17g DT / 25g Total volume from NC

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Hi there, I have been a member for a while, but never had time to create a presentation post.

Here is my tank, mainly soft/LPS, started 1 year ago. The cabinet has been built DIY, and I also built my own sump.

Equipment:

Lights: Kessil A360X w/ controllerX
Heaters: Inkbird controller w/ 2x Eheim 50W
Skimmer: ReefOctopus 110INT
Refugium light: IM ChetoMAX
Return: Sicce Syncra 2
Powerhead: Aqamai KPS
ATO: Tunze Osmolator
Dosing: 2x GHL Doser 2.1 + GHL KHDirector (in preorder list for IONDirector can’t wait!)

Fish (all captive bred):
1 Extreme Davinci clownfish
1 Banggai Cardinalfish
1 Mandarin Goby

CuC/inverts:
10 throcus snails
4 nassarius snails
8 hermit crabs
2 halloween crabs (in the refugium, they were vandalizing corals/scape)
1 marble starfish

Parameters:
SG 1.025
Temp: 78 (inkbird controller w/ 2 eheim 50W)
Nitrates 1-2
PO4 0-0.04
ALK 8.5-8.7
Ca 400-420
Mg 1500

Dosing:
- Red Sea Alk + Ca
- Vinegar (0.48ml/gallon/day)

Food:
- Target feeding corals with custom blend of reefroids/oyster feast
- Feeding fishes with 1/8 of a cube a day of LRS nano reef freenzy in the AM and the same amount of either frozen Hikari Mysis or Omega enriched Brine Shrimp in the evening.
- Homecoltured tisbee + tigriopus copepods every 2-3 weeks or so
- Phytoplankton

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tank looks great. Good job taking care of the mandarin. Not the easiest guy to take care of. CuC seems nicely stocked as well.

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That's awesome! My LFS just talked me into one as they could obviously see how much I love 'em. They swayed me against all of the horror stories I've read of them Always starving to death... LFS said to just supplement with extra feedings if I think it's hungry. Sorry it's kind of off your main topic of your entire reef tank thread, but I'd love to hear out your successful experience with yours! I totally nerd out on the details....
 
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I believe the “won’t last long” is mainly because of the challenges on guaranteeing their proper nutrition. I have never seen it eating.. I assume it happens at night, I just have plenty of trochus snails and I bet their baby snails (quite a few end up in my refugium/overflow) are delicious food for them..
 
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Little update, I added a FR-S aquamaxx GFO/Carbon reactor.. much easier to keep phosphate in check with this. Everything looks good at the moment, still waiting for the GHL IONDirector, hope they release it soon!

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Added 2 scarlet hermit crabs, an halloween crab and 4 more trochus snails.. this time they are black instead of the classic whitish/gray ones (never seen these before!).. fun video of one of them cleaning a shell like an ice cream cone attached!
 

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