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reefrook posted a topic in Nano Reef JournalsBeen out of the hobby for a couple years and now I'm back and burning money again. Feels great. as the title says, got myself a long and shallow. Equipment List: Mr. Aqua 22 Gallon Long Jebao DCT-8000 VorTech MP10WQD (thanks @crownsbroyal!) with Pico Aquariums Shield (thanks @cdelicath!) Vivid Aquariums Random Flow Generator Euro-fil 180 Sump Smart ATO Bubble Magus Curve 5 EcoTech Radion XR30W Pro Gen 3 Jebao Auto Dosing Pump DP-4 (dosing with ESV B-ionic 2-part)
I have an idea for a 55 gallon low maintenance tank. No sump or mechanical filtration. Just chaeto, soft corals, and a couple hardy fish. The goal would be for the growth/harvesting of chaeto to keep nutrient levels low enough to eliminate the need for water changes/outcompete undesirable algaes. I would assume that since I only stocked chaeto, soft coral, and very few fish I wouldn't need to dose (except maybe iron for chaeto?) I basically got the idea from the Triton method (minus LPS/SPS corals)/the BRS refugium testing series/tanks like https://www.nano-reef.com/featured/2016/brad908-r114/. Thoughts? More Details: I am thinking of doing bare bottom, some dry rock, LED lighting, heater, strong powerheads. I am worried that without sand/lots of rock the biological filter might not establish, but I was also hoping that lots of chaeto would make up for it, since all of that macro algae also has surface area for bacteria (right?). Basically just want to better understand if a very simple, very low maintenance tank would work. Really not sure though, hence why I'm here asking for advice.
Hello! My actual tank is quite hard to maintain due to some mistakes I did when I was starting. All life is doing good but I decided to build a new tank, a little bigger and prepared for the Triton Method. Specs: - Tank: Custom 40g tank 30 x 24 x 14 - Sump: Custom 26 x 16 x 12 - Light: 2x AI Hydra 26 - Circulation: 2x WAV Pumps 1x MP10QD - Skimmer: Skimz SN123 Nyos 120 - Return Pump: Sicce SDC 7.0 I'm still working on plumbing. Once I finish I'll move to the correct spot.