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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
Wifi Inkbird temperature controller

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:
Royal Gramma "George" added 7/3
Wheeler Goby "Gomez" added 7/20
3 Cerith snails added 7/8
2 Nassarius snails added 7/8
1 Trochus snail added 7/8

Coral:
Nothing yet

Food:
Sustainable Aquatics hatchery diet
Hikari enriched brine shrimp

Additives:
SeaChem Stability
Microbacter 7
Algae Barn 5280 pods
Jay's Reef Pods
Oceanmagik

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Your tank is going turn out beautiful and I love the branch in the back. Adds some nice abstract to the tank.
 
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Yeah. I saw yours and I’m now thinking maybe there’s some room for more rocks haha. Check out mine
You have plenty of canvas to paint your particular picture. One of the beauties of this hobby is you can give people the same materials and no two tanks will look the same.
 
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Added "Shirley," the pink-streaked wrasse, yesterday. George was again not a great neighbor initially, but they are getting along better already. Gomez hides all day, so I think George forgets that Gomez lives there. Every once in a while I hear a pop out of "Bubba" the candy cane pistol.

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Royal Grammas are as bad as crabs...

Tank looks great!
I hate to generalize, but George has not been an ambassador for the species.

My last planned fish is a Tailspot Blenny. I hear that they can be terrors themselves. Maybe I will rethink it, maybe Tailspot will cancel George out, or maybe I'll end up with two bullies.

Any advice is welcome. I just want one nano-sized non-snail herbivore.
 
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Try an acclimation box. Put a new fish in it for 24 hours, then put George in it for 72 hours as a time out...
Thanks. I have a TankliMate from eshopps. It is pretty solid. I have used it with newcomers, but catching George has been impossible. He may be a jerk, but terrorizing him trying to catch him is too mean for me.

I am totally inexperienced with fish traps. I should probably figure those out.
 
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Thanks. I have a TankliMate from eshopps. It is pretty solid. I have used it with newcomers, but catching George has been impossible. He may be a jerk, but terrorizing him trying to catch him is too mean for me.

I am totally inexperienced with fish traps. I should probably figure those out.
When I would spot feed my acan, my RG would swoop in and steal the food from it. When he was distracted, I could sneak up on him with the NET!
 
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When I would spot feed my acan, my RG would swoop in and steal the food from it. When he was distracted, I could sneak up on him with the NET!
Nice. George is being cool right now, but that is a good tip. George loves to eat. I bet he would be easier to catch with some food in there.
 

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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
    • Wifi Inkbird temperature controller
    • Xp Aqua Duetto ATO
    • 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
    • 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
    • Coral
      • Nothing yet
  • Food
    • Pellet
      • Sustainable Aquatics hatchery diet
      • PE Mysis pellets
      • Hikari Marine S pellet
      • TDO C2 Chromaboost
    • Frozen/Refrigerated
      • Hikari enriched brine shrimp
      • Reef Nutrition ROE
    • Live
      • Algae Barn 5280 pods
      • Jay's Reef Pods
      • Oceanmagik
      • Aquarium Depot 500 amphipods and copepods
  • Additives
    • SeaChem Stability
    • Microbacter 7
    • SeaChem Pristine
    • Pink Fusion & Purple Helix coralline algae in a bottle


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Looks great ! Good luck on your journey look forward to seeing the progress.
 
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Looks great ! Good luck on your journey look forward to seeing the progress.
Thanks! I am closing in on the last of the livestock and then I’ll start considering coral. It’s been fun so far.
 
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Stopped by Southwest Reef Co today to get RODI water and Tigger Pods. I should learn the names of the team there. Anyway I talked to a guy about Court Jester Goby (koumansetta rainfordi) versus Tailspot Blenny. We agreed the Goby was a better bet.

I might have also convinced myself that a rock flower anemone and an anemone crab would be cool.

Starting to think about coral...
 
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