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  1. Hi everyone, I've decided to start a journal for my third tank - a tiny 2.6G picoreef with some vicious monsters from the deep! Background: This tank was originally set up to meet the O.S.P.R.C. organized last year by NR. However, I kept battling a persistent flatworm issue which resulted in a loss of livestock and motivation in general. It served as a betta tank for a short while, but now that I've moved my betta into a better/larger tank, I've decided to re-start this tiny aquarium as a picoreef. Most of the corals added to this tank was done via an emergency TTM, because I ran into some really nasty temp. issues with my nanoreef in the library (the water spiked up to 33'C ) and this was my last-ditch effort to save whatever I could. The pico is located in my bedroom, which is currently the coolest spot in the house, and the average temp. is between 26'C (night) and 29'C (very hot days). The TTM went over quite smoothly so far, but I didn't have any extra sand when the tank was re-set, so I went barebottom for the time being. Specifications: 2.6G tank 11.5" x 6.5" x 8" Rimless 6mm Crystal Glass Equipment: 500L/Hr Dophin HOB 1x Aquazonic LED (17W) 1x Chihiros A-Series LED (18W) 1x Thermometer Media: Activated Carbon Filter Floss Rocks: Established LR taken from my 60G's refugium Sand: 1.5kg Aragonite Live Sand Water: Tap Water + Dechlorinator (Nutrafin/Prime) Salt: Fritz RPM Fish: 1x Circus Barred Goby (Prowler) - 22/04/2019 1x Blue Devil Damselfish (Sapphire) - 05/10/2020 Inverts: (My monsters!) 1x Banded Serpent Starfish (Ophiolepsis superba) - Benny 1x Bubbletip Brittlestarfish (Ophiomastix annulosa) - Kraken 1x Turban snail 1x Stomatella snail 1x Porcelain Anemone Crab (Neopetrolisthes ohshimal) - Memphis - 05/10/2020 1x Saron Shrimp (Saron marmoratus) - Harvey - 09/06/2020 Hitchiker Collonista Snails Hitchiker Microbrittlestars Hitchiker Spaghetti Worms Corals: SPS: Red Pavona Orange Passion Acropora Tenuis Pink/Green Acropora Millepora Pink Acropora Millepora Forest Fire Montipora Digitata Orange Montipora Setosa Chili Pepper Montipora Purple Rim Montipora Undata *Unknown Purple Montipora Radioactive Green Birdsnest Coral Bird of Paradise Birdsnest Coral Jack-O-Lantern Leptoseries LPS: Meteor Shower Cyphastrea Red/Green Leptastrea John Deere Leptastrea Green Leptastrea Orange Leptastrea Green Favites Green/Purple Acans Green Blastos Tricolored Blastos Orange/Green Blastos Purple/Green Blastos Red Blastos Blue/Gray Blastos Purple/Blue Blasto Merletti Malayan Rainbow Acans Green Candy Cane/Trumpet Red Fungia Red/Blue Lobo Brain Coral Rainbow Brain Coral Duncan Coral Soft Coral: Orange Clove Polyps Brown Toadstool Leather Coral Green Weeping Willow Toadstool Leather Coral Red Finger Leather Coral Japanese Neon Green Nephtea Metallic Green Star Polyp Neon Green Star Polyp Zoanthis & Palythoas: Purple Death Palys Nuclear Death Palys Rainbow Implosion Palys Metallic Green Palys Utter Chaos Palys Sunny Ds Palys Captain America Palys Green Zoas Blue Hornet Zoas LA Lakers Zoas Rasta Zoas Mint Green Zoas Watermelon Zoas Radioactive Dragon Eyes Zoas Tubbs Blue Zoas Peacock Blue Zoas Armor of God Zoas Green Bay Packers Zoas Gorilla Nipple Zoas Sparkling Red Zoas *Unidentified Red/Beige Zoas *Unidentified Red/Green Zoas *Unidentified Blue/Green Zoas *Unidentified Orange Zoas *Unidentified Pink/Brown Zoas Sunflower Zoas Orange Bam Bam Zoas Red PE Zoas Mushrooms: Orange Rhodactis Mushroom Teal Green Discosoma Mushroom Bullseye Rhodactis Mushroom Red Devil Mushroom Leopard Discosoma Mushroom Teal Green/Orange Ricordia Yuma Mushroom Macroalgae: Fern Caulerpa *TBA: Livestock: Assorted Corals Assorted Macroalgae Pictures: Empty tank on 20/4/2020: First Invert addition on 21/4/2020: FTS on 22/4/2020: FTS on 26/4/2020: Regrowth of acans from almost-dead skeletons observed five days ago: Added more rock and rescaped. FTS on 29/4/2020: Red fungia regrowth noted yesterday: Addition of CUC today: Transfer of injured rainbow brain coral from 60G to pico today: FTS today on 2/5/2020. Under yellow filter lens, and without yellow filter lens. So far, 3x full WCs have been performed without any issues. FTS on 26/5/2020: Topview FTS on 28/6/2020: FTS on 23/7/20 : Topview FTS on 23/7/20 : FTS on 16/8/20: Topview FTS on 24/8/20: FTS on 25/9/20 : Topview FTS on 25/9/20 : FTS on 23/10/20: Topview FTS on 23/10/20:
  2. FTS: 08/25/2020 FTS: 08/06/2020 FTS: 08/04/2020 FTS: 07/19/2020 FTS: 07/09/2020 FTS: 06/29/2020 FTS: 06/26/2020 FTS: 06/04/2020 FTS 05/22/2020 FTS 04/09/2020 FTS 02/27/2020 Top Down 02/27/2020 Actinic FTS 02/15/2020 FTS 02/04/2020 FTS 01/04/2020 Top Down 12/04/2020 FTS 12/17/2019 FTS: 12/02/2019 Top Down: 12/02/2019 FTS:11/17/2019 Top Down 11/11/2019 Well here it is. I picked this bad boi up for a whopping $25! Had calcium all over so needed a good scrub. Bought a nice entertainment center, restructured it a little to make sure it can hold weight and custom made light hanger built from local reefer. The Goods: IM Nuvo 40 Stock media basket with filter pads, carbon, Purigen, and a mini refugium with chaeto IM AQUA Gadget 2-1 Chaetomax LED IM MightyJet 538gph w/ 1x Spin Stream IM Medium Size Nuvo Skimmer AI Nero 5 EcoTech MP10 ATI SunPower 4x Bulb 3x Blue + and 1 Coral + while running 2x Actinic LED ProLumen Strips Tunze Nano ATO ATO Reservoir 5g Soy Sauce Bucket 300 Watt Ceramic Heater Externally Controlled w/Finnix Thermostat The Wet Goods: Lighting Maroon Clown Pair & Rainbow BTA Yellow Tail Goby & Pistol Tiger Shrimp Pair Flame Angel Purple Dottyback Cleaner Shrimp Harlequin Shrimp Pair Mix Reef (lobos, scolys, btas, favias, zoas, palys, pavonas, torches, shrooms) CUC (trochus, turbos, nerites, red/blue legged hermits)
  3. Updated 1-29-2020. So much has happened. Marriage, new jobs, etc. Reef wise, the tank made a sudden and unexpected upgrade to the Reefer 750XXL about half a year ago. Instead of making a new thread, I'll continue to post in this one. So in light of all that, here's an updated FTS and Mochi picture. FTS Doggo
  4. Jackal227

    Jackal's Nuvo EXT 50 Lagoon

    I'm excited to announce my upgrade from a Biocube 16 gallon to the Nuvo EXT Lagoon 50 gallon. Tank:. Innovative Marine Nuvo EXT 50 Lagoon Sump: Trigger Saphire 26 Saltmix: Tropic Marin Pro @ 1.026 S.G. Aquascape:. CaribSea Liferock Sand: TropicEden Miniflakes Lighting:. Noopsyche K7 Pro II x 2 Powerheads: Coralbox RN-1 x 2 Heater: Finnex Titanium 300 Watt with ITC 306-A Controller Skimmer: Reef Octopus Classic 150SSS INT Return Pump: Sicce Syncra Silent 3.0 ATO: XP Aqua Duetto with Eshopps 5 gallon reservoir Chemical Filtration: Matrix Carbon Mechanical Filtration: Poly Filter The current plans for the tank include continuing the mixed reef theme from the Biocube and expanding on that theme in a larger body of water. It'll open up possibilities for additional fish and corals that I couldn't add to a smaller tank. This will be my tank of firsts. First sump, first ato, first large tank, first skimmer, first tank move, first time plumbing, etc. It's going to be a journey and I have a lot of new exciting stuff to learn along the way. I will document my journey so that hopefully others may learn from the countless mistakes that I'm about to make. Livestock: -Royal Gramma -Banggai Cardinalfish -Flasher Wrasse -Leopard Wrasse -Yellow Coris Wrasse -Longnose Hawkfish -Yellow Tail Damsels x 2 - Black Phantom and Snowflake Clownfish Inverts: -Green Speckled Bubble Tip Anemone -Nassarius Snails -Scarlett Hermits -Turbo Snails -Cerith Snails -Fighting Conch & Tiger Conch -Skunk Cleaner Shrimp -Purple Urchin Corals: -Green Star Polyps -Various Zoanthids & Palythoas -Green Duncan -War Coral & Favias -Meteor Shower Cyphastrea -Green and Purple Hammers -Leng Sy Montipora Cap -Orange Montipora Setosa -GARF Bonsai Acropora -Green Slimer -Blue Slimer -Purple & Red Blastomussa -Various Acans -Various Leptastrea -Anacropora -Forest Fire, Bubblegum Digitata -Various Chalices -Platygyra -Green Trumpets -PC Rainbow -Electric Myagi Tort -ORA Red Planet -Frogspawn -Cristata -Orange Fungia Plate -Hulk Acro 9 Months FTS: 5 Months FTS: 1 Month FTS: Aquascape:
  5. Reefer-begginer

    125g mixed reef

    I think its about time I make a journal of my tank and everything going on within it rather than making separate posts about it. This is my 125g mixed reef tank,( http://imgur.com/gallery/m7jhmoc ) originally made to be a FoWLR Pred tank but after a few attempts at preds and them dying it became a Mixed Reef. Now what makes this a mixed Reef you ask? Well its all about finding fish that not only are reef safe, but have a toxic/predatory side within them ( i.e angles, butterflys, rabbitfish, tangs etc ). I had started this tank around 6 months ago and have had no luck with keeping preds alive, but have had no issue keeping butterflys and angels alive with my first ever herbivore fish being a foxface rabbitfish. My current stocking in the tank is 1x raccoon butterfly 1x coral beauty angel 1x foxface rabbitfish 1x cleaner shrimp 6x peppermint shrimp 1x chocolate starfish Now in regards to my tank issues, the past month I've been dealing with ich within the tank, and now all my fish are in a 14g nuvo QT tank for the next 30 days so the tank just has shrimp in it. I do feel as my tank doesn't like me with how many fish I've lost over these 4 months of the tank being able to hold fish. I've lost currently - 2 domino damsels, 3 lionfish( 1 dwarf, 2 voliton ), 1 Snowflake eel, 1 blue sided wrasse, and 2 hippo tangs ( tangs being 2 inches long ). I had my first Fallow period about 2 months ago due to the losses ( I found out that I had a flesh eating bacteria that affected my lionfish causing their slime coats to fall off and black round sockets around their eyes. ) After that is when I added the shrimps, starfish, angels and butterflys. Yet a few days ago I lost my emperor angel I had for about 70 days to ich, in which now the other fish are QTd to prevent them from dying on me. Stay tuned for more updates weekly
  6. Thanks for taking a look at my tank journal. I've been reefing for about 10 years now; not a novice but far from knowing everything. I've always loved the simplicity of all in one tanks and my very first tank was a 29 gallon Biocube. I've had a few tanks between this Innovative Marine SR60 and my first Biocube but the contents of this tank came from my last 29 gallon Biocube I had set up for about 3 years. I added some cured liverock and moved the contents of that tank to this one in November of 2018. My goal is to incorporate all types of coral into a diverse, mixed reef and place a large emphasis on fish that are both beautiful but also serve a purpose in a peaceful community tank. My three daughters have some input as to what goes in the tank and while I don't always agree with their selections, I have been pleasantly surprised on more than one occasion (Valentini Puffer...Yasha Goby, just to name a couple). This is a family tank and something that we enjoy discussing, admiring and feeding every night before bed time. Current FTS: 12/16/2019 The very first FTS after the transfer: 29g Biocube Donor Tank: Hardware: Innovative Marine Nuvo SR60 Tunze 9004 skimmer Kessil A160WE x 3 Kessil Spectral Controller Tunze 3155 ATO Sicce 1.5 return pump x 2 Neotherm Heater Livestock: Yellow Watchman Goby (R.I.P. old man) Orchid Dottyback (captured) DaVinci Clownfish x 2 Cleaner Shrimp x 2 Midas Blenny (Jumped and stepped on) Sunburst Anthias (M.I.A. presumed deceased) Melanurus Wrasse Valentini Puffer Coral Beauty Angel Yasha Hase Goby Red Scooter Blenny RBTA Exquisite Fairy Wrasse Pearly Jawfish Corals: Zoanthids Frogspawn Torch Acans Cup Coral Favia Toadstools Montipora Leptastrea Acropora Stylophora Cyphastrea Montipora Digitata Cespitularia Purple Feather Gorgonian Ricordea Florida
  7. John Reef

    New to the community

    Hey everyone, New to the group! Been in the reefing hobby for about 2 years now. It’s fun and with ups and downs. 😆 Looking forward on learning more from everyone. I currently have a 10 gallon mixed reef. Aquaclear 50 Powerfilter/chemipure nano Ehiem 100w heater Sb Reef LED For 1 year/ Now Radion xr15w gen4 DIY ato Jebao Sw-2 powerhead And currently dosing small amounts of kalkwasser. With weekly 2 gallon waterchange. PARAMETERS- Ph:8.2-8.3 ALK: 8.2 Calcium: 420-440 Magnesium: 1470 Nitrate: 5-10 Phosphate: .1 Here is some pictures from Before i started. And now.
  8. John Reef

    New to the group

    Hey everyone, New to the group! Been in the reefing hobby for about 2 years now. It’s fun and with ups and downs. 😆 Looking forward on learning more from everyone. I currently have a 10 gallon mixed reef. Aquaclear 50 Powerfilter/chemipure nano Ehiem 100w heater Sb Reef LED For 1 year/ Now Radion xr15w gen4 DIY ato Jebao Sw-2 powerhead And currently dosing small amounts of kalkwasser. With weekly 2 gallon waterchange. PARAMETERS- Ph:8.2-8.3 ALK: 8.2 Calcium: 420-440 Magnesium: 1470 Nitrate: 5-10 Phosphate: .1 Here is some pictures from Before i started. And now.
  9. Rincoperson

    Stocking ideas

    Hello everyone my name is Terinco. I had a 10 gallon nano reef for about a year and a half before upgrading to a 17.1 gallon aquamaxx. It’s a mixed reef including sps, lps, mushroom, and other softies. I’m looking for some livestock suggestions to compliment my current inhabitants in which I will list below. Thank you in advance I’m happy to be a part of this group. LIVESTOCK: 1 Wyoming white clownfish (Bully) 1 yellow tail damsel (Bullied) 1 Astrea 1 Trochus 1 Mexican Turbo a lot of dwarf ceriths 3 nassarius snails 1 peppermint shrimp
  10. aaron4890

    30 gal. long simple reef

    Hello I’m new here but not new to the hobby. Here is my simple reef. its a nuvo black 30gal long. I use a tunze comline for surface skimming and filtration MP10 and a tunze nano pump for flow. 3 AI prime HD for lighting. smart ATO for top off. and a bubble magus dosing pump for dosing two part.
  11. Krish87

    Giant Hawaiian Feather Duster

    A beautiful feather duster with an amazing bluish base and a brownish orange tips.
  12. Mike P

    fluval evo 12

    FTS of my evo. Trying to make it look decent again
  13. Alright everyone! Here is a start to a new beginning, I recently shut down a nuvo fusion 10g (wee tanked) as well as a rimless 70 gallon which I did not post on here before in order to set up a Red Sea Reefer 170!!! I tried my my best to go with top notch equipment and so far I think I've done pretty well! So on to the specs thus far and then some pictures! Tank : Red Sea Reefer 170 Return pump : Ecotech Vectra M1 Powerhead : Ecotech Mp40w Quiet Drive Skimmer : Reef Octopus 110sss Light : Ai Hydra26HD ato: tunze nano ato Salt: DD H2Ocean pro+ mods: stock ato to refugium mod (sicce 1.0 for pump) filter sock changed to shaker cup mod for filter floss Current livestock: Gladiator clownfish pair Leopard wrasse Full moon goby 5x sexy shrimp 3x peppermint shrimp designer zoa/palys torches leathers Bluespot clam Anemones sps And now onto the pictures! If you have any questions feel free to ask!
  14. Hello all, I am new on this forum and this is the journal of my tank - RedSea Reefer 350
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