10 Gal Reef set-up

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    It comes with 12,000ks :shock: lol
     
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    I have the same light and have 3 sps in my 10, 2 acros and a birdsnest and they are doing fine, on the bottom of the tank too.
     
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    Sure. I think mine cames with 10's, but I have bad memory.
     
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    Is a yellow watchman goby too big to put in a 10g? I was thinking the yellow watchman, and two clowns (not sure what kind yet). Then of course my CUC and then corals :)
     
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    No, I have one and 2 clowns in mine. He is about 3 inches long but he hides a lot :/
     
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    Thats fine as long as you maintain water quality and have a good cuc, hiding spots and he gets food.
     
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    Theres hiding spots in it for him, and the one I was looking at was about 3/4 a inch as of now so I think when the tank finishes it's cycle, that's the size I'll want to get him at. Also, my HOB filter has a mini refug in it that has a ton of copepods (and even some amphipods [i dosed it like a loser :(] so he'll have life food on top of mysis/this meaty mixture my LFS sells (Has Krill, Plankton, Brine, and Mysis all in one).
     
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    So my LFS told me that if I re-used the water, and didn't clean out the my HOB filter and I just replaced the substrate in the tank, I could possibly have a very quick cycle in the tank. Was he right? It's only been up and running for about 2 days now 0_o
     

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    can't tell what your ammonia is but nitrites and nitrates looked spiked which is good...however my nitrites took a week to go down to zero

    man I really want to do another tank now lol
     
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    Most of your bacteria live in the rock and on the surfaces of the system....not to mention in the water column itself so if your rock was kept wet and a good bit of the water was reused, the same equipment, etc., it could very well be a quick cycle....
     
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    Haha do a 10g reef :D. The Oddysea T5 HO 4 Bulb fixture for it is only like 54$. So, it's relatively easy to do corals with it haha :). And the ammonia is at .5

    About 7 Gallons of the 10 was re-used. And I re-used all the same equipment. I'd be really happy if it ran it's cycle fast :). I been wanting to pick up a tiiiinnyyyy Yellow Watchman Goby I saw the other day. He's somewhere between 1/2"-3/4". Also pre-paid for a little emerald crab and several hermits at my LFS for the CUC. Not sure how well emeralds will do in a reef or a 10g. If he gets out of hand/too big, I can always toss him in the 55g.
     
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    I have an emerald in my 75 and he stays on the same rock..I went in my LFS today and they had a little yellow prawn goby, soooo cute

    I reserved an orange spotted watchmen today, getting him next weekend and I am super excited
     
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    I have a orange spotted watchman (thats also known as the diamond watchman). He's great. Sifts the sand like nobodies business lol. At first he was shy as hell, but after a week, he's out and about all the time
     
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    good...it is the actual orange spotted watchmen with the black stripes on the under belly

    I hear the diamond doesn't have these??
     
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    You may be right, that is a slight difference. Other then that, they are exactly the same lol
     
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    I figured...are you doing an ATO system on the 10G?
     
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    The diamond gets to be about 6" and is a sandsifter, the orange spotted is 3.5" and a shrimp goby.
     
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    Nah, I have 5 gallons of top off water pre-made, and I just add roughly a cup a day to it. Thinking about doing a DIY ato with a jug, some surgical tubing, and a drip regulator lol

    Oh, didn't know that! Thanks for the info :).

    So Marinne, looks like yours isn't really a sand sifter. Maybe you could get a pistol shrimp so they can house a spot together :question:
     
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    yeah I prob will, I got a screen top for my 75 so I am ready to go
     
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    Sounds good to me :)! I could of swore someone told me that pretty much any watchman goby was a sand sifter, can't remember who said that tho lol.
     
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