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  1. Current FTS 12-4-18 Recently started working full time from home. Did a renovation on the home office and decided to downgraded and go back into an AIO which is more quiet and IMO a little more simple to maintain. Equipment List: Innovative Marine Fusion 30L Apex Classic with pH and temp probes Apex WXM module MP-10 QDW controlled with Apex Apex FMM module with 2 leak detectors Varios-2 return pump Custom Nanobox all LED hybrid unit 2 BRS Drew's Dosers Marinecolor 3 compartment dosing container InTank media basket InTank floss holder InTank fuge basket ACKE LED grow light fuge light 150w Finnex HMA-S heater (primary) 100w Aqueon Pro heater (backup) Hydrofill ATO controller Hydrofill ATO pump Your Choice Aquatics ATO reservior Red Sea Pro test kits (Alk, Ca, Mg, Nitrate, Phosphate) Premium Aquatics refractometer BRS 6 stage RO/DI Etek City digital food scale Dry Goods BRS dry rock Special Grade Arag-Alive! sand ESV Seawater System Salt Mix Filtration Chemi-Pure Blue Filter Floss Pad Cheato from a local reefer Dosing Seachem Aquavitro Fuel (5ml 2x per week) ESV B-Ionic 2 Part (2 ml per day) Livestock 1 Frostbite Clownfish 1 Purple Queen Anthias 1 African Flameback Angel 1 Green Chromis (the anemones have eaten 5-6 of their less intelligent cousins) 1 Longnose Hawkfish 1 Pajama Cardinal 1 Tiger Brittle Starfish 15 assorted hermits 1 Tiger conch 5 Astrea Snails 5 Margarita Snails Green/Purple Branching Frogspawn (split into 3 colonies) Green Wall Hammer Halloween Lepto Montipora Confusa Montipora Setosa WWC Emerald Platygyra Miner's Luck Acro Dragon Fruit Chalice Purple Lightning Favia Red Acans Green/Purple Acans Red Monti Capricornis Green Trachy LA Red Shortcake Acro ORA Ice Tort A pair of unidentified $20 Acros Duncan 4 Mini Maxi Anenomes Mixed Zoas (nothing fancy) 11-5-18 12-4-18
  2. Background: This is an upgrade from my Fluval Spec V. I have always struggled with the rock being too big in the Fluval Spec V. It makes it very hard to clean the glass on each side so lots of algae build up. I also wanted to get a bigger tnak for the clown fish. This clown fish has been with me for over 2 years now and survived through 2 leaks, 1 move, and other mishaps. It is also a total bully so I can't put it into my Red Sea Reefer 350. When I first saw ReefBuilder feature the Fluval Evo 12, I knew it will be my next tank. The dimension fits perfectly wherethe Spec V is now and the rock will look great with more space on each side. There are some questionable design choices with the tank such as the black honeycomb at the top of the tank (which I razored off) and the AIO chamber allows a lot of detritus to build up in the first and second chamber. The stock lighting and pump are good only for softies and low light LPS. But overall, the tank itself is pretty decent for the price. I do like it comes with surface skimmer and the return nozzle is already split into two. In additional, the raised design is very modern. My vision for this tank is a very natural tank with gorgonians, LPS, zoas, acans, and ricordeas. I will get another fish or two, something that can put up with the clown.
  3. Hello reefers, While i am slowly collecting everything for my reefer 170, I bought an im fusion 10 for a good price (not easy in europe) and thinking about setting it up as my first saltwater tank. I sold my freshwater tank and i'm officially fishless and it kinda sucks . Planning to run it skimmerless (like Gena, she does a wonderful job with her fusion 10) and just keep up with water changes. If i really need to use one i have an atb nano hob skimmer for backup. So what do i already have: Tank: im fusion 10 Stand: ikea kallax Pump: eheim compact 600 Skimmer: eheim skim marine 100 Heater: eheim thermopreset 50watt Water movement: mp10wqd Light: Nanobox mini tide plus m ATO: Tunze 3152 Now what ato should i get? Tunze nano osmolator 3152? Should i choose the prime hd or the kessil a80? I actually want a mini tide but it's to expensive to import it to Belgium Couldn't resist and bought a nanobox mini tide plus m, i wanted that light for over 2 years now. Figured it be worth the extra cost. Here are some pics: What do you think of this aquascape? Planning to only keep a few corals like a frogspawn or torch and some acans and zoas. i also want one fish to keep the bioload low. Not really sure which one to get. Perhaps a purple dottyback or a tailspot... Cheers, Rory
  4. Sparty

    Sparty's IM 30L Reef

    Been a challenge-filled first 18 months, but after several algae blooms, a few cyano outbreaks, multiple lighting hurdles and lessons, A/C issues causing VERY high tank temps for most of a summer, and unexpected needs for equipment upgrades, I think I finally have the tank headed in the right direction. Most of my issues were the typical hurdles we all have to live through ourselves before the lesson sinks in. Overfeeding, LED settings, filtration needs, inadequate water changes, etc. are simple things you can warn a newbie about, but the lesson is really only learned when the consequence is experienced. (I do have something in common with my teenagers) One of my biggest early issues was a unique one, but my inexperience was a factor there as well. After hearing many wonderful things and recommendations for Nanobox LEDs, I went with a Quad+. I love the clean look and operation of the light. Unfortunately being my first reef setup with a quality light, it took me months to realize that the Royal Blue channel was not functional. Didn't make much of a difference at first but as I started to add coral it became evident something wasn't right. Fortunately, true to his reviews and reputation, Dave was GREAT and he repaired the issue quickly. It's been smooth sailing ever since and I am seeing significant growth for the first time over the last few months. Even toying with adding some SPS... Equipment Tank: IM Fusion 30L Stand: Custom Light: Nanobox Quad+ (Black with Nat. Cherry covers) ATO: Tunze 5017 (5 gal butter churn reservoir) Return Pump: Sicce Syncra-Silent 2.0 (568 GPH) w/ IM SpinStream flow nozzles Flow Pump: Tunze Nanostream 6040 Reactor: IM Auqa-gadget 7301 (w/ GFO) Heater: Aqueon Pro200 Skimmer: Fluval Sea Mini PS2 Filtration: IM Media baskets x2 w/ Top: Filter floss Middle: filter mat Bottom: Chemipure Blue sock Livestock Purple Firefish Royal Gramma Starry Blenny Six-line Wrasse Green banded Goby (currently AWOL but I'm hopeful he's hiding somewhere) Red Hermits Assorted snails Pincusion urchin Zoanthids (7-8 types) Blastomussa Duncan Acans (4 types) Rock flower Anenomes x2 Frogspawn Hammer coral (white... bleached?) Pulsing Xenia Maxima Clam Green Star Polyp island Florida Ricordia Cup Coral Have a move happening in the near future, so I am resisting the urge to add more coral or make large changes. Unfortunately the Mid-michigan coral swap is 2 months away... it will be a struggle to keep myself contained. I am thinking of taking advantage of the move to add a refugium and get rid of the GFO reactor. I have seen some with these tanks utilize one of the compartments with a light affixed to the back after the black covering is removed??? Any suggestions on how to proceed with that would be appreciated.
  5. TJ's Bust'em Up [and go] Custom Reef! Welcome to my build thread! Well, rebuild thread I suppose... or maybe upgrade thread? The Details: This thread is going to follow me taking my very new reef, and completely redo the guts of the aquarium. This will include the sump, plumbing, skimmer, fuge/frag lighting, etc. and I am going to go custom with all of it! Or nearly all of it. The sump is being built by Pro Clear Aquatics, the light by Dave @ Nano Box Reef, and I am going to use colored plumbing to match it all up and take the vanity side of this build to the next level. The Livestock: As with all of my builds, I am planning to go primarily with colorful sticks and clams. I really can't help myself... I just can't reef any other way and feel satisfied. The tank was originally set up with LPS and Softies to keep things simple and look full as fast as possible for a video shoot. With that concluded, I am moving over to sticks ASAP! As you read on through this thread you'll see I've already begun to move out softies and bring in SPS. Nothing too fancy just yet, but as things settle in I will get my hands on some more impressive pieces. I am not necessarily going to be chasing down "designer corals" because they tend to be heinously over priced, but rather just focus on getting some nice colors from the LFS or trade with other hobbyists for nice frags. For fish, the tank is currently home to a pair of Percula Clowns, Starry Blenny, and a [likely cyanide caught] Convict Tang. Details on the system can be seen in the original post below. ------------------------------ Original Post Below ------------------------------ Alright folks, I'm just going to leave this thread here... Lots to do before I start really posting about what is happening, but lets just say I have a new reef, its already set up, but I think I am going all out custom for the sump / plumbing etc. and will kick off the thread once everything arrives! And yes, I will probably go crazy with sticks like I did last time. This time I will hopefully avoid any mass die offs caused by acro specific viruses that can not be controlled... Sad times. THE FUN BEGINS IN 10, 9, 8... About the tank: European tank, low iron glass, holes drilled at the top of the rear panel, utilizes XAQUA INOUT overflow system, grey stand with removable front panel for a ton of access. Dimensions are 70 x 50 x 50 cm (roughly 27" x 20" x 20") About the scape: I used CaribSea Life Rock to give the corals something to grow on. Mix of the standard boulders and the branches paired with a bit of smashing, stacking, and putty eventually lead me to this scape. How far along is the build? So this reef was hastily assembled for a video shoot (not for a build series, but rather for a commercial of sorts to introduce a new product/line from a well known company) and was never intended to hang around. Once I got it up and running with corals and a few fish, my daughter became quite drawn to it, and my wife doesn't hate it, so I figured it should stay. Of course, I should have known that the second I set up a reef I'd be bitten by the bug... What are the plans? I am planning to change up most of the corals and go heavy on the SPS, but more importantly, I want to completely redo the guts of the system. I slapped this together with great equipment, sure, but I want to go custom and really make the system my own. I have already gotten in touch with Pro-Clear aquatics who have ordered my custom acrylic and will be building a sump for me based on a modified design I sent them yesterday (23/02/2017) and I will be getting some pretty plumbing to really turn this system into a hot rod (no flames though...) So, if you stick around, this thing should get pretty interesting relatively quickly! I assume the sump will be at my place in a few weeks, and that is when we can really kick things off!!!
  6. Welcome! This is my "8 gallon" (probably closer to 5) softy reef. It's been running since about August I think. The goal was low-maintenance, no testing, just the occasional WC and salinity check. It has a Nanobox fixture, an ATO and a cheap-o airstone skimmer (for aeration, not intended to control nutrients). I keep a small bag with some AC that I change out every month or two. I do water changes (~1 gallon) once or twice per month, using IO salt. The focus of the tank is the bubbletip nem, but it features a variety of mushrooms, some zoas, a ribbon gorg and a lobophytum. The damsel is a recent addition from my now-defunct frag tank, he has been happily gorging himself on all the pods. There is also a brittle star and a bunch of cerith snails. That's pretty much it, happy reefing!
  7. Been using the light for a year now. Took it apart to clean and currently waiting for David to get back to me on how to rewire and add mint led. I have a defective laptop LCD display around took it apart Use the layers as light diffuser.
  8. Some of you guys may recognize my old build thread, and remember that I was contemplating changing my system to a Reefer 170. I ended up going a different route, settling on a Ultum Nature Systems 60U. I've spent the past few weeks assembling a stand, building a new sump (with a frag compartment), and figuring out how to incorporate a doser system into my tank. I unfortunately suffered some coral STN/die-off after a huge bacterial bloom halfway into working on my new stand, but fortunately the bloom resolved and the corals are slowly recovering. Accidentally broke Mame, picked up ELOS MIDI as current tank. Stand: (45Lx24Wx30H) Assembled from 2x Ikea SEKTION Cabinets (Veddinge White) with Birch-White Washed Butcher Block Tank: Ultum Nature System 60U (~24x14x14) with frosted background ELOS MIDI Flow: -2 MP10s on Long Pulse Mode Sump: Repurposed Mr. Aqua 11.4G -Ice-Cap K250 -Sicce 2.0 Return Pump -Innovative Marine Desktop Reactor (80ml Carbon) -Tunze Nano ATO Frag Tank: De-rimmed 6Gallon Fluval Edge -El cheapo return pump and powerhead Lighting: -ATI 4x24W Powermodule: 2C+, 1B+, 1 Giesemann Super Purple -Nanobox Duo for Frag Tank (100% Blue, 33% White) -Nanobox Mini for Chaeto/Refugium (100% Blue, 30% White) Dosing: -Marine Magic Doser CoralBox Wifi Doser with Aquaforest Component 1, 2, 3 Without further ado, here are the pictures: 3/13/2018 1/21/2018 11/25/2017 Untitled by Xiaoxi Yang, on Flickr 11/8/2017 10/29/2017 Untitled by Xiaoxi Yang, on Flickr 10/24/2017 Untitled by Xiaoxi Yang, on Flickr 10/15/2017 IMG_1284 by Xiaoxi Yang, on Flickr IMG_1283 by Xiaoxi Yang, on Flickr IMG_1288 by Xiaoxi Yang, on Flickr
  9. tanacharison

    Tana's Custom 54

    Tank: American Aquariums Custom Acrylic 54 Gallon 36x22x18 Plumbing: Synergy Reef 16" Shadow Overflow, Blue 3/4" PVC return with RFG nozzles from Vivid Aquatics, WYE Check Valve Sump: Advanced Acrylics Custom 20x16x16 with 3 Filter Socks and small Refugium section ATO: Tunze Nano ATO in a Advanced Acrylics Black ATO 5x16x16 Lighting: Nanobox ATI Retro with 4 V3.1 Arrays, 2 T5 Bulbs ATI Aquablue Special and ATI Coral Plus Refugium Light: Nanobox Beam growing Caulerpa sp on live rock. Flow: Tunze Nanostream 6045, VarioS-4 Return pump Skimmer: Ice Cap K2-120 Reactor: Avast Marine Media Reactor, with Aquaforest Zeo mix, Bulk Reef Supply ROX Carbon Control: Apex Classic Controller Heater: 2x Eheim Jager 125watt Dosing: Aquamedic Evo 4 with Aquaforest components 1+,2+,3 and Acropower in containers Water: BRS 5 Stage RODI plus water saver and booster pump Salt: Red Sea Blue Bucket Biological Media: Brightwell Aquatics Xport-plate, Marinepure Spheres Daily: Pro Bio S and NP Pro from Aquaforest, Frozen Pe Mysis, Saki- Hakari Marine Carnivore, AF Phyto Every 2-3: Aquaforest Build, Energy, Vitality, Avast Marine Reef Jerky, Frozen Pe Calanus, Polyplab Reef Roids, Poly Booster, Coral Frenzy
  10. Returning reefer from australia. unfortunately our local forums are a bit dead as of recent years so i thought id jump on here. So after being out of the hobby for some time i had the urge to start another mantis aquarium. But at the same time i thought why not make it a basic shallow mixed reef. So i actually started this tank many months ago. It sat around running with nothing in it and no light for months. I was waiting to find a suitable mantis shrimp. After a few months i found a mantis and another few months added in the first corals. And now we are currently just letting it age maybe adding a coral once a month or slower. Tank is set up as a peninsular with a rear filter section. Dimensions are 400Lx600Wx250H Its a pretty basic setup with a eheim compact 1000 as a return pump. 2x 50w eheim jager heaters. And a Nanobox Tide M light custom drilled so it sits lenthwise on the gooseneck. Just have a bunch of marinepure plates for filtration. Minimal rock and shallow sand bed. So this is still very early, corals will be added slowly and will try and get photos of the mantis. For anyone interested it is a gonodactylus ternatensis
  11. DaveFason

    New NanoBox LED Color : Mint

    NanoBox is excited to introduce a new color to the NanoBox lineup, Mint. The color was discovered after switching to the Luxeon C LED on the V3.1 array. We have been using Lime for three years and have had incredible success. The mint spectrum nearly mimics lime however has a peak under the 450nm ( wavelength ). As you can see in the graph below marked with light pink. What does this mean for reefers? A better overall color, better blending and a more ideal spectrum. We have tested this spectrum for over a year with amazing results. Our original Lagoon 25, IM Drop Off , Fusion 10 and now our Red Sea 170 have used the mint spectrum. Along with many of our loyal NanoBox customers. The mint color has a "greenish" tone however once you blend with royal blue, blue, cyan and violet you will see how it shines. Mint Only : Mix : When will this be implemented in the NanoBox lineup? We made the switch back in November! We started to hear more and more people talk about the color looking better and glad we made the switch. Mint costs a few cents more but is well worth it. Will we be able to run the mint channel independently? Yes, if you would like. When ordering I would need to know. If you currently have a Plus M model we can change the wiring to separate the mint. Experiments? We have been running all of our tanks without any white supplementation for sometime. The results have blown us away. While there still needs to be true testing done ( spectrograph ) we believe this is a step forward. Creating a "reef" spectrum without white. If you look at 90% of the LED lights out there the white channel is marginally used. NanoBox will be sending a unit out to be tested utilizing only mint, royal blue, blue, cyan and violet. Rainbow Chalice Under Above : Have questions? Ask away! Happy reefing! -Dave
  12. Hi everyone, I have been posting sporadically on here asking question regarding my tank build but here is my official build thread! A little background, this will be my first attempt at my own reef tank but my parents have had one for years. I just finished graduate school a couple months ago and decided to take the plunge and get into reefing myself! My equipment list is as follows: IM Fusion 20 Gallon Custom Stand (still being made, counter-top will suffice for the cycle) Nanobox Duo plus M (waiting to receive, cycle will run without light on anyway) Sicce Syncra Silent 1.5 100W heater IM Custom Caddy IM Spinstreams x2 (arriving today) 15lbs Pukani Live Rock 20lbs CaribSea Special grade sand I do not want to run a skimmer on this tank so I am still trying to decide what to do with the two inner chambers. I plan to eventually run chemipure blue and carbon in the custom caddy along with fliter floss. I will probably be purchasing another caddie and place filter floss and marine pure spheres in it for more biological filtration. I am also contemplating plumbing an algae reactor in my stand for nutrient export (pump in one of the two internal chambers) but that is still up in the air. Any thoughts on what I should put in the last chamber? I still have lots of rock work to do but I was trying to get everything setup and running last night and this is where I ended up. Before Water Just Filled After some rock work Like I said I am sure I will move the scape around a million times before I am settled on something I really like but I appreciate all thoughts and suggestions!!
  13. Hello! I never actually setup this tank. Life and laziness got in the way. This tank will be housing my mushroom collection. Planned equipment: Lifeguard Aquatics Fullview 7 gallon AIO Nanobox Tide (currently a V2 array, I might have to send it off to Dave for a new array. Its my first Nanobox and I dig it) Upgrade return pump to an Eheim 600 or one of the new hydors I will be using the glass top to hopefully keep evaporation to a minimum. Manual top offs will have to do for now Built a scape with 5 lbs of stax rock, looks too symmetrical for me Planned live stock: Yellowtail Damsel A small cuc Bounces! some hammers and torches Some favias Tank is going in our bedroom
  14. Hey Everybody! We’ve been lurking for a couple months and decided it was about time we started a journal. Background - We had a 75G mixed reef about 15 years ago. It was a ReefReady Oceanic with a refugium/sump, skimmer, and metal halides. It was a lot of fun but eventually the maintenance didn’t fit with our schedules and we decided to get out of the hobby for a while. About 5 years ago we got back in with a 5G Ecoxotic EcoPico. It was filtered by a MarinePure ROCK and a Koralia 240. We eventually bumped up against the constraints of that system and decided to get something a little bigger with some more flexible filtration options… and here we are. The ATO, heater, fan, and temp controller came over from the EcoPico. Everything else is new. We tried the MarinePure ROCK in the new tank but it was just really boring looking so we switched to the CaribSea Life Rock and put some MarinePure spheres in the fuge basket. Equipment: IM Fusion Nano 10 Asta 20 LED NanoBox Mini Tide Plus M IM MightyJet Desktop return pump IM Wavelink Desktop circulation pump InTank Media Basket InTank Fuge Basket Tunze Nano Osmolator ATO 2.5 Gallon Aqueon as ATO reservoir Cobalt 25W Neo-Therm Arctic Breeze Mobile USB Fan Bayite Temperature Controller VCA Random Flow Generator CyberPower 1350 UPS Dry Goods: CaribSea Life Rock Shapes CaribSea Dry Aragonite Fritz RPM Salt Filtration: MarinePure Spheres (in the fuge basket) Filter Floss (in the media basket) Chemi-Pure Blue Nano (in the media basket) Fish: Benny the Tail Spot Blenny Inverts: Snails (whatever is left of the 5.5G Crew from Reef Cleaners) Blue Leg Hermits x 2 Tisbe pods from Pod Your Reef Corals: Various Mushrooms GSP Candy Cane Toadstool Leather Various Zoas Bird’s Nest Torch 10/22/2018 - Serious disco ball in this one! I really need to glue some stuff to those rocks. Overall, everything seems pretty happy. 9/30/2018 - The giant green mushroom decided to relocate itself and the bird's nest fell over. I'll try to actually get it mounted this weekend. 9/15/2018 - You can see the leather in the reflection back in the corner. The ramekin has a loose mushroom in it that I'm trying to coax into attaching to a frag disk.
  15. moweryj3

    Nanobox retro 16 biocube

    Just set up my new nanobox led retro fit from intank ... Everything looks great other than I have no white lights ... I'm pretty sad ... I've mest with all the settings on bluefish2 app ... Everything is working fine other than the whites ... Dim everything to zero turn whites all up down and nothing ... UV light comes on ...??? Have I hooked something up wrong or is it faulty please help anyone
  16. Hello, I'm selling my ATI Sunpower Hybride LED NANOBox 36". It's made by @DaveFasonhttp://nanoboxreef.com This is an ATI Sunpower Hybride T5/LED NANOBox with 6 LED arrays and x4 T5 Bulbs.Original price is around $1500.Selling for: $600 - Bulbs are not included + Shipping. Nano-Reef.com Bonus: If you're ready to pay extra $50 I'll include a corals pack of $500+ cost for FREE that will be shipped separate the same day as the fixture. For local pick-up: Apex, NC Contact at: 919 889-828(s!x)It's a Wi-Fi controlled unit painted white with minor cosmetic issues. Working perfectly and growins anything you want. The fixture was repainted and cleaned one year ago by Dave. New reflectors, new fans.Switching just because I need to do a research about another light.Dave has everything custom made it's an amazing unit, you'll love it!
  17. I have taken down my tank and am looking to sell my DIY led/t5 hybrid light. This is a housing from a Coralife 4x 24" T5 lunar fixture. I removed 2 of the T5s, as well as the lunar LEDs, and mounted a 4 channel Nanobox Duo M inside of it. So total it has 2 24" T5s in the front and back each with individual reflectors, and a Nanobox Duo M (4 channels, moonlight channel, & lime LEDs) mounted in the middle. 4 channel Bluefish controlled with the t5s on a separate outlet. I'll also include the old nanobox duo gooseneck in case you want to restore it. The nanobox fan is burnt out. It is an easy fix, but works fine without it since the t5 has a fan and the housing is looser around the nanobox than the original housing. It also needs a cover for the nanobox fan hole I cut into the top. It also could use a better plexiglass protector, I couldn't find a single piece big enough. With a little TLC this could be a really clean fixture, but it's currently a bit rough around the edges. That being said, this thing works great for growing corals and has a great mix of flashy led and natural fluorescent spread. I really like the colors, and look of this light. I am selling because I have taken down the tank, sold all my stuff, and am moving across the globe. Looking to get $200.00 USD shipped.
  18. Hello, I was recently gifted a IM 25g Lagoon that I will be setting up in a couple of months. I want to be able to grow everything (softies, LPS, SPS, & clams) I have started purchasing equipment for this tank, with the idea that I will likely want to get a larger tank in a few years. With this in mind, I can't decide between the Kessil a360w (with controller/mounting arm) and 1 Nanobox duo. I am currently leaning towards the a360w but I would love to hear opinions. Years down the road when I upgrade to a larger tank, I would use 2 Kessil a360w or 2 Nanobox duos'. I also got a Aquamaxx HOB 1.5 skimmer, which should be a beast on this small tank and will future proof me as long as I stay under 80 gallons in the future. ?
  19. Ended up breaking down my 4G cadlights nano and relocating inhabitants so I can have my desk back (starting a business and need for surface area...). I haven’t been following Nanobox developments since I bought it. Paid around $350 but see they’re now selling new for $299?. Never had a single problem with it! Black finish with blue metal cover. Willing to part with mine for $200 firm + shipping. Sorry, no trades please unless you’ve got drone parts?. steve
  20. sapling

    Sapling's Nano

    Hey everyone so I've been on here a while but never documented my DIY 25g since I started it back around march last year, well I regret not documenting it, and lately I've been wanting to start up a smaller tank, so I thought, why not make a thread so I can record it so I can look back on it? I figure this way I can also learn from others and try to keep my questions in at least a lesser amount of threads. So its been official, I took the plunge on buying 14 ibs of BRS reef saver along with some hanna reagent about an hour ago. I made my tank DIY last time, and although I am still interested in doing that since I can tailor it to my needs, Im not the best craftsman wise. So I am currently looking into a couple tanks before I pull the trigger later tonight. it seems I have a couple options Im most interested in; the waterbox 7g or 10g IM nuvo fusion 10 I am a bit torn between the nuvo 10g or waterbox 10g. the fact they are plug and play is a nice bonus, compared to when I did my DIY, as doing a false wall is a bit frustrating when attempting not to shatter acrylic from drilling or scoring. the two are essentially the same price, although the IM nuvo comes with the lid, so I am leaning towards that. How does everyone who has one of these feel about the back chambers? I am currently debating between a Bare bottom tank or at least shallow sand. I never tried a Bare bottom tank and I think I'd really enjoy the look and cleanliness of it since Im already bad at vacuuming my sand in my tank. what do you guys suggest? my planned inhabitant will be either my Rainford's Goby or my Tail Spot Blenny from my 25g. Lately I've seen some random aggression from the blenny towards the Rainford, and Im planning to take one of them out, leaning towards the Rainford. I feel conflicted about putting the rainford in the 10g if its a Bare bottom, since he hasnt taken prepared food (live BBS, frozen, pellet) yet but picks at rocks and sifts the sand. I'm not sure if its refusal of prepared food or rather him being so passive, my other fish take it from him before he has a chance to eat? Besides hopefully the goby once cycled, I do plan to stock with coral, although Im not sure which yet, I know I have a few frags of zoas in my 25 without a home yet, but I also do really like the look of euphillia, and ricordeas. maybe euphillia on the top with zoas and rics mid to low? the lighting will be my finnex 12" Planted+ until I am sure about which Light i want, I am currently thinking of a par LED bulb to hang over, but I might get another nanobox light, just depends what I end up doing, and feels better to me. For my Filtration, I feel like I dont have too much space to play with like I did in the 25g. what would you guys suggest here? I imagine a skimmer would be useful for phosphates, plus a small bio pellet reactor for nitrates, but I am interested to see what others would say instead. maybe purigen and phosguard? not sure yet, but plenty of time to think. Maybe just cut a portion of my chaeto and carry it over, with activated carbon. ~~ anyways Im sure that might be TLDR but thanks everyone who read, I love seeing other peoples journals for reference, and learning from their experiences with their tanks, I'm hoping mine can help someone elses once it matures.
  21. DaveFason

    NanoBox Lighting Guide

    We have been working on a lighting guide for months and now feel confident to share. The NanoBox Lighting Guide features four new presets that work extremely well for reef tanks. We hope the guide helps new to experienced reef keepers have successful aquariums using NanoBox lighting. The guide goes over... Overview Lighting Placement NEW NanoBox Presets Coral Care - Common NanoBox practices to reef keeping The presets work for all units ranging from the Tide to Hybrids. We want to thank @ninjamyst, @Justind823 @markalot for the incredible photos! Enjoy! -Dave
  22. NanoBox will be featuring tanks that we come across on social media, Reddit and other platforms other than Nano-Reef. We wanted to highlight customers that do not regularly/never post on the forums. We hope to make this a monthly or bi-monthly thread for you to enjoy! The first tank is Huy's Red Sea Reefer 170 paired with a NanoBox Wide Quad. Equipment List : NanoBox Wide Quad Water circulation: Vortech mp10 & Aqamai kps on random flow Skimmer: Aquamaxx ws-1 Return pump : Jebao dct-4000 Temp controller : Inkbird itc-308 attached to a 100w heater and a clip-on fan for those hot days. I keep the tank around 78-79 degrees. Doser: Jebao dp4 to keep alkalinity and calcium stable. Dkh around 7.8-8, calcium 400, mag 1320 Ato: Smart ato micro Supplements: Aqua vitro fuel for amino acids 3 drops daily. Potassium, vitamin c (beneficial for zoanthids), and magnesium is added to my top off reservoir. Bi-Weekly 5g water changes Huy runs his own light schedule that works really well for his reef. Give Huy a follow on Instagram! Minireef114 Enjoy! -Dave
  23. Noinoi24

    WTB NanoBox Duo Plus M

    Hello, I have a 13.5 Fluval Sea Evo Tank set-up and running, I have a NanoBox Mini Plus M on, but wanted to have more light to it, so im considering to get a NanoBox Duo Plus. If you have some used ones you are parting, please let me know. I am not in desperate need for it, so ill buy only with the price tag I can afford. thanks!
  24. Noinoi24

    Fluval Sea Evo 13.5

    Random Shoots of my Tank.
  25. Noinoi24

    Fluval Sea Evo 13.5 Hammer Time...

    Just random pics of my tank...
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