Tank @ 7 months

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by sihaya, 28 Apr 2012.

  1. sihaya

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    It's nothing spectacular, but at least it's super-low maintenance.
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    sihaya Thread Starter

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    The Turbinaria already had that tissue recession when I got it. :)
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Looking good! Low maintenance is how I have my tank
     
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    Oh, it's extremely low maintenance. In fact, I've only done two water changes since I set it up.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    2 more than me :)
    But should the need arise I might do one if I can't find the issue
    What you run for po4 and no3 export :)
     
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    sihaya Thread Starter

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    My Reef Octapus skimmer does most of the work. I do plan to do a water change at some point. The "bioload" is so low, there's really not much else I have to do. I do plan to do a water change at some point though.
     
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    Nice, also how about a few pics of the engine room,

    Also are you dosing or adding anything?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    No engine room, hang on skimmer and that's it :)

    Ps. Sara nice article in redfish
     
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    looking good:)
     
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    Bad Dallas.... Telling a lady that she has a hang on slimmer is a big no no!

    Nice tank Sara!
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    haha fixed it :)
     
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    sihaya Thread Starter

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    Dallasg is correct, no engine room, just the skimmer and a tunze.

    The only thing I've been adding (other than food) is two-part B-Ionic calcium/buffer.

    Thanks Dallasg, glad you liked it. :)
     
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    LOL, thanks
     
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    Stunning! Shows what can be done with a low tech sumpless tank.

    My 330L tank is also low maintenance. Water changes every 2nd week because of the bioload, ATU and HOB skimmer. No sump. It contains 5 Evansi Anthias, 1 Copperband, 2 Yasha gobies, 2 Rainford gobies and a Royal Gramma. Tank is doing very well and fish are eating like pigs.
     
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    sihaya Thread Starter

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    Btw, so far I haven't had any issues with the cheapo silica playbox sand. I took some pics of the sandbed to show the worms. They are more than what can be seen in the photos. ;)
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    What sort of issues were/are you expecting?
     
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    Me? None. I've always been of the opinion that the silica sand is fine to use in reef aquariums. Aragonite is probably better in some ways. But I don't think it's absolutely necessary. (some people believe it is)

    I'm looking forward to looking at the sand under a microscope to see if it has all the same critters I'm used to seeing in aragonite sand.
     
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    Tank looks good...the colouratation on those clowns are awesome!
     
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