10 gallon acuario




Just did a simple research on filtration and an opinion of not using mechanical filters or filter pads is better in the long run to lower nitrates. The filters only collects detritus which converts to nitrates. Will have to ponder about doing this and see if this can help to lower the levels. The author also stated that he only uses a skimmer. As another alternative I see too is that to change more frequently the filter floss. Like instead of once per week, try TWICE a week. Right after the usual water change and on Wednesdays. I will try this method first and if I don't see any difference I might just take the mechanical filtration out.




2 Fish

2 Ocellaris Clownfish Amphiprion ocellaris

12 Corals

2 Assorted Colored Mushroom Actinodiscus sp.
Duncan Polyp Duncanopsammia axifuga
Green Star Polyp Clavularia viridis
Montipora sp Montipora sp.
Pulsating Xenia Xenia elongata
Torch Coral Euphyllia glabrescens
Zoanthid Zoanthus sp.
Zoanthid Zoanthus sp.

7 Invertebrate

Red Line Cleaner Shrimp Lysmata amboinensis
3 Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab Paguristes cadenati
Super Tongan Nassarius Snail Nassarius distortus

1 Plant

Dragons breath Halymenia sp


Coral Compulsion 18k TruColor
intermatic Heavy Duty Timer

Feeding See more

Kent Marine Tech 1 · Kent Marine Coral-Vite · Kent Marine Coral Accel · Larry's Reef Services Reef Frenzy · SA Dry Hatchery Diet · Rods Food
After some thought, I decided to alternate between Rods and pellets every other day. This will lower my chances of overfeeding and make the tank cleaner and the diversity between the 2 meals should work


Here as stated are my maintenance goals to lower my nitrates:

1) Change twice filter pad during the week (Sunday and Wednesday)
2) Use Chemi Pure Blue to battle hair algae
3) Feed flake in the morning and Rods at night (2x a day)
4) Water change up to 2 gallons
5) Continue using Prime

On average you perform a 25% water change every 15 days.

0% total water change in August.

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Removed 3 bristle worms today while cleaning the sand. I also rearranged the aquascape
Planning on my next water change to use a toothbrush to clean away the brown algae on my live rock as it has become a problem all over my tank. I also plan to get 2 scarlet hermit crabs to help with
Only one out of three hermit crabs is alive. I don't know what could have happened. This took place at about 3-4 weeks ago. Just wondering if the parameters was too swift, the change of it. Also,
Section off 5 pieces of my dragon breath plant on large disc plates. Saw my hermit crab walking after I thought it passed away, what a survivor. It may have molded. I also finally put my red mushro
Have a wish list ready for my next build.

32 gallon Mr aqua tank
Tropic Eden Reef flakes Sand
Tonga Branch and Live Rock
Mame Overflow
Feeding Tip: I read that it is beneficial to fast for one day of the week the tank so that their digestion is good for fish and corals. So, I did that for today.

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