Heresie 2

Timeline

Introduction

2018-06-11 : This tank is runned with tap water (no RO unit), no protein skimmer, hence the name heresy (it could be an heresy for certain aquarios). Even the sump i did stop using it, it is too large, not convenient to use and maintain at the moment. However i keep no fishes, population and pollution is low, only snails and will add shrimps later, that's all.
Corals are mainly soft easy corals, although i have 2 LPS & 1 SPS.

2018-05-19 : Tank moved to new home, sump will not be used anymore, at the moment at least.

Purchased for 300$, this tank with stand and a 30G sump.

Photos

Lighting

2018-09-28 (MD) Now running 3 Aquabeam 600 : 2 Marine White 14000k & 1 Reef White 18000K.

Measurements

18
Nitrate
8.0
Alkalinity
8.0
pH
500
Calcium
Salinity
Phosphate
Ammonia
25
Temperature

Inhabitants

1 Fish

Diamond Watchman Goby Valenciennea puellaris

24 Corals

Branching Hammer green Euphyllia parancora
Bubble Coral Plerogyra sinuosa
Cabbage Leather Coral Sinularia brassica
Frogspawn Euphyllia paradivisa
Green Star Polyp Clavularia viridis
Green rhodactis sp sp
8 Hairy Mushroom Rhodactis indosinensis
2 Kenya Tree Coral Capnella sp.
Miyagi tort sp sp
Orange rhodactis sp sp
Pavona Coral Pavona decussatus
Stylophora Coral green Stylophora spp.

6 Invertebrate

Emerald Crab Mithraculus sculptus
5 Nassarius Snail Nassarius sp.

Equipment

Dosing See more

KH2PO4 · Kent Essential elements · Seachem Alkaline Buffer · Seachem Reef Advantage Calcium · Instant Ocean salt · Seachem Marine buffer

Feeding See more

Kent Phytoplex · Squashed fish food with water · Seachem zooplancton

Maintenance

75G with sump or 280L plain.
5% is 14 liters

On average you perform a 4.8% water change every 17 days.

0% total water change in April.

Diary Entries View all Diary Entries

Nitrates are going up, hard to them keep down without sump and protein skimmer. I am selling my pyjama cardinalfishes. Hopefully nitrates will be going down. Only fish that will stay is a goby, alt
Moved the Miyagi tort near center from rear.
Lots of algae on the glass, bulb algae valonia macrophysa, turf algae appearing. PO4 is at zero. RW was added 4 weeks ago, now at 10 hours a day. Both MW at 12 hours a day.
The bulb algae seem to be Valonia macrophysa, which is dark green and does get more than 1/2 inch tall from the information i have. After 10 days it goes not grow or spread quickly.
4-5 valonia algae appeared. Thorned on if i should remove or keep them, for now i keep them. I may regret it later, but i like risks, being on the edge.

Looks like the smaller dark gree
Devil's hand shriveled and greenish.
Second Kenya tree shriveled since 3 days, but the other one is now fully extended.

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