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  1. Murphs_Reef

    Reefspace 92gallon

    Started February 2021 Full tank shot March 2022 Full tank shot December 2021 Welcome to the build thread for my Reefspace 900. If you're interested the journey actually started in my nano thread HERE. This tank has been initially stocked with rock and inhabitants from my nano 15g which was around 8 months old, and is now dry. TL;DR shortcuts GHA - the miracle cure exposed! The battle with cyanobacteria begins The "kinda" rip clean Sumps - which way is up?! Maintenance Schedule Feeding Schedule Full Guided Rip Clean EQUIPMENT TMC reef pump 4000 return, Bubble Magus C3.5 skimmer, AI Nero 3, Jecod SOW-8, 3 x AI Prime 16HD, D-D ATO, D-D P1 Doser, D-D Temperature Controller. FISH Scopas Tang, Six Line Wrasse, Bluestreak Clearer Wrasse, Royal Gramma, 4 x Green Chromis CORAL Mix of LPS and Softies (Zoa dominant) LPS Duncan's Coral, Joker Acan, Rose Purple Branching Hammer, ACAN Green Rim ZOAS Radio Active, Red Man Eater, Blue Hornet, Green Implosion, Rasta, Bullseye, Kryptonite, Space Invaders, UtterChaos, Cheesehead, Spiderman, Pearl Jam Zoas, Blue Boo Berries, Red Green Zoa Rock, Mind Tricks and loads of unknown MUSHROOMS Orange, red Rhodactis mussoides, Blue Actinodiscus, Green Ricordea LEATHERS Kenya Tree, Leather Finger, Cabbage OTHER SOFT CORAL GSP - Lime Green, Firecracker Clove, Gorgonians CURRENT PARAMETERS I like to keep a track of the tank, progress and additions so regularly keep this thread updated (Aka TANK OCD!). Feel free to comment or tell me I'm doing it wrong.... I am known for the odd direction change from time to time! Cheers @Murphych
  2. Snow_Phoenix

    Zoa ID, please?

    Hi, everyone! A friend of mine contacted me for help to ID these two Zoa colonies, if possible. Have any of you seen these morphs before? Any chance anyone out there knows what they're called? 😊 @Murphs_Reef - any ideas? 🤔
  3. After starting my membership here with a strong showing, and for my own educational purposes and record, I guess I’ll start a journal. Seems like a good place to keep a list of ideas and tips to help me on this journey! Tank: Fluval Evo XII 13.5 gallon started 1/21/2019 Equipment: Fluval spec return pump 132gph Fluval sea mini protein skimmer 5-10gallon Fluval 50W heater In Tank Chamber 1 media basket Current Orbit Marine LED light w bracket arm Current Orbit Eflux Wave pump 660gph (along w their hubs) IM mesh screen Media: Fluval bio rings (bottom level of media basket) Fluval 100gm carbon (bottom level media basket) Fluval clearmax (middle level media basket) IM filter floss (top level media basket) Stock: 14lbs live rock ? Lbs of life sand Black oscellaris clown True percula clown Blue spotted goby watchman Red banded snapping shrimp Scarlet shrimp Trochus snails x4 Dwarf red hermit crabs x 10 Star polyp x 2 (one split into two sections thanks to hermits, so there’s three-ish) Palys x 2: both protopalythoa Hairy mushroom x3 (all on one big rock) Hammer x 1 Zoa x1 Now obviously I didn’t start with all of this at once. We started with three clowns in fact- two percula and the oscellaris, but the two bigger fish kept trying to kill the smaller so I took the small guy back to save him from certain death within a week. Following that, the black was named Jolly Roger and the percula Jack Sparrow. (What can I say- this tank is “supposed” to be owned by my soon to be 9 year old who LOVES POTC, but secretly, it’s mine 😁) We started with two trochus and five hermits, but I doubled that for more cleaning power after about two and a half weeks. Those guys don’t get names. We added the goby and his “pal” Jan 22, but they NEVER hang with each other and in fact I’m not sure they know the other exists anymore. The goby was named J Edgar Hoover because he is always watching us with disapproval from across the room and follows us around the tank with his permanent frown. The pistol shrimp was named Snappy because well..... 🤷🏻‍♀️ We added the scarlet shrimp a week ago, and he’s quite the personality. We call him the Red Baron. We started the tank with a zoa and the little star polyp that the herms split in two. We next added the protopalys. Added the hammer today, with some drama due to the LFS lady who evidently thinks I’m out to kill everything in my tank 🤦🏽‍♀️. That’s it for this tank in a nutshell.
  4. Kpatel28

    New Zoa Identification

    Hello all, I recently added some more Zoas and would like some identification if at all possible. I feel like one of them are some more Gorilla Nipples like the previous one that I purchased.
  5. Kpatel28

    Zoa Identification Please

    Hello all, Wasn't sure if I should post this in corals or identification so I'm taking a shot here. Bought my first frag of zoas from the LFS yesterday for $20.00. The employee couldn't tell me the species, so seeing if anyone here can help. Also...what are those orang bulbs that are with my zoas?? I'm hoping that they will open up more here in the next few days! TIA, KP
  6. Hello Everybody! My tank(Peninsula Mini 15) is 2 months old now almost.(~12 gallon volume) I have added a clownfish(1 month back), leptastrea coral(around 2 weeks back). Clownfish is healthy. Leptastrea coral is also looking normal. I added a new zoa frag.(About 5 days back). I have attached an image below. The rightmost zoa polyp opens completely when the lights are on. When the light is on, most of the polyps in the frag dont open but some of them seem to turn green(actual color of zoa). While one in the front(next to the blue one) turns white. Although I do see some hair like structures(brown) on the zoa polyps which have not opened. I saw them on leptastrea when I introduced it but they went away(stress?) These are my tank parameters : Ammonia : 0.02 ppm Nitrite : 0 ppm Nitrate : 5 ppm Calcium : 450 Alkalinity : 12dkh Salt used : Instant Ocean (Moving to Red Sea Coral Pro) but alkalinity seems to be always high. Water Changes : 0.6 gallon every 4th day Salinity : ~1.025 Filtration -Phosguard(very less amount, takes about a week to turn yellow) -Filter Floss and Carbon The zoa coral is slight shaded but it still receives light. Can you give me suggestions as to what can make them open up? More/less light? Should I wait for 1-2 weeks? Thanks, Omkar
  7. What’s up everybody! This is my first shot at a reef tank. When I set up this I originally wasn’t planning on posting it online or anything so I don’t have two many shots of the build and progress along the way. Started the tank a little under a year ago, but just last week I drained it, salvaged what livestock I could, put in new sand bed and aquascaping, and reconfigured my AIO filtration method. Been through a lot of trials and tribulations so far Equipment list: Tank: JBJ rimless 10-gallon AIO aquarium and stand Light: Nicrew 30W reef LED aquarium light 1st 1st filtration chamber: filter floss, chemipure blue, GFO 2nd chamber: (originally started out as a refugium) marine pure ceramic bioballs seeded with Micobacter7 3rd chamber: cheap heater I bought off Amazon, and the return pump that came with the JBJ tank (return pump intake set to ~50%) Live stock: hammers zoas mushrooms acans duncan blasto lobo favia clown pair Modifications: Added a random flow generator nozzle - best $20 I’ve spent on the tank! Let me know if you guys have any questions/advice! Much appreciated!
  8. Murphs_Reef

    Hornet's

  9. Hartland97

    Help With Zoas!!

    Hello all!! I recently added 2 zoa colonies to my tank with no luck! i have been cycling my tank for around 3 months before adding the zoas and the parameters are stable with a 10% water change every week! as soon as i add the zoas they open up in full bloom and then close the day after, lighting is steady 7-4 and the clowns are thriving. Help please Parameters SG 1.025 +- 0.001 PH 8.0 Temp-27 Celsius Ammomia 0ppm nitrites- 0ppm nitrates- 20ppm
  10. Gernader

    75G SPS/Mixed Reef

    Hey guys! I am finally starting my build thread on my 7 month old reef tank lol. So, I got a 75 gallon tank with stand and sump in total of 105 gallons... Setup: Tank: 75g standard Sump: Eshopps R-300 sump (30 gallon) Sand: 30 pounds of caribsea dry aragonite sand Rock: 25-30 pounds of live rock and 50-60 pound of marco reef saver rocks Skimmer: Tunze 9410 DOC Return Pump: Jebao DCT-8000 ATO: Tunze Osmolator 3155 ATO Reservoir: IM 5 Gallon Hydrofill Lighting: 3 of ViparSpectras 165W running at 95% blues, 10% whites for 10 hours a day. Refugium Light: Tunze EcoChic 8831 running for 10 hours at nighttime. Filtration: 1 of 7” filter sock and 1 of 4” filter sock Biological Filtration: Live rocks and ceramic bioballs Heater: Eheim Jager 300W Temp Controller: Inkbird iTC-308 WIFI Flow: 2 MP40wQDs (total gph: at least 6,600 gph) Lid: 2 of DIY mesh lids Salt: Regular IO Livestock: (need some recommendations!) 1 Ocellaris Clownfish 1 Frostbite Clownfish 3 Lyretail Anthias 1 Ruby Longfin Fairy Wrasse 1 Captive Bred Banggai Cardinal 1 small Yellow Tang 1 Firefish 1 Fire Shrimp Over 110 snails: Nassarius, ceriths, trochus, nerites, Mexican turbo, bubblebee snails 1 Emerald crab Sherman Rose Bubble Tip Anemone Rainbow Bubble Tip Anemone 7 Rock Flower Anemones Corals: Holy Grail Micromussa OG UFO Micromussa Red Goniopora Sunkist Mushroom Green Pacific Ricordea Mushrooms Yellow/Green Ricordea Mushroom Green Star Polyps Space Invader Pectinia WWC Purple Monsters zoas OG Mummy Chalice Green Hammer Gold Hammer Green and Purple Hammer Alveopora TSA Bam Bam zoas Green Hairy Mushroom Nightmares zoas Green/red Blastomussa Red Velvet Blastomussa WWC Sweet Tooth zoas WWC Space Queens zoas Rasta zoas Hooligans zoas SBB Hephaestus zoas CB White Zombies zoas CB Rainbow Infusion zoas ASD Hyper Jubilee zoas Queen Strats zoas Pink Diamonds zoas Cornbred El Corazon zoas WWC Tasers zoas WWC Laffy Taffy zoas Rainbow Yoda zoas Beauty and the Beast zoas RR Kraken zoas WWC Illuminati zoas Utter Peace zoas Hydra Lady Dragon Eyes zoas Sunny D zoas Magician zoas WWC Orange/Blue Acan WWC Red Acan SPS: Peng's Heart of the Ocean Acropora RRU Angry Birds JF Homewrecker Walt Disney CC Walt Disney Jr TGC Cherry Bomb TSA Twisted Sister TSA The Fuzz TSA Dan Akroyd TSA Fruity Pebbles TSA Purple Rain WWC Budgie Smuggler WWC Pink Panther CC Voodoo Majick BC Adam Bomb BC Reef Ready Grape Juice CB Golden JD CB Flaming Unicorn RR Kandari RC Poison Envy Sanjay's Party Time Table ARC Goldfinger ARC Magic Dragon TSA Cali Tort Tierra Del Fuego TRC Rocket Science TRC Haley’s Comet Greg Hiller’s Aqua Delight Garf Bonsai Highlighter Humilis Beach Bum Monti Blue and Teal Millie Montipora Digitata Feel free to ask questions or comments about anything and I would also like some recommendations for livestock. Pics: Daylight Blues
  11. I'm Batman

    20g AIO DIY Peninsula

    Alright so here goes the ultimate adventure! Transfering my 15g tall to the new 20g Long I put together. Shout out to Cromag who cut the acrylic I needed for this project. 3 Years ago... 11/22/20 - Orphek 15,000k filter 2/28/21 - Dino’s again 3 months strong (literally the next week after the photo above I had yet another annual outbreak.
  12. RyanReef

    Unhappy zoas?

    Are these zoas pissed? They have been in my tank for a week now. Everr since I put them in they've been stretched so I don't know if I should move them up higher in the tank or what. Other than stretching they've been opened and seem fine but now I noticed some of them are starting to actually point downwards... one is even underneath the rock now. My tank is only a few weeks old. Ammonia is at zero, nitrites are at zero, nitrates are around 10. Temperature is 78. I just have the lights that came with the AIO setup, so nothing special. The blues are on from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. and the whites from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. They are currently about middle of the tank and get very low flow.
  13. I’m back! Did a move to SLC last November and pretty much started my whole life over and it’s going great. Finally got a tank going again too! So here’s the details: Hardware: IM Nuvo 14 AI prime Aquatop titanium heater IM Custom Caddy (Filterfloss, Chemipure Elite, Marinepure Gems) Fish: Helfrichi Firefish Rainford’s Goby Invertebrates: 1x Nassarius Snail 1x Red Leg Hermit 3x Trochus Snails 1x Conch Coral: Green Polyp Toadstool Red/Yellow Yuma Green Yuma Rainbow Favites Aussie Torch Sea Rod 12/15/20
  14. This story begins way back at Christmas 2018... As it was our first Christmas together, I decided she deserved a second ADA 60P. This where the addiction truly began for me... EQUIPMENT: ADA-60P Vortech MP-10 Cobalt Neo-therm 100 watt heater Aquaclear 70 Hang on Back Filter Mame Design Skimmer AI Hydra HD 26 w/HMS Mount Inkbird Controller (controls heater and clip on fan in the summer) This tank was designed for a dual purpose. The tank keeper wanted a mantis (G Smithii was at the top of the list), and I wanted a rock flower garden. We decided to compromise, like all good couples and do both. We spent the next few weeks designing and building this tank out. We wanted to make a box that would be a den, for the mantis with dual entrances, made out of PVC, but would be sturdy enough to hold 30-40 pounds of rock. We cut out our pieces of acrylic and glued them together with Weldon 16. We wanted something fun, to fill the box with, when the tank keeper suggested Gummy Bears, I knew that’d be a perfect match for rock flowers. Roughly 30 pounds of gummy bears later, our box was filled and sealed. Unbeknownst to us, that wasn’t enough weight to keep the box from floating... Once our box was made, we set out to make a rock wall for the rock flower anemones. The wall was also meant to hide our equipment. What we didn’t expect, was for the the box of gummy bears to float. So, we had to get enough rock, to weigh it down. We also had to tweak our original plan, to now make the rock wall one solid piece. The idea was that it would be heavy enough to keep mantis den from floating in the tank, or being able to push rocks out of the tank. We used Marco and Stax rock to complete our rock wall. It’s got space for the AquaClear 70 intake tube, and room for our skimmer. Our heater is also hidden below the AquaClear, and behind the rock wall. Throughout the last year, I found rock flowers are really, really, really dirty in a small water volume. I’ve also found that zoas LOVE the filth of rock flowers. So I’ve set up the base of this tank as my zoa grow out to help support my addiction to buying new corals and additional rock flowers. Also - I found the best time to get the tank keeper on board with larger rock flower purchases is when she’s had one too many craft beers and is falling asleep on the bar. (Note this is at home, not at an actual bar. She’s usually my DD when we go out.) Here’s a few shots from the tank this evening.
  15. Most Recent FTS: Updated 11/19/2020: Tank: Drilled 40 Breeder with Modular Marine Overflow (Bean Animal Style) Sump: 20 Gallon Long with Custom Baffles https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/custom-20g-long-sump-design-feedback-wanted.601665/ Filtration: Carbon, Klir Filter Roller, Simplicity Skimmer Lighting: Aquatic Life T5 and Orbit Marine Pro -2X Blue+ -1X Coral+ -1X Actinic Flow: Sicce 2.0 return pump with RFG nozzles 2X Nero 5 1X standard non-controllable powerhead Dosing: Red Sea Ca, Alk, and Mg on Kamoer X1 Dosing Pumps Heater: 200W Cobalt Neotherm ______________________________________________________ I have been working on this project here and there for a while but I figured it was time to start an official thread. This tank will hopefully be filled in the next few weeks! This tank marks a lot of firsts for me so please chime in if you have suggestions. Does anyone still use Miracle Mud? I was thinking about adding it to my refugium section. I built a tray to hold some substrate in my fuge and am looking for suggestions on what to fill it with. I'm also gonna go bare bottom with this tank and hopefully grow some montis, zoas, and other encrusting corals all over the starboard at the bottom. I have a lot of montis at the top of the scape in my 20 gallon and I dont want to repeat that mistake. They are fast growers and shade out large sections of the tank. I am currently working on the plumbing which has given me a lot of appreciation for all the reefers with those immaculate color coordinated PVC works of art in their stands ( you know who you are). I am on at least the 4th home depot run at this point. Anyways I look forward to getting this tank wet and sharing the progress with everyone!
  16. Hi anything helps here, I’ve had my tank setup for almost two years and bought a new zoanthid frag a week ago. The tank parameters are in check and all of the other corals are doing great but a few days ago some of the polyps turned pinkish/white and have not opened since. If anyone has any suggestions to please let me know!
  17. Cole.mormon

    Neon dottyback w zoas

    Is it ok to keep a neon dotty back and zoanthids in the same tank in a 55 gallon
  18. Dobler132

    13g AIO Zoa Garden

    Setting up my 13g AIO tank again Equipment: -13g AIO. (I was told by a member on here a few years ago that it was Aquamedic prototype, but I’m not sure) -For now an Aqua Knight LED light my dad had laying around. I will be upgrading soon. -Sicce .5 return pump -Jebao SLW-10 -Pacific Coast Nano Skimmer -75 watt Eheim Jager -Aquatic Life RODI unit. I’ve always wanted to have a zoa garden, so that’s what plan to do with it this time. Possibly a photosynthetic gorgonian. Would like to put in a goby/shrimp pair, but also considering going bare bottom. Any fish recommendations for a bare bottom nano?
  19. Hello 🖐️, Welcome to my zoanthid sanctuary! I am a novice in reef keeping, but my husband (mirepa) is a veteran and has been helping me along the way! 🥰 Pixel Diary for the tank 😉 : www.instagram.com/zoanthid.sanctuary Some specs: Tank - Aqueon 2.5g Light - Radion XR 15 Pro Gen4 Filter - Aquaclear 20 Water Pump - Koralia Nano His and Hers Dec 09, 2019 Jan 05, 2020 Jan 28, 2020 Went to AquaFest and got a bunch of goodies! March 03, 2020 Realized my tank isn't really equipped for SPS, so I moved the SPS to my husband's tank so they'd have a better life. June 09, 2020 Here are some macro pics of my residents:
  20. Penguin Reef

    8 Gallon Peninsula

    Hey fellow Reefers, I'm Pedro but everyone calls me Chris! I've been in and out of the hobby for acouple years now and I recently got the reefer fever. I was looking for something small and bumped into the 8 Gallon JBJ Rimless desktop. The filter is moveable so I thought why not give a peninsula style reef a shot. JBJ 8 Gallon Rimless Desktop came with the Lyra Led Light, Removable Bio Filter, and Pedestal. Looking into upgrading the light soon. Any suggestions or tips?!?
  21. Psilopsych

    12x12 diy cube

    So here it is. I built this tank from some free shelves I got from a couple on Craigslist. It’s 12x12 inches. I have a 250gph return and a 110 gph in the display for flow. An aqueon 10w heater, coralview 3” smart fan and inkbird to run them. Smart auto top off with a 5g rodi storage container. Filtration is tanken care of by foam, filter floss, chaetomorpha and an ns80 reef octopus skimmer. Great lil unit! There is around 9lbs live rock and a 2” sand bed. The tank is lit by a nanobox mini. Big upgrade from the Chinese box light. Livestock includes a oscilaris clown, pajama cardinal, Randall’s goby, margarita snails, astrea snails, electric blue hermit, red hermit, and left handed hermits. Corals. Chicken pox discoma and a red and blue dot disco. Green branching hammer. Blue branching hammer. Green octospawn. Eagle eye, gobstopper, and Rasta Zoas. Montipora setosa. Sunset montipora. Green palys and utter chaos paly. Birds nest. Some sad ass trumpets and acan that burned up with a crappy Chinese box light. And a green and purple Favia. I have had a lot of success’ and failures with this tank. I have lost fish,inverts ands corals. I have also brought corals back from the dead. I fought and beat bubble algae and bryopsis. All in all this tank has been a rollercoaster but I feel like I am finally getting on the right path. I do weekly 3-5g water changes. Clean the glass daily and test weekly to bi weekly. Hope yall like like what you see and happy reefing.
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