40-Gallon Low-Tech Shallow Reef Tank (Month One)

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The reef is coming along nicely
I recently added a few more corals to the tank, a clean-up crew, and fish.
I added hermit crabs, a six-line wrasse, cleaner shrimp, emerald crab, and some cool corals.

Please, let me know what you think of my 40-gallon shallow reef build.

This is the one- month update on the tank:

 

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The reef is coming along nicely
I recently added a few more corals to the tank, a clean-up crew, and fish.
I added hermit crabs, a six-line wrasse, cleaner shrimp, emerald crab, and some cool corals.

Please, let me know what you think of my 40-gallon shallow reef build.

This is the one- month update on the tank:

That’s an awesome video wow!!! What a great thread :)it looks super clean cut too, the tank and lights and such. Hope the flatworms get taken care of!!!
 

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Love the YT channel thank you so much for posting! I’d love to know more about ur set up your corals all look so good. I don’t see an ATO or doser I assume you do weekly water changes? Also what lights do you have on that tank?
 

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My question is how you keep your tanks with such minimal filtration (or lack thereof). I want to attempt something as simple as you in a 10 gallon. I don’t want fish but I want to feed things like micro lords and Zoas which probably would be the only two coral types I’d keep in the tank. I get I can add filtration to make my life easier but cost always adds up swiftly.
 
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What do you look for when making sure your skimmer is working correctly?

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