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Simple Reef Tank

Discussion in 'Marine Reef Journals' started by scott, May 4, 2017.

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  1. scott

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    Old tank has aiptasia out break, and because of stress from work, I give my fishes to pasir ris farm uncle. Left the infected corals and 2 clown fishes behind. 5 months did not change water but still feeding them daily.

    Recently getting back to reef. Designed and order a new tank. Clean and place surviving corals and 2 clown fishes in a small traditional fish tank and scraped the old tank. 2 weeks ago brought a $120 peach+green bi-color yuma from farm and put inside the small tank. Hope it don't melt away :P Brought some zoa from reef bro+sis.

    My new 3ft tank, came on 29 Apr 17 morning.

    29 Apr 17 (Sat)
    Clean tank and fill up with tap water to check for leaking. @_@ corner of sump tank leaking. I drain that section and fix with silicon.
    30 Apr 17 (Sun)
    Use the tank water to wash my coral chips, dry sand, bio rings, equipment. Fill tank with RO/DI water. Put in coral chips and dry sand, let it settle and remove drifting dirt.
    01 May 17 (Mon)
    Put bio rings, put salt.
    02 May 17 (Tue)
    Correct water salinity it to about 1.0227. Put a bag of live sand into main tank and let it settle.
    03 Mar 17 (Wed)
    Test my Skimmer and off it. Put super bacteria and about 10 mysis shrimps into the sump tank.
    04 Mar 17 (Thu)
    Test water about 0 NH3, hmm probably need to put more shrimps again :D

    Hope to put my corals and clown fishes into the new tank this coming Sat Night.

    Not intending to put live rock until later time because still observing for aiptasia.

    Btw I don't intend to keep SPS, thus didn't have complicated equipment beside LED light a skimmer :D
     
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    My main tank, haven't put the hood cover on the tank yet.

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    05 May 17 (Fri)
    Morning, start skimmer.
    Noon, went farm buy some cleaning crews and 4 leopard wrasses.
    Afraid my small tank over load, can't wait till Sat
    Night, shift my chiller from my small tank to the new tank. At 29 degree, lowly shifted my coral over then the fishes.
     
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    Nice n simple setup. Is it a ios tank?

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
     
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    Not ios tank, got a sump tank below
    - skimmer bubble magus C7, newly brought
    - chiller Resun CL-280, used for 10 yrs still running well.
     
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    05 May 17
    Even before my pioneer cleaning crews went in, I saw a terra formar isopod in my main tank @_@

    Attached is the photo of my 3 tube anemone that survived from my old tank. They went in next after my cleaning crews.

    06 May 17
    Starting feeding my crown fishes and corals. Leopard wrasses prefer to hide in the sand :(

    Will take photo of my tank other days.

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    07 May 17
    All 4 of the wrasses outside looking for food.
    hmm.. probably night then feed them ...

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    Live rock you mean? no live rock yet. Next time then put.. still observing for aiptasia.

    There is a mini LR, the orange yuma colony.
     
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    I used just 3 days to cycle water for new tank without using live rock.. from 02 May (Tue) and start to put in corals and fishes on 05 May (Fri).

    As long as careful not to create ammonia spike, will be possible.
     

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