Philip's Nano Re-Build

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  1. bluprntguy

    bluprntguy Supporting Member

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    For better (it's done) or worse (there are a few scratches on the tank and a hole drilled in the wrong spot), my tank is back to saltwater after a brief hiatus as a planted tank. I'm going to do my best to keep this build limited to captive bred coral/fish/inverts and the tank was started using Marco Rocks instead of using real reef rock.


    Initial Full Tank Shot:

    I'm hoping I can edit this at a later date and update with a new image, but here's where it was a few weeks ago when cycling. There are now two small rock islands on the left hand side for zoas and lower light corals. I haven't taken a new picture because the skimmer is temporarily mounted in the display tank while I wait for Modular Marine to build the sump and ATO.

    IMG_5114.jpg

    Equipment:
    • Tank: Aquamaxx 32 gallon rimless
    • Overflow: Modular Marine Nano Overflow
    • Sump: Modular Marine Custom Sump and ATO Reservoir
    • Skimmer: Tunze Comline DOC DC Protein Skimmer 9004
    • Light: AI Hydra 26 and Controller, Kessil A80 for refugium
    • ATO: Smart ATO Nano
    • Flow: Aquaillumination Nero 5
    • Zetlite WiFi Dosing Pump
    • Salt: Accurasea 1 for refills
    Fish:
    • ORA Yellowline Goby
    • Sea and Reef Davinci Clownfish
    • Sea and Reef Orchid Dottyback

    SPS Corals:

    • Bubble Gum Digitata
    • Oregon Tort
    • Ponape Birdsnest
    • Tyree Setosa
    • Rainbow Stylophora
    • Montipora Orenji
    • Tyree Aquetuburculata Capricornis
    • Cornbred's OMG Acro (in quarantine)
    • Cornbred's Holy Grail Acro (in quarantine)
    • Cornbred's Gold Digger Acro (in quarantine)
    • Some other Acro that was a freebie and now I can't remember (in quarantine)
    • Sunset Montipora (in quarantine and recovering from bleaching)


    LPS Corals:
    • TBD

    Soft Corals:
    • Eagle Eye Zoas
    • Sonic Flare Zoas
    • Gatorade Zoas
    • BBEB's Zoas
    • Bam Bam Zoas
    • Blow Pops Zoas
    • Red Hornet Zoas
    • Vivid's Rainbow Zoas
    • JPS Mystique Blue Zoas
    • Cornbred's Black Widow Hornets (in quarantine)

    Clean Up Crew:
    • ORA Cerith Snails (in quarantine)
    • ORA Trochus Snails (in quarantine)
     
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  2. glee

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    I like the captive bred idea. Can't wait to see the tank full.
     
  3. Apon

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    Its back alive! Welcome back.
     
  4. bluprntguy

    bluprntguy Supporting Member

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    Yeah. It's a PIA to find captive bred snails though. There was a moment that I figured it just wasn't going to be possible, but finally found out that Algaebarn had some available. Thanks for the corals, BTW!

    Thanks! Good to see most everyone is still here...
     
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    Hey! Good to see you’re back!!!
     
  6. bluprntguy

    bluprntguy Supporting Member

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    Ditched the scratched 18 gallon ADA for a sparkling new 32 gallon Aquamaxx tank from MarineDepot. It's generally the same dimensions except it's much deeper. I managed to drill all the holes in their proper spots this time (and for the record, they are the most perfect holes I've ever drilled!)

    Sump and ATO reservoir are three weeks late, but I just got the shipping information, so they should be installed sometime next week.

    New FTS:
    IMG_5153.jpg
     
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  7. georgec

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    Great to see your progress. I’m the guy that took a good number of CRS shrimp off your hands for my kids’ planted tank. Shrimp and plants are still doing well.
     
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  8. bluprntguy

    bluprntguy Supporting Member

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    Glad to hear everything is doing well and good to see you on here!
     
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