04 - Coral Frag QT

DFW TX
QT tanks for Corals. Coral Qt. surprisingly stable for a 10g tank.
Timeline

Background

this will be used to represent 2 tanks:
tank #1) 10g frag\coral quarantine (no fish, a few invertebrates, frag rack and live rock, never medicated)
tank #2) 10g mostly bare tank, kept cycled and used for Marine fish quarantine and hospitalization. medicated as needed.

Photos

Filtration

tank #1) HOB filter, air driven protein skimmer, power head, live rock, crushed coral substrate, clean up crew, heater.

tank #2) air driven sponge filter, HOB filter (when needed), heater.

Lighting

tank #1) DIY LED pendant 19w (10w white and 3x3w 430nm blue), with DIY controller that fades on blue from 12-1 pm , white from 1:30-2:30pm, then fades off white from 9:30-10:30pm and blue from 10:55-11:55 pm.

tank #2) standard 10g fluorescent hood,on timer. - retrofirred to be LED - 3x3w white, 3x3w blue. 18watts total - very bright

Measurements

2.2
Nitrate
Nitrite
Ammonia

Inhabitants

1 Fish

Fiji Blue Devil Damselfish Chrysiptera taupou

14 Corals

Acropora millepora Acropora millepora
Cabbage Leather Coral Sinularia brassica
Green Star Polyp Clavularia viridis
Merulina Coral Merulina ampliata
Paragon Brain Coral Paragoniastrea australiensis
Staghorn Acropora Acropora austera
Stylocoeniella Coral Stylocoeniella armata
Utter Chaos Zoa Zoanthus sp
Zoanthid Zoanthus sp
Zoanthid Zoanthus sp

88 Invertebrate

Cross-barred venus clam Chione cancellata
3 Green hermit crab Coenobita compressus
25 Gulf Cerith Snail Cerithium sp
4 Gulf Dwarf Hermit Crab Clibanarius sp var
15 Gulf Nassarius Snail Nassarius sp
2 Nerite Snail Nerita sp
38 Virgin Nerite Neritina virginea

Equipment

Controller
custom controller

Feeding See more

frag tank some microworms · daphnia to purple queen anthias · mysis to purple queen anthias · frozen brine shrimp · mysis and frozen brine · fed flake, pellet, and mysis soaked in entice · flake saoked in entice · frozen brine shrimp soaked in entice and flake · microworms to anthius · live BBS to anthias · shaved frozen mysis to anthius · copepods from frag tank to anthius · fed bloadworms and krill

Maintenance

i recycle water from my main display into these tanks. each week i do a 50% water change. i drain 50% of the water out of the fish qaurentine and discard it. then i drain water from the frag tank to fill the quarentine, and then pump water from my display to fill the frag tank before doing a larger water change on the main display. that way i get 15 gallons of water change but only use up 5 gallons of fresh salt mix, and my quarentine tanks are always at the same parameters as my main display.

On average you perform a 54.3% water change every 13 days.

0% total water change in December.

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