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.

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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

5 Corals

Cabbage Leather Coral Sinularia brassica
Duncan Polyp Duncanopsammia axifuga
Green Star Polyp Clavularia viridis
branching Hero coral Turbinaria heronensis

88 Invertebrate

Crossbarred 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 16 days.

55.6% total water change in March.

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