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Anyone have sps dominant tanks under 30 gal? Can i see some inspiration??

Im doing a 28 waterbox all in one sps dominant tank its coming along pretty good.

Running a large aquamaxx 1.5 hob skimmer and using tropic marin bio pellets in reactor.

Lighting t5 hybrid with one prime and another on the way
 

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I had 22g nano for almost 3 years before I upgraded to a larger tank. It was fun to watch everything thrive in that tank and the lighting grew as everything started to shadow each other and battle for space.
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Sorry for the blue pics, this was before I had filters.
 

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This is my 42 sps domain tank.
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Love the tank! Wi hope you don’t feed the tang much otherwise he will outgrow the tank in a few months! I like the overflow, I am going to mount stuff on the sides of my Rubbermaid like that to make some room.
 

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why did you put a reef in that
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that w be one of the smallest. my friend's pico reef, 8th yr, top shelf sps in a fishbowl. no filters at all, just weekly partial water changes and feed for eight years, no dosing. the blue heliopora is neat and rare
 

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that w be one of the smallest. my friend's pico reef, 8th yr, top shelf sps in a fishbowl. no filters at all, just weekly partial water changes and feed for eight years, no dosing. the blue heliopora is neat and rare
Cool pico. Heliopora has been around for a long time and is probably the most misidentified/labeled soft coral (True octo coral) out there, but cool nonetheless.
 

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I just picked up a piece of that recently and I think I lost it under the rocks. Is it that rare? Maybe I should try and fish it out.
 

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I just picked up a piece of that recently and I think I lost it under the rocks. Is it that rare? Maybe I should try and fish it out.
It's not as common as it used to be, but it's definitely something to hold on to. It's just a unique coral, as it's the only one of its kind and has its own class. A true soft coral that appears to be a scleractinia.
 

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Yea my buddy has a huge colony at his shop that’s been growing for years and he snapped me off a branch cluster for free. Very cool coral.
 

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What lights are u running and how long???

What do u dose with or calcium reactor?

What do u run for nutrient export?

Carbon dosing or refugium?
I used dosing pumps to dose NaHCO3 and CaCl2 and MgCl2.

My light led blue and purple with 4 bulbs of T5 light white and blue .

I only had 4 fish , 3 tang and 1 six line wrasse.
So there is no need to add any Carbon.
Only do water change 30% every 2 weeks.
 

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I have a 7g SPS reef. the easier ones grow like weeds monti/stylo/BN. Only 2 acros of my 5 so far have shown a lot of growth though. Mille, tenuis, and valida have been good to me. My red planet has not been doing well. The others are too soon to tell.
 

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