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My salt tanks

Postby Lilly » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:35 pm

Hi all,
The first pic was my 20g....just a bit stuffed :lol: SO...

I decided on the 45g so I could have a little more room to play :!: I just finished with the weekly water change so the tree coral is not out...

and my son doesn't have all day to take pics :P

What do you think? yes...there is some algea...but the snails need to eat :tongue:


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65g - 1 tiny BP , 5 baby Silver Dollars
125g - I albino tiger O- 3yrs ,2 BP's,1 baby vieltail O
45g - reef, mixed corals, 2 nemos,1 bicolored angel,1 dersa clam,1sand sifting star fish,1 cleaner shrimp, various cleanup crew
26g Q tank -1 BP
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Re: My salt tanks

Postby luuqee » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:00 pm

nice! wished i got some knowledge on how to start a SW tank and an extra empty space. lol

btw, thats diatoms? the brown ones?
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Re: My salt tanks

Postby Lilly » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:30 am

Thank you...

The pictures are not the best, where are the brown diatom you are asking about? What part of the tank?
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65g - 1 tiny BP , 5 baby Silver Dollars
125g - I albino tiger O- 3yrs ,2 BP's,1 baby vieltail O
45g - reef, mixed corals, 2 nemos,1 bicolored angel,1 dersa clam,1sand sifting star fish,1 cleaner shrimp, various cleanup crew
26g Q tank -1 BP
Yogi and Legs, woof
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Re: My salt tanks

Postby Lilly » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:37 am

Thank you...

The pictures are not the best, where is the brown diatom you are asking about? What part of the tank? The back of the tank has algea ? The Turbo snails eat this so I leave the back alone for the most part. :)
65g - 1 tiny BP , 5 baby Silver Dollars
125g - I albino tiger O- 3yrs ,2 BP's,1 baby vieltail O
45g - reef, mixed corals, 2 nemos,1 bicolored angel,1 dersa clam,1sand sifting star fish,1 cleaner shrimp, various cleanup crew
26g Q tank -1 BP
Yogi and Legs, woof
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Re: My salt tanks

Postby luuqee » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:47 am

sorry, i really dont know anything regarding SW tanks.
Yup, im just wondering thsoe bronish stuffs sticks on the back of the tank, thats all. sorry for asking though. :lol:
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Re: My salt tanks

Postby ~RuSh~ » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:16 am

Very nice. :D
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Re: My salt tanks

Postby Lilly » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:07 pm

Thank you Rush :D
65g - 1 tiny BP , 5 baby Silver Dollars
125g - I albino tiger O- 3yrs ,2 BP's,1 baby vieltail O
45g - reef, mixed corals, 2 nemos,1 bicolored angel,1 dersa clam,1sand sifting star fish,1 cleaner shrimp, various cleanup crew
26g Q tank -1 BP
Yogi and Legs, woof
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Re: My salt tanks

Postby Buehler » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:58 pm

late in the thread, but spectacular looking tanks. Mind giving us a run down of the equipment and maintaince for them?
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Re: My salt tanks

Postby Lilly » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:08 pm

Hi Buehler,

I would be happy to :D

I am using a Marineland C220 for the filter. For maintenece I will open it up once a month and rinse the sponges in tank water and replace the polishing filter with a new one. I am using the bio media that came with the filter and Chem Pure Elite instead of carbon, which I replace with new every two months.
I have a Deltec 300 HOB skimmer. The maintenence beyond emptying the cup is a monthly complete clean.

Thats it!

I do weekly water changes 10% and add fresh water as evaporation dictates. I also use Kent Nano part A and B per label, with every water change.

I feed a frozen mix of Sprulina shrimp, Rotifers and Mega Marine Algea; 2ml dropper 3 times daily. I supplement with NLS marine pellets once a day.

Thank you for your interest and compliment. :D
65g - 1 tiny BP , 5 baby Silver Dollars
125g - I albino tiger O- 3yrs ,2 BP's,1 baby vieltail O
45g - reef, mixed corals, 2 nemos,1 bicolored angel,1 dersa clam,1sand sifting star fish,1 cleaner shrimp, various cleanup crew
26g Q tank -1 BP
Yogi and Legs, woof
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Re: My salt tanks

Postby Buehler » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:50 pm

Sounds like you got this tanks maintaince down to a science :D
What sort of lights and lighting schedule do you keep? Also, what is the stock list on it?
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Re: My salt tanks

Postby Lilly » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:04 pm

I have a single Coralife Halide for lighting that is on 10 hours daily. I needed this for the dersa clam...it was losing color and really needed a better light.

As far as the stock goes I will do my best here to remember everything :)

30 - 40 lbs of live rock in a 4 inch sand bed.

Cleaning crew: 6 turbo snails,4 astera snails, 4 snails that live in the sand bed,I don't remember what they are called :oops: , 4 blue leg hermit crabs and one sand sifting star fish.

Fish: 1 Bi colered angel, 2 false perculas, 1 polka dot blennie, 2 orange anthias, 2 yellow gobys and 2 green gobys,one six line wrasse.
One cleaner shrimp....this is by far my favorite occupant...luv thus little guy :lol:

Corals: green and orange zoas,green star polps,3 different australian acans, florida ricordia and green striped mushrooms...lots of them :) 1 duncan , one yuma ricordia, 1 chocolate brown tree coral,sky blue clove polyps,1 white fan??

I think that is it ... for now anyway :lol:
65g - 1 tiny BP , 5 baby Silver Dollars
125g - I albino tiger O- 3yrs ,2 BP's,1 baby vieltail O
45g - reef, mixed corals, 2 nemos,1 bicolored angel,1 dersa clam,1sand sifting star fish,1 cleaner shrimp, various cleanup crew
26g Q tank -1 BP
Yogi and Legs, woof
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