Amer's 29gallon Tank Journal

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  1. Amer

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    This tank isn't new or anything, but I'd just like somewhere where people can give their input. Whether it's bad or good feedback, just give it to me!

    Tank Specifications
    Size: 29gallons [All Glass Aquarium]
    Measurements: 30x12x18
    Date started:October 16th, 2006

    Current Tank Inhabitants as of January 14th, 2008
    -Two clown fish
    -Two cleaner shrimp

    Corals:
    -Various types of Zoanthids.
    -Purple/Red mushrooms
    -Xenia
    -Colt Coral
    -Ricordia
    -Yumas (not sure if they're yumas or not!)

    Lighting:
    130watt catfish lighting off ebay. I did have a Current USA SunPod Metal Halide 150 Watt HQI it on it but the bulbs and the cover shattered and need some fixing.

    Maintenance:
    -5gallon water (R.O) change weekly.
    -Coral accel dosing weekly

    Filtration:
    ~20lbs of liverock
    200gph penguin marineland hang on back filter (running filterfloss only)

    Pictures:


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    Future Plans:
    I'm planning on selling some of my zoanthids so I can make room for more variety of coral.

    Thanks for looking! Comments welcome. ;)
     
  2. LeviT

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    Cool variety Amer. I couldn't see any Yuma's in the pics but I need see some nive shrooms. On the critiqing side, lose the power filter and get a skimmer...... looks like you could use some more live rock also. Thats it at a glance in all it's looking good!
     
  3. Elite

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    Over 1 year and your tank is so clean.. how do you do that??
     
  4. Amer

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    LeviTillie: Thanks for the feedback! I actually had a skimmer on it but it was enormous! I don't have a sump or anything so if I get a skimmer it would have to hang onto the back :[. I definately agree on the live rock, when I bought more rock last week it seemed okay until I noticed how low it is in the middle. I'll buy another 10-15lbs to fix it up.

    Elite:Scraping weekly helps a lot. I can't stand having ugly algae blooms everywhere. Especially on my sand bed!
     
  5. LeviT

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    [quote author=Amer link=topic=2910.msg31061#msg31061 date=1201474789]
    LeviTillie: Thanks for the feedback! I actually had a skimmer on it but it was enormous! I don't have a sump or anything so if I get a skimmer it would have to hang onto the back :[. I definately agree on the live rock, when I bought more rock last week it seemed okay until I noticed how low it is in the middle. I'll buy another 10-15lbs to fix it up.

    Elite:Scraping weekly helps a lot. I can't stand having ugly algae blooms everywhere. Especially on my sand bed!
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    Make sure you clean it off real good and don't add too much at one time because you can cause your tank to have a huge cycle if it's not cured well. I'm using a Red Sea Prizm skimmer on my 46g bow and it's currently doing the trick.
     
  6. Amer

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    Do you mean scrubbing it with saltwater?
     
  7. tuberider

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    I believe Levi's talking about a scrub brush and a bucket of saltwater.

    More live rock and circulation, I've run quite a few skimmerless tanks with much success, esp. with zoas.
    Otherwise nice tank, and you still have plenty of space for free coral...
     
  8. Amer

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    Will do!


    Thanks for the feedback
     
  9. Amer

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    I borrowed my friends Cannon powershot yesterday and took an FTS to compare it with my old sony cybershot. What do you guys think? I think that the Cannon has a more crisp clear shot than my Sony.

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  10. LordHelmet

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    nice collections of zoas.
     
  11. Amer

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    Thanks! I can't get enough of them :)
     
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    Interesting place to leave your toothbrush... don't get forgetful and spit in the tank. Is flouride good for corals?
     
  13. Amer

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    Haha, I know it's gross to have it near the tank! But I only put it there because the recharger is there and I don't like recharging it in my bathroom because of that whole conspiracy about flushing and having all that toilet water splashing on your counter without you knowing it. But it has a cover so it helps =)
     
  14. Amer

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    Instead of watching the super bowl today, I decided to change my rock work. It was harder than I thought. But after 30minutes of trying, I finally got the final result. What I wanted to do was to clear out my sand bed and put my existing coral on the rock work. Even though you can't really see the coral, they're still there!


    Does it look better? If not, what changes can I make to make it look better.


    http://i32.tinypic.com/35cqzbm.jpg
     
  15. LeviT

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    Looking good! It has a little more height and there are some hiding spots for Nemo and any of his friends :)
     
  16. Amer

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    Thanks :] Yeah, I like it. I got two watchman gobies today from jedininja on the RC forums. They're settling in pretty well.

    Heres the smaller one (Gump)

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