Beeguiles 10 gallon contest tank

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    beeguiles they call me fish geek ;p

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    I started my tank jan 16th 2012.

    Equipment
    Aqua clear 70 filter converted into a fuge
    Heater and thermometer
    One 240 gph koralia power head
    Odyssea 4 bulb HO t5 fixture
    Mag float algae scrapper

    Livestock
    One green spotted mandarin
    One hectors goby
    One clown goby
    One hi fin red banded goby
    Three turbo snails
    I think five hermit crabs

    Corals
    Two frogspawns
    Green trumpets
    Green Ora Birdsnest
    Brain coral
    Plate coral
    Cherry bomb zoas

    Parameters
    Ammonia 0
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 5
    PH 8.0
    Sg 1.025
    Temp 80-82
    Two gallon water change once a week. Top off every other day.

    Here are some pictures! I am not adding anything else other than maybe a shrimp and corals. I have found that my tank is sustainable with the livestock that it has with diligent weekly water changes. Hope you all enjoy!

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    beeguiles they call me fish geek ;p

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    Also two nass snails that never come out.
     
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    chichimom79 reef junkie

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    Easy to forget about those nassarius snails. LOL Tank is looking great!
     
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    FishyReef Broke Reefer!

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    Yay! I so love your tank Brittany!
     
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    Waddi Shenanigans? VIP Member

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    Very eye catching!
     
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    beeguiles they call me fish geek ;p

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    Thanks guys!!
     
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    Love the clown goby. Just chillin and hanging out!
     
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    Look's great. That black sand really makes colors pop.
     
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    R3verb Time to add some coral!

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    Looks good! Consider yourself entered! Also, I love your birdsnest. I have always wanted one of those!
     
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    beeguiles they call me fish geek ;p

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    Thanks! Its one of my favorites!
     
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    beeguiles they call me fish geek ;p

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    Looks like its time to do an update. Not really much to update on though. Parameters are the same.

    Ammonia 0
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 5
    Temp 82

    Added a couple sps corals that werent thriving in my 29g. I didn't have a higher spot for them so they are in the ten hoping they will thrive in there. Stock list is the same as well.

    Hector's goby
    Spotted mandarin
    Clown goby
    Red banded goby
    Three turbos
    Two Nass snails
    Hermits I think 6 or 7

    Brain coral
    Plate coral
    Green birdnest
    Acropora
    Frogspawns
    Zoas
    Another unknown soft coral

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    beeguiles they call me fish geek ;p

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    beeguiles they call me fish geek ;p

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    Time for an update!

    Parameters are the same.
    Ammonia 0
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 5
    Temp 80-82
    Sg 1.025
    Ph 8.0

    I added some corals to this tank from my 29 gallon. I added the brain coral that i am nursing back to health. It's actually a lot easier to spot feed it in such a small tank. Also added my fluorescent green soft coral. Not sure if it's some kind of leather or a nepthea. I bought two acro frags that we're browned out at the lfs but they aren't seeming to color back up. Also added a duncan frag. This guy gets fed everyday now so I'm expecting him to grow rapidly.

    Here is my stock list now

    Fish
    Spotted mandarin
    Hector's goby
    Hi finned red banded goby
    Yellow clown goby

    Inverts
    Handful of hermits left
    Three turbo snails
    Two nass snails
    Lotsss of bristle worms

    Corals
    Nepthea
    Candy cane
    Zoas
    Birds nest
    Acros
    Two brains
    Plate coral
    Two frogspawns
    Another unknown yellow soft coral
    Duncan

    I scraped all the algae off the glass today and did my weekly water change. I looked in my little fuge and there was no more cheato in there...idk if it died or was so fine that it went thru the little grate and got eaten by the snails. Maybe sometime this week I'll fill it back up with some better cheato. The stuff I got last time was Kinda nasty. Theres also a bit of detritis on top of my sand so i need to bulk up my cuc it looks like. Now it's time for pics!
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    chichimom79 reef junkie

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    Looks good!
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    That mandarin is a chubster! Nice job.
     
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    beeguiles they call me fish geek ;p

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    Update:

    Ammonia 0
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 5-10
    Temp 80-82
    Sg 1.025
    Ph 8

    Tank is doing great. I added a couple corals from my 29g. Some zoas and yellow polyps. Here's some pics

    Clown goby on green nepthea
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    Cherry bomb zoas really starting to spread.
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    Brain still Doing well with recovery
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    Birdsnest growing very well
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    Looks great Brittany, to think a month or so ago you were banging your head about this tank, now look at it. :) Great job! Still think Oliver needs to do some excercise or something...
     
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    Alex L'homme de l'eau

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    I really like it! Everything looks so vibrant, and healthy! Can't wait to see more of this tank!
     
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    chichimom79 reef junkie

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    Looks really great!!!!!
     
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    beeguiles they call me fish geek ;p

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    I may have been slacking on updating my thread. All my time has been spent on the 93g lately. Nothing really new in the tank.

    Temp 80
    Ammonia 0
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 5-10
    Sg 1.025
    Ph 8.0

    Corals
    Two brains
    Yellow polyps
    Zoanthids
    Took frogspawns out
    Green nepthea
    Green Birdsnest
    Took out plate coral
    Green trumpet coral

    Fish
    Yellow clown goby
    Hi fin goby
    Spotted mandarin
    Hector's goby

    Two or three turbos, can't remember and two mass snails
    Also a few hermits


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