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I figured it was time to put up or shut up. Welcome to my 12 Gallon long and dirty reef. Equipment: (updated 11/5/2019) Display: Mr. Aqua 12 Gallon long Lighting: Current USA Marine Orbit Pro IC Heater: Tetra Flow: 2- MP 10's Carib Sea Dry Base Rock Carib Sea Fiji Pink Sand This tank was started 2/4/2016 with a tank i found on craigslist. I am a long time freshwater fish keeper. I had thought of keeping a saltwater tank before but I didn't even know nano reefs were a thing.......maybe i should have kept it that way. Photo dump to follow.
So I decided to keep it simple.. on its second week... i cycled “reactor” media with quick start in a bucket prior to adding to the tank... expected a little bit of a phosphate rise and got one.. the first week I ran Chemiclean elite, but decided the GFO was causing more harm than the phosphates would so I pulled it.. Animals were much happier when I pulled it. 1/4 light diffuser panels from Tap Plastics i broke down my ADA 60F and had a 16w x 32l x 12h tank made of 3/8 Starfire glass.. i live in a Valley 10 miles from a Titan V launch pad. I’ve had my Lagoon 25 split a seam.. this tank is built! I also wanted to try and get as close to 100L as possible Filtration: none 3 gal WC weekly (monthly is my goal) equipment: Digital Aquatics Controller Kessil A160 w Controller 2 MP-10QDw pumps on Battery Backup (ecotech) Smart ATO Aqueon pro 200 heater Custom night and UV panels on a Makers Controller/ Manual Dimmer as well. AI Neutronics power bar (rack mount) AC Infinity cabinet fans on controller Live Stock: 13 sexy shrimp in the shroom box 1 6 line that thinks sexy shrimp are tastey 20 bumble bee snails, various algae eaters copepods, amphipods, brittle stars feeding Reef snow, Aminos, phyto, reef roids.. I feed the shroom box and the 6 line gets a whole krill. Dosing: Salifert AIO Red Sea A&B (kh/ calcium) Salt: Fritz Alk 8.5-9.5 Phosphates .1 but dropping Nitrates 20 ph 8- 8.5 Corals JB’s, Kryptonite, Lady Dragon, 2 Neptune Pups, Picasso’s, Michalada, ReefKoi, Juggernaut, Raunchy Red mom and pups, lemon lime bounce, St Thomas, Tropics Bounce, 2 Halloween bounce lines, forest fires, and some unnamed bounces... awaiting 24 colonies from Vietnam.. will start posting those in a few days edit: April 6 got the sheets of glass in.. cool watching the 6line navigate as he hunts.. have a serpent star under the black glass... Switched over to B-Ionic.. tank is much more stable with less dosing. phosphates almost undetectable.