New to reef2reef I have a 30 gallon tank

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  1. Putzyjd

    Putzyjd Member

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    I figured I'd say hi to everyone and show some pictures of my tank it's a 30 gallon 30"long 12"wide and 18"high. I picked up the tank for free from a Co worker and made a diy all in one filter and refugium in the back out of acrylic. It's been up and running for about two months now and my stocking list is a

    -clownish
    -a trio of zebra barred darts
    -and a pink spotted watchman goby

    I also got a red banded snapping shrimp and a pederson cleaner shrimp that I haven't seen since I put them in haha. I had three hermit crabs and now I think I'm down to one pretty sure the watchman ate them haha.

    My equipment list is
    -current USA 24"orbit light with loop controller
    -current USA wave maker
    -sicce syncra silent 1.0 return pump
    -aqueon 200watt heater
    -inkbird temp controller
    -penn plax silent air back up bubbler
    -1x8 marine pure block
    -i also have a 100watt aqueon heater and a hydor power head that I use to mix salt

    Anyways if you have any questions or ideas on what to add next let me know I kinda wanna get either Coral or a fromia starfish. IMG_20170519_120034386.jpg

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    Wiz Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    welcome to the best forum out there. Tank looks pretty good. I would not worry about the shrimp or hermit they hide extremely well. How long has it been set up?
     
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    Cool scape. Good luck and welcome to R2R
     
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    Thanks
     
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    About 2 months all my fish are eating well I got two different types of mysis and they like the smaller hakari ones a lot haha. Here's what my fuge looks like it's 6x6x 15 tall I haven't put anything in it yet. IMG_20170413_205228036.jpg
     
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    Nice. :) fuge will be a bit small. But should keep your pods alive. :)
     
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    KJ Road Warrior R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award ETRC Member Reef Squad

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    Welcome to R2R!!!
     
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    Welcome :).
     
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    It is pretty small especially with the Marine pure but I figured I could grow some macro algea in there and some pods :)
     
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    Maritimer Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award CTARS Member Reef Squad

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    Welcome aboard, Putzyjd!

    Tank looks nice, and I'm a fan of zebra darts myself. Was watching some _monster_ ones in a LFS earlier, displaying to one another.

    You'll want to wait on the Fromia star, I think - they'll appreciate a more mature tank and all of its varied snacks - I mean - life forms.

    ~Bruce
     
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    Thanks:) my zebra barred darts are pretty cool they like to hide under the rocks a lot though especially my big one. I just noticed the other day that he has a big U shaped bar it's pretty neat. That is true about the fromia starfish i haven't even had any algea grow yet idk if that's a bad or a good thing haha. Maybe I'll just get some Coral IMG_20170519_171618280.jpg
     
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