Freshly started ada 16g nano tank

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  1. cojo8888

    cojo8888 Active Member

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    Back from 6 years break

    I started little nano reef

    Here's my current live stock :

    2 clownfish

    1 sixline wrasse

    1 rock with green star polyph with ricordea coral



    My dry goods :

    Ada 16 g 60p

    Live sand

    Life rock (fake dry rock)

    75w aqueon preset heater

    Coralife marine skimmer hangon filter

    450gph hydor powerhead

    Hydor nano power head

    Current USA 24" led light

    Tester kit, water buffers etc.

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  2. NY_Caveman

    NY_Caveman Troglodyte R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Nice long tank. Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Katrina71 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Your scape looks great!
     
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    cojo8888 Active Member

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    Thank you guys!
     
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    Following!
     
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  6. cojo8888

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    Few more live stock..

    I took tiny size juvenile klein's butterflyfish,
    He ate all gsp but not touching ricordea corals.

    I know butterflyfish should never kept in 16gal but he's less than inch, smaller than clown fish
    Seems happy so far and healthy so I decided to keep for at least 4 months.

    Also I have yellow watchman goby as well..

    Now it's time to put more frags and that's it for live stock

    Do you think bioload is way too overloaded?

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    Cool scape. Sometimes I regret not just keeping it simple with my life support like this.
     
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  8. cojo8888

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    Sad and good news!

    One little clown died
    I checked my water parameters...
    temperature, salinity..
    Nothing was wrong..

    He was eating little, not active compare to the big one.. that was only bad sign.

    Also bigger clown was biting the small one to death when I got home. I separated with flow in container and then next day he died ..

    I researched lot and seems like it was swim bladder disease..

    Oh well

    Good news is I added some xenia, and torch.

    Green star polys are actually doing good now
    (Thought Klein's butterflyfish ate the tips)

    And everything seems ok

    Hopefully I add some hammer coral and some zoanthid corals soon


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    Oh and cheato algae also. I put in container with flow in lids hopefully they grow since I have more white lights now
     
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    Lot of learning expierence for past 4 months. Dealing with pests like velvet, ich.. learned to be patient to wait until tank is ready for next steps etc.. sadly I will tear down this tank within 6 months. Was good learning expierence.


    But good news is I'm going to upgrade the size of the tank with sump and with knowledge I gained and mistakes I made I think now I can do better job on new tank and since I have 2 tanks now I can qt everything enteres in my tank which is exciting


    Anyway for now parameters are getting more stable and corals opens up good

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    Looking great!
     
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    Thanks! And see you with new build
    Past 4 mo months were both painful and enjoyable time
     
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    Mostly enjoyable!
     
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