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I had to do a tank transfer after my 10G broke and dumped water all over my bedroom floor. I purchased a new tank, so I thought I might as well start a proper thread for it. Tank specs: 20" x 15" x 15" = 20G Equipment: Boyu mini skimmer (1000L/Hr) Dophin HOB Filter (1000L/Hr) Wavemaker (4000L/Hr) In-Tank Refugium (~2G) SOBO Marine Light (9W)* SOBO Marine Light (3W) for refugium *Replaced by my older AquaLED marine light (20W) Fish: Scissortail Dartfish YCG Grammistes Blenny Inverts: Daum's Reef Lobser (2") 4x dwarf brown legged hermits 1x blue legged hermit x1 Tuxedo urchin 1x Nassarius snail 1x Turbo snail 1x Halloween Hermit 1x Saron Shrimp 1x Feather Duster Worm Corals & Nems: Purple Hammer Green Yuma Green Rhodactis Mushroom Greenish-Purple Rhodactis* Blue Hairy Mushroom Purple Mushroom Duncan Orange Long Polyp Toadstool Leather Green Weeping Willow Toadstool Leather Green Finger Leather Neon Green GSP Green Mini Maxi Carpet Nem* *Bleached but recovering - both of these were pulled from my mantis shrimp's tank Macroalgae: Caulerpa peltata Chaeto Galaxaura First Day of 20G (30/5/2018) -All LR is the same, LS alone is brand new FTS on 12/6/2018 My Long-Term Plans: Get a dwarf brittle starfish Get a Porcelain Anemone Crab or White Spotted Shrimp to pair up with the Mini Maxi Nem Add more Softies and Shrooms *Might add 1 or 2 more LPS frags *Might create a Zoa garden *Definitely will create Mushroom Garden
Well, this has been set up for a little over a year. Originally I had set it up after a couple year hiatus from reefing (relocated and didn't have the room at the next couple places) in a 25 gallon (aquarium masters, same footprint as a 20 high) and swapped it all over to get a better layout for aquascaping and lighting coverage. I'm a simple man, so I'm running a Maxi-jet 600, a Zoo-Med 501 canister (mainly for a sponge and media) and an Aqueon Pro heater. Lighting is currently a DIY rig in a RapidLED designer heatsink, with a Luxeon Lime and a pair of "10W" chinese (one blue, one that is 1/3 cool white, and 2/3 royal blue) multichips per side. I currently have a couple BlueAcro Acrostar test boards on the way to swap in though! The current light isn't as blue as I like, but looks pretty good for how cheap and dirty it is. It's got a slightly warmer than 14k look, and the pics are actually pretty accurate to how it really looks. I have a pair of misbar clowns, because the five year old wanted one, and you can't have just one! These suckers were just a bit longer than a quarter when I got them, and now are a good 2.5" or so. The larger one is a deep orange, and the smaller one is almost stark yellow. The starry Blenny (the five year old named him "Fluffy" and it stuck!) is a very happy and enernaining puppy of a fish, definitely the star of the tank. Now for some terrible Pics- It's been up for a while, so I've got some nice coralline growth, and a ton of micro-dusters... Got a nice little Pipe Organ (one of my personal favorite corals!) Even have a little frag of the guy (from a piece that was hanging by a thread when I first bought it, will be neat to watch the growth over time) Nice little neon green tipped Toadstool (with baby that is ready to separate) next to what I believe is a Piece of Leptastrea? Better pic of the Leptastrea- Nice little Duncan starter frag- This Montipora was turd brown and about the size of a quarter when I first got it eight months ago, now it's about seven inches across, and ready to divide up at the back side... Here's a little piece of it that grew from a quarter-inch sized bit that stuck to an adjacent rock before the tank switchover, it's still got a lot of the original brown coloration... The stupid Zoas that just plain refuse to grow or die- And the stupid little frag of it that fell off one day on its own... Here's Fluffy, in one of his favorite spots to hide at whenever I try to get a pic with my phone... This guy has a ton of subtle little details that make him very handsome, if he will ever sit still... My nutrient export? Weekly water changes, and recently a small clod of Chaeto, just threw this in and we will see how fast it grows... The plan is eventual LPS domination, Blasto, Acans, maybe some torch, hammer, frogspawn... I want a Bubble coral or Elegance, but the ones I seem to always come across are either huge or stupid expensive. Not a big SPS guy, but maybe a couple Acro some Hydnophora, and Pavona. Once I figure out the new light I want some more Zoas but I never seem to have good luck with them! I'll try to get better pics up soon, and get some pics of the light setup. Pretty basic but a pretty decent setup, and soon it will be even better!
Starting an aquarium journal I guess List and post pictures of all the things I have added this month my tank has only been running for a few weeks started with dry and live rock as well as a fish and old water from an established tank