Comp: Win a complete Nano!!!!!!

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  1. Live Aquatics

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    Hi, not at all! The competition is full steam ahead! And many more to come...
     
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  3. Adanya

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    My little ocean in a glass box:

    Tank dimensions : My tank is a PowerLab M40 M 40x40x40
    Lighting : AI Prime HD+
    Filtration : Boyu FP-58A
    Skimmer : Bubble Magus Curve 5
    Flow : Jebao OW-10

    Maintenance:

    My tank has been running for just over 7 months now and through endless online research as well as trial and error I feel as though I haven't even scratched the surface of understanding everything that goes into a successful reef but I am loving every moment! Since I am relatively new to the hobby I have learned to try and keep it as simple as possible therefore I do a 30l water change every week and test for calcium and magnesium once every two weeks, if needed I supplement with RedSea Foundation Supplements. As for any tips not sure I am qualified to give those out yet, but I will say research seems to be the most important factor for me so far.

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  4. JayM

    JayM

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    My Nano

    Hardware

    Tank : Red Sea Reefer Nano
    Return : Scicce Pro 2200
    Light : Kessil A160WE with spectral controller
    Wavermakers : Ecotech Vortech MP10ES and MP10QD
    Heater : 200W Jager
    Skimmer : Bubble Magus Curve 5
    ATO : Innovative Marine

    Livestock
    Fish : 2 x snowflakes clowns , 1 green war paint goby, 1 purple firefish , 1 yellow acro goby, blue legged hermit crab, red legged hermit crab

    Coral
    Mostly softies and a few LPS

    The tank is running for 14 months, i converted the stock ato into a refugium using a aqua one pump and led grow light.
    I dose Kalkwasser in my ATO.

    Feeding

    I feed a mix of frozen ocean nutrition formula one, mysis, brine and copepods every 2nd day.
    twice a week i feed reef roids and use poly booster before feeding

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  5. shane dewar

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    Hi guys this is my Tl550 that's been running for about 2 and a half years. Tlthe tank is very low maintenance, I do 10% water changes a week.

    tank specs:
    Lighting : DIY 72W LEDs
    Filtration: about 12kgs live rock,DIY upflow algae scrubber, carbon and some filter wool in the overflow

    Stock:
    Fish:
    -common clown
    -yellow tail damsel
    - Jumping bean angel(African Flameback)
    -Hermit crab

    corals+Anemones:
    -3X green BTA(originally 1 that`s split over time)
    -Hammer coral
    -Elegance coral
    -brown/green mushrooms
    -Variety of Zoas
    -Kenyan tree coral
    -Green star polyps
    -Pineapple coral

    The tank:
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    Thank you :)
     
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  6. nepellew

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    Hey guys Ok so im running a Aquaria 102L
    Running a External sump with a reeftech skimmer
    Have a Regal tang
    Yellow tang
    2 Clown fish
    Mandrin
    2 Shrimp

    And all the corals as seen in the pic haha too many to label.

    been running this setup for about 3 years .

    Been an amazing journey .

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  7. Phoenix

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    OMW luck fish, I will sponsor you some frags!
     
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  8. Reef wolf

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    Location:
    Boksburg .Witfield
    Tank size 1.22 x 600 x 650
    Light : zetlight sz7000 Shield
    Skimmer : redsea space saver
    Carbon reactor : redsea
    Wave maker 1. 2 x tunze old from 2013 till now.
    Wave maker 2. Jebao wp 25.
    Heaters 1. 300w dolphin
    Heater 2. 200w dolphin
    Ato : redsea ..
    Return pump . Jebao dc new upgrade 4 months back ..

    Fish.. Sale fin
    Fire fish
    2x chroma
    Coral bueti
    Sand shifter goby
    Sand shifter saltfish
    Brital star
    Corals : gsp green
    Gsp brown
    Rico mushrooms x 1
    Hare mushrooms x 2
    Blue mushroom x 1
    Coral plate : red. Green. Purple
    Sps difrant ones
    And I have a nenni have no name sorry

    I do water ever second week

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  9. Appletini

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    Hi, This is my little pico tank.

    I do a 5L water change every 3 days and small fresh water top ups every morning. I intended for it to be coral only but a friend of mine had two cardinals in his tank and one was being bullied relentlessly. He asked whether I could take it and I agreed. In no time his fins grew back beautifully and he has gained so much more confidence! He used to hide under the rocks for most of the day but now he grabs food straight from the tweezers. Hopefully I can upgrade his tank once he starts to really get big but for now I think he is a much happier little fish.

    Coral feeding includes some polyp lab reef-roids and alternate with some seachem phytoplankton

    Hardware:
    28L square tank.
    Jebao ow 10 wave maker (on it's lowest setting.)
    Dophin TF-300 internal filter
    Zetlight Aqua ZA1201 Marine LED

    System has been running for 5+ months.

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  10. Dhayalan

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    Location:
    Richards Bay
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    Jewel Rio 120 liter
    50L sump with a DIY Algae scrubber
    1x Zetlight 1201L and 1x Zetlight 1200 WiFi
    Dymax skimmer
    2x jebao RW 4
    1x uplift pump 2000l/h

    Various Zoas
    Various mushroom
    Devils fingers
    Various ricordia’s
    Different species of mushrooms
    Hammer coral
    Frogsporn
    Pipe organ
    Lumo green cabbage
    Lumo green gsp
    Green pincushion
    Open brain coral
    Kenya tree

    Fish
    Puffer Fish
    2 x clowns
    4 anthias
    Pajama Cardinal
    Watchmen goby
    Sand sifting goby
    Hermit grab

    System running for abt 4 to 5 years
    Using blue treasure salt - water change every 2 weeks
    Dosing
    aqua forest Amino Mix and AF Energy
    Calcium and kh
     
  11. DUPPIE

    DUPPIE

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    Hi All
    Tank has only been running just on 3 months, still busy stocking.

    Hardware:
    - Tank = 1.2 x 500 x 450 with 1m sump
    - Deltec skimmer
    - Reef Octo return
    - Jebao and Tunze w/makers
    - Deltec kalk stirrer
    - Stc with fans
    - Carbon reactor
    - Purigen reactor
    - Jebao dosing pump
    - Metal halides 150w x2 (Having diy led unit built)
    - Led over sump for macro
    - Auto top up

    Livestock:
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    A few torches, turbinaria, zoas, shrooms, sponges, leathers, bta's, gsp, foxface, cromis, boxfish, coral beauty, flasher wrasse.

    Feeding:
    - Flakes and pellets 2x day for fish. Corals get reef roids 2x/week. Bit of frozen mix now and then.

    Maintenance:
    - No water changes to date, but will be doing 25 liter/week.
    - Test and drip kalk
    - Only dosing magnesium






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  12. Ducko69

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    Hi All my little piece of ocean is a custom build tank i bought 2nd hand just over a year ago
    Sizes
    • Aquarium Size: 150x 700x 60cm
    • Sump Filter Size: 120x 60x 60
    Lighting
    • 2x ZETLIGHT ZS 7000
    Pump
    • DCT6000 dc 6000l/h uplift
    Heater
    • 2 x 200w Eheim heaters
    Filter Media
    • 1x reactor with zeomix
    • Bio Cubes
    • 1x reactor with phosgaurd
    • 1x carbon reactor
    • Chaeto under a zetlight 1201
    Skimmer and flow
    • Bubble Magus curve 9
    • 1x RW8
    • 1x RW15
    • 1x RW4
    • 1x SW15

    I have installed my STC controller, a fan for cooling, Autoaqua Smart ATO

    I have have a mixed reef with +~35 fish 65-70% sps and the rest lps and softies.

    I dose 15ml nopox a day together with only Fusion1 and Fusion2 and every now and again some AF colour drops and phyto every 2nd to 3rd day and once in a while some reef roids.

    Nitrates and phosphates non existing and all other parameters stable.

    I do a 100l waterchange every 6months
    And i clean my glas every 2nd day only the front. Who now wants to look at a dirty tank.
    Any questions welcome. Thanks all

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  13. yasinomarjee

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    My simple 1.8 m x 500 x 500 . Its a very basic setup a skeemer and heater in the sump. 3 wave makers in the tank no dosing no reactors or any addtional equipment. T5 led combo lighting . Leds are diy. Water changes on this about 700lt system have a huge sump is about 100 litres a month max depending how i feel . Live stock include 5 species of mushrooms hairy and plain . 3 different types of nenies inferno, rose and green. Zoas xenias pin cushion and kenya trees. Fish 5 tangs yellow ,orange stripe, naso ,regal abd sailfin. Fox face . 4 clowns 2 percular 2 cinamon. 2 pyjama cardinals some chromis shrimp and hermits.

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  14. VehanLandy

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    Hey Everyone! Here's my submission:

    Aquarium and Equipment:
    • 60 x 35 x 35 Tank on a homemade stand made from speaker stands.
    • Bubble Magus QQ1 Hang-on Protein Skimmer
    • Boyu WF-2035 Bio-Filter
    • Sunsun JVP-110 Wavemaker
    • DoPhin 100W Submersible Heater
    • 2 x Zetlight 1201-L LED Lights
    • Two power supplies. 1 runs heater for 5 hours. The other can run the wavemaker for 12 hours.
    • Homemade ATO that makes use of a float valve and a small pump.
    Livestock:
    • 2 x Hybrid Clownfish (Thor and Loki)
    • Pajama Cardinal (Heimdall)
    • 2 x Blue Legged Hermit Crabs (Basil and Bubbles)
    • Dwarf Red Tipped Hermit Crab (Eugene)
    • Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp (Steve)
    • Toadstool Leather
    • A rock of Hairy Green Mushrooms
    • Torch Coral
    • Green Bubble Tip Anemone
    Maintenance and Feeding:
    • 4ml Aquavitro Fuel once a week
    • 1 drop Aquaforest Bio S daily
    • 20% weekly water changes with NSW from the Two Oceans Aquarium
    • Pellet and Flake mixture daily
    • Ocean Nutrition Marine Mix every second day

    And here she is! (Been running for 5 months on a student budget)

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  15. Tomo3000

    Tomo3000

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    This is one of my three tanks. It's a handbuilt nano I made for my son's bedroom that is roughly 50litres DT and 25litres in the sump. I built it using cheap tank parts, irrigation fittings (never doing that again), a small side table ordered off Superbalist and a custom built support frame which sits inside the cabinet. It's been running for roughly five months (since April 2018).

    Hardware
    Jebao DCS2000 Pump
    2X Jebao 25W Wave Makers
    100w Heater
    Bubble Magus Nano Skimmer
    Marine Pure Bio Balls
    Red Sea Carbon
    Zetlight UFO with Wifi Controller
    Bubble Magus ATO
    Hailea Pump [for ATO in which I run Kalkwasser]
    Jebao 4 Channel Dosing Pump

    Supplements
    Seachem Reef Base 1
    Seachem Reef Base 2
    Iodine
    Polpy Lab Acids
    Polyp Lab Reef Roids

    Maintenance
    Weekly Skimmer Clean
    Weekly 10% WC
    Clean Glass

    Livestock
    2x Blue Velvet Damsels
    1x Bangai Cardinal
    1x Flame Hawkfish
    1x Fire Shrimp
    2x Hermits
    4x Nassarius Snails
    10+ Turbo Snails (won't stop breeding)

    Coral
    4x Medium SPS Colonies [3 acro and a tort I think]
    Duncan
    Scoly
    Lobo
    Torch
    GSP
    Red Monti
    Jedi Monti
    Zoa Garden
    Rainbow Anenome
    Clam
    Bubble Coral
    2x Assorted Softies
    Gorgonian
    2x Ricordia
    Chalice
    Lepto
    Elegance

    What I've Learned
    Not a big fan of softies so I've focused on the growth of my SPS, which is great. Big takeouts are high flow on timers (my wavemakers alternate on manual timers), huge lighting (I run my UFO at 100% for about 6-7 hours a day excluding ramp up and ramp down) and PATIENCE!
     
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  16. Mischif93

    Mischif93

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    Mischif93's 150L Cube

    So not a recent photo (I will be sure to snap a more recent one) but the only one I have at the moment.
    I have a couple more corals since this photo and have moved some corals around as well as have my RBTA split and both have grown much bigger than in the photo.

    Short background of this specific tank, it was my upgrade tank from my nano marine aquarium which I ran for about 2 years if I remember correctly, this was also my first marine aquarium which was subsequently also first freshwater aquarium which I converted marine.
    I started this tank early last year so soon it will be running for 2 years.

    Previously it has gone months without water-changes reason being that currently I'm in a very demanding position at work so I also haven't been checking my water parameters, but I think I'll do that today.

    I have in my sump a mixture of Chaeto algea, liverock, bio balls, filter floss, Seachem Matrix and Seachem carbon.


    One thing I try do with my tank is I prefer to small frags and watching them grow, which is the case in my tank; however, I have bought corals to.

    Live stock
    1 x Fire Goby
    1 x Blue Hermit Crab
    1 x Sand Sifting Star Fish
    1 x Blue Linckia Star Fish
    1 x Psychedelic Mandarin
    1 x Maxima Clam
    1 x Purple Short Spine Sea Urchin (Deep Purple :lol: so at a quick glance it appears to be black)
    2 x Cleaner Shrimp
    2 x Clown Fish (Pair)
    2 x Blue Green Chromis
    2 x Rose Bubble Tip Anemones

    Corals
    Pulsing Xenia
    Green Star Polyps
    Blue Snowflake Polyps
    Metallic Brain Coral
    Various Mushroom Corals
    Green Frogspawn
    Various Zoas
    Devil's Finger Coral

    Hardware
    Bubble Magus Q3 HOB Skimmer (Amazing HOB skimmer)
    Jebao Wavemaker OW-10 (Replaced my Vortech MP10)
    Ecotech Radion Gen 1 LED Unit
    Sebo WP-5000 Return Pump
    Sicce Scuba 300 Heater
    2 x Zetlight D100 Dosers


    Future Plans
    Carry on building my DIY controller
    Get 2 or 3 Fireshrimp
    Maybe get 1 more cleaner shrimp
    Get a bunch of snails
    Get more corals (obviously)
    Maybe get an Inferno anemone


    Dosing
    Total of 14ml Daily of Seachem ReefComplete
    Total of 12ml Daily of Seachem ReefCarbonate

    I use RedSea Coral Pro Salt

    Planning on getting an additional doser or two in the future.

     
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  17. koganm

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  18. jameshr

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    My innovative marine fusion 10

    I keep it really simple with this tank.

    Lighting is a Kessil a160we on a timer, on for 6 hours a day.

    Running an eheim 50w heater and a sicce syncra 1.0 for return and all the flow in the tank.

    In the rear sump I have a media basket with marine pure balls and I occasionally run seachem carbon and aluminium oxide.

    Dosing is done when I topup the tank, by adding seachem fusion 2 (alkalinity) in the morning and fusion 1 (calcium and trace elements) in the evening.

    I do a water change once every week or two and clean the glass weekly.

    Feeding a small amount of ocean nutrition nano reef pellets daily.

    That’s it :lol:
     
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