Right, so I am currently consolidating my hobby. I plan to reduce all my Freshwater into my Red Sea Max 130D and leave this as the office tank. At home I will have the 5G which I am currently running and will begin on the work to the 60x30x30 freshwater that I have to turn this into a reef. The 5G will then act as a QT/Observation tank for new arrivals.
So the 5G, very simple build.
Ciano 20 LED Tank
Hydor Nano Evo Mag 650 Pump
Asta 20 Marine LED
So i pinched the floating rocks idea from @Animal
, cheers Dave. 3 Kg of Dry Rock was siliconed to the glass, this was structurally supported by forcing crushed coral into the silicone to form a hardened seam under where the rock meets the glass improving the structural strength of the join by spreading the load over a wider area.
Added 7.5KG of "Live" Sand, Samoa Pink, which is finer graded than Fiji Pink and personally i think looks and works great in Pico's and smaller Nano's as the weight of the grain is still substantial enough to stay mostly in place. Over the month of April i gradually reduced the depth of the sand bed until I was satisfied with it, most Kelley i have removed roughly a third, so we'll call it 5kg of live sand.
The rock that the Fan Worm is on, is one of the first that i bought in the hobby over a year ago now. Fully encrusted with worms and life. I used this to seed the rest of the dry rock in the tank (perhaps 300-400G cycled rock) , interestingly it never seems to get covered in any major algae growth...
Blue Legged Hermit was the only Clean up Crew i could find until last week when I placed an order for more CuC (and a Hammer), it has done okay to be honest. The majority of the rock on the sand bed has been kept clear as have the undersides of the rocks, the upper shelf however i will ignore until my snails arrive!
I aim to focus on two, possibly three different Euphyllidae Genus Corals.
Hammers - Branching and Wall
Catalaphyllia Jardeni (Elegeance)
Fox Coral - Is a long term item on my wish list!