5G Mixed Reef

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Decided to go with a ready made route
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBdXN0MJRJV/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

I see airline and is that a Kessil?   :D

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Airline and is that a Kessil?   :D

Do you think the A360WE is overkill for a 5 litre tank?
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@DUSTYBOY272 are my PMs going through, also do you have a single Zoa polyp I can use as a sacrifice... Test frag for the Pico Jar?  :grin:

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@DUSTYBOY272 are my PMs going through, also do you have a single Zoa polyp I can use as a sacrifice... Test frag for the Pico Jar?  :grin:
Hi no just checked nothing there so pinged and old one back to see if that works?
Yup sure I’ve got some hardy ones I’ll post Monday if that’s okay?


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Do you think the A360WE is overkill for a 5 litre tank?
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Not at all,  probably double up as a heater as well!

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Hi no just checked nothing there so pinged and old one back to see if that works?
Yup sure I’ve got some hardy ones I’ll post Monday if that’s okay?


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Monday would be great, gives me a chance to make sure the rock is cycled

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So, the amount of detritus that accumulates in this tank is really starting to bother me, I also have an issue with the sandbed at the moment (it's Ugly as) I know i need more CuC but sourcing them online in any sort of quality is rather difficult at the moment. Water testing and changes are going well, not had any salinity or temperature issues[/size]This is leading me towards setting up another tank, bear with me and let me explain.I am currently thinking of setting up the 5G Cube again, transfer across the Sandbed from this one (and some of the rocks), swap the Hydor Pico Evo in this tank with my spare Jebao SW2 Powerhead. This is hope will give me more and wider flow around the tank and hopefully reduce the amount of dead spots I have currently with the existing rocks and powerhead set up. I will then use the floating reef as my SPS tank and can attempt to grow out the two Pavona Plugs on the bottom of the tank. It seems my SPS are basing out a lot and quickly, but it appears a lot thinner than the rest of the frag which leads me to assume that I do not have enough flow in here.I was additionally looking into possibly performing a micro bubble scrub but need some more readingI could then use the Cube for a Softy/LPS reef with the Catalaphyllia taking the centre stage, probably throw in some cheap but colourful corals like Zoas and Mushrooms (I do love a Disco Shroom and Yuma's) and possibly a small YCG (Yellow Clown Goby)

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Reply #52

Found the article on the lifespan on the YCG (13 years old)
https://reefs.com/magazine/aquarium-fish-longevity/

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Reply #53

And today I managed to break the tank, of course I did. Sp set up the cube and transferred everything across apart from the rocks stuck to the tank


Fuming, doesn't begin to describe this!

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Reply #54

Can't quite make out what's broken?  Have you lost a brace or something at the top?

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Can't quite make out what's broken?  Have you lost a brace or something at the top?

Thats the good tank lol! And yes the lid has broken one of my cats likes to sit on this one, well until he broke it and got a wet bum!
The break is on the Floating Reef, I have a chip on the corner that affects the corner and both panes. Almost immediately got a large bead of water swelling out and pouring down the outside of the tank. I literally was doing cord maintenance and caught the corner with the Jebao controller!

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Close ups of the chip

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Reply #57

Thats the good tank lol


🤦🏻‍♂️ lol

And yes the lid has broken one of my cats likes to sit on this one, well until he broke it and got a wet bum!
The break is on the Floating Reef, I have a chip on the corner that affects the corner and both panes. Almost immediately got a large bead of water swelling out and pouring down the outside of the tank. I literally was doing cord maintenance and caught the corner with the Jebao controller!

How strange ti be damaged by something so light & flimsy, maybe it was already damaged? Or did you mean you hit with the mains plug?

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How strange ti be damaged by something so light & flimsy, maybe it was already damaged? Or did you mean you hit with the mains plug?

Not the plug, the back of the controller itself.

Quite likely already had some damage to it already, had the tank for 10 years and at least 8 house moves. Must have been the final nail in the lid so to speak

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Reply #59

Couple of CuC shots

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