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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:
This topic has been covered a lot, so bear with me. From google search it seems many people's answer to having pulsing xenias or GSPs in their tank without taking over other corals is to have them on an isolated rock. However, why is it that I see many beautiful reef tank pictures with xenias on the main rock with other corals?? How did they accomplish that? Frequent fragging? Seems tedious.