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Little Scapers Tank 14.5g

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Ok i'll give into the relentless notifications to post my tank.

It's a 55L (~14.5g) Dennerle Scapers tank that has been up for a year and a half with me after i bought it second hand including liverock some softies and a bunch of gear.

Currently inhabited by:
two peppermint shrimp, probably L. bogessi,
one relatively big and annoying hermit C. laevimanus
one emerald crab M. sculptus
one Alpheus randalli
literally hundreds of snails of different varieties, most tiny
one white tentacled Ctenoides (scaber?),
some smaller unidentified mussles that came from the liferock
many different cryptic sponges, soon ill get some non-cryptic ones
a bunch of corals
and probably some stuff i forgot

Gear:
AM Qube50, will soonish be replaced or supplemented by an AI Prime
Tunze 6015, Hydor Koralia Nano 900, Eheim Skim 350
Aquaclear50 Hangon with Sander Piccolo Skimmer
Noname Chinese Hangon with Chaetomorpha Refugium
AquaLight easyRefill ATO
Grässlin Rondomatic for daily feeding of powdered food
Some Precalibrated heater that will only do 25°C
A massive fan that blows a wind through the whole room for cooling
And a Reef-Pi to control everything and dose things

Dosing:
DIY Alkalinity from Na2CO3
currently Colombo Calcium plus
currently Dupla Marin Magnesium which i rarely need
currently Colombo traces
DIY NOPOX from RO/DI, vodka and vinegar
Sodium silicate to boost diatom and sponge growth
FM Min S
FM Coral Sprint
Some local brand of powdered coral food
and i am planning to get a phytoplankton breeding station again

Parameters:

8.2 dKH
430 Ca
1350 Mg
5~10 No3
0.18 Po4 (using Elos, waiting until it gets down again before i buy more hanna reagents)
0<Fe<0.05 dosing now and then in addition to the traces, noticed better looking Chaeto and more vivid green in Leptastrea
Silicates i don't measure, currently add about 1.5ppm per day with no visible diatom aggregations

Pictures are unfiltered, taken with phone, white balance either at 7.5K for blue pictures, automatic or around 5-6K-ish for white ones,
sometimes somewhat smudgy because i couldn't be bothered to polish out the glass viewing dish

Disregard the absolute mess of cables, still waiting to get a second controllable powerbar before i organize everything into the stand
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New zoa additions, sonic flair and vampire killers

Meanwhile the blue sponge is happy and growing, has bridged the 1cm gap to the stone its spiked to and now spreading across that, also growing several bulges, maybe new branches soon.
 

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