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The School Nano Reef WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?! In 2019, my wife really wanted a nano reef tank for her classroom to be viewed by hundreds of students, their parents, and her co-teachers. She was so determined and excited about this that she told all of her co-teachers that she is getting one even before I planned out the logistics of such a feat. I didn't want to let her and her friends down, thus the initial School Nano Reef Tank was born on 9/17/2019. Due to the pandemic, the school was shutdown and both the School Nano Reef and the School Fresh Water Tank suffered greatly and ultimately were lost. It is now September of 2021 and her former students have been asking everyday where is her Reef and FW tanks. It is now time to pick up the pieces and try to recreate what was lost. MY PRIMARY GOALS I have 3 primary goals for this nano reef: Simple & Easy maintenance since only teachers, staff, and students are allowed in the school at this time. To have the Pulsing Xenia cover the majority of the foreground and GSP cover the majority of the side wall with the filtration. To have thriving corals, happy fish, and no visible cyanobacteria or dinoflagellates. MAINTENANCE Weekly 1 gallon water changes using Red Sea Salt (Blue bucket), skim surface with paper towels if needed, and filter cleaning. Top off with Distilled Water. MY CORAL CHOICES Pulsing Xenia Green Star Polyps (GSP) LIVESTOCK 1 juvenile Ocellaris Clownfish 1 juvenile Black & White Ocellaris Clownfish 1 Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp Eventually 1-3 Cerith Snails Eventually 1 Turbo Snail Possibly 3 Scarlet Red Hermit Crabs Tisbe Copepods PICTURES Old School NR: Day 60 (11/16/2019) since starting the initial School Nano Reef: Old School NR: Day 76 (12/2/2019): Old School NR: Day 89 (12/15/2019): Old School NR: Day 96 (12/22/2019): Miscellaneous pictures taken from the old School NR:
I decided to try pairing a true percula and a black saddleback ocellaris. I introduced them to the tank at the same time and made sure to have a plan in place to separate them if things went wrong. They've only been together for a week now, but I haven't seen any signs of aggression or bullying. Last night they slept in their anemone together. It's too cute!
OK, so this might not be the right forum, and I haven't done my research yet , but here goes. Day 1: The clutch is currently in a 100 gallon tank with sump. Flow is very slow (just the return, and less than 10 times turnover). The only other fish (besides the parents) in the tank is a bicolor blenny. I have a number of questions: All I have for food (that might be suitable) is Coral Frenzy; would this be enough, or do I need rotifers? Should I grind the Coral Frenzy up further with a mortar and pestel? Should I remove the rock and put it in a 20L with an airstone, or leave it be in the 100 gallon and just transfer the fry? Or is it just unrealistic to think that I can save some? Any help would be appreciated. I'll do a little research in the meantime. I'm currently reading this: http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/269202-pickles-guide-to-breeding-clowns/
ericalee353 posted a topic in Beginners DiscussionSo i got 2 clownfish from my local fish store and added them to my tank on 2/7 (it’s 2/11/20 today). They havent eaten yet as far as i can tell. I’ve seen one of them take a flake in there mouth and spit it out, put it back in their and mouth and spit it out repeated a few times. One time the other clown did it with a pellet. (i’m still trying to figure out what food they’ll eat. So far tried flakes, pellets, and san francisco marine cuisine frozen food. No success with any of them.) the water param seems fine i think. salinity 1.023 temp 77.7-78.1 ammonia: <0.25 nitrite: 0 nitrate: 1ppm maybe? pH: 8.2 i havent done a water change yet. on the first day they were put in the tank one of the clownfish pooped fine but the other had white stringy poop attached to it. and then on the first/second day i noticed his face area isn’t quite clean looking? (Please see photo) the other one has it too but just not as much. Is it flukes? should i do a freshwater dip? Do i need medication? If so, what medication is safe? I don’t have any other fish or coral. Just 2 clowns with rock. also one of the clown’s pelvic fin is “clamped”? Like it’s attached to its stomach and won’t open up like the other clown. also also how do i coax them into eating?