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Age 2 years, 10 months
Started December 11, 2013
Official Volume 91 Liters
Actual Volume 91 Liters
Dimensions 60cm x 40cm x 42cm
Make Fluval
Model M60
Timeline

Introduction

Hi, Been out of marine for a while and just got caught up in it again LOL.. Better still the misses luv's it too.. I love all aspects of this hobby from maintenance to just sitting there chilling out and looking at the tank.

In my setup I use a Canister and Skimmer for better quality water, I know some of you maybe against a can.. (Nitrate Factory) But I've seen many a tank run on these and there are benefits in my opinion.

There are some wonderful tanks on this site well done to you all for keeping them as good as I've seen..

Vin

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reefman_qc ‐ Nice nano , WELCOME to AL!
snowgrrl83 ‐ Ooooo... I see you have a mandarin fish. I would love a mandarin..... Pics pics pics! :)
vinnie ‐ Thanks Reefman
vinnie ‐ Will post some images up Snowgrll, I'm so lucky this baby feeds on frozen, I feed live as well and copepods when they are in stock just in case.. Little beauty I'll try and get some proud moments with fins full out :)

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Background

Started again early Dec 2013, Planning to keep this minimal but interesting.. I love full tanks but sometimes less is more :)

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Filtration

I use a Fluval skimmer which come with the tank as well as a Fluval S206 Canister, this has Mechanical (Foam) Level 1, Mechanical (Foam fine) Level 2 Seachem Purigen + SeaGel level 3 and Seachem Martix Level 4 Cleaned once every week

Lighting

I'm using LED lighting which come with the tank Fluval M60 this has both night and day lights which is really cool.

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Flow

Seachem SeaGel, Purigen, Matrix

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Nitrate
Nitrite
Ammonia
pH
Salinity
Temperature
Phosphate
As with everyone keep them spot on!

Feeding See more

Live shrimp · Frozen Shrimp · Flake · Hikari Spirulina Brine Shrimp Frozen · Seachem NutriDiet · Ocean Nutrition Formula One Pellets · Ocean Nutrition Frozen Cyclops · San Francisco Bay Frozen Mussels · Hikari Brine Shrimp
I feed my little beauty twice daily in very small proportions, flake and frozen but just enough to have the tank cleared in 3-4 Minutes each time.. There is very little waste that hits the canister filter.

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My pride and joy are my Sleeping goby, he cleans my sand to no end, the other is my Mandarine I'm so lucky to have a frozen feeder, but he's feed other live food as well :)

5 Fish

Azure Damselfish Chrysiptera hemicyanea
Bicolor Angelfish Centropyge bicolor
Mandarin Goby Synchiropus splendidus
2 Orange Clownfish Amphiprion Percula

2 Corals

Black Sun Coral Tubastraea micrantha
Green Star Polyp Clavularia viridis

10 Invertebrate

Blood Red Fire Shrimp Lysmata debelius
Blue Legged Hermit Crab Clibanarius tricolor
Condy Anemone Condylactis gigantea
Fan Worm Sabellida
Peppermint Shrimp Lysmata wurdemanni complex
5 Turbo Snail Turbo fluctuosa

Maintenance

I carry out a 10% Water change every week (Sat/Sun) and clean out the can filter every Wednesday giving me another 3% as well

On average you perform a 10.4% water change every 6 days.

0% total water change in December.

Diary Entries View all Diary Entries

Major clean up, been decorating 2 weeks hated leaving tank this long
Sandy (Sleeper goby jumped out of tank) :(
PH Now 8.0 and rising.. Happy Days..
Changed MP10 to NTM mode
Ph dropped! 7.91
Fitted new MP10 power head awesome, but need to get my head around the controls LOL..

Inspiration & Goals

I love minimal tanks nothing too cramped, as with everyone crystal clear water and a happy tank, no fish fighting.. My tank is for a feature in my living room as well as enjoying the hobby so I don't want this to be too big, I love big tanks but no room :(

Words of Wisdom

Take your time! Patients is a virtue without a doubt! Add a little at a time. Make sure you know all you need to know before adding.

Most of all ENJOY!

Acknowledgements

This is a great site with loads of information. Keep up the good work guys love to see all your tanks and the inhabitants.. Corals Fish Critters...