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Hello Nano-Reef! I've been waiting a while to get back into the hobby after breaking down this pico reef build due to frequent moves for school and work. Now that we're more settled in one place, my wife and I have decided to start up a new reef and bought ourselves a Red Sea Max Nano. Livestock plans are pretty set in stone at this point: Mixed SPS/LPS Fish Ocellaris clownfish pair ✅ Helfrichi firefish Yellow watchman goby Pink streaked wrasse ✅ Starcki damsel ✅ FTS: 12/21/19 Table of Contents: 7/24/19 - First FTS 9/18/19 - September FTS 10/14/19 - October FTS 11/12/19 - November FTS 12/21/19 - December FTS Equipment: Tank: 20G Red Sea Max Nano Lighting: AI Prime HD x2 Filtration: stock protein skimmer Heater: 75W Cobalt Aquatics Neo-Therm, Inkbird Temperature Controller Flow: MP10, stock return pump ATO: Tunze Osmolator Salt: Red Sea Coral Pro Media: BRS carbon Rock & Substrate: ~15lb BRS Reef Saver Rock, ~3lb KP Aquatics Uncured Live Rock 15lb Caribsea Dry Aragonite Special Grade Reef Sand Maintenance: 5-10 gallon water change weekly Replace filter floss weekly Replace carbon monthly ESV 2-Part twice weekly (manual dosing for now) ESV magnesium as needed Feeding: Hikari pellets daily Reef Roids twice weekly Frozen mysis weekly Fish: Pink-streaked wrasse Black and orange ocellaris clownfish pair Starcki damsel Invertebrates: Cerith and dwarf cerith snails Nerite snails Nassarius snails Banded trochus snails Scarlet cleaner shrimp Blue porcelain crab Corals: SPS Red montipora capricornis Red montipora setosa Forest fire montipora digitata Superman montipora Sunset montipora Dinosaur egg montipora Green slimer acropora Oregon tort acropora Vivid's fundip acropora WWC snow drop acropora RMF last dragon acropora GSC red robin acropora ORA pearlberry acropora ORA red planet acropora JF fox flame acropora Red dragon acropora ASD birthday cake acropora Hawkins echinata LPS Fluorescent tip purple torch Peach/pink hammer Purple tip green frogspawn Jack-o-lantern leptoseris Green duncan Brown/green candy cane Various acan/micromussa colonies Red/green war coral Neon green candycane Red/yellow chalice Red/green blastomusa Warpaint scolymia Mummy eye chalice
KeriS posted a topic in Equipment ForumI am wanting to set up a 20 gallon nano reef tank, I haven’t started yet as I’m pricing things out. But I’m am wondering how much gph water flow I should get? My filter currently does 92gph, but as I’ve gathered so far that isn’t ebough water flow for a reef tank. Can I please get some suggestions? Also I’m planning on getting a clown fish, and an anenome (most likely bubble) after the tank has matured. As for other fish I haven’t thought or planned any yet but i’s Love to get a tuxedo urchin.
Hey, So now that I have saturated myself with many hours of countless reading, I am ready build and manage a tank. I decided to go with this route because of equipment I already had. 10 gallon all in one setup. A very good starter read is here by steelhealr http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...;hl=submersible the inspiration for this build and help came from lil'wrasse cool http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...126726&st=0 I went into greater detail than most of you will need but these are questions I had when I was starting so... bear with it. Now for the pics, This is for a standard 10 gallon fish tank. The silocone will fill in the gaps so hair pin precision is not needed here. the bulkhead how it looks That is where I am for now. I will post more with fuge and siliconed. bzphotog
Hi, I just joined! I have been thinking about making the jump to salt water for a while and finally pulled the trigger! I have been keeping fish for a while now, I've had great luck with low tech planted tanks. I am trying to use what I already know but I know I will have a ton of questions along the way also. So far I've got a standard 20 gallon tank with an aqua clear 50 and a small koralia pump. I have a Cobalt heater and the Hipargero 30 LED light. Once I have fish I've got a hang on back refugium in my Amazon cart that I will add. Will also probably add another koralia and the wave maker controller hydor makes when I start adding coral. And auto top off will probably be added too at some point. Everything has been up and running for 4 days, I am already seeing some nitrites so that is encouraging, I'll give credit to Dr. Tim's one and only for that! I'm using a red Sea test kit. In my freshwater life I really enjoy nano fish and stocking with fish not everyone else has. I saw some teenie tiny green banded gobies at my lfs and thought they were so cute but the fish store guy said they would just get lost :(. I've got my eye on a yellow clown goby though! What else should I look into stocking wise??? Sorry for the novel, here's a picture!