Mix Pico Reef Office Tank


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Howdy all.

As some might know by now the drop reef is no more due to a house move and me not getting around doing some repairs/upgrades to the tank.

I didn't want to house my corals in a plastic bin nor sell them as i still wanted to keep my fingers salty.

I used what i had, par38 light and gooseneck that i modded to 3watt leds 50/50 white and royal blue. Small 40cm tank that i build a rear chamber in with some media, heater and return pump.

Used real reef rock and aragonite.

Stock wise i have a few sps, few lps and some softies.

No fish or cleanup crew at the moment. Will add one hermit and maybe a snail or two to keep the sand clean, then 2 or 3 shrimps and a pom pom crab.

Sps starting to colour up now, they went poo colour with the transfer, adding aminos and victims weekly and seeing a major difference.

Tank been running 3 months now.

Will take better pics when i remember to take the camera.









 
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Well done!
 
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Thanks guys.
 
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I do 50% waterchanges to keep things stable for the sps, consumption on calcium magnesium and alkalinity is very high due to the little water volume, +- 20l.

Im struggling with green slime algae, it was on a small frag and started growing on my sand only. Running purigen and phosphate remover in the rear chambers. Phosphates with Hanna checker is 0 and i recon the smile algae is a bacterial thing.

I dose reef plus once a week. Coraline algae is starting also, will be scraping it off as i dont want it in the tank.
 
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I do 50% waterchanges to keep things stable for the sps, consumption on calcium magnesium and alkalinity is very high due to the little water volume, +- 20l.

Im struggling with green slime algae, it was on a small frag and started growing on my sand only. Running purigen and phosphate remover in the rear chambers. Phosphates with Hanna checker is 0 and i recon the smile algae is a bacterial thing.

I dose reef plus once a week. Coraline algae is starting also, will be scraping it off as i dont want it in the tank.
Who don't you want coraline?
 
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As 4age said, then maintenance is much more and might have to start dosing.
 
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My temp issue is about how temp but low. Tank reaches 26.6 highest during the day but at night drops to 23.5 or 24.5. I'm using a 150watt heater and its nit coping with 20l but used the same heater on my 200l drop reef and never had temps dropping below 24.5.
 

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Looks awesome!
What fish will you add?
 
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Tek, no fish at all. Will throw my low nutrients off. I might want a small sand shifting milk goby if i can find other wise nothing
 
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I have a carton box i cover the tank with at night to try and keep the heat in.
 
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First chamber over flow onto filter floss and heater, second chamber return and filter media
 
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