Why hello there!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by iOta, 25 Jun 2014.

  1. iOta

    iOta

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    Hello everyone.

    I'm a complete n00b when it comes to marine tanks, however beginning of this year I took the plunge and started up my little Nano reef :). thought I'd register once it's been up and running for a while.

    It's a completely custom build drawing on experience from keeping tropical fish for the last 15 years or so, but any advice will be well appreciated so I can keep my critters happy!

    so, on to the details (excuse the longwinded post)...

    Tank: Custom built cube. 400mmX400mmX400mm. Holds close to 50l
    Built in sump/filter/overflow area at the back.

    Single 600L/h circulation pump
    Lighting is a custom built LED unit with White and Blue. around 10 Watts total
    100w heater set to keep the tank at about 23°C

    Parameters:

    Ammonia = 0
    Nitrates = 0
    Nitrites = 0
    sg = 1.025
    pH = 8.2

    Livestock:
    One Ocellaris Clownfish, misbarred, black
    One Red Skunk Cleaner shrimp
    One Hermit Crab, as yet unidentified.. I think it's a common one?

    My Nano has been up and running going for about 3 months now, and everything seems to be going OK, since I added the livestock about a week ago after cycling.

    Pics: (crappy one of the clown, he just wont stay still)

    shrimp.jpg

    zoas.jpg

    crab.jpg

    fish.jpg
     
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  3. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

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    Helloo and welcome iOta

    And yes, the hermit is a local one.
    Yellow Tip hermit. They stay relatively small and are in my opinion one of the better hermits to have, just due to their size.
     
  4. puffer fish

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    welcome dude show us a FTS (FULL TANK SHOT ) we love pics here
     
  5. iOta

    iOta Thread Starter

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    Awesome, thanks for the info on the hermit :)
     
  6. iOta

    iOta Thread Starter

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    Tank shot while setting up and testing everything initially.. I'll take a better one tonight as it is now.
     
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  7. iOta

    iOta Thread Starter

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    new update.. 3 foot

    Just an update on the tank..

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  8. reefer101

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    Wow looks lovely!
     
  9. Cgoodburn

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    welcome, looking good.
     
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