Comp: Win a complete Nano!!!!!!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Was so looking forward to this competition when Live Aquatics announced it a week or so back. But now i'm really disappointed to see that you need a running tank to win this. Would be nice getting back into the hobby with this. I'm sure there are other members feeling the same way, especially those that want to start for the first time. Just me 2c.
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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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Marineaquariumsa !!

Build my own tank , sump and cabinet .

Using the following equipment:

Zetlight ZA1201
Bubble magus Curve 5
Jebao DCP3000 return-pump
Sunsun JVP-110 wave maker

Tank size : 600mmx500mmx500mm

Sump info :
30 liter sump
with refugium - cheto , matrix and live rock .

Maintenance :
2x per week Reef plus 15ml
20liter water change every week with res sea salt
Window cleaning every second day
Water top up daily

Feeding:
Once a week rotifers
Once a week marine mix
Everyday Marine S and Seaweed extreme dipped in garlic guard.

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Skimmerless Red Sea Reefer 350

Equipment:
Red Sea Reefer 350
300 watt sicce heater
Jebao RW8
Sunsun cheap pump
Zetlight ZT6800
Sicce 1.5 return pump

Livestock:
Pair of clowns
Soft corals
Hammer corals
Acans

Maintenance:
Cleaning the glass once a weak
Replace Carbon once every 2 months
Last waterchange was about a year ago
 
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Hardware

Tank : Donated, self refurbished 1880x570x570 tank
Return : Jebao Dcp5000
Light : 4x Odyssea T5 duals
Wavermakers : 2 el cheapo 12000l/h
Heater : 2x Eheim 300w
Skimmer : Reef Octopus internal

Livestock
Fish :
2x Platinum Clowns
1x Snowflake Clown
1x Ocellaris Clown
4x Lyretail Anthias
1x Hippo Tang
1x Clown Tang
1x Yellow Tang
1x Copperband
1x Flame Angel
1x Emperor Angel
1x Black Sailfin Blenny
1x Lawnmower Blenny
1x Spotted Mandarin
2x sand sifting gobies
1x Rock Gobie
1x Green Wrasse
1x Christmas Wrasse
2x Cleaner Wrasse

Inverts
2x Cleaner shrimp
1x Fire Shrimp
1x Boxer Shrimp
1x Large Green Brittle Starfish (Green Death)
1x Large Black Brittle Starfish
1x Harlequin Shrimp
Too many hermits
2x Nassarius Snails
2x Tuxedo Urchins
1x Short Spine Urchin
1x Long Spine urchin

Coral

Hammers
Frogspawn plating and branching
Torch
Candy Canes
6 Different Types of Leathers
2x Goniopora
4 Types of GSP
Acans
Pagoda Cup
Green and Red Montipora
Small frags SPS
Many Different Mushrooms
Different Zoas and Palys
2x BTA (Red and Green)

Filtration

4ft Sump with refugium, chaeto and DSB
2ft Seperate tank with DSB and Mangroves plumbed into main sump

My Tank has been running since November 2017. I only dose Kalkwasser with 25L top up weekly. No ATO. I have only done one 100L water change since setup.

Ph 8.4
Nh4 undetectable
No2 undetectable
No3 2.0 ppm
Po4 0.02
Kh 8

JBL test kit

Feeding

I feed twice daily (Morning and Evening) week days and 3 to 4 times weekends.

Weekdays
Mornings I feed mix ocean nutrition flakes and Matrine pellets and evenings I feed frozen with flakes. Add nori as needed.

Weekends
Same as above with added frozen during the afternoon.

Corals get Seachem Reef Plus - 2 to 3 times a week and nennies get hake once a week.
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