Atlantica 2.0

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Introduction

This is my 29g rebuild with a 20g DIY sump. I have been running my 29g for almost a year without a sump. Recently gathered the funds and time to build a sump and get a skimmer in there. Also switched out all of my old live rock with new live rock. Let the fresh start begin!

Background

This aquarium began as a 29g upgrade from a 20g long that I purchased from a friend. It has recently been renovated to include a sump and all new liverock. Now it has been refreshed the way I should have set it up when I first upgraded from the 20g long. I look forward to one day upgrading this 29g into a 75g tank.

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Filtration

I currently run a filter sock which I change out 2-3 times per week. My other filtration is my Reef Octopus NWB-150 which I am still in the process of fine-tuning. I have a bag of carbon in between my sump baffles until I decide to buy a BRS reactor in which I will run carbon or GFO if it it needed.
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  • Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab / Paguristes cadenati

Lighting

I'm currently using a Reefbreeders Value LED fixture. I am slowly light acclimating the corals to eventually bring it up to 100% whites and maybe 80% blues. The current light schedule is 10:30 am - 9:30 pm 25% blue, 11 am - 8 pm 25% whites.

Flow

For flow I have one MP10w ES and one Koralia 425 on the other side of the tank. The MP10 is set to Reef Crest mode during the day at around 50% power. I recently attempted adding a Jebao RW-8 but found it had way too much power for this sized tank. I plan on keeping the RW-8 for mixing water and use it in my 75g upgrade one day.

Measurements

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Salinity
360
Calcium
Temperature
Magnesium
Phosphate
7.9
Alkalinity
7.8
pH
Nitrate
Nitrite
Ammonia

Inhabitants

I currently only have two fish, a black and white ocellaris and an azure damselfish. The clownfish used to have a mate until it jumped out last December. I currently have a starry blenny in quarantine. It has a lot of personality and I can't wait to have it in my main tank.

3 Fish

2 Snowflake Clownfish Amphiprion ocellaris
Starry Blenny Salarias ramosus

15 Corals

Acan Brain Coral Acanthastrea echinata
6 Birdsnest Coral Seriatopora hystrix
Duncan Polyp Duncanopsammia axifuga
Green Mushroom Rhodactis sp.
Green Star Polyp Clavularia viridis
Hammer Anchor Coral Euphyllia ancora
Lordhowensis Coral Acanthastrea lordhowensis
Torch Coral Euphyllia glabrescens
Trumpet Coral Caulastrea curvata

6 Invertebrate

Bulb Anemone Entacmaea quadricolor
Rock Boring Urchin Echinometra lucunter
4 Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab Paguristes cadenati

Equipment

Additives

I currently do not have the need to dose any additives.
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  • Hammer Anchor Coral / Euphyllia ancora

Feeding

I feed once a day, alternating between frozen Piscene Mysis shrimp and New Life Spectrum Thera+ A pellets.

Maintenance

I clean the glass every 3-4 days and siphon the bottom of the sump every water change day. I clean the powerheads every couple of months.
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  • Torch Coral / Euphyllia glabrescens

On average you perform a 11.1% water change every 11 days.

0% total water change in January.

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