Nano

Volume 10 Gallons
Make Innovative Marine
Model Fusion 10
Timeline

Introduction

Started my first salt water tank with a few co-workers in the office tank. After a couple of months I came across a great deal on a nano tank and took the dive at home.

Background

A true impulse buy.
Now that I have everything running my patience has returned. I spend most days researching different corals and trying to decide if I really want fish. An invert/coral tank sounds very appealing.

Photos

Filtration

A 8x8 block of bio media cut in half
Chemi pure blue
Small kheto fuge

Lighting

AI Prime - starting at 7am slowly ramping to full on at 12 until 4 when lunar starts until 10pm
Storms are enabled but are set for a very low intensity along with a <5% chance
Lunar is also enabled

Flow

Normal flow with the addition to the stream adjustment thing

Measurements

Temperature
Nitrate
Salinity
7.2
Alkalinity
455
Calcium
Ammonia
Nitrite
8.2
pH
Magnesium
Phosphate

Inhabitants

Porcelain crab - He's very talented using all appendages at the same time!
Sunburst anenome (I think) - Nice and colorful
I'm digging watching bristle worms trying to disconnect from air bubbles.

4 Corals

2 Cabbage Leather Coral Sinularia brassica
Ricordea Mushroom Ricordea yuma
Zoanthid Zoanthus sp.

17 Invertebrate

5 Blue Legged Hermit Crab Clibanarius tricolor
Brittle Sea Star Ophiomastix annulosa
Feather Duster Sabellastarte sp.
Porcelain Anemone Crab Neopetrolisthes ohshimai
8 Snails sp sp
Sunburst Anenome sp sp

Equipment

Aeration
Silent Air B11 Aquarium Air Pump
AutoTopOff
Medication
Powerhead
Pump
Salt
Fritz ProAquatics Reef Pro Mix
Sump
MARINEPURE CERAMIC BIOMEDIA
Other
AUQA GADGET SPIN STREAM NOZZLE
PRIME LED TANK MOUNT
1.025 SG
0 Ammonia
0 Nitrites
< 10 nitrates
450calcium
77F temp

Additives

Currently only supplying a very small amount of Benepets twice a week. Using it in the office tank and see really great results even with the sup bar equipment.

Feeding See more

frozen mysis
No inhabitants require additional feeding

Maintenance

Weekly water changes of 2 gallons
Change filter media every 2 days
Change chemipure
Clean out fuge

On average you perform a 16.3% water change every 12 days.

0% total water change in November.

0 activities in the last year

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Inspiration & Goals

My goals are to have a sweet ass nano tank with lots of unique colors and corals. Inspiration has mostly come in the way of seeing a different kind of coral that I haven't seen before.

Words of Wisdom

Patience is key.

Disasters & Regrets

Nothing yet. Still far too soon to regret anything..yet.

Acknowledgements

Thank you internet!