First reef tank

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Hey guys, I'm new to the hobby and wanted to show off the scape for my future reef tank. May keep this updated in the future with any additions.

So far got 2 hermits a firefish, a xenia and some unknown coral that came with the xenia rock.

Got 2 freshwater tanks, a tank with 2 poison dart frogs and a crested gecko tank too.

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Welcome mate that's a nice looking tank, I really like the scape in it, plenty of biological filtration from those rocks, keep the post going it's always good to see everyones tanks and how we're all getting on with them

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Thanks very much, it was my first ever rock only scape. If anyone wants to see the freshwater or reptile tanks let me know I can always add pics of those in too.

Hopefully going to be getting some corals in soon, so far got some xenia which isn't looking too hot and what looks like a monty that is doing well so far, it's my birthday next month so be getting some more to add in then along with my 2 part system.

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The more tanks the merrier lol stick some pics up of them all, I used to have lots of reptiles aswell from beardies to a gorgeous 8ft friendly boa, now the only one I have is a grumpy veiled chameleon lol, how are you finding keeping saltwater compared to freshwater? That's strange about the xenia as they are quite a hardy coral, I'd try and get that going well first before adding any more, just incase they die on you, what's your water parameters sitting at

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Thanks very much, it was my first ever rock only scape. If anyone wants to see the freshwater or reptile tanks let me know I can always add pics of those in too.

Hopefully going to be getting some corals in soon, so far got some xenia which isn't looking too hot and what looks like a monty that is doing well so far, it's my birthday next month so be getting some more to add in then along with my 2 part system.

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Yes! Always love a picture. Especially if there is water in a tank.

Xenia doesn't look too bad to me, it should settle on and then if my experience is anything to go by you wish the stuff had died!

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Yup the xenia bounced back the next day so can't complain on that one, just newbie worries I guess.

Here are the other tanks for you guys to have a browse, also added a cleaner shrimp in as I love them.

Got a bit of a diatom layer starting so it's been a nightly brushing to get it off as I don't like the look, playing with me day light cycle to bring that down hopefully but from what I have read it's just new tank blues.

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Your gecko tank looks great I'm guessing you've went bio active with the set up? Nice one mate cleaner shrimps are great I love mine he's always active and upto something

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Thanks yeah fully bioactive and I've automated misting too so it's pretty much just trim plants and put food in which is nice.

Yeah mine seems to love the turkey baster I use for feeding and mixing the substrate, had him climbing on it the whole time I was in there earlier
Seems to want to clean my hand too

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That's the best way to go, my chameleon viv is bioactive aswell with a diy automatic misting system, it pretty much runs itself, mine too lol they climb you as soon as you touch the water lol

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That's the best way to go, my chameleon viv is bioactive aswell with a diy automatic misting system, it pretty much runs itself, mine too lol they climb you as soon as you touch the water lol
That's good to know, is it safe for him to be cleaning my hand? I always wash off in ro before going in the tank

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I'm not really sure tbh but I would imagine he will be fine, they're will be much dirtier things to clean in the ocean lol

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Yeah that's a good point, in the aquarium too I would bet

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Some additions to the tank yesterday, a pair of tank bred clowns and a rasta zoa.  The zoa opened up within an hour so happy about that.

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