nano reef

  1. alishasreef

    30G Reef Tank Stocking

    Hi everyone! I’m currently looking at my reefs stock and trying to find the general “rule” for stocking reef tanks. For context I have a 164L 36 gallon tank with a sump, skimmer, live rock, refugium and it is 2 years old, i’m still slightly newer to corals so it’s a whole new ballpark! i’m...
  2. Squid_reef

    Build Thread The journey of a 2.5G Pico reef (DIY/AIO)

    Hi, fellow reefers. I'm stoked to join the forum/community. I had a 40G Reef (Methode Jaubert) a decade ago... and I'm only getting back to it now after I (managed to ) convince my missus to get a pico tank . I'm over-excited to get back to this really - Things have changed (myself included)...
  3. derek170

    Nano Build 10 gallon nano reef

    My current stocking is 1 firefish goby, and 2 blastomussa corals. I plan to add a few peppermint shrimp, and some astrea snails to help deal with my diatom outbreak, also some GSP to the island rock in the back, and possibly a green candy cane coral. I had the lights on a bright white setting...
  4. jfoahs04

    Nano Build Fluval Evo 13.5 with Natural Sea Water

    I’m starting my first tank in 6+ years and my 3rd ever reef tank. The goal with this one is to build a streamline (hence the AIO), attractive nano reef in the condo I share with my fiancée who has never been involved with a reef tank (or fish tank of any sort). She doesn’t care what I do, so...
  5. ariellemermaid

    Where did our nitrates go?!

    We have a 20g, for all intents and purposes, fully fledged nano reef 1 year old. It’s actually our coral and invert QT but lots of LR, sand, and some corals we’ve planted. We’ll give the crabs a little nori, a few pellets individually, and sometimes some coral food but no crazy feeding going on...
  6. Reefing Reefer

    Hanna Test Kit (1st Results)

    I finally pulled the trigger and bought myself a Hanna test kit (Salinity, PH, Nitrate, Phosphate, Calcium, Alk). I must say, overall, I am pleased with how accurate and easy these little guys are to use. However...(BIG HOWEVER)...the nitrate test had me having flashbacks to high school biology...
  7. Reefing Reefer

    Nano Build Evo 2.0

    After a moving disaster in March, I'm ready to make progress with my Evo Nano Reed. Update: Shortly after I lost all my fish/corals in my move, I started from scrap! I gave the Evo a thorough freshwater bath and scrub. This time around, I wanted to do things a little bit differently, the...
  8. dsong04

    Nano Build Davis' Mixed Reef | JBJ RL-20 | AI Prime 16HD

    Hi, first time poster here! I recently got a JBJ RL-20 Cube Reef AIO. It's a sleek tank with spacious chambers in the back and clean edges. Great quality! I'm also a first time reefer, after many years of experience with planted freshwater aquariums. I was an ADA (Aqua Design Amano) fan and...
  9. R

    Confusing results when figuring out "4 day dosage" of Foundational elements!

    Hello all! I have a 13.5 fluval evo, recently I've been trying to figure out the daily dosage for calcium, magnesium and Alk. Unfortunately right now when I measured my prams i got very confusing results and i need help! My salinity is at 35 ppt measured by a refractometer and held stable by...
  10. sotsreef

    Nano Build Natural 25 Gallon Lagoon

    Hey all, If you don’t know me my name is John and this is going to be my build thread for my Innovative Marine 25 Gallon Lagoon Tank. I am going for a more natural reef under white lights, and am going to be adding macroalgae and some other soft corals overtime. Anyways here is the specs on the...
  11. Davar93

    Adding more fish

    How many fish is too much for my 30gal? I have two clownfish, one six line, one green chromi and one midas blenny. I will upgrade to a 90gal in summer. Am I able to add a springeri damsel or another chromi? All fish are getting along great btw!
  12. Felipe

    How much better are the known brands of LED compared to the generic ones?

    Anyone looking for a good LED light for a nano tank? I wanted to share this one that I got 3 months ago. I am happy with the results on my LPS and softies, but I wanted opinions. How much better let's say a Kessil or an AI Prime would perform? Is it worth the extra money? Here is the link to...
  13. Tan_The_Man805

    JBJ45 protein skimmer opinions

    Hey everyone, first time post here. Trying to decide on a skimmer for my JBJ45. I tried the tunze 9004 and just don't like it. First were the micro bubbles and couldn't get em to stop. Tried again moving to a different chamber in the filter, but hate how the cup just comes right off if touched...
  14. Jeremy K.A.

    Purple Reef Lobster lifespan?

    Hey Reefers! I woke up today and found that my Debelius Purple Reef Lobster unfortunately passed away. I had him for 5.5 years and was curious how long they usually live in captivity? I haven't been able to find much information on their lifespans so thought I'd ask here
  15. TateLitts

    Nano Build Tate's IM NUVO 10

    Reading build/tank threads were/still are incredibly helpful and inspirational for me. I'm a little late to the game, but I figured better late than never! Currently 5 months in. My IM Nuvo 10 Build: Tank: Innovative Marine Nuvo 10 Stand: Whatever the old owner had laying around Light: AI...
  16. Danny's Aquariums

    A Year Ago I Set Up a Nano Reef Tank and This Happened

    One year ago I set up my nano reef tank. It is a no skimmer setup and I do water changes of about 10/15% every week. This tank is doing well, but has faced some challenges throughout this first year:
  17. chrisgold

    New light

    Anyone got any good light setting for ai prime ill post a pic of my tank its 7 weeks old . Looking for aquascape ideas i have a load of rock it just needs smashing up and glueing. Please can you post nano aquascapes that you like for inspiration Thanks
  18. lordthaxto

    Removing hinges on biocube 32

    Hi all, see my build thread for background if you want :) This is about removing the hinges attached to the biocube ( the lid is already removed ). I am trying to think of the best way to get my skimmer to fit, and this hinge is the only thing getting in the way for placing in chambers 2 and 3...
  19. lordthaxto

    Hammer coral splitting correctly?

    *Edit I clicked SPS by accident. Not sure how to move or delete this thread New to this hobby, see my build thread for tank type / setup. Water params are all good < .25 ppm ammonia( detects but never gets to first color zone of api drop tester kit), 0 nitrite, and < 5ppm nitrate. Sorry if...
  20. Reefing Reefer

    How much should I feed in a Nano?

    Tank: Fluval Evo 13.5 w/ skimmer, media basket (filter floss & Chemi Pure Elite). I do weekly 2 1/2 gallon water changes. Stocking: 1 Allardi Clownfish, 1 Blood Red Fire Shrimp, 1 Randall's Goby Corals: Torch Coral, Hammer Coral, Pink Gonioporra (frag), 2 birds nest corals (frag), 2 styolophora...
  21. T

    ISO Light for 5 Gallon Reef

    Hello. I am getting into the hobby and was wondering if anyone was willing to sell a light that would work for my 5 gallon tall Marineland Portrait aquarium. I was thinking something like a Kessil A80 if anyone is selling. I'd like to spend $100 max.
  22. Bioballs

    Nano Build Coralife Biocube 16 LED

    Welp. here we go. I’m going all out on this build! More to come!
  23. Reefing Reefer

    Bubble Algae?

    Needing some confirmation that this is bubble algae; the bubbles are dark, leaving me wondering if it’s something else. I am treating the tank with vibrant, once per week. No changes since starting 4 weeks ago. Last water test results: Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate 0 Phosphates 0.25 ppm Calcium 400...
  24. EverAquarium

    Build Thread Innovative Marine Encore 20 - Saltwater and Freshwater Side-by-Side Build

    When I saw this tank, I knew I had to have it. I had never bought an aquarium brand new - I have always bought used but this one deserved to be my first brand new purchase. I started piecing it together a little before Black Friday and used the deals available on Black Friday to get the parts I...
  25. ocpondpoacher

    3d Printed AquaScape | Custom Seashell Design

    Hi everyone, I am working on a 7-gallon nano that needs an aquascape. I plan to make a fully custom 3d printed aquascape that mimics some of the most interesting creatures living on the bottom of the earth’s oceans. The goal is to make the design extremely simple yet highly functional and...