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Hey guys, I’m new to the “nano reef forum” community but not new to nano reef keeping. Follow me and the progression of my Innovative Marine NUVO 10 build. My goal with this tank is to ultimately keep a thriving “sps and zoa” dominate tank “most likely” (more on that as time goes on). Last night I spent a couple hours aquascpaing my tank and here the end result. I fixed all the rock work together with some putty. Let me know what you think! I kept the aquascape “low” to allow the sps to grow upward and fill in the empty space beautifully. I also left a lot of empty space on the bare bottom to allow corals to fill it. Thank you you for tuning in! I’ll keep updating the tanks progress as time goes on! Tips and tricks are always helpful! Enjoy the rest of your day!
Full Tank Shot 12/8/2017 Equipment: Ultum Nature Systems 25c (13 Liters) Vortech mp10es, QD controller upgrade - set @ 2 Archaea 25w Heater Autoaqua Smart ATO micro ABI Tuna Blue 12w - 30cm over tank Red Sea Coral Pro Salt Livestock: "Real" Reef Rock ~3 lbs Aquilonastra sp. micro starfish Stylophora sp. - Show Tank Stylo (AquaSD) 12/6/17 Seriatopora sp. -ASD Nuclear Birdsnest (AquaSD) 12/6/17 Pocillopora damicornis -Rainbow Pocci (AquaSD) 12/6/17 Leptoseris sp. -Jack-o-Lantern (AquaSD) 12/6/17 Acropora sp. -Del Feugo (AquaSD) 12/6/17 -Ruby Juggernaut (AquaSD) 12/6/17 12/7/17 -Fire Salamander (AquaSD) 12/6/17 -Mr. Miyagi (AquaSD) 12/6/17 -Nuc Nuc (AquaSD) 12/6/17 -Unknown Acro (AquaSD) 12/6/17 -Blue/Green Acro 11/26/17 Micromussa sp. - Red Acans 11/26/17 Euphyllia glabrescens -Fire Tips Torch coral (AquaSD) 12/6/17 Unknown - Chalice or Favia?
Haniya Rae posted a topic in Beginners DiscussionHello, My name is Haniya, I live in Brooklyn, and I'm happy a community like this exists. I've really been enjoying all of the beginner posts on how to set up nano reef tanks. I have two freshwater tanks, a 20 gallon and a 40 gallon, and those are thriving. I want to get into reef building for two reasons, one from an environmental standpoint as I'm a journalist writing about sustainability issues and I'd like to know more about how reefs are affected (and feel like owning a small one would help me learn about the needs of reefs), and the other is that I'm looking for a challenge. I know that freshwater and saltwater are completely different, and making mistakes with my freshwater tanks, I know that it can be a very expensive hobby. I haven't set up the tank yet, but I have bought most of the supplies. I figure before I set it up, perhaps someone could tell me if I should return something/invest in a different piece of equipment. In my design, I am looking to affix live rock together in a small 'Z' shape, and I've bought putty and superglue to make it happen. I also was thinking I'd start with SPS corals, sticking with a pink/purple-blue/orange color scheme, so any ideas on corals that fit that description that would also do well in a 10G would be appreciated! Eventually, I'd probably add about 10 Cerith snails as a cleanup crew, and maybe a small fish several months from now, but I'd rather get the tank as stable as possible before I do that. Here are my supplies so far: Aquamaxx Cuboid tank Seachem Labs 55 gal Tidal Filter on my freshwater tanks, I always err on the side of having the filter be a lot more powerful, but if this isn't the case with saltwater, please let me know! the other question is if the skimmer on the tidal would intake needed nutrients, and if so, what's the best way to resupply them? Sun Submersible Wave Maker Kessil A80 Tuna Blue and the gooseneck clamp for it Instant Ocean Salt 10 Gallon Since the tank is .8 more gallons than this box, I'm assuming I need to purchase more salt? Refractometer Heater & thermometer & Reef testing kit Putty and superglue for the live rock IC-Gel Insta Cure Cyanoacrylate Gel, specifically, putty is pool putty Live rock from Bulk Reef Supply 5 lbs of Tonga Shelf reef 5 lbs of Rubble reef 100 mL - Instant Ocean BIO-Spira don't know if I need this if the Bulk Reef Supply rock is cured dry live rock? I wanted to make this tank without live sand as I like the look of that better. If that's not possible, though, I can definitely get some. Thanks again in advance!