FishyReef's 10 Gallon Contest Tank

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    dixiegirl21191 Reef Junkie

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    I love your aquascape. It gives you so many options for coral placement. And I've got to say I'm jealous of your corals too!
     
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    FishyReef Broke Reefer!

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    Final additions were made tonight thanks to live aquaria! 4 sexy shrimp (one of whom has decided to hang out on the opposite side of the tank); a teeny tiny pompom crab, a red and black fromia sea star that looks more orange, and a pink/red and white dwarf feather duster (looks more red but hasn't unfurled all the way yet). I was supposed to have received an orange striped prawn goby with the order, but it didn't ship :( I have my fingers crossed that it will be shipped in the next two weeks before the order is cancelled but we'll see if they get more in. Oh, and I added black sand tonight too! No pics because its nighttime in the tank, but updated pics are coming before the week is through!

    Oh, and I guess I should mention that I added a red and green open brain, and a purple and orange/red acan or micromussa over the weekend as well.
     
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    chichimom79 reef junkie

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    I love sexy shrimp. I almost got some but I am afraid of my clowns eating them.
    Can't wait to see pics!
     
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    FishyReef Broke Reefer!

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    It's been a crazy week for my tank - new corals and inverts (but my fish never arrived from LA), *finally* added my sand (yay!!), temp spikes (85 yesterday, yikes!), and temporary additions (namely a brittlestar that was supposed to go to my 90) that died and have resulted in a mini-cycle that I discovered tonight. Anyhow, params are off because of the dead brittlestar (blame live aquaria and fedex, it was quite stressed when it arrived lost 4 of its 5 legs by the following morning, and I finally found its carcass under a rock last night with the help of a tiny flashlight and mirror, but had no way to reach it, even in this tiny tank!). I'm posting 2 parameter readings - one from Wed and one from tonight - with a few water changes things will be back to normal by next week and fingers crossed I won't lose anything in the process.

    Wed Params:

    Ammonia 0
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 2-5
    pH 8.2
    Temp 80
    Salinity 1.025

    Fri (tonight) Params:

    Ammonia 0.25
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 20
    pH 8.3
    Temp 80.5
    Salinity 1.025

    Stock List:
    Purple firefish
    Bluehead combtooth blenny (also called blue & gold blenny)
    turbo snail
    astraea snail
    10 nassarius snails
    banded trochus snail
    cerith snail
    teeny tiny hitchhiker cerith snail
    micro brittlestar hitchhiker
    fromia red/orange and black starfish (new)
    4 sexy shrimp (new)
    pompom crab (new)
    pink and white feather duster (new)
    chaetomorpha algae
    ORA orange w/ green polyps birdsnest
    red on green mushroom
    blue mushrooms
    green zoas
    purple and green zoas
    yellow and pink zoas
    3 polyps of blue hornet zoas
    blue clove polyps
    mint green pipe organ
    blue and red favites
    meteor shower
    green w/ purple tips frogspawn
    purple w/ green tips hammer
    green w/ green tips frogspawn
    candycane
    orange scoly
    green and purple duncan
    purple and green symphyllia brain
    2 green hitchhiking mushrooms
    xenia
    red and green brain (? trachy) (new)
    purple and orange acan/micromussa (new)
    fox coral (from my 90, hope it will recover in this tank but very unlikely)
    pearl bubble coral (dying piece fragged off the large piece in my 90 - stuck it in my 10 to see if I can save it but am very doubtful)

    Equipment:
    10g tank
    tiny aqueon filter used as a fuge
    2 koralia nano powerheads
    Par38 bulb
    heater
    digital thermometer
    regular thermometer
    tiny led fuge light
    mag-float
    screen top
    black sand

    2 more pics of new additions (will try to get a decent pic of the sexy shrimp and/or pompom crab for next week!)

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    FishyReef, Aug 4, 2012
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    beeguiles they call me fish geek ;p

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    How do you like the fromia star? I have read a lot about them not acclimating well to captivity.
     
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    FishyReef Broke Reefer!

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    So far so good; its only been in the tank for 3 days though so hard to say long term. It's quite active, but I'm not sure what its eating. I placed some krill under it tonight but it just moved away from it so I took it out. I'm going to try offer it nori sheets tomorrow to see if it will take that. From what I've read, the fromia seem to be easier than the linckia or any of the sandsifters, so I'm hopeful it will do okay. I'm most nervous about how its going to handle this mini cycle I'm going through right now though so we'll see...
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    It's amazing how you guys make a 10 gallon tank look so much bigger than it actually is... Nice job!
     
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    FishyReef Broke Reefer!

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    Thanks Biff! I'm kind of in love with my tiny tank!
     
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    Ammonia 0
    Nitrites 0
    Nitrates 5
    pH 8.2
    Temp 80
    SG 1.026

    Stock List:
    Purple firefish
    Bluehead combtooth blenny (also called blue & gold blenny)
    turbo snail
    astraea snail
    10 nassarius snails
    banded trochus snail
    cerith snail
    teeny tiny hitchhiker cerith snail
    micro brittlestar hitchhiker
    fromia red/orange and black starfish
    4 sexy shrimp
    pompom crab
    pink and white feather duster
    chaetomorpha algae
    ORA orange w/ green polyps birdsnest
    red on green mushroom
    blue mushrooms
    green zoas
    purple and green zoas
    yellow and pink zoas
    3 polyps of blue hornet zoas
    blue clove polyps
    mint green pipe organ
    blue and red favites
    meteor shower
    green w/ purple tips frogspawn
    purple w/ green tips hammer
    green w/ green tips frogspawn
    candycane
    orange scoly
    green and purple duncan
    purple and green symphyllia brain
    2 green hitchhiking mushrooms
    xenia
    red and green brain
    purple and orange acan/micromussa

    Equipment:
    10g tank
    tiny aqueon filter used as a fuge
    2 koralia nano powerheads
    Par38 bulb
    heater
    digital thermometer
    regular thermometer
    tiny led fuge light
    mag-float
    screen top
    black sand

    Really tough week for this tank w/ a tiny cycle, and salinity and temp fluxuations. I'm fortunate not to have lost anything, but most of my corals have taken a hit. The coming weeks are going to be focused on getting my corals healthy again and keeping my parameters stable.
     
    FishyReef, Aug 11, 2012
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    FishyReef Broke Reefer!

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    Orange Striped Prawn Goby finally arrived today - yay!!! I'll post a copy of the email with the date it was ordered and supposed to have been shipped, which was prior to Aug 1st just so everyone can see it was a legitimate addition :)
     
    FishyReef, Aug 14, 2012
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    R3verb Time to add some coral!

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    lol tank is looking good! I really want one of those stars!
     
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    FishyReef Broke Reefer!

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    Qutting. My tank sucks and I can't keep anything alive.
     
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    What!?! Noooooooooooooo(takes deep breath)oooooooooooooooooo!!!
     
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    beeguiles they call me fish geek ;p

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    Aw don't quit!
     
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    dixiegirl21191 Reef Junkie

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    Don't quit! I LOVE your tank!!
     
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    :helm2: Soldier on, my friend. We all have set backs and sucky days (or weeks, or months). This too shall pass. But you can do it! Don't be a quitter!
     
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    FishyReef Broke Reefer!

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    Okay, so I admittedly had a bad weekend, and may or may not have had an extra glass of wine before writing my "I'm quitting post":roll: But now with fish dying left and right on me, I think I really do need to bow out of this contest. My tank is now undergoing treatment with maracyn/maracyn II and I have no idea what is going to make it through or not. Wish us luck!
     
    FishyReef, Aug 25, 2012
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