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Red Sea Max Nano

  • Equipment
    • Stock return pump with VCA Random Flow Generator
    • Stock skimmer
    • ReefLED50
    • AI Nero 3
    • Red Sea DIY screen with clear 1/8th spacing
    • Custom lid from Top Lids
    • Wifi Inkbird temperature controller
    • Xp Aqua Duetto ATO
    • Autotopoff.com float switch (failsafe)
    • 3.25 gallon Advanced Acrylics ATO reservoir
  • Media
    • Bio-Lux ceramic media
    • Red Sea Reef-spec carbon
  • Substrate
    • 20lbs CaribSea special grade
    • CaribSea Life Rock (2 arches, 1 nano arch)
    • Real Reef fancy branch rock
  • Livestock
    • Fish
      • Royal Gramma "George" added 7/3
      • Wheeler Goby "Gomez" added 7/20
      • Pseudocheilinops ataenia "Shirley" added 7/31
        • Common names
          • Pink-streaked wrasse
          • Pelvic Spot wrasse
          • Cryptic six line wrasse
      • Court Jester Goby "Birdie" added 8/12
    • Inverts
      • Candy Cane Pistol Shrimp "Bubba" added 7/27
      • 3 Cerith snails added 7/8
      • 2 Nassarius snails added 7/8
      • 1 Trochus snail added 7/8
      • 2 Trochus snail added 7/24
      • 3 Dwarf trochous added 8/18
      • 5 zig zag periwinkles added 8/18
      • 1 tiger conch added 8/18
      • 3 nassarius vibex added 8/18
      • 3 limpets added 8/18
      • 5 Dwarf planaxis added 8/18
      • 1 anemone crab added 9/9/22
      • 5 bumble bee snails added 10/28/22
    • Coral
      • Duncan added 8/26/22
      • Kryptonite candy cane 8/26/22
      • 2 zoanthids added 8/26/22
      • 1 zoanthid added 9/5/22
      • 1 zoanthid discovered (from Aquabiomics reef rubble)
      • 1 hammer added 9/5/22
      • 1 rock flower anemone added 9/5/22
      • 1 rock flower anemone added 9/9/22
      • 1 banded Caulastrea added 9/9/22
      • 1 King Midas zoa added 9/9/22
      • 1 blue/teal Blasto added 9/16/22
      • 1 orange Blasto added 9/16/22
      • 1 blue tipped green frogspawn added 9/16/22
      • 1 blue Stylophora added 9/23/22
      • 1 pink Stylophora added 9/24/22
      • 1 forest fire digi added 9/24/22
      • 1 meteor shower cyphastrea added 9/30/22
      • 1 jack o' lantern leptoseris added 9/30/22
      • 1 Indo gold Torch added 10/7/22
      • 1 fruity pebbles Montipora added 10/28/22
      • 1 gorgonian added 10/28/22
    • Pellet
      • Sustainable Aquatics hatchery diet
      • PE Mysis pellets
      • Hikari Marine S pellet
      • TDO C2 Chromaboost
    • Frozen/Refrigerated
      • Hikari enriched brine shrimp
      • Reef Nutrition ROE
      • LRS Reef Frenzy Nano
      • Hikari spirulina brine shrimp
      • Hikari megamarine
      • PE Mysis
    • Live
      • Algae Barn 5280 pods
      • Jay's Reef Pods
      • Oceanmagik
      • Aquarium Depot 500 amphipods and copepods
      • Reef Nutrition Tigger Pods
      • Pods+ (Reef cleaners)
  • Additives
    • SeaChem Stability
    • Microbacter 7
    • SeaChem Pristine
    • Pink Fusion & Purple Helix coralline algae in a bottle
    • SeaChem Ions
    • SeaChem Reef Plus
    • SeaChem Reef Carbonate

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Red Sea Max Nano

Equipment:
Stock return
Stock skimmer
ReefLED50
AI Nero 3
Red Sea DIY screen with clear 1/8th spacing

Substrate:
20lbs CaribSea special grade
CaribSea Life Rock (2 arches, 1 nano arch)
Real Reef fancy branch rock

Livestock:
Nothing yet

Coral:
Nothing yet

Additives:
SeaChem Stability

Livestock plan:
Tailspot blenny Court Jester Goby
Pink-streak wrasse
Wheeler goby
Radalli pistol shrimp
Royal gramma
Emerald crab Anemone Crab
Trochus snail
Nassarius snail
Conch

Comments or concerns welcomed
 
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Tank deemed cycled by tests completed at Southwest Reef Co.

I added a Royal Gramma after drip acclimation that seemed to take forever, but wasn't THAT long. RG really seemed to be keeping an eye on me when I would come to check on progress.

RG went into hiding after getting added to DT and did not come out for pellets several hours later.

Added a small amount of Microbacter 7.
 
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Why am I so excited that RG ate breakfast this morning?

Way too many pellets came out in one pinch. Which has lead me to consider when I should add a clean up crew. I have some listed, but what is the "right" crew for a 20g mixed reef tank?
 
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Added Gomez the Wheeler Goby today. George the Royal Gramma was NOT a gracious host. He put Gomez's head in his mouth. Things have calmed since. Lights are off until tomorrow.

Diatoms continue to flourish.

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Do you know what you plan to have your light set to once you add corals? I have the same light on my Waterbox 20
I plan to start from the settings below.
Rented a par meter From bulk reef supply, and it came in today! This is tonight’s readings and tweaking of light intensity. Wondering if I need to bump my intensity up a little or leave it be? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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