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  1. Hey, everyday we will vote the most stunning frag uploaded @CommunityCorals Today we are most amazed by this Interstellar Mushroom You think you have a frag in the tank that can beat this coral? Sign up at https://community-corals.com/vendor-membership/ for Free and make sure the next CommunityCoral of the day is all yours! 😄 P.S. Members of Nano-Reef Forum will get personal support with setup of their store, upload of banners and lots more.
  2. Hey, everyday we will vote the most stunning frag uploaded @CommunityCorals Today we are most amazed by this frag of Raja Rampage You think you have a frag in the tank that can beat this coral? Sign up at https://community-corals.com/vendor-membership/ for Free and make sure the next CommunityCoral of the day is all yours! 😄 P.S. Members of Nano-Reef Forum will get personal support with setup of their store, upload of banners and lots more.
  3. Hi. I'M new to the forum and was hoping some experienced reefers could offer some advice on my coral health! I have a 20 gallon DIY mixed reef tank that has been running for about 6 months. I have about 1 year experience running a 75 gallon reef tank that I took down about 6 years ago when I left for college. Everything I have added (soft corals, LPS, fish, inverts, nem) seems healthy and has been a pleasure to watch. Up until now I have never tried any SPS corals. 5 days ago I decided to venture into some "beginner" SPS. I don't have very accurate water testing kits so I am not looking to advance any further with difficult corals until I can at least better monitor my water parameters. I have a very large amount of live rock for the tank size and two hang-off-the-back filters (in case one ever fails). My heater is a decently stable and my digital thermometer always reads 78.4-78.8. My lighting is not very strong: Marineland LEDs rated at about 100 par at 12 inches and 6000K. It is also not diffuse at all and has almost spotlights of higher intensity throughout the tank. (yes, I plan to upgrade my lighting when I have the funds in about a month). I bought two montipora frags 5 days ago, one large orange monti cap and one small sunset monti. Both came from my LFS and were not shipped (at least not any time recently). To compensate for my low lighting I placed them about 5 inches down in the water directly under the "spotlights" from my LEDs. I really don't know enough to tell if they're doing ok or not. given that my situation is atypical bordering on stupid (I know it sounds bad) I want to make sure Im not killing the frags. I have a friend with a very successful SPS tank who will take them if I'm hurting them and I just don't want to see them die! I think they might be doing ok. I'll be watching for long term signs of health but I just wanted to ask if there are any issues visibly indicating immediate shock from new/bad tank conditions. Please don't be too hard on me. I know you'll want to know my water parameters and more details than I can probably measure. I don't want advice on keeping them alive as much as advice on how to tell if they're healthy (although all input is appreciated). If they aren't healthy I will rehome them at the first clear sign they're declining. I have attached pictures.
  4. Mike P

    ?? Coral

    Blastomussa??? Not sure but it’s doing well under the stock fluval lighting so far
  5. thetonyage

    Tony's IM Nuvo 10 Reef Journal

    Welcome to my Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion 10 build! Equipment List: Tank: IM Nuvo 10 gallon Stand: Fusion APS Cabinet Stand Heater: Cobalt Neo-Therm 50w Light: Ecotech Radion XR15w Pro G4 with Diffuser attachment, and RMS Tank Mount with custom riser Return Pump: Sicce Syncra 0.5 Powerhead: Ecotech Vortech Mp10w Quiet Drive Controller: Neptune Systems Apex EB8 Power Bar WXM for connecting to Radion and Mp10 LSM Lunar Sim Module (I dont think I will end up using this on a tank this small) pH, Temperature, and Salinity probes Breakout Box with Float switch controlling a second Sicce Syncra 0.5 ATO Pump (Breakout box also controls a LED light strip inside the cabinet triggered by a magnetic door sensor) DOS peristaltic dosing pump set to continuous water change of 1350 mL a day. Other: IM In Tank Media Basket Upgrade with Filter Floss in the top cage and a Chemi-Pure Blue Nano packet in each of the bottom 2. Livestock List: Clean Up Crew: Dwarf Cerith Snails, Nerite Snails, and Nassarius Vibex snails Female Yasha Hase Goby Red Banded Pistol Shrimp ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ It all started with this box of glass and this box of rocks: I decided to go with some Pukani Dry Live Rock and start out with as sterile of a system as possible. I soaked the rock in a diluted bleach and water solution for 2 weeks to remove any organic materials that might have been left over on the rock. After that I did a muriatic acid dip. I did about a 20 minute dip. I then let the rock cure in a bin in my garage for a few months in fresh water, doing 50% water changes every week or so. If I was going to do this again, I would dip for less time, with a more diluted solution. It is pretty crazy just how much the acid ate away from the rocks. I didn't take any pictures of this process, but to give you an idea of what I mean, here are some aquascapes I was playing around with before doing anything to the rock: And here is the first ever FTS: December 15, 2018 As you can see, the acid really opened up a lot of tiny little pores in the rock but it also ate away a good amount of the rock itself. I'm not saying I wouldn't do that again, but I'd definitely do it differently next time. Anyways, the tank finally got water in it, and got a Dr. Tim's fishless cycle going the first week of December 2018. Here's the Most recent FTS from the other day (sorry for dirty water, I had just finished doing a bit of scraping/cleaning): February 15, 2019 The first additions after the cleanup crew were a Female Yasha Goby and a Red Banded Pistol Shrimp combo I scored from Diver's Den. Here's a pic of the Yasha while she was being drip acclimated: I didn't get any pictures of the shrimp that were worth sharing unfortunately. And once they went into the tank they disappeared for 2 days. I'm happy to say though that today I was able to catch a glimpse of the goby coming out to snag a few Mysis shrimp I fed! She wouldn't let me get close enough to take a good picture without going into hiding, but I managed to snap this one: Well, that's pretty much all I have for now. I'll update with some more info tomorrow as far as future plans are concerned and hopefully some more pictures! I do apologize for the quality of the photos, I have a pretty old phone, and I'm not the best photographer to begin with - but I do promise to get better as I go. I know how much everyone loves pictures, and I'd like to have a nice photo documentary of this tanks progress. Thanks for stopping by! Please feel free to post any questions/comments/concerns. I'm looking forward to being part of the Nano-Reef community!
  6. HingleMcCringleberry

    New Chalice Frag Dying?

    I have a 20 gallon tank that has been set up for about 6 months and have been having great success with soft corals so I decided to pick up a trumpet coral and chalice frag 2 days ago. The trumpet seems happy but the chalice looks concerning. I know they don't like a lot of light while they adjust so it is at the bottom of my tank out of the direct light from my led lights (they are not particularly strong anyways). right away i noticed a little bit of brown discoloration on the side of the coral. over the couple of days I've had it the brown area seems to have become more distinct although no skeleton is exposed. I know there's a lot of variables at play (water params, parasites, lighting, handling) but what I want to know is whether this is a sign of a serious problem. The brown spot hasn't really progressed noticeably in the last day so is it a cause for concern? Although I do want to know why this happened I'm more concerned with just knowing what is happening and how worried I should be.
  7. ninjamyst

    Ninja's Custom AIO Frag Tank

    One of the joy of this hobby is watching your corals grow. So I used that as an excuse to start a frag tank because I am tired of seeing frag racks in my other tanks. This will be mostly for zoas and easy SPS. The acrylic tank is custom made by a seller on Ebay. It measures 20 x 16 x 6 and is only 8 gallons. It's sooo shallow and wide that it looks much bigger than 8 gallons. It comes with two frag rack that holds 100 frags total!! This tank will go into my basement that flooded a couple of months ago and remodeling is just wrapping up. I originally wanted a 18 x 18 x 8 tank, but it is impossible to find a cheap, modern sideboard / console table that's 18" deep. I will be running a MJ1200 pump and NanoBox Tide. I can't wait to stock this bad boy with corals. I will be using this thread to document growth and also to eventually start selling stuff on the forum when the weather gets nicer to ship 2 days USPS.
  8. coryscritch

    pest polyps

    hi all i was just wondering if anybody could tell me if the green polyp is a pest polyp or not. thanks!
  9. 805NanoReef

    ID frag

    Wanted to know the name and type of this frag
  10. It's back!!! Looking to be bigger and better than ever, with a TON of vendors + companies, and more corals that anyone should ever have in one place. If you need any info, or have would like to get involved, shoot me a PM. Hope to see all of my NR brothers and sisters out for this one. If you have never come to it before, it is well worth the drive- TONS of corals and great prices! I also have a deal with the local hotel, if you want to make a weekend of it. Just let me know and I'll get you the info. Thanks- Jon
  11. Looking for frags preferably when it comes to the Frogspawn and Torch coral. When it comes to coloration I’m not to keen on green.
  12. Amandaew

    I.d this coral!

    Hello, I bought this frag and I donÂ’t know what it is. The guy at the pet shop told me twice but his accent was strong and it sounded like he said apec but when I got home and typed it up I couldnÂ’t find anything. Thanks in advance!Â
  13. This guy is extra salty

    The first colonies the aft section

    © Extra salty guy

  14. Mike P

    Remove coral frag???

    Hello I just picked up my first coral frag (green star polyp) and was wondering if and how can you remove the coral from the plug.
  15. Looking for frags. If anybody has any for sale let me know!
  16. JoeMan02

    New acan frags!

    These are some of my newest additions to the reef. Thanks @SaltCritters!
  17. JoeMan02

    Fragging green aussie leather

    Hey all! in spite of my constant search for fragging information online I still haven't come across a way to frag this leather; can you help me out? Thanks in advance! - Joe
  18. JoeMan02

    Fragging questions

    Hi all, I'm looking to start fragging my corals but I want to do it as cheaply as possible... that brings us to question number one!: do I need a separate system? Its going to be a relatively small operation but my main tank is only a 13.5 nano. Secondly, do I NEED to do certain special dips after fragging? I know most people use them but I wanted more opinions before shelling out the big bucks for the commercial dips. And finally, thanks for your opinions! I totally forgot what I was going to say! -Joe
  19. JoeMan02

    Fragging Red Digi Montipora

    Hey, I bought a Red Digi frag a few months ago and it has been growing very quickly. Today I noticed one of its "branches" broke off. I glued the broken bit right onto a frag plug and so far it looks healthy. Would I be able to break off one or two more branches from the main coral to get frags? Keep in mind, the coral itself is not big to begin with. Tanks! - Joe
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