Hoover because he is always watching us with disapproval from across the room and follows us around the tank with his permanent frown. The pistol shrimp was named Snappy because well..... 🤷🏻♀️ We added the scarlet shrimp a week ago, and he’s quite the personality. We call him the Red Baron. We started the tank with a zoa and the little star polyp that the herms split in two. We next added the protopalys. Added the hammer today, with some drama due to the LFS lady who evidently thinks I’m out to kill everything in my tank 🤦🏽♀️. That’s it for this tank in a nutshell.
Finally got back to the hobby, my previous build was a 29g biocube, my biggest and first reef tank was a 120g around 8yrs ago and my favorite so far was my 60g cube mix reef Fluval Evo 13.5 Tank Journal *Tank seeded with live rock and water from stablished tank* Equipment Tank: Fluval Evo 13.5 Lighting: AI Prime HD black ATO: Tunze Nano 3152 Return Pump: Sicce Syncra 1 In tank Refugium - Chamber one: Temp probe & filter floss. - Chamber two: chamber 2 Intank Media basket with: chemipure blue, cheato, live rock and refugium light on the outside. - Chamber three: Return pump, heater & ATO. Heater: Hagen 100w Circulation: EcoTech VorTech Mp10. Tank seeded with: Live sand, cheato and aprox. 5lbs of live rock from an stablished tank. Sand: 1lbs - Rock: 10lbs Inhabitants CUC: Snails: Dwarf Cerith, Nassarius, Florida Ceriths, Nerite Snails. Shrimp: Red Fire shrimp. Fish: 2 black & white ocellaris clownfish. Corals and other Inverts: will be starting to add the first week of Aug. *Will be keeping this lists up to date* Updated: 8/4/19*
Went to the grand opening of the big little fish store in Dallas today and picked up some new frags at a great deal. The store was awesome and everything looked healthy. All live stock was 25% off 🤗 so I picked up 2 bumble bee snails at $2.25 each, Duncan frag at around $20, acan frag $11.25, and galaxea frag $11.25. Seemed like good deals to me
Hello everyone, I am new to owning a reef tank, and very excited to start this hobby! Between this forum and my hubby, I have already learned a lot! So far this is our setup: Fluval evo 13.5 with Protein skimmer and heater, a wave maker, three different sets of zoas (mainly orange—not sure how that happened), one larger ricordea yuma rock, a cleaner shrimp, 5 hermits, and about 7 snails. ________________________________________________________ Recently I got a promotion at work, this is how we celebrated! Added a pair of black snowflake clowns, and 4 new zoas! Will take a picture when zoas are settled, the shrimp got in the way.