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  1. Amphrites

    Moar Actinics

    So I currently have an AI prime running a fairly intense schedule over a Euphyllia-dominated tank (they're all close to the bottom though) and I'm considering buying a strip of those little 3-watt moonlight 445 Actinics for color-pop (since I'm having to really push some of the uglier channels of my Prime to keep my Maxima colored-up and happy). Anybody have any idea whether said strips really add much in the way of par or would they really just contribute better color and florescence? Tank: Nuvo atoll 13g (11" deep) [Picture taken at night with things closing up for the evening] Schedule: Strip in question: https://www.21ledusa.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=3528DBLWP&CartID=1
  2. tgore

    WaterBox 4g SPS Pico

    So with being out of the hobby for a year or two I finally decided to dive back in to give myself something to do in my down time. I began assembling equipment for a 60g cube but gathering everything I wanted for the build was taking to long and the itch was getting to me. When I came across these small AIO tanks from WaterBox I just couldn't resist. The main inspiration for this tank came from seeing a video of Battlebox corals and then when I saw the AutoAqua Smart AWC the idea popped into my head. Build Plan Equipment 4g WaterBox Cube AI Prime HD w/ Gooseneck (Great option for this tank just like the NanoBox Coloring more) NanoBox Mini Tide w/ Storm controller 25w Neo-Therm Heater MP10QD AutoAqua Smart AWC (Hard to implement with the rear chamber size restrictions) Xp Aqua Duetto ATO Livestock: Citron Clown Goby - For some reason had bad luck with these guys, lost two of them to brook. Juvenile Signal Blenny - Really interesting fish (impulse buy lol) CUC - One small blue leg hermit and a couple of snails at max. Macroalgae - Since having a refugium isn't really possible with this build I am going to look at getting some to have in the display. Corals - Various SPS nothing in stone so far. Going to try out a BattleBox and then get what I can from lfs around me. So no telling what I'll end up with at the moment. Rock - Purchased some dry reef saver rock for this build. To get things started with this tank I am going to give Fritz 9 NItrifying Bacteria a shot and maybe find the smallest bottle of pods I can find. Algae Barn will probably be my go-to for the pods and macro once the tank gets water in it. The Automatic Water Changer from AutoAqua is the key to my plan for this tank. The only other filtration will be biological and some Chemi-pure blue. Excited to get this tank set up and running. I'm gonna have to play around with the AWC and find what I will be able to do since the return chamber is so small I will have to either do extremely small amounts or set up a timer to turn shut the return pump off and allow the AWC to run. The goal will be to accomplish 100% water changes every week at the least. This should handle any nutrient issues with such a small bio-load and most likely keep major and minor elements in a decent range. I plan to test this and see how things go and if the water changes alone can't keep up I am considering using Kalkwasser or try Red Sea Coral Pro salt since it has elevated levels, to begin with. If you made it this far. Thanks for reading all my thoughts and rambling. Let me know what you think and if you have any recommendations on adjustments. Also if you have any recommendations on corals or any good livestock ideas I would really appreciate it.
  3. Lugmos12

    IM Fusion 20

    Backstory: So I started my first reef tank in July 2017 with an EVO12. On January 31, 2019 I switched over to an Innovative Marine Fusion 20 gallon. I found the deal on CL (came with a stand, skimmer, reactor, ATO and a bunch of miscellaneous reef stuff). This thing cost me what I would ONLY pay for the tank itself. Not a bad deal in my opinion. Since then, I've added a few new zoanthids, leathers, and a piece of SPS. I'm also pretty sure I'm going to order a dosing unit so I can cut down on water changes and just dose to maintain Alk/Mag/Ca and give the corals more stability. Through testing I notice that my Alk decreases to a really low number over the span of just 1.5 weeks. I want to also get into more LPS so dosing will be necessary to maintain stability. I'm debating between BRS and B-Ionic. Breakdown: Tank: IM Fusion 20 gallon ATO: XP Aqua Duetto Light: AI Prime HD Skimmer: Reef Glass Nano Wavemaker: Aqamai KPS Doser: TBD Live stock: CORALS: montipora setosa green digitata pocillopora green star polyps duncan hammer toadstool leather green nepthea red goniopora ricordea red mushrooms Candy Cane Zoas and palys: Utter Chaos, Banana Munchers, Laser Lemons, Purple Hearts, Rainbow Incinerator FISH: frostbite clown misbar clown six line wrasse INVERTS: Nassarius Snail margarita snail astrea snail Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp scarlet hermit crab
  4. DanielHerrera

    An adventure: Waterbox 10

    Hello everyone, I recently joined the forum to educate myself on nano reef keeping as I venture on my own adventure. I am a college student at Penn State and I understand that a small tank will require much more care than the larger tanks, but I figured given my situation, a nano tank would be the best choice. So, after weeks of careful planning I finally got myself a 10 gallon Waterbox cube along a AI Prime HD from Saltwateraquarium.com. I went to a local fish store and got about 10 pounds of Caribsea Life Rock Shapes, saltwater and off I go to set up my tank. Current equipment in this tank is the following: Tank: Waterbox cube 10 gallon Lights: AI Prime HD Heater: Cobalt Neo-Therm Heater 50w Return pump: Stock pump Skimmer: Hydor Slim-Skim Nano Protein Skimmer (Fits like a glove!) Refugium light: Innovative Marine ChaetoMax 2-n-1 Refugium LED Circulation pump: IceCap 1K Gyre Generating Flow Pump ATO/AWC: AutoAqua Smart AWC Touch The first chamber of the back will house filter floss media for mechanical filtration and a small refugion with chaeto and ceramic media for bilogical filtration. The second chamber will hold the skimmer and some more ceramic media. The third chamber holds the heater and return pump. There is no sand in this tank since I intend to have strong water movement and will make it easier to clean. As of the time writing this post, the tank is in the third fourth day of cycling with no lights. Livestock that requires feeding will be added next year, until then, some input on the livestock would be awesome. What would you guys put in it? The plans for this tank is to eventually incorporate some sps corals. I am some time away from that, so in the meantime I am learning as much as I can. I am not an expert on reef keeping, but I am determined to experience and learn, hopefully not the hard way. I do not expect this to be an easy adventure, but surely will be fun.
  5. Hey everyone I made a diy mount for my two hydra 26 lights and it only cost about $25 to make both mounts which is a lot cheaper than the store bought ones, feel free to ask any questions on how I did it! I still need to paint them and drill holes to hide the wires.
  6. upgrading to a much bigger tank and getting rid of some of my nano stuff all LESS THAN A YEAR OLD MP10 QD(not wireless) still has warranty!! $175 OBO marineland 100 watt heater - 10 fuge light (aqua gadget) 20 4 stage RO/di unit with new carbon and sediment filters - 80 OBO Reef glass nano skimmer (with air pump) $50 Tunze Nano ATO (works flawlessly) $70 OBO AI prime HD (2nd gen) with mounting bracket! works and looks NEW! $175 OBO (still has warranty) Please PM me for pics and payment discussion Paypal only of course goods and services! shipping on EVERYTHING listed here will be FREE OF CHARGE!! thanks for looking!
  7. FTS/Top-down progression! March 31, 2018: March 2018: February 2018: January 2018: October 2017: July 2017: *Disclaimer: the photo quality seemed a lot better on my phone now that I'm seeing them on the computer. Sorry for the bad quality! For older photos and set-up, please keep reading! Hello and thank you for stopping in! I hope to use this as a diary for myself, but I so enjoy seeing other Lagoons that I thought I would document mine for others to see also. Let me preface this by introducing myself! I'm a Canadian reefer and I share a common addiction with many of you. I first ventured into saltwater reef tanks in the spring of 2016 with a used (and a then-10-year-old-unit!!) JBJ Nano Cube 12g and I was instantly hooked. In January, so a little over a year ago now, I had decided on an IM Lagoon 25g as being the perfect next step for me, keeping the 12g running. Sadly, the old 12g finally kicked the bucket in the spring of 2017. Really, the hood/fans/lights went on it. Could have been an easy fix, but it was a better decision at that time to take down the 12g and put my focus into making the 25g the best I could make it! I kept and used everything in the 12g except my dear clown, which I sold to a great home. She loved Xenia! With that out of the way! Whew. I'd like to start by putting up all of the word stuff and then a photo progression. Let's begin... It all began on a wintery January 21, 2017: Tank: - Innovative Marine NUVO Aquarium - Fusion Lagoon 25 Gallon (no sump) - DIY stand (sort of, you'll see) Flow: - Stock pump - Jebao PP-4 Wavemaker Heaters: - Eheim Jager TruTemp Submersible 50W - Fluval M50 Submersible (50W) Light: - Aqua Illumination Prime + mounting arm ATO: - AUTOAQUA Smart ATO micro + 2g reservoir Water: - Purchased by 5g bottles of RO at store, has done me well, but would like to upgrade eventually - Plan is to go with a 4-stage Spectrapure RO/DI unit. Just need to pull the trigger already and do it. - November 2017: I did it! SpectraPure CSPDI 2:1 Manual Flush 90-GPD RO/DI Rock, Salt & Sand: - Marco Rock (~15 lbs, want/need more!) Now at least 25lbs. - CaribSea Arag Alive Fiji Pink Sand (20 lb. bag) - Red Sea Salt (175g blue bucket) Switched to Fritz RPM, thinking of switching to plain Instant Ocean Misc: - Innovative Marine Mesh Screen Lid Kit (lol we will look into this later...) - Innovative Marine Custom Caddy Marine Basket (Nano) x2 - Stock filter socks (not in use) - Filter floss - Chemi-pure Elite, Chemi-pure Blue, Purigen and regular GAC on standby Since the summer 2017 I've been running Chemipure-Elite; in November 2017 supplemented ROX 8.0 carbon; February 2018 started using Purigen - Test kits: Red Sea Marine Care Test Kit (ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH and alk), Salifert for calcium, magnesium and alkalinity - Refractometer: ATC Vertex (also use a Sybon); November 2017: after suspecting some salinity issues, I've been calibrating using Brightwell, Tropic Marin AND PinPoint calibration solutions Notes on Maintenance: - Weekly ~3-5 gallon water changes. Every. Week. No excuses! - Currently only running filter floss and a little carbon/GFO in the caddy - No protein skimmer (yet); now running Reef Octopus NS80! - No dosing (yet); February 2018: waiting for ESV B-Ionic to arrive next week Fish: - Yellow Watchman Goby, ~1.5 inches (added March 30, 2017) RIP my little jumping bean - 2x Black Misbar Ocellaris, ~1.75 inches (added March 31, 2017); February 2018: approx. 3 inches and 2 inches long - 1x Banggai Cardinalfish, ~2 inches (added July 15, 2017); February 2018: approx. 3 inches long - 1x Citron Goby, ~1.75 inches (added July 15, 2017); February 2018: 2-2.5 inches long - 1x Cherub Angelfish, ~3/4 inch (added February 9, 2018, very tiny!) Inverts: - A lone Blue-legged Hermit - 2x Spiny/Ninja Star snails - 3x Trochus snails - 1 cerith snail - 1 large and 1 small nassarius snail Corals: - Flame Tip BTA; sold! - Duncan - Green and purple-tipped hammers - Neon green trumpet - Sunny D palys - Various dark green zoas - Purple monti cap frag - Red Encrusting Goni (??) frag - Green Button Polyps - Some purple and blue mushrooms - Sour Apple Birdsnest frag - Forest Fire Digi frag - Green star polyps - Toadstool - Kenya tree coral - Fuzzy green mushrooms - Clove polyps - Dragon eye zoas (pink) - Torch Food Stuff: - Calanus Flake Food Omega One Marine Flakes - NLS Thera-A Regular 1mm Pellets - Hikari Bio-Pure Frozen Mysis - Hikari Bio-Pure Frozen Spirulina Brine Shrimp - Hikari Bio-Pure Frozen Krill - Hikari Bio-Pure Frozen Squid (nem's fav) - Omega One Freeze Dried Mysis - Selcon - PE Mysis 1mm pellets - LRS Reef Frenzy - OSI Spirulina Flakes I think that covers the main stuff? I hope I'm not forgetting anything... this is long enough. I like to keep it real simple. The tank is at the office so I can fiddle with them throughout the day, whenever, but it can't be too complicated. Low maintenance is the goal, though I'm so consumed by it that I spend a lot more time on the tank than I really need to. I chose to keep it as low cost as I could, while not compromising with things that are "cheap" and/or unreliable. I've been happy with all purchases so far, no major issues or scares, and will just have to drool over all of the high end equipment others get to play with! Thanks for looking!
  8. StephLionfish

    Steph's 13.5 Invert Haven

    After a several year hiatus from this hobby, I've decided join the Fluval 13.5g bandwagon. Along with many of you, I plan on upgrading pretty much everything in the tank, including the return pump, light, and media basket. As the title suggests, I plan on excluding fish and going invert dominated with emphasis on Sexy Shrimp, along with LPS and Softies. -- What I have so far: Tank: Fluval Evo 13.5g Stand: Imagitarium 20g Wooden Stand Sand: Caribsea Aragonite Heater: Eheim Jager 50w -- What I'm waiting on: Various items from InTank including the media rack for chamber 1 and mesh screen kit -- What I am planning on ordering: AI Prime HD+ mount (not sure on which to get, if it matters) Salt- Maybe Red Sea Coral Pro? Any thoughts on preferred salt? It will be my first time mixing my own! Rock- My lfs has a terrible dry rock stock, so I'll likely end up having to order online (because 10 bucks a lb of liverock seems unnecessary). I looked into the rock from BRS, but my main concern is the size of the rocks. I saw where I can put in a request, but it seems many people still get rocks too large for their nanos. Any thoughts on online rock orders are appreciated. Pump- I was thinking maybe the Hydor Centrifugal 300. Is it possible to have a strong enough pump in the AIO compartment that I would not need additional powerheads in the display? Keeping in mind that I don't plan on SPS. ATO- I'm cautious towards these from all of the horror stories, therefor have never used one, but one that I've seen come up frequently is the Auto AquaSmart.  I think that's the gist of it for now-- thanks for stopping by!  Â
  9. What the flip is up guys, I'm back on the forums and better than ever!! If your lazy and don't like to read like me just watch my videos! To preface I am a senior college student studying Renewable Energies and sustainability -Been keeping Reef aquariums since I was in 8th Grade.... 8 or so years? w/e you get the deal -Trying to have a social life drinking and listening to Post Malone while keep a mildly alarming aquarium addiction (obsession?) f So I got this aquarium to downsize from a Deep blue 20 gallon DIY AIO (that's a lot of acronyms i know, Do it yourself All in one, is what it stands for) So the stocking is a little bit tight but one thing i like to challenge is the typical Reef norms, I HATE to follow the rules though I understand in some cases there's logical reason to. I am not talking about throwing a blue tang in my 7 gallon nano tank or unplugging my protein skimmer and just doing months water changes LOL. No those people are ridiculous but I will challenge type norms and try to use logical reason to support my challenges. Most people would say my Maroon clown and Mandarin need to go and I would agree but not now, I change tanks like your Uncle Steve changes Wives (Every 1-2 years) So this really is not a long term obligation to keep these fish together forever. Okay! If you made this long without skipping you get a pat on your back. Now the Current Tank Equipment: -Fiji Cube 7 gallon AIO Pico -Maxi Jet 400 return pump (swapped the stock rio because it sucks and doesnt allow the AIO to skim) -AI nonPrime that ramps all day from 3%-60% -Ceramic rings, foam pad, Red Sea Carbon -Tunze Doc 9001(Baus Skimmer, I love this guy) -Dosing Kalk in ATO (a Quart jug I mix once a week or so) -Glass marineland heater that i need to get rid of Inhabitants starting with fish -Misbar Maroon clown -Yellow cleaner Goby -Tailspot Goby (He is the biggest wuss) -Mandarin Goby -Skunk Cleaner (this guys a savage) -Emerald Crab -Hermits and snails -Blue Tux Urchin (love this guy but he kinda needs more room) -Green Bubbletip Anemone -Green Frogspawn, Green hammer, Three types of Acans, Pink/green Blastos, Orange Zoas, Xenia Here is a 4K video of my tank check em out! I also have an unboxing of my Fiji cube on my youtube page definitely check that out Ill try to update this weekly or whenever something big happens
  10. So I have entered the big challenge for 2018 for us nano reefers. So I figured to put my build up on the forum since I've been trying to find a build where someone was mostly if not only focused on using leather corals. Yes they are pretty simple but, with the right combination I think I can create a pretty good display. Keeping it simple: Heater AI Prime 12x12x12 cube Minimal sand 6lbs of rock Powerhead And NO FILTER Simply a water change once to every two weeks should be fine since leathers prefer little dirty water. My bio load will also be minimal with two tiny super tiny bullethole clown fish. Will post pics very soon! P.s. this is my first topic... wish me luck ?
  11. My 20 gallon nano reef!!! Check it out!!!!! Please and thank you! I will be doing updates on this tank as well as product reviews, showing some coral I pick up along the way of building this tank fully, and also answering questions if I could! so stay tuned for more...
  12. hello all, I have the ai prime HD's and I was wondering if someone can send me their light schedule or help me determine exactly what I need for my tank (what light and what intensity) Im currently running the acclimation mode at 50% reduction of lighting, so I just want to know what light spectrum should I aim for.. (TANK WILL BE LPS DOMINATED) Thanks all
  13. Looking to buy or trade for a 24" 4 bulb t5 fixture. I can trade an AI Prime (white) and some frags, or pay a little cash. Let me specify I'd prefer this to be in the NYC area, will consider trades outside of the area, but not too far.
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