deltec micro reef

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    budblue sheik yerbouti

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    hi all
    i have just bought a used deltec microreef 100x50x50 cm
    so thought id share a few pics with you
    the rock i bought from york at £4 kg and got 32 kg
    am running 4 t5s from d-d in 2 twin razors
    the tubes are 2 aquablue+ 1 aquapink 1 actinic+ all 39w
    the sump is deltec and the skimmer too
    return is a eheim 1260
    just after some tunze 6055s and a controller for movement
    i have spotted a few hydroids on this rock and a aiptasia
    will try to nipp them out before the tank starts going properly
    the rock has been in a vat a good while having to recure it as there was quiet abit of die off from the chap i bought it of
    also had to use lfs salted ro which i think was dodgy
    so not sure if the rock has sucked nitrate and phosphate into itself
    am planning on putting a maroon clown in here from my nano tank hopfully try to pair

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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    I'm baffled as to how 60 gallons is a "microreef"... but it looks like you're off to a good start!
     
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    budblue sheik yerbouti

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    thanks Erin :):)
    I think the microreef is the baby in the line of there range
    ive got some pics will upload them now
    thanks again for the help
     
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    What are those neon green tubes sticking out of those zoas?
     
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    budblue sheik yerbouti

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    the maroon was my first fish in the tank
    most of the zoas and palys came on the live rock
    I bought small frags of eagle eyes morph,people eaters,fire and ice and fruit loops
    theres also a encrusting coral on the rock think it may be some type of porites??
    also some brittle stars from my old nano
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    this pump went back was very loud and as tank is in my living room it was a going straight back
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    budblue sheik yerbouti

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    my 2nd fish is a cool little starry blenny a right little character and is always cleaning the rocks and glass all day long :)
    am thinking on getting a pair of yasha gobies and a pistol shrimp next
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    plus my maroon loves the little blenny lol
    he is so chilled out for a maroon clown
    a lot say they are the most aggressive clown
    mine is a right softy
     
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    zoa frag
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    Civicdemon Go Big Or Go Home !

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    Well when you compare it to a natural reef :mrgreen:
     
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    yes I do agree its not that micro really
    its just the smallest in there range
     
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    bit the bullet today and got a small gold bar maroon clown to try and pair with mine
    and so far so good
    bought from a lfs it had abit of a beating from another clown and me and my little girl felt sorry for it so bought it :)
    my clown has accepted it in his tank no probs
    so time will tell to see if they will pair up
    so fingers crossed
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    That's some good stuff you have going on, brother! Loving the pictures, so keep them coming. I didn't see a response to the neon green tubes (although I guess I could've skipped over it by accident..) but do you know what those are?
     
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    budblue sheik yerbouti

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    hello gpix:)
    thanks for the kind words
    do you mean the banana algae (Neomeris Annulata )
    cool eh lol
    it just sprung up from know where
    tanks been running a couple of months now
    bought all the rock off a fellow reefer (30kg)
    ive had a couple of aips off it (white hot screwdriver )
    also got a few hydroids on it too
    suppose that's the risk you take buying off someone else
    the tank and rocks is swarming with pods (copepods and amphipods )
    so can see a nice mandarin or scooter coming in a few months too
    it took a couple of months to recure the rock cos there was quiet a bit
    of die off on it
    from were the chap had stored in a wheelie bin and must of squashed some softies in there and spiked the water bad :(
    but I am a happy chappy now :)
    and am slowly getting there
    think am going for a goby next or a pair even ,I like the yasha gobies and pistol pairs you can get ,
    the floating scrubber has only just been put in and so not much happening yet and cos of the low bioload I have, but am looking forward to some super turf scrubbing.
     
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    the little clown seems to be settling in nicely :)
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    Looks good :). I can tell you really like Zoos lol
     
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    thanks Anthony :)
    99% of them come on the rock
     
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    hi all :)
    couple more things for my tank
    the first was a yasha goby lovely little fish
    2nd a flasher wrasse which has striking colours (beautiful)
    3rd a tiger pistol to pair up with my yasha which it did in less the 24hrs:):)
    BUT the pistol had a molt and must have struggled and then the wrasse hammered it
    was gutted
    now I love the wrasse but also want a pistol partner ship with my goby
    so my wrasse may have to go
    on my algae scrubber am not having much joy on growing turf in there
    I started on 18 hrs and then 16 then 14 and still no joy
    been on algaescrubber.net for some info and it seems the light is burning any growth:(
    so its now on 10hrs and hopefully will start to produce for me:):)
     
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