“The Tide Pool” my 1 gallon nano

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I won a 1 gallon nano tank in a raffle and decided to make it a reef. I’m naming it “The Tide Pool” I’ll post as progress is made.
I already added sand and rubble from my 75 reef.
Thinking of adding some frags from my reef, maybe some inverts like a Pom Pom crab or sexy shrimp, put in some rock flower anemones and anemone crab, and if there are any fish I can add that I find I might add them. And macro algae.
Dimensions are 6in x 6in x 6in

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That's a great little project! :) I will be looking forward to seeing this getting along! :beaming-face-with-smiling-eyes:
 
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Just realized I posted this in the wrong thread

I got a light and hang on back filter. I also have pods that I’m going to add later today. I added sand and rock from my 75 and hopefully that helps with the cycle.

My current plan is to do rare, uncommon, unusual or inverts that I think are cool (will post a stocking plan when I decide/research one)

After researching sea horses I think they might be too delicate and I won’t be able to care for them while I am away.
 

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Just realized I posted this in the wrong thread

I got a light and hang on back filter. I also have pods that I’m going to add later today. I added sand and rock from my 75 and hopefully that helps with the cycle.

My current plan is to do rare, uncommon, unusual or inverts that I think are cool (will post a stocking plan when I decide/research one)

After researching sea horses I think they might be too delicate and I won’t be able to care for them while I am away.
Light looks great! Curious to see what the stocking list will be!
 
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I added my first creature, a micro brittle star I found under my green star polyps. You also added cheato a few days ago (it’s behind the rockwork) hopefully everything does well and I can add a small green star polyp frag.
The water is a bit cold 72-73 f. I don’t think that will be a problem would it?
 

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Should be ok. Star polyps are also resilliant. But not all coral will like that temp. You could always add heater. Ill be getting one here shortly just for winter. Proba ly one for each freshwater tank as well. I keep house at 73 tank stays at 73.8 at lowest so far. Usually runs about 77 to 78 ish.
 
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Should be ok. Star polyps are also resilliant. But not all coral will like that temp. You could always add heater. Ill be getting one here shortly just for winter. Proba ly one for each freshwater tank as well. I keep house at 73 tank stays at 73.8 at lowest so far. Usually runs about 77 to 78 ish.
I’ll probably end up getting a heater but for now should be ok with just the one brittle star.
 
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I am working on a stocking list, this is my current list…

Invertebrates (that can move):
Pom Pom crab
Micro brittle star/other brittle stars.
Spotted cleaner OR peterson cleaner shrimp OR anemone shrimp
Nano conch
Candy cane pistol shrimp
Small snail

Invertebrates/algae (that can’t move):
Green star polyp
Mushrooms
Rock flower anemones/BTA or other small(ish) anemones
Sponge
Macros (undecided which exact ones)
Feather worm
Gorgonians
Others…

Uncertain:
A 1in fish (or less); may work may not still looking into it. Possibly a flaming prawn goby.
A urchin, I think they are too big I am still looking but very unlikely.
Seastar, unlikely I will find one that is small and easy to keep (beside the brittle stars already added)

*everything is still ideas and subject to change as I research more.
If its overstocked please let me know to edit, I will be doing water changes daily once it finishes cycling.
5-6 inverts, and a few corals, anemones, sponges, macros, and 1 or 2 feathers worm. Maybe a fish 1in or less
 
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1 gallon for salt can be a bit much for fish. Cylindar tanks allow for more continual swimming. Gum drop coral croucher if small could be as they perch but not good idea. Especially since venomous and more recomend for keeping fish 1 inch or smaller in squre tanks 2 gallons or less. Another possibly is if you can find the smaller species of pygmy gobies or flaming prawn goby. Best i can think of. You could look at Most inverts on your list will be fine.
 
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1 gallon for salt can be a bit much for fish. Cylindar tanks allow for more continual swimming. Gum drop coral croucher if small could be as they perch but not good idea. Especially since venomous and more recomend for keeping fish 1 inch or smaller in squre tanks 2 gallons or less. Another possibly is if you can find the smaller species of pygmy gobies or flaming prawn goby. Best i can think of. You could look at Most inverts on your list will be fine.
ok I’ll definitely look into the Pygmy gobies, thought the yasha was the smallest.
 
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1 gallon for salt can be a bit much for fish. Cylindar tanks allow for more continual swimming. Gum drop coral croucher if small could be as they perch but not good idea. Especially since venomous and more recomend for keeping fish 1 inch or smaller in squre tanks 2 gallons or less. Another possibly is if you can find the smaller species of pygmy gobies or flaming prawn goby. Best i can think of. You could look at Most inverts on your list will be fine.
Do you know of any shrimp gobies that could be kept in a 6in cube (1gal) if I do get a pistol shrimp I would get the randall’s pistol (which I believe is the smallest species)
 

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i cant really recomend a shrimp goby pair, mainly due to most goby sizes not pistol but the closest would be rayfin but it can get 2 inches. You will also want a deeper sandbed mixed with various size pieces. Mainly crushed shell like substrate so shrimp can build and tunnel. They can be messy as well lol.
 
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i cant really recomend a shrimp goby pair, mainly due to most goby sizes not pistol but the closest would be rayfin but it can get 2 inches. You will also want a deeper sandbed mixed with various size pieces. Mainly crushed shell like substrate so shrimp can build and tunnel. They can be messy as well lol.
Ok thanks, I think I might get the flaming prawn even if it wont pair With the pistol shrimp.
 
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Thought I’d post this I’m starting to get algae. I guess this is good? The tanks moving through the cycle.
It’s hard to see in the photo.
I’m going to have to get a heater since it’s too cold (73f) might try to keep some green star polyp I have a small frag.
Edit: ok I cleaned it.

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I added some green star polyp.
I’m getting a lot of algae, should I add a blue leg hermit or other invertebrate for algae control?
 

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