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Hey! I'm new to saltwater tanks/reefing.

Here's my very 1st tank. I wanted seahorses. There's a lot of things I would've done differently with the knowledge I have now. Eventually, I will upgrade this tank, but since dabbling into saltwater, I've discovered corals!!!

So, here is my noob 1st tank =D

Tank Specs

Display: 20 gallon high
Lighting: Fluorescents that came with the stock hood. (D'oh!)
Filtration: HOB Aqueon Quiet Flow 20 (D'oh! X2)
Circulation: None. Just the return from the HOB filter. =(


Fish

- 2 H.Erectus Seahorses
- 2 Dragonface Pipefish
- Yellow watchman goby
- 1 Peppermint Shrimp
- Misc. CUC


Corals

- Yellow gorgonian
- Orange Sponge
Other:

-Misc. macroalgae


Now, obviously this needs some upgrades. Originally, I had wanted seahorses, and researched the heck out of them. I wanted to make sure that I would be successful in keeping them. So, I went the cheapest route possible, in case I failed. Well, I succeeded =D Thus, leading me into corals. I also have a 20 L where I've begun collecting corals (originally a separate tank for a BTA and clownfish). I need to upgrade my seahorse tank, but corals are so addicting that I've recently purchased my 20L coral tank's upgrade 1st =D

One thing I regret is how I didn't utilize the space in the middle of the tank and up. However, despite popular belief I do NOT regret the misc. Calupera! I LOVE IT!! (Love it in my seahorse tank only, lol).

Okay, okay. Onto the pictures:
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Thanks for looking =D
 

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Very nice:bigsmile:You should upgrade to a sump and a better light. What corals do you have so far?
 
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Very nice:bigsmile:You should upgrade to a sump and a better light. What corals do you have so far?

In my 20 L I'm only doing soft corals. I don't have the flow/lighting I want. All that comes with the upgrade =D Just picked up a 58 gallon today. I'll be using my current 20L as the sump/refugium and I have MH's coming for the coral tank. As for the 20H seahorse tank...it will have to wait until the other tank upgrade XD
But, so far I have zoas, a mini carpet anemone, bta, pulsing xenia, gsp (that wont open =((( just got it yesterday though) and a ricordea. Oh, and an unidentified coral. It had really small polyps but not mat/"crust". Grows straight out of the rock. Very small pieces. I'm waiting until it opens up more to get a clear picture, then hopefully an ID =D

But, if you're impatient... here it is partially open (or closed...glass half full/empty?!?!?!?):

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Thats a good start!! Be carefull with the xenia and GSP it can over take your tank. I just took mine down because of that. But so far looks like a good start. Let me know when your ready I will send you a nice chalices to start your addiction. You will love it!
 

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Looking good!
I kind of want to do a column tank myself and stack up the rocks real high.
 
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Thats a good start!! Be carefull with the xenia and GSP it can over take your tank. I just took mine down because of that. But so far looks like a good start. Let me know when your ready I will send you a nice chalices to start your addiction. You will love it!

Hahah, that's what I keep reading about GSP and Xenia...but I do like the look of both. We'll see =D

I appreciate you pushing my addiction! Hahah, I'll let you know when I upgrade. Won't be for a few months. Slowly gathering much needed items. If there's one thing I've learned from my seahorse tank...don't skimp on the equipment!
 
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Looking good!
I kind of want to do a column tank myself and stack up the rocks real high.


I should've done that. I didn't want to/know how to glue the rock work together, and now I know. I don't want to change the tank now when I'm gonna get a bigger one anyway hahaha.

I think it would look really good though =D
 

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Looks good. Seahorse tanks are so relaxing.
 

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welcome to R2R... :)

good luck with the upgrade... and congrats with your 1st SW tank with the seahorses... :)

there's lotsa helpful people here on R2R so don't hesitate to ask Q's...
 

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i have been wanting to do a seahorse tank. i have a horse, i would like to show her a seahorse and see what she does,LOL ok time for bed!
i like the dragon face, very cool!
 

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Nice Tank and welcome to R2R!!
 
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Look like a great start :)

Thanks. I hate it lol. My first tank. Oh well. I WAS in the processes of upgrading my other 20 L into a reef tank buuuuut I kinda quit my job so it's halted. All I need are the baffles for the sump and the pvc plumbing!!!!:cry:

sucksss.
 

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