28 gallons of sand

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Kremis, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    Hey all - thought id create a new build thread for my nano here, as I kind of stopped updating the other one due just to me being lazy :rolleyes: :rolleyes:


    stock list:
    2x spotted/hassi garden eels
    1x splendid garden eel (orange w/ white)
    orange spotted shrimp goby
    clown goby
    yellowhead jawfish

    and generally i have a sand sifting goby but hes currently banished to the frag tank. Bought another splendid eel (gonna try again!) from 6th avenue aquarium a week ago, hasnt eaten anything yet but is showing interest. the sand sifter got moved out because it was scaring the eel. hopefully i can get it eating using some live brine.

    3x neon green toadstool
    green nepthea
    green star polyps
    pulsing xenia
    liam's cloves
    orange ricordia florida
    green yuma
    miami hurricane chalice
    purple stylo
    photosynthetic gorgonian
    rasta zoanthid
    green palythoa
    pink zoanthid
    neon green trumpet coral

    blue leg hermit crabs
    red tuxedo urchin
    tiger pistol shrimp (paired with orange spotted goby)

    eshopps 75h protein skimmer
    2x accela pump 266 gph returns
    28 gallon intermediate LED hood + blue LED addons

    ill be logging here how it goes with the new eel - hopefully it does better than the last 2 splendids.

    just a by the way, if anyone ever sees any garden eels at any store around the bay area, it would be cool if you could let me know! im always on the lookout for them, as stores very rarely ever get them.
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  2. Looks great! Are those pumps pulsing? or constantly the same gph?
  3. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    right now constant, used to be pulsing. but i decided to have more flow to make the GSP look better
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  4. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Very nice...nice balance and aesthetically pleasing.
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  5. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    thanks, I like the way it turned out. a lot different than it was 6 months ago, and went through a crash. lookin good now though
  6. yellojello

    yellojello Supporting Member

    Looks great, everything flows together! Love those garden eels.
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  7. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    thanks! hit the 1 year mark on them a week ago, still going strong.
  8. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    oh yeah, forgot to add. this system is pretty low-maintenance. I dont test or dose, just a water change every 1-2 weeks and feed once a day. also only 1 SPS, so not that much being used up
  9. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    havent seen the new eel in over a day.... hopefully its still in there
  10. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    pretty sure the new splendid i got last weekend died - havent seen it since yesterday morning. damn. i thought it was going to do well because it was showing interest in food
  11. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    quick video
  12. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

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  13. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member


    new red/orange tipped cloves
  14. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Colorado member

    I think I've got some of those. Where did you get yours? I got mine from @Kensington Reefer who said he thought he got his from @Kmooresf.
  15. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    i picked them up from AC today. didnt even know that color strain existed, and thought it looked super cool. I already have liams cloves (yellow/goldish with green) but orange red with green i have never seen before
  16. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    orange spotted goby + tiger pistol shrimp pair

    watch till end, jawfish attacks the goby for some reason, guess it got too close
  17. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    That’s intense! I want my own pair now :(

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  18. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    new addition!
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  20. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member


    found some garden eels for sale at bluegrassaquatics.com, most likely will order 3-5 more after re-doing the rockwork. going to be removing a lot of the rock and adding more sand as i want to focus on the eels.

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