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  1. Nova Scotian

    Bare bottom or sand bed?

    Hi, all. I am currently awaiting my IM Nuvo 10, and I’m thinking about how I will set it up. I like bare bottom in freshwater tanks, and I think it removes some of the problems with trapped nutrients and junk. However, I am concerned that it will affect negatively the good bacteria levels, and also may reduce the variety of CUC members I can have. I see people doing both bare bottom and sand bed, and if I have sand, it will be a thin layer…. The question is, will it be better for the tank to have sand, or it is fine to go without? I guess I mainly want to know that mini hermits, shrimp, and other inhabitants are good without a sand bed.
  2. William

    William's Waterbox 70:2

    After years of contemplating upgrading my Red Sea Reefer Nano, I have finally pulled the trigger. I took advantage of Waterbox's "Blue Friday" event and ordered a white waterbox 70:2. Aquarium specifications: Aquarium: Waterbox Aquariums 70:2 (47 gal display) Sump: stock with Klir rollermat installed Return: Hydor Seltz D Varia Flow 1200 DC Aquarium Pump Skimmer: Red Sea Reefer RSK-300 Protein Skimmer Dalua Great White GW -12 Waterflow: MP40WQD , Gyre 330 x2 Heater: 2x100w Cobalt Neotherm eheim Controller: Apex with WXM, PH, ORP, Salinity, Trident Light: Reefi Duo Extreme Dosing pump: Kamoer X1, 3 pumps Auto-top off: XP Aqua Neptune ATK Sand: Barebottom Rock: Existing rock from my RSR nano, 20lbs Of Liferock “shapes” Salt: brightwell neomarine Misc: Artfully Acrylic screen top NO3/PO4 removal: Aquamax biopellets Marinepure Plate/ balls Fish: Flurry Clownfish x2 Flame angelfish Longnose Hawkfish Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish Mombassa Lionfish Biota Yellow Tang Red Bandtail Waspfish Foxface rabbitfish Fairy wrasse
  3. Most Recent FTS: Updated 11/19/2020: Tank: Drilled 40 Breeder with Modular Marine Overflow (Bean Animal Style) Sump: 20 Gallon Long with Custom Baffles https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/custom-20g-long-sump-design-feedback-wanted.601665/ Filtration: Carbon, Klir Filter Roller, Simplicity Skimmer Lighting: Aquatic Life T5 and Orbit Marine Pro -2X Blue+ -1X Coral+ -1X Actinic Flow: Sicce 2.0 return pump with RFG nozzles 2X Nero 5 1X standard non-controllable powerhead Dosing: Red Sea Ca, Alk, and Mg on Kamoer X1 Dosing Pumps Heater: 200W Cobalt Neotherm ______________________________________________________ I have been working on this project here and there for a while but I figured it was time to start an official thread. This tank will hopefully be filled in the next few weeks! This tank marks a lot of firsts for me so please chime in if you have suggestions. Does anyone still use Miracle Mud? I was thinking about adding it to my refugium section. I built a tray to hold some substrate in my fuge and am looking for suggestions on what to fill it with. I'm also gonna go bare bottom with this tank and hopefully grow some montis, zoas, and other encrusting corals all over the starboard at the bottom. I have a lot of montis at the top of the scape in my 20 gallon and I dont want to repeat that mistake. They are fast growers and shade out large sections of the tank. I am currently working on the plumbing which has given me a lot of appreciation for all the reefers with those immaculate color coordinated PVC works of art in their stands ( you know who you are). I am on at least the 4th home depot run at this point. Anyways I look forward to getting this tank wet and sharing the progress with everyone!
  4. Everything below was wiped out due to tank crush and I got no time to edit all that atm. After few years of absence from the hobby and recent emergency tank swap (due to cracked glass), I decided to give it another shot. Ca 420-450 KH 9 Mg 1360-1390 Salinity 1.026 For over a week, 2 Clowns, Circus Goby, Purple Firefish, Tailspot Blenny and several corals had to share 8 gallon spare tank. All fish & corals survived . With new tank on the way, future for these guys became a little brighter. Few days later, tank was ready for new occupants. Equipment: Aquarium - Innovative Marine Nuvo30 Long link Return Pump - Jebao DC return pump link 2018 Model - DCW-2000 (528GPH) from Am@zon. Circulating Wave Pumps - 3X Aquamai KPS wave pump link AI Nero5 wavemaker RFG by VCA demo 1/2in Random Flow Generator Nozzles Main and Fuge lights - 2X Kessil A160 Tuna Blue link Kessil H80 fuge light link - fuge Kessil Spectral Controller Dosing Pump - Jebao dosing pump link (4 pumps) Skimmer - Tunze 9004 DOC Skimmer DC Link ATO - IM Hydrofill Controller Link IM ATO Return Hydrofill Pump Tunze Osmolator Nano link (moved to quarantine tank) Heater - Cobalt heater link and Aqueon heater link as backup Ink-Bird ITC-308 temperature controller Filtration/Dosing: Sea Grape Fuge - (More info about Sea Grape Macro Algae) Skimmer ( might add Tunze 9004 DC or similar) ??? ChemiPure Elite MarinePure spheres biological filtration link Miracle Mud from Eco System Aquarium link Live Rock- 20-30lbs (not 100% sure). Bare bottom, no sand. *Introduction to Calcium & Alkalinity Maintenance Livestock Fish: • 1 Tailspot Blenny info • 2 Ocellaris/Clownfish info • 1 Purple Firefish Info • 1 Circus Goby info Curacao Deepwater Chromis. Rare and kinda unknown species. Invertebrates: • Reg. Hermit Crab 2 - moved to Q tank • Mixed snails 8 (Astreas + Turbos) Turbos moved to Q tank. •Emerald Crab 4-5 (2 big ones went to QT) • Sexy Shrimp 1 • Skunk Cleaner Shrimp 1 • Halloween Hermit Crab 4 (moved to Q tank • Red Crab (appears to be Flameback Fiddler-Crab/Uca flammula) - in quarantine tank • Blue Leged Hermit Crab 3 • Coco Worms (Featherduster types and care) • Maxima Clam (care link) Click here for more info about various clean-up-crew options and care Corals: • Various Euphyllia • Chalice (no name) • 2 Zoas • 1 Neon Green Toadstool Leather • Purple Ribbon Gorgonian • Blue tip Elegant coral • IDK Mushroom • Yumas • Rock Flower Anemones • Red, Green & Putple Cap • Forest Fire Monti Digitata (info & care) • Pink Pocillopora • Pink Bird’s Nest Seriatopora • Green Spongodes Monti • Purple & Green Milka Stylo •WWC Cherry Tree •Setosa •Green Digitata •Rainbow Montipora •JF Freaky Hair Pavona Torches care Monti care Frogspawn care Chalice care Toadstool care Acropora Types *Side note: underlined species/products include link to more info. Cheers.
  5. CrazyEyes

    20g Nuvo (thread redo)

    Hey what's up everybody, just wanted to pop in and share my tank, it's just over 8 months now, it's mostly Lps with a few sps. EquipmentIM Nuvo 20IKEA kallax stand2x AI primeHD's Icecap 1k gyre 2x custom daddy's running floss and carbon Eshopps nano skimmerSmart ato micro DIY cheato reactor (TLF 150 reactor)For livestock I have 2 normal clowns1 2 spot hogfish Corals Medium size blue maxima clamGarf bonsai acroBali green slimer Scrambled egg zoasUnknown plate coral Hollywood stunner chalice Few other unknown chalices that I picked up from wwc. Unknown war coral Green monti cap Ricordea Florida Jason Fox burning banana Unknown purple acro That's about it for now, here are a few pics of the setup and a few coral shots, hope you all enjoy.
  6. lonewonderer

    My 40 gallon bare bottom reef tank

    Just sharing my 40 gallon reef tank.
  7. lonewonderer

    Can I add more fish?

    Hello everyone. I would like to ask for your honest opinion. I have a 40 gallon FOWLR tank with a 10 gallon refugium sump and an aquaclear 110 for filtration. I was thinking to add a butterfly, a foxface or some other fishes on it. I have the list of my stocking below. Do you have any recommendation what to add. Looking for a peaceful fishes. any suggestions? tank has 40 pounds LR 1 small yellow tang 2 blue damsel 1 tomato clown 1 lemon peel 1 cleaner shrimp 4 snails 10 red hermit crabs filters basic protein skimmer aquaclear 110 HOB 10 gallon DIY sump refugium with chaetomorpha, chemi pure blue, purigen, 2" sand bed and filter sock.
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