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Update: Decided to make this thread a general macroalgae tank thread instead of creating new ones for my various macroalgae projects. I may start posting updates on my contest macroalgae tank in here as well once voting is done on that contest. *** So I started a macroalge tank as my contest entry for the current 365 Day AIO Challenge (check it out here), and got totally sucked into the world of macroalgae. Thought I'd create a build thread for my UNS 60S (1 of 3 macroalgae tanks I have right now). This tank was largely inspired by freshwater valley/snaking river scapes. Latest FTS from last night. Started this tank on 7/15/20. Latest addition - this grape caulerpa. Red grape macroalgae, dictyota in the background, and purple ribbon gorg. Valley of branching coralline algae. Equipment Deets: Aquarium: UNS 60 (10 gallons) - 23.6" x 14.2" x 7.1" Light: Twinstar II 600S Backlight: Smiful Water-Proof LED strip Filter: XP Aqua Internal Filter Box running InTank Filter Floss Heater: Cobalt Neo Therm 75W My other two macroalgae set-ups - UNS 45A (my contest entry) and a UNS 16C (with basically just halimeda and a 1-rock scape). Thanks for stopping by!
Tigahboy posted a topic in Nano Reef JournalsNew project! After being out of the hobby for close to a decade, I came back in recently to participate in the current Pico Reef Contest with my volcano pico. I was actually also working on a custom 20g project at that time, which led me back to nano-reef.com in the first place, but that project never came to fruition and I ended up focusing all my efforts on my contest entry. If you want to check that out, here's my thread: Volcano Pico Thread. Anyway, my son has been asking for "Nemo" fish for quite some time now, so I thought this set-up would be another good project for us to work on together. Details: Tank: Innovative Marine Fusion Nuvo Pro 20g Peninsula (30" x 11.8" x 13") Stand: West Elm Buffet (40" x 19" x 27") Return Pump: MightyJet 326 gph w/ Controller (came stock with the tank) Circulation: 2 x Aqamai KPS Heater: Cobalt Neotherm 75w Lights: NanoBox Duo Plus M - Side Mounted (ordered) Some initial thoughts: 1. The IM tank is pretty sweet. This new version of the peninsula now comes with an upgraded pump and filter caddy, and it's great that it comes with a mesh lid and magnet cleaner. The manufacturer is local to me, so I just put in the order and picked it up yesterday. IM's customer service and responsiveness have been top-notch as well. 2. The West Elm stand is great because it fits with the rest of my home and it is the perfect height for my son. It's short enough for him to see everything in the tank. But still debating whether I need to reinforce it to support the tank (though it is super solid and made of real wood). 3. Not sure if I should do fuge or skimmer for the middle chamber of the tank. It's pretty small so not sure if a fuge is worth it. Theme: Minimalist and Sparkly Clean. I've always been a fan of super clean-looking and minimalist tanks, and I plan to keep it that way for this one (maybe even more so this time around). Probably keep the scape pretty minimal as well. Current Stocking Plans: 2 percs or ocellaris (haven't decided yet) and oodles and oodles of bounce and jawbreaker mushrooms. I want em all! Just kidding. TBD, but likely keeping my stocking pretty light as well. Also, everyone seems to have a BTA nowadays, so why not me? Feedback welcome. Thanks for stopping by!