Heresie 2

Timeline

Introduction

2018-06-11 : This tank is runned with tap water (no RO unit), no protein skimmer, hence the name heresy (it could be an heresy for certain aquarios). Even the sump i did stop using it, it is too large, not convenient to use and maintain at the moment. However i keep no fishes, population and pollution is low, only snails and will add shrimps later, that's all.
Corals are mainly soft easy corals, although i have 2 LPS & 1 SPS.

2018-05-19 : Tank moved to new home, sump will not be used anymore, at the moment at least.

Purchased for 300$, this tank with stand and a 30G sump.

Photos

Lighting

2018-09-28 (MD) Now running 3 Aquabeam 600 : 2 Marine White 14000k & 1 Reef White 18000K.

Measurements

440
Calcium
Phosphate
8
Nitrate
Salinity
8.0
Alkalinity
8.2
pH
Ammonia
25
Temperature

Inhabitants

1 Fish

Diamond Watchman Goby Valenciennea puellaris

22 Corals

Branching Hammer green Euphyllia parancora
Bubble Coral Plerogyra sinuosa
Cabbage Leather Coral Sinularia brassica
Frogspawn Euphyllia paradivisa
Green Star Polyp Clavularia viridis
Green rhodactis sp sp
8 Hairy Mushroom Rhodactis indosinensis
2 Kenya Tree Coral Capnella sp.
Miyagi tort sp sp
Pavona Coral Pavona decussatus
Stylophora Coral green Stylophora spp.

6 Invertebrate

Emerald Crab Mithraculus sculptus
5 Nassarius Snail Nassarius sp.

2 Plants

Halimeda Plant Halimeda opuntia
Valonia dark green branching Valonia macrophysa

Equipment

Dosing See more

Seachem Alkaline Buffer · Seachem Reef Advantage Calcium · Kent Essential elements · Seachem Marine buffer · KH2PO4 · Seachem Iodide - 250ml

Feeding See more

Kent Phytoplex · Squashed fish food with water · Seachem zooplancton

Maintenance

75G with sump or 280L plain.
5% is 14 liters

On average you perform a 0.8% water change every 4 days.

1.6% total water change in August.

Diary Entries View all Diary Entries

Green pocillopora half dead. I think it is predation from bubble coral. Pocillopora moved to another spot.
Nitrates are going up, hard to them keep down without sump and protein skimmer. I am selling my pyjama cardinalfishes. Hopefully nitrates will be going down. Only fish that will stay is a goby, alt
Moved the Miyagi tort near center from rear.
Lots of algae on the glass, bulb algae valonia macrophysa, turf algae appearing. PO4 is at zero. RW was added 4 weeks ago, now at 10 hours a day. Both MW at 12 hours a day.
The bulb algae seem to be Valonia macrophysa, which is dark green and does get more than 1/2 inch tall from the information i have. After 10 days it goes not grow or spread quickly.
4-5 valonia algae appeared. Thorned on if i should remove or keep them, for now i keep them. I may regret it later, but i like risks, being on the edge.

Looks like the smaller dark gree

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