Lenny blenny’s new 90L redsea nano Reefer

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  1. Lenny blenny

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    hi guys, I’m new to reefing and thought I might log my journey here for later reference and maybe for anyone in the future who wants to see how not to do things haha.

    I’ll start off with what I’ve started with, no chiller as yet but since I’m in Australia that can wait a couple months

    Tank
    90 litre (20G) redsea nano.
    Lighting
    1x xr15 Radion with RMS mount
    Wavemaker
    EcoTech marine MP10
    Return pump
    EcoTech marine vortech s2
    Skimmer
    JNS fc80

    So I’ve gone with a theme of EcoTech marine here, the reason why is the tank came with a Radion and I basically convinced myself that it would be easier to keep it all the same and invest in the reeflink and program it all from the one app. I know, I know it’s a very costly convenience ahaha. So far fairly happy with the quality, my main concern was avoiding a noisy tank and I can confirm this tank is deadly silent. The clock and fridge are twice as loud.

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  2. Peace River

    Peace River Thrive Master R2R Supporter Hospitality Award

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    Great start on the build thread! I look forward to seeing this tank fill and mature, but do it sloooowly! :)
     
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  3. Lenny blenny

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    Yes absolutely, that’s ok, lots of time for planning
     
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  4. P-Dub

    P-Dub Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Follow @Peace River 's advice. Slow. Then slow down a little more. To give you an example, I cycled my rock in black tubs outdoors with cured live rock from the ocean shore for just under 4 months. I did not suffer any of the new tank syndrome symptoms in my DT often seen in new setups, short of a 3 day bacteria bloom that clouded the tank a month after set-up. Been running, knock on wood, for just 1 year now. Patience has paid dividends for me and negated any head or heartaches.
    At the one year mark...
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  5. Lenny blenny

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    Wow that tank is something else man, well done and thank you for the tip.
     
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  6. Lenny blenny

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    Today I’m just mucking around with the ATO. Got some demineralised water from woolies, will invest in a tda checker soon.

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  7. Lenny blenny

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    Anyone else have a little tornado in their nano? I’m guessing I have the wave maker up to high?

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  8. hdsoftail1065

    hdsoftail1065 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Nice tank and I like the scape. Following along! :)
     
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  9. Lenny blenny

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    Did you buy those acros as colonies or are they grown out from frags?
     
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  10. P-Dub

    P-Dub Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Mostly frags for the acros. Some much larger with multiple fingers some just stubs. Asking me that made me look back at old photos. Amazing how some have grown like weeds while others have barely budged.
     
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  11. P-Dub

    P-Dub Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Just found this from 8 months ago.
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    I like lots of flow for Acros and that's why I went BB.
     
  13. Lenny blenny

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    Wow that’s amazing growth
    Sorry what’s BB?
     
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  14. TonyNYC

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    Bare bottom. Allows for higher flow without having to worry about kicking up the sand bed all the time.
     
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  15. Lenny blenny

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    Ah yes ok. So my little tornado is gone but it seems I now have sand dunes, are sand dunes an issue at all?
     
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    Only if they bother you aesthetically.
     
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    Nah, sand dunes are cool.
     
  18. P-Dub

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    It is sometimes hard to really see the growth on some of the corals. The photos help immensely.
     
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