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Welcome!

I am intrigued about the feeder you mentioned. I haven't heard of it. Did you 3D print it yourself, or did you order it? If you did it yourself, I bet you are going to have a great deal of fun making other items for your tank setup.
I did not print it myself, but a 3D printer is definitely in my future! Below, I am linking the humblefish thread where it was designed with Paul B's input. I just reached out to sisterlimonpot through direct message and he had one printed up for me at cost + shipping!

 
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I did not print it myself, but a 3D printer is definitely in my future! Below, I am linking the humblefish thread where it was designed with Paul B's input. I just reached out to sisterlimonpot through direct message and he had one printed up for me at cost and shipping!

page 2 or 3 has the designs!
 
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Hello all! After being a lurker for nearly half a year, I finally made an account to engage more with y'all. Nice to "meet" you! For starters, I wanted to post information on my current (first) saltwater tank. Here it is:

Display Tank (DT)

Tank:
Innovative Marine Fusion Pro 25 Gallon Lagoon (w/ overflow protection and hightide risers)

Light: 1x Nicrew 50W Aquarium LED Reef Light (w/ simple on/off timer)

Lid: Red Sea DIY Tank Lid Kit (24x24) w/ Neat Aquatics feeder hole

Filtration:
  • Pumps: 2x Sicce Syncra Silent 1.0 w/ Random Flow Generators on each nozzle and each pump attached to each return nozzle individually
  • Powerhead: 1x hygger Mini Wave Maker (1600 GPH)
  • Media: 1x inTank filter floss holder (tank specific) w/ inTank filter floss
Skimmer: Icecap K1 nano protein skimmer

Heater: hygger Titanium Tube Heater 100W

ATO: autoaqua smart ATO Lite (w/ pump)

Reservoir: Innovative Marine 5 gallon reservoir

Security:
  • Water Level: autoaqua water security (high level)
  • Skimmer: autoaqua skimmer security
  • Temperature: autoaqua temperature security
Substrate / Live Rock: CaribSea Arag-Alive Fiji Pink Sand w/ 28 lbs Live Rock

Salt: Red Sea Coral Pro

Miscellaneous
  • BBS Feeder: 3D printed Paul B feeder designed by sisterlimonpot (Humblefish)
  • Hatched using Brine Shrimp Disk Hatchery from BRS (and their eggs) and enriched using Selcon Concentrate
  • Dosing: Algaebarn Oceanmagik (1/2 oz. 1x / day)
Livestock (DT):
  • Fish:
  • 1x Mandarin Dragonet (male)

  • Snails:
  • 1x Banded Trochus
  • 1x Tiger Conch
  • 2x Nassarius Vibex
  • 1x Tongan Nassarius
  • 4x Bumblebee
  • 2x Virgin Nerite
  • 2x Astrea
  • 1x Ninja Star Astrea
  • 2x Dwarf Cerith
  • 5x Dwarf Planaxis

  • Invertebrates:
  • 2x Harlequin shrimp (male / female)
  • 3x blue legged hermit crab
  • 1x Mexican red legged hermit crab

  • Corals:
  • 1x radioactive dragon eye zoanthid
  • 1x fire and ice zoanthid
  • 2x mystery zoanthids


Refugium

Refugium:
Medium CPR Aquafuge2 (~3.6 Gallon)

Filtration:
  • Pump: 1x Sicce Syncra Nano Pump
  • Media: CPR AFBT (Bubble Trap Box) w/ inTank filter floss
Light: Nicrew ClassicLED Plus Planted Aquarium Light 15W (w/ simple on/off timer)

Substrate / Live Rock: CaribSea Mineral Mud w/ ~2lbs Live Rock rubble

Macroalgae: Algaebarn Ulva Sea Lettuce, Algaebarn Red Ogo, Algaebarn Chaeto

Pods (dosed + brought in on rock): 1x Algaebarn 5280 Pods, 1x Algaebarn Ecopods

Livestock (Refugium):
  • Snails:
  • 2x Astrea

  • Invertebrates:
  • Chocolate Chip Starfish
  • varying amounts to feed Harlequin shrimp
  • 1x emerald mithrax crab
  • 2x Mexican red legged hermit crab

I also wanted to give y'all an idea of my planned upgrades and welcome any comments/ideas on such:

Upgrades (future)

Lid:
ReefinaintEZY custom acrylic lid

Dosing:
  • Pump(s): 2x Kamoer X1 Bluetooth micropump
  • Reservoir(s): 2x 16 oz. glass dosing containers (etsy)
  • Fluid(s): Tropic Marin All-for-reef, Red Sea Reef Energy AB+
  • Miscellaneous: Icecap 2-tube magnetic holder
Tank Stand: Innovative Marine APS Aquarium Stand (for Fusion Pro 25 Gallon Lagoon)

Light(s) (DT): 2x AI Prime 16 HD LED Reef Light (black) (w/ bendable brackets)

Light(s) (refugium): 2x Innovative Marine ChaetoMax Refugium Light 9W

Powerhead(s): 1x AI Nero 3 Powerhead (2000 GPH)

Heater: Cobalt Neo Therm Pro 100W

Testing:
  • Test Kit(s): Hanna Mineral Reader Kit(s) (alk – dKh, Ca, phosphate – ULR, nitrate – HR, pH), Red Sea Magnesium Pro Test Kit
  • Miscellaneous: autoaqua magnetic stirrer.
RO/DI: BRS 4 Stage Value Plus 75GPD RO/DI System

For more information, my tank has been up and running for 4 months with live rock from the beginning. I have not had much NTS (new tank syndrome) other than a bit of diatoms here and there (mostly from what I believe was dosing expired Oceanmagik). Also, I recognize the difficulties with keeping a mandarin dragonet in such a small system and did extensive research and preparation beforehand. I have quite an extensive pod population (as well as annelid detritus worms) and the Paul B feeder to supplement. I planned him being my first fish (and possibly only, until I upgrade tanks this next summer), hence the large live rock volume for the system. I also purchased him from Eliot at Marine Collectors to ensure proper selection and treatment before he went into my system.

As I said before, it is great to "meet" y'all and I will be posting some tank shots at some point as well! Thanks!
I'll be posting them on my new build thread when I get the chance!

Welcome! Glad you joined.

Glad you are considering starting your build thread, because your opening thread is ALREADY better than most!! I found its a great place to document my tank's evolution for myself. Like you, I started tank first then joined, so I'm still finding myself going back collecting pictures & updating historically as well as current state. Once you create your first post in your thread and link it to your account, they will give you build badge (look left, under my ID). Essentially, you just need to copy what you have already written and put it in the other Forum [edit: Member Aquariums] location, and link it to your account. Then in a couple hours, voila your build thread badge shows up on your account
 

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Hello all! After being a lurker for nearly half a year, I finally made an account to engage more with y'all. Nice to "meet" you! For starters, I wanted to post information on my current (first) saltwater tank. Here it is:

Display Tank (DT)

Tank:
Innovative Marine Fusion Pro 25 Gallon Lagoon (w/ overflow protection and hightide risers)

Light: 1x Nicrew 50W Aquarium LED Reef Light (w/ simple on/off timer)

Lid: Red Sea DIY Tank Lid Kit (24x24) w/ Neat Aquatics feeder hole

Filtration:
  • Pumps: 2x Sicce Syncra Silent 1.0 w/ Random Flow Generators on each nozzle and each pump attached to each return nozzle individually
  • Powerhead: 1x hygger Mini Wave Maker (1600 GPH)
  • Media: 1x inTank filter floss holder (tank specific) w/ inTank filter floss
Skimmer: Icecap K1 nano protein skimmer

Heater: hygger Titanium Tube Heater 100W

ATO: autoaqua smart ATO Lite (w/ pump)

Reservoir: Innovative Marine 5 gallon reservoir

Security:
  • Water Level: autoaqua water security (high level)
  • Skimmer: autoaqua skimmer security
  • Temperature: autoaqua temperature security
Substrate / Live Rock: CaribSea Arag-Alive Fiji Pink Sand w/ 28 lbs Live Rock

Salt: Red Sea Coral Pro

Miscellaneous
  • BBS Feeder: 3D printed Paul B feeder designed by sisterlimonpot (Humblefish)
  • Hatched using Brine Shrimp Disk Hatchery from BRS (and their eggs) and enriched using Selcon Concentrate
  • Dosing: Algaebarn Oceanmagik (1/2 oz. 1x / day)
Livestock (DT):
  • Fish:
  • 1x Mandarin Dragonet (male)

  • Snails:
  • 1x Banded Trochus
  • 1x Tiger Conch
  • 2x Nassarius Vibex
  • 1x Tongan Nassarius
  • 4x Bumblebee
  • 2x Virgin Nerite
  • 2x Astrea
  • 1x Ninja Star Astrea
  • 2x Dwarf Cerith
  • 5x Dwarf Planaxis

  • Invertebrates:
  • 2x Harlequin shrimp (male / female)
  • 3x blue legged hermit crab
  • 1x Mexican red legged hermit crab

  • Corals:
  • 1x radioactive dragon eye zoanthid
  • 1x fire and ice zoanthid
  • 2x mystery zoanthids


Refugium

Refugium:
Medium CPR Aquafuge2 (~3.6 Gallon)

Filtration:
  • Pump: 1x Sicce Syncra Nano Pump
  • Media: CPR AFBT (Bubble Trap Box) w/ inTank filter floss
Light: Nicrew ClassicLED Plus Planted Aquarium Light 15W (w/ simple on/off timer)

Substrate / Live Rock: CaribSea Mineral Mud w/ ~2lbs Live Rock rubble

Macroalgae: Algaebarn Ulva Sea Lettuce, Algaebarn Red Ogo, Algaebarn Chaeto

Pods (dosed + brought in on rock): 1x Algaebarn 5280 Pods, 1x Algaebarn Ecopods

Livestock (Refugium):
  • Snails:
  • 2x Astrea

  • Invertebrates:
  • Chocolate Chip Starfish
  • varying amounts to feed Harlequin shrimp
  • 1x emerald mithrax crab
  • 2x Mexican red legged hermit crab

I also wanted to give y'all an idea of my planned upgrades and welcome any comments/ideas on such:

Upgrades (future)

Lid:
ReefinaintEZY custom acrylic lid

Dosing:
  • Pump(s): 2x Kamoer X1 Bluetooth micropump
  • Reservoir(s): 2x 16 oz. glass dosing containers (etsy)
  • Fluid(s): Tropic Marin All-for-reef, Red Sea Reef Energy AB+
  • Miscellaneous: Icecap 2-tube magnetic holder
Tank Stand: Innovative Marine APS Aquarium Stand (for Fusion Pro 25 Gallon Lagoon)

Light(s) (DT): 2x AI Prime 16 HD LED Reef Light (black) (w/ bendable brackets)

Light(s) (refugium): 2x Innovative Marine ChaetoMax Refugium Light 9W

Powerhead(s): 1x AI Nero 3 Powerhead (2000 GPH)

Heater: Cobalt Neo Therm Pro 100W

Testing:
  • Test Kit(s): Hanna Mineral Reader Kit(s) (alk – dKh, Ca, phosphate – ULR, nitrate – HR, pH), Red Sea Magnesium Pro Test Kit
  • Miscellaneous: autoaqua magnetic stirrer.
RO/DI: BRS 4 Stage Value Plus 75GPD RO/DI System

For more information, my tank has been up and running for 4 months with live rock from the beginning. I have not had much NTS (new tank syndrome) other than a bit of diatoms here and there (mostly from what I believe was dosing expired Oceanmagik). Also, I recognize the difficulties with keeping a mandarin dragonet in such a small system and did extensive research and preparation beforehand. I have quite an extensive pod population (as well as annelid detritus worms) and the Paul B feeder to supplement. I planned him being my first fish (and possibly only, until I upgrade tanks this next summer), hence the large live rock volume for the system. I also purchased him from Eliot at Marine Collectors to ensure proper selection and treatment before he went into my system.

As I said before, it is great to "meet" y'all and I will be posting some tank shots at some point as well! Thanks!
Welcome... welcome..
 
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