Salt Quarentine\Frag tank

DFW TX
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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.

Measurements

2.2
Nitrate
Nitrite
Ammonia

Inhabitants

1 Fish

Molly Miller Blenny Scartella cristata

14 Corals

Acropora Borealis Acropora borealis
Chalice Coral Echinophyllia aspera
Kenya Tree Coral Capnella sp.
4 Radioactive Dragon Eye (Zoanthid) Zoanthus sansibaricus
paradise Birdsnest Coral Seriatopora hystrix
red Leaf Plate Montipora Montipora capricornis

22 Invertebrate

2 Peppermint Shrimp Lysmata wurdemanni complex
20 Virgin Nerite Neritina virginea

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 93.8% water change every 22 days.

0% total water change in August.

Diary Entries View all Diary Entries

moved many frags to frag tank in prep for frag swap. made a list in word doc. will update with exact count later.

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