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SCA Starfire 50g cube with sump Started (4/16/19) Equipment: Current Orbit Marine LED w/ Eflux wave pump 660gph x2 Inkbird temperature controller Smart ATO micro Atman 2500 return pump Atman 1100 skimmer pump SCA 301 skimmer In Tank Fluval Chamber 2 media basket Filter Media: Seachem Purigen 100gm x2 bag Seachem Phosbond 100gm bag Fluval 100gm carbon x2 bag Seachem Matrix Carbon 300gm Seachem Matrix 150gm Seachem De*Nitrate 300gm In Tank Filter floss x2 Substrate/Aquascape: Carib Sea Hawaiian Black Live Sand x 50lbs Purple live rock from LFS~ 20lbs Fiji live sand from LFS~ 14lbs Maori live rock from LFS- 26lbs Livestock: Electric blue hermit crab x2 Halloween hermit crab x2 Dwarf blue hermit crab x2 Dwarf red hermit crab x9 Randall's shrimp (red banded pistol) Bumble bee snails x3 Trochus snails x 4 Cerith snail x1 BRISTLE WORMS!!!! Star polyp x 2 (one split into two sections thanks to hermits, so there’s three-ish) Palys x1 (nebula) Hairy mushroom x3 (all on one big rock) Hammer x 1 Torch x1 Superman Montipora x1 Strawberry shortcake Acropora x1 Zoa x3 Sun coral x1 Red and white gorgonian x1 Bubble tip anemone x1
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.
Hi everyone. I'm new here and just setting up my tank (Biocube 32). Not entirely new to the hobby but I've been out of it for about 10 years, so much has changed. The tank has been up for about 5 days right now and currently has about 27lbs of live rock and 20lbs of Caribsea Arag-Alive special grade reef sand. Just researching my options for wave makers. The plan is for some mushrooms, zoas, and some polyps. Planning on 3-5 fish at this time. Just want to make sure I have plenty of flow and looking at some decent options. Right now I am deciding between the Current USA eflux wave pump kit 660 GPH or the Tunze USA 6045 nano stream. Just looking for some thoughts and opinions on these two options. All input is welcome. Thanks in advance.