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  1. INTRODUCTION Jakarta based music producer here, living in one bedroom apartment with my boyfriend. We just created a nano reef in our home as an homage to Indonesia's marine treasure. I've been into fish and aquatic animals since i was little. Now, fish keeping is a part of my life. Now, i'd like to share my nature's artwork with you all. Let us grow this tank together! ------------------------------------- TANK STATISTIC Tank : 31l/8gal nano cube (clear glass) with DIY cover Power : hanging filter (crushed rock, sponge, no refugium), No skimmer Light : Aqua Knights V2 Age : 1 month old after cycling Livestock : 2 ocellaris clowns Coral : Torch, Purple tip elegance, Army of God zoa, Open brain coral Inverts : Feather duster Cec : Pacific cleaner shrimp, blue-legged hermit crab ------------------------------------- CURRENT CONDITION (5/7/21) : For more updates on youtube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAbqdGpQrGhkLtdhNBXsxbg
  2. 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.
  3. Well, finally after I had to take my last tank down to move, I'm getting back into the reef game and I am beyond excited! My goal this time around is to make careful, researched decisions rather than just trusting the word of one LFS owner. I had a lot more mistakes that could have been avoided with abit more research. But you live and learn! I got an Evo 13.5 second hand off a local reefer, it's a shame that I pulled the trigger too late for the 365 contest but oh well, I don't need a contest to keep me going with this. Here's the run down: Tank: Evo 13.5 with stock lid while cycling (keep evap down) Lights: Stock while cycling - might see if my old Maxspect Razor 120 W light fixture is still in good shape, it's been in storage for a while though and the lighting tech has advanced alot in 5 years so I might want to look at something new, we'll see though. Return: Stock for now, I want to see how it does/sounds - I'm planning on getting a pair of the VCA random flow generators to replace the stock return nozzles. Filtration: chamber 1 - InTank media basket with just floss on top for now but them chemiclean blue and purigen for the other sections; chamber 2 - TBD, we'll see what I need; chamber 3 - return, heater, ATO ATO: Probably won't need while running the stock lid as I've read evap stays very low but when I ditch the stock lid, I think I'll go with either AutoAqua Smart ATO Micro or the Tunze Nano Osmolator. Tell me, which is your fave? Heater: Hydor 50W Additional flow: I've got an old Hydor Koralia nano 240 from my old build that I can use if I need it Rock: Starting dry this time. I want to see how it goes as I did live rock the first time around and it was COVERED in nuisance algae Sand: CaribSea Ocean Direct Live Salt: Red Sea Coral Pro salt Mix Stocking: a pair of clowns, maybe a lil something else like a green banded goby or a pink streaked wrasse. We'll have to see what is available I think that's all the core things... I'm probably forgetting something! I've leak tested the tank, all good there! Got rid of the black honey comb around the top of the tank, I wanted it clean. Pain to do but worth it in the long run. Now I'm playing with rock scapes while I'm trying to get the right fitting to hook my RoDi unit to my shower (got the wrong one and with isolation, shipping says what I think will be the right fitting won't arrive until mid May at the earliest.... MUST FIND WATER! lol Anyways, here are some pictures of the scape I'm thinking of. Send me your feedback, the good and the bad. This is V2. V1 was scrapped when a local reefer looked at the pics and thought there weren't enough hidey holes.
  4. Nathans_Reef

    Nathan's 25l Softie Reef

    Nathan's 25l Softie Reef Hello Everybody, My name is Nathan, I am 15 years old and I have been in the hobby for a couple of years now. my first tank was a very simple, cheap fish only tank, I unfortunately I didn't take any photos of the aquarium but I had a pair of Ocellaris clownfish, a cleaner shrimp and three Nassarius snails. The aquarium itself was around 60l (16 US gallons) and it lasted for a couple months. But enough about me, lets talk about my 25l Softie reef. (Sorry for the Bad quality picture.) The Tank and Equipment: The Aquarium: AllPondSolutions 25l Optiwhite Cube Tank £28 https://www.allpondsolutions.co.uk/ultra-clear-25l/ Filtration: 480l/h HOB filter £10 ATO System: H2Ocean Compact Auto Top Off £70 Lighting: Fluval Sea Nano Marine Bluetooth £90 Heater: Fluval Edge 25w heater £20 Thermometer: Reptizoo Digital thermometer £5 Wavemaker: Jebao sw2 £30 Rock: Caribsea Life rock £25 Sand: Hugo Kamishi Coral Sand Stocking Plan Corals: Pulsing Xenia Green Star Polyp Zoanthids Weeping Willow Leather coral Green Finger leather Different Gorgonians Inverts: Ornamental Shrimp Species (not made up my mind as to which one to get) 2x Nassarius Snails 1x Cerith Snail I Hope that you guys like my tank and the aquascape if you have any advice or questions feel free to tell me. look forward for an update on the tank soon.
  5. Elitists

    Elitists biocube journal

    Hello all, I’ve been into saltwater nano tanks sense 2018 but due to living in a apartment I didn’t want to take the plunge. Well now I own a home and I’m very excited to start journey and document it. First I must give credit where it is due. Thank you @Jackal227for your very well documented and researched journal. It has paved the way for me. Tank: Biocube 16 gallon Saltbox: Red Sea coral pro salt Aquascape: 17lbs Caribsea life rock Sand: Caribsea Arag-Alive Fiji Lighting: Stock Powerhead: Hydros 425 Filtration: Intank media basket with Filter floss, Purigen and Seachem matrix. I plan to add chaeto when I add the CuC, hoping to get a stable copepod population. Heater: Eheim Hagar 75 watt with ITC 308 temp controller Tank mods: Removed false door in chamber #1, removed tab between chamber #1 and #2 Planned CuC: Spoke to John at reef cleaner and was suggested -10 dwarf ceriths -3 nassarius vibex -4 Florida ceriths -3 hermits -3 nerites Planned fish: -Pair of clowns -1 Neon blue goby if I can create a stable copepod population Planned coral: -Zoa’s -Primarily softies -Hammer, Frogspawn and Torch Longterm plan: I hope to use the knowledge and experience gained to set up and maintain a 80 to 100 gallon in the near future
  6. FLNanoReefer

    IM 25 Gallon Lagoon

    After a few impromptu stops by the local fish store and being out of the reefing world for about eight years, I am jumping back in! I previously had a 46 Gallon Bow Front Reef Tank and it was a great (yet frustrating) learning experience. During the three years that the tank was running, it turned into a flourishing reef that experienced its highs and lows. After heading off to college, maintenance took a turn and it unfortunately died out. Now that I have more time, I've decided to dip my toes back in the water and set up a smaller reef tank. Most of the big purchases have been made, but I am still waiting on the stand to arrive before everything gets set up. Let the wild ride begin, and as always, any comments or constructive criticism is greatly appreciated. Tank Specs Tank and Stand: Innovative Marine Fusion Pro 25 AIO Aquarium w/ Black APS Stand Filtration: IM CustomCaddy Media Basket & inTank Filter Floss Holder Filter Media: Filter Floss & Chemi Pure Blue Nano Return Pump: IM MightyJet 15W/24V 326 GPH DC Return Pump w/ Controller Skimmer: IceCap K1-Nano Protein Skimmer Circulation: Ecotech Vortech MP10 Powerhead w/ Quiet Drive - Mobius Ready Heater: Cobalt Aquatics Neo-Therm 100 Watt Aquarium Heater w/ LED Display Lighting: Ecotech Radion XR15 PRO G5 LED Light (w/ RMS Tank Mount & Diffuser) ATO System: XP Aqua Duetto ATO Auto Top Off System & Innovative Marine AUQA Gadget HydroFill Ti Auto Top Off ATO Reservoir - 5 Gallon RO/DI System: Marine Depot KleanWater 4-Stage Advanced RO/DI System - 100 GPD Salt: Red Sea Coral Pro Salt Mix Misc. Equipment: Marine Depot Aquarium Refractometer (w/ PINPOINT Salinity Calibration Fluid) Digital Aquarium Thermometer Red Sea Marine Care Test Kit Current Livestock 24 lbs. of CaribSea LifeRock (15 lbs. Shapes & 9 lbs. Original) 20 lbs. of CaribSea Arag-Alive Special Grade Reef Sand Fish 2 Tank Raised Black and White Ocellaris Clownfish (Added 12/15/20)
  7. Danny's Aquariums

    My Nano Reef Tanks - Danny's Aquariums

    Hi Everyone! Hope you all are having a great day. These are my two nano reef tanks! 10-gallon and 15-gallon tank! How is your nano doing? ~ Danny's Aquariums
  8. mvh pets

    how much rock

    what is the bare minimum of reef saver rock i can use to aquascape a standard 20 gallon aquarium. filteration should not be much of a concern as i have a canester filter packed full of bio media rated for a 70 gallon and will upgrade to a sump very soon, and i have a 1.5 inch sand bed. i was recommended 0.5 kg/ 1 lbs per gallon but can i go much lower than that. its a fish and invert only system and i will not be adding coral as its illegal in my area. thanks!
  9. Ocean_dreamer89

    Ocean_dreamer89’s BioCube 16

    Hello!  I recently decided to start my very first saltwater tank. Growing up I had a few freshwater tanks, but they were your “average joe let’s go to PetsMart and get a tank” tank. I grew up on the water and have always had a deep love for the ocean. So much so that I have it tattoo’d on my entire left arm 🤗. Since I’ve never cared for a saltwater mini ecosystem before! I dove into the internet and a few few books to learn as much as I can. It is through that process that I found this site and learned the most. I realized that experience is the best way to learn, but maybe my experience with this can help someone else kickstart their adventure. I ended up going with the BioCube 16 because I love the all in one package and the programmable lights. I would’ve preferred the 32, but weight restrictions with my stand kept me at 16......for now. 😬  Tank:. Biocube 16 gallon Saltwater: Bought from LFS Aquascape: About 5 lbs live rock and 10 lbs dry rock from LFS Sand: 16 lbs Nature’s Ocean Bio-Activ Aragonite Live Sand (about 1 inch deep) Lighting:. Stock LED's Powerhead: Hydor Koralia 425 and Hydor Koralia 240 w/ wavemaker (alternate every 15 min) Heater: Hygger Titanium 50 W w/ Thermometer Biological Filtration: Live Rock (added Dr. Tim’s Nitrifying Bacteria) Chemical Filtration: Activated charcoal, 6 tsp Purigen, 1/3 cup PhosGuard, Chaeto Mechanical Filtration: Duel Density Filter Pad Tank Modifiations: Removed the false bottom in chamber #1 to allow space for the heater; extra biomedia in chamber 1 for QT/hospital tank P.S. I love hearing other people’s opinions and suggestions! Please comment all you want!!! Edited: 3/2/2021 Livestock: Royal Gramma (8/19/19-7/24/2020) 2x Clownfish (9/16/19) 1x Blood Fire Shrimp Corals: Duncan 1x Green/Purple Hammer 1x Toxic Green Hammer 2x Ricordea Florida (orange and green) Ultra Orange Rhodactis Mushroom Blastomussa merletti (I believe, could be wellsi) Green star polyp Frogspawn Candy Cane Plating red Montipora Solid pink Scoly Meteor Shower Cyphastrea JF Burning Banana Stylocoeniella Encrusting white/green Montipora Neon Green Cabbage Leather Rainbow Trachyphyllia Day 3 FTS Year 1 FTS
  10. I'm Batman

    20g AIO DIY Peninsula

    Alright so here goes the ultimate adventure! Transfering my 15g tall to the new 20g Long I put together. Shout out to Cromag who cut the acrylic I needed for this project. 3 Years ago... 11/22/20 - Orphek 15,000k filter 2/28/21 - Dino’s again 3 months strong (literally the next week after the photo above I had yet another annual outbreak.
  11. Teenage reefer

    20 g IM fusion tank

    The start of my 20 g first reef tank
  12. Glassbox

    Glassbox reef (13G)

    Hello, friends! My name is Platon, I am from Russia. (I immediately apologize for my bad English, but I really want to get into your community) On December 25th I launched a small 13 gallon (55 liters) saltwater aquarium. The purpose of its content is to understand the processes that take place there and to prepare for the construction of a large system from 60 to 100 gallons. Do everything right at once. Part of the equipment: Aquarium: Dennerle Scaper's Tank 55 (55 liters) Light: Beams R4 by BeautifulReef Filter: Aqauel FZN 3 (With spare parts additionally printed on a 3D printer) Internal protein skimmer: Aqua Medic Miniflotor Wavemaker: jebao sw-2 Heater: Aquael Platinium heater 100w Water replenishing device: Kamoer ATO One with pump Something on the little things... Base: life rock 22lb (10 kg) Aragonite sand Bacteria Seachem seachem stability Osmos 15ppm Corrals: Galaxea Neon GOLD Euphyllia glabrescens Duncanopsammia Axifuga Capnella sp Tubipora musica Sarcophyton flora green Euphyllia paradivisa Utter Chaos Zoa Purple monster zoa ARMOR OF GOD Zoa Nuclear death zoa Mohawk zoa Goniopora sp. Purple Pulsing Xenia Clavularia sp Caulastrea Neon Green Palythoa grandis Briareum sp Blondy blue eyed bitch zoa Clavularia papaya (three) Leptastrea Honeycomb green Leptastrea Honeycomb yellow Palythoa "Reverse Space Monster" "Malu" and more Fish: Ocellaris clownfish x2 Synchiropus splendidus x1 - (eats Artemia) Pseudocheilinus hexataenia x1 Lysmata amboinensis x1 Gobiodon Okinawae x2 At startup, the system looked like this: Now
  13. Well, this is awkward. Long story short, my other DIY journal started to get a little cluttered with the beginnings of this build and I realized that it was quickly turning into just a regular build journal, so I figured as a last ditch effort to save a sinking ship I'd make THIS journal about the happenings of my other journal to keep that journal from becoming this journal that I now made. You follow? Equipment: Aquarium: Lifegard Aquatics 6 gallon long Lighting: Lumini Pixie 30 (×4) Heater: TBD Return Pump: TBD Wavemaker: TBD Overflow: DIY Sump: DIY Skimmer: DIY Media Reactor(s): DIY Livestock: TBD FTS____: TBD Obviously their are a LOT of undecided factors here and with this project there are going to probably be a lot of moving parts to work with. Either way I'm excited to get to work on this small build. I just finished building the stand (small bookshelf), but still need to aquire some other parts. In the meantime enjoy these teaser photos 😁
  14. Red sea max office nano (20 gallons) Started februari 6 2020 ~Rock rescape march 10 (old scape broke while remodeling) April 24 Update March 30 2020 Update Hey reefer friends!Due to a reconstructionproject off the house for a bigger kitchen/dining room, and yes ofcourse a bigger tank, I recently sold my reefer 350. After that I changed jobs. With the new job came my own office. To keep my fingers salty and to stay in touch with the hobby, I bought a second-hand red sea max nano to set up as an office tank. Which, to be honest, kinda is a dream come true. The reason I went secondhand is to see if the set up is maintainable in a work-environment. I might upgrade to a 40 gallon later. Equipment: AI prime hd Vortech mp10 Smart ATO micro Tunze 9001 Reef Tops UK custom top D&D coral lense Filtermedia: 10 Maxspect biospheres Bag of carbon when needed Substrate/Aquascape: Red sea reef base pink Real reef rock -second hand, bleachcured ~ 10 lbs Fish and inverts Pair of Wyoming clownfish Dwarf blue hermit crab Coral Toxic green torch Rainbow acan Red acan Green acan Gold/purple acan Red blasto Purple blasto
  15. consreef

    Stocking New 8 Gallon Reef

    Hey everyone! I currently have a 2.5 gallon pico reef running, and just recently purchased a Lifegard Aquatics 8.3 gallon AIO aquarium (pictured here on the far left). Based on the size of the back compartment, I'd say the main portion of the aquarium is about 6-7 gallons. Before I add anything, I will be purchasing a glass cover and an LED light. With this in mind, I was wondering what would be some good invertebrates to showcase in this aquarium. I would be willing to do a species only setup, a biotope, or anything else that would be more interesting/unusual than the usual clownfish and cleaner shrimp. I have experience growing macroalgae, soft corals, and LPS, so I would most likely try to incorporate those into the setup as well. Any ideas would be great!
  16. FTS 12/2/2019 FTS 7/2/2017 FTS 6/17/17 FTS 5/30/17 FTS 5/13/17 April 2017 Jan 2017 July 2016 April 2016 FTS 9-11-15 FTS 9-8-15 FTS - 7-24-15 FTS - 12/22/14 FTS - 9/13/14 FTS - 7/24/14 Hi guys, I'm new to the forum and just starting out my nano reef tank. I started off with a Fluval Edge 6 gallon and when the tank is cycled I realized what a pain to do maintenance with a small opening on top and the evaporation was crazy, then I went looking for a larger nano tank and stumbled upon Mr Aqua 12 Gallon long tank from Marine Depot and immediately felt in love with the dimensions that'd fits perfectly on the stand I have, I just have get it. I kept track of the entire process for my record so I'll just post all them pics. I have never done a saltwater tank before, well I did once 15 years ago on a 10 gallon which was a disaster because I never bother to research in advance. This time im going to this right! Let me know what you guys think and if there is anything I can do to improve. TANK SETUP Tank: Mr Aqua 12G Long Equipment: Oceanbox Designs POB Mini Sump w/Eheim Compact 600 intake pump Orbit Marine LED w/Oceanbox Designs Lightmaxx Risers Eheim 75W Heater w/ReefSafeSolution Temp Controller AquaticLife Mini 115 Skimmer (In POB sump) Mame Skimmer III (In overflow box) Jebao WP-10 Wave Maker Hydor Evo Mag 180 Powerhead DIY ATO w/Float Switch in Overflow box Livestocks: Mixed reef of Softies/LPS/SPS Percula Clownfish Pair, 6 Line Wrass, Purple Firefish Candy Pistol Shrimp and CUC crew
  17. Nathans_Reef

    Nathan's 25l Softie Reef

  18. Nathans_Reef

    Nathan's 25l Softie Reef

  19. MrGlass1024

    MrGlass's 30 Gallon Tall Nano

    So I set up a new tank. After 3 years in the hobby I think I've made all the possible mistakes and I'm finally trying to do things right by automating as much of the upkeep as possible and getting my hands out of the tank. Life gets hectic, jobs get demanding, kids need raising, I guess everybody knows the spiel. My last tank, which I loved, was a Fluval Flex 8 Gallon AIO. The tank almost got killed by some scented sticks that triggered a huge bacterial bloom. I lost in a night 5 sexy shrimp, the friendlies cleaner shrimp I ever saw and a few coral. Almost got my 2 clowns as well, they've been with me from the start survived my noob mistakes: a tank crash, a 1000 mile move, heater malfunction and a cooler malfunction. No worse feeling then seeing them gasping on the bottom of the tank. Fortunately I moved them fast in to a temporary tank pumped a lot of O2 in an got them slowly back into shape. Anyway, enough back-story, let's get to the new set-up! Tank was set up on the 08 Nov 2020 assembled and aquascaped in a day, took longer to make the RODI then to set up the tank, it helped having everything already bought and waiting and I got real lucky with the rock, the aquascape almost built itself, rock fit like Legos, I used barely any cement. Tank: 30 Gallon/120 Liter Jewel Lido Filtration: Stock in-tank filter converted to refugium with Tunze eco chic refugium light 500grams of Seachem Matrix and a bit of Chaetomorpha Stock Return pump 160 g / h 600 l / h Heating/Cooling: Inkbird Controler with Stock 100w Juwel Heater & 2 usb fans Flow: Jebao sw 4 Lights: Aquamedic cube 50 & 2 Juwel Led Blue 438 8 hours lighting schedule for the juwel 6 for the aquamedic. ATO: Tunze Nano Osmolator oldest piece of kit that pump is damn near indestructible Skimmer: Tunze Nano 9004 UV: No name uv light rated to up to 30 gallons fits perfectly under the pump in the stock filter Dosing: Grotech NG1 single line dosser, will be dosing All for Reef after the tank stabilizes and I can calculate the consumption Automation: Techkin smart plugs, I can control lights and pumps from my phone Feeder: Juwel Autofeeder feeding pelets once a day on the lowest setting Monitoring: My old Mate 20 Pro the got it's screen shattered, turned into a makeshift streaming device: The Live Stream Stocking: The toughest two clown fish this side of the great barrier reef. Pic & Poc Coral: Zoanthids, GSP, Duncan, Goni, Various Mushrooms (that I though were dead but now are coming back), Green toadstool, Finger leather (that might not make it) Green Kenya Tree, Red montipora digitata (very sad at the moment) Chalice Coral, CandyCane, Elegance Coral, Gorgonians and Pulsing Xenia which got hit among the worse but still hanging in there. Clean up crew: A Hermit Crab that I had no idea was still alive, I actually dropped his shell on when I was moving the coral, he sat on the floor next to the aquarium for about 2 hours I'm not sure how he's still alive. A bunch of Brittle Starfish babies and a Trochus snails I guess that's it, I'm sure I'm forgetting something but I'll try to update this post as often as life allows it. If anybody wants any extra details I'm happy to answer.
  20. Hey guys I bought an already established tank (nano reef) in the fluval evo 13.5g. I have 2 questions one more important than the other but wondering on both. so I transported the aquarium with a few inches of water in it and the inhabitants in bags (1 hermit crab, 2 slugs, 2 bubble tip anemone, 1 anemone shrimp, tile of gsp, some zoas, live rock and live sand) the live rock was in a 5g pain with the tanks previous water. I also picked up 2 clownfish and 1 blue damselfish my brother bought me a hammerhead coral. so got home and added the previous water to the tank, then let the bags all float and acclimate. Then made more salt water and checked salinity, all salinities of previous, new and the fishes marine store water similar within .01-.02 of each other. I slowly added the anemones clean up crew etc. I added a bit of the tank water to the fish bags then sat for 5 min or so and then just let them sort of swim out when they were ready. I tried following the directions best I could. so In the tank things look good, the coral is slowly opening one anemone moved completely and the other is ok same spot bit open but closing up maybe because it’s night now? Do they do that? my main concern is that the 2 clown fish are staying primarily in the one top corner. The blue damsel is sort of swimming back and forth from one rock arch to another rock cave and seems fine not going to the top at all. I don’t see anything particularly concerning about the clowns except they are mostly at the top and more in one corner. First question is should I be concerned? I want them to acclimate well and be happy and healthy I’m so paranoid can’t sleep. Is there anything specific I should watch for to catch any warning signs and help? second question I can’t seem to keep the back chamber same level as the main, it’s about an inch or more lower. Is this normal? Am I doing something wrong? Bonus question should I have the pump nozzles aimed more at the anemones and coral or above them, away from them? I feel like I did so much research and now I’m the moment I’m just panicked on night one praying everyone is happy inside! Help 😮
  21. Hey guys I am looking at purchasing a 12g fluval edge in great condition and I am wondering if I can turn it into a nano reef. if so what do I need to add and what can I use? I only want some live rock and anemone(s) And a clown fish or 2. Maybe a small clean up crew and some small corals as I grow but want to keep it minimal so that it is sustainable. I’m just not sure what I need in terms of hardware that the edge doesn’t already have. thanks in advance - pic more for aspiration not mine
  22. My first tank! Excited to start the nano reef hobby. Goal is to be 100% Aquacultured/Captive Bred with zero impact on actual reefs. Tank: Waterbox AIO 20g http://waterboxaquariums.com/product/waterbox-20-cube/ Lighting: Kessil a80 tuna blue with mechanical timer (currently on for 6hrs/day in the setting of diatom bloom which has now resolved) Heat Source: Cobalt Neo Therm, with electric thermometer for confirmation (currently set at 77deg) Substrate & rocks: Live Aragonite sand, 12lbs of BRS ReefSaver, 6lbs Real Reef Rock http://realreefrock.com/ Water: "Real ocean water" from LFS, top off with distilled water Additives: Initially began cycle with BioSpira; StartSmart Complete recommended by LFS for water changes Fish: 1 DaVinci Clown Corals: 1 Galaxea Coral Anemone: ?Green BTA (This guy came from LFS attached to my Real Reef Rock). Hoping he survives and can one day host my DaVinci Feed: PE frozen mysis and calanus Water Changes: ~20% change every 1.5 weeks with "real ocean water" from LFS, daily top offs with distilled water Current parameters: T 77, Salinity 1.025-1.026, Using API kit: Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate ~15ppm Currently approaching 1month mark! Plan to get 2 fire shrimp next week if water parameters look good. Any tips, advice, feedback is appreciated.
  23. cassianoyoung

    Cass' Aquamaxx 22 Long

    Inspired by two favorites from the Nano-Reef community, I have decided to start my own nano reef. I will be mixing an matching ideas from the magnificent tanks of both MrNanoReef and Scorched to make my own little reef while keeping track of the actual cost of building a (hopefully nice ) Nano Reef tank. Any advices that you veterans have for me would be very welcome! Now, lets dive into it.
  24. Starfishie99

    55G REEF

    I’m starting up a 55 gallon. Not exactly yet but if i don’t start a thread now then i know i won’t keep track 😉 going to start by buying an acrylic tank and we’ll go from there
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