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Funkateer_2
05/08/2016, 03:25 PM
http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t531/Marc_Imler/20160508_124652_zpsq21uledk.jpeg

Enjoy! Animals have been in here for several months. Fed daily LRS, ROE, and live cultured phyto. A dosing pump feeding various FM powdered foods is also a used several times a day.

Tank has no skimmer (in there but not plugged in), a CPR tumbler with AIO biopellets, and mechanical filtraiton. Tank gets huge water changes and gravel vacs weekly.

BarryV
05/08/2016, 04:38 PM
Very nice, thanks for sharing.
Barry

mark54321
05/08/2016, 05:42 PM
Great to see another NPS tank, everything looks very happy. How big is your tank?

Funkateer_2
05/08/2016, 06:23 PM
Great to see another NPS tank, everything looks very happy. How big is your tank?

It's an IM 25 gallon shallow tank. It was a sad compromise, I've always had larger, more elaborate systems. Originally the tank was just a holding tank for my old pair of clowns and a rather rare Japanese collected Plesiops. Over time, I experimented with NPS and after some success I decided to dedicate the system to them, particularly the Diodogorgia genus.

Everyone (including me at one point) has a tank with some zoos, frogspawn, and a couple silly named acros. I just wanted to go in a different direction. I had great luck with corkscrews many moons ago, feeding a constant supply of enriched live brine shrimp, but unfortunately they seem to have gone MIA.

Anyways, here are some more pictures.

http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t531/Marc_Imler/20160319_193158_zpspryuy9dd.jpeg
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http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t531/Marc_Imler/20160403_195916_zpsjvxr7tbn.jpeg
http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t531/Marc_Imler/20160415_172758_zpsktike6or.jpeg

Devaji108
05/10/2016, 06:04 PM
man love the yellow and red finger gorgs.
so your saying you dose powered foods a few times a day along with feeding the fish?
asking as I would like to get a few on those gorgs. to add to my collection. All mine are non NPS tho and was thinking I could set up a doser to dose BRS reef chili 2x a day.

hope i dont high jack the thread. just LOVE the look.

kimyatingi
05/16/2016, 02:46 PM
Nice tank!Without a skimmer what about phosphates and nitrates?How do You deal with them?

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Reef Frog
05/18/2016, 07:15 PM
Have you had any algae problems yet? That's what did in my yellow finger gorgs years ago. But I was trying to keep them in a well lit hard coral reef, which wasn't a good idea. Do you consider them hardy in your system?

Great looking tank.

Funkateer_2
05/19/2016, 09:07 PM
Nice tank!Without a skimmer what about phosphates and nitrates?How do You deal with them?

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I don't. The water chemistry is what many hobbiests would consider toxic. Nitrates are around 100+ ppm and phosphates are well into the 1-2ppm. I just removed the sand to see if it makes an improvement.

Have you had any algae problems yet? That's what did in my yellow finger gorgs years ago. But I was trying to keep them in a well lit hard coral reef, which wasn't a good idea. Do you consider them hardy in your system?

Great looking tank.

Very little algae aside from the standard green on the glass. I have a little bubble algae. The gorgs do occasionally grow algae on the tips. I just have to make sure to quickly remove it. I do consider them hardy but you have to be diligent with feed to maintain strong polyp extension. Feedings every other day would be a minimum. 2-3x a day is what they get on my days off when im home.

kimyatingi
05/20/2016, 01:12 AM
Thank You for your answer!I also thinking about removing the sand ftom the tank,cause my nitrates are over 50.Chaetomorpha just started to grow fast,hope that it will be helpfull

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Funkateer_2
05/21/2016, 09:40 PM
http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t531/Marc_Imler/Mobile%20Uploads/20160520_120553_zpsrypskiwt.jpg

here is the tank sandless. Doing much better now

Funkateer_2
05/21/2016, 09:42 PM
http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t531/Marc_Imler/Mobile%20Uploads/20160521_193547_zpslg71tifw.jpg

My 4 gallon filterless planted tank

kimyatingi
05/22/2016, 01:47 AM
http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t531/Marc_Imler/Mobile%20Uploads/20160520_120553_zpsrypskiwt.jpg

here is the tank sandless. Doing much better now
Nice look!Maybe briarium or klavularia instead of a sand will look awesome.

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Funkateer_2
05/27/2016, 09:20 AM
A little better photography. Turned the flow off lol.

http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t531/Marc_Imler/20160524_165608_zpsb9j6hfv3.jpeg

http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t531/Marc_Imler/20160524_165615_zpsmxmxnbbp.jpeg

http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t531/Marc_Imler/20160524_165622_zpskeslxlae.jpeg

http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t531/Marc_Imler/20160524_165637_zps0wqcd1yy.jpeg

calk me Q
05/29/2016, 12:04 PM
the refugium is in the same system with the tank?

Funkateer_2
05/29/2016, 09:00 PM
the refugium is in the same system with the tank?

Not really. The refugium is an apocyclops rearing tank. Both tanks get complete water exchanges once every week or two.

kimyatingi
05/30/2016, 01:12 AM
On the first photo in the right side of a tank the blue Gorgonia.How long it's in Your tank?I thought that kind of Gorgonians doesnt leave on the tanks long.

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Funkateer_2
05/30/2016, 12:27 PM
On the first photo in the right side of a tank the blue Gorgonia.How long it's in Your tank?I thought that kind of Gorgonians doesnt leave on the tanks long.

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It's a blueberry fan (Acalycigorgia sp.). It has been the most stubborn on in my tank. Even when all other coral is happy it refuses to open up. I will probably lose it.

kimyatingi
05/30/2016, 12:33 PM
It's a blueberry fan (Acalycigorgia sp.). It has been the most stubborn on in my tank. Even when all other coral is happy it refuses to open up. I will probably lose it.
Thank You for respond!So no blueberry fan to me indeed!But it's so gorgeous!:(

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GaG8tor
06/04/2016, 01:15 PM
I love it. I have a 20L bare bottom that I'm about to move my two clowns into. I have it beside a huge window and am toying with the idea of a few NPS or low light corals. I do not have a light on it yet and am kinda thinking about leaving it without light. I probably get 6-7 good hours of good natural sunlight daily. Any thoughts or ideas?

Funkateer_2
06/10/2016, 01:34 PM
Some more pictures during feeding... I apologize for the blurry pictures and dying mangrove lol...

http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t531/Marc_Imler/Mobile%20Uploads/20160610_112245_zpshplqtlvd.jpg

http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t531/Marc_Imler/Mobile%20Uploads/20160610_112304_zpsln6mfjnh.jpg

http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t531/Marc_Imler/Mobile%20Uploads/20160610_112316_zps1doz4snx.jpg

http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t531/Marc_Imler/Mobile%20Uploads/20160610_112237_zpsmphgotam.jpg

http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t531/Marc_Imler/Mobile%20Uploads/20160610_112232_zpsvmoa78ys.jpg

http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t531/Marc_Imler/Mobile%20Uploads/20160610_112218_zpsrj6ggkpc.jpg

Funkateer_2
06/10/2016, 01:34 PM
I love it. I have a 20L bare bottom that I'm about to move my two clowns into. I have it beside a huge window and am toying with the idea of a few NPS or low light corals. I do not have a light on it yet and am kinda thinking about leaving it without light. I probably get 6-7 good hours of good natural sunlight daily. Any thoughts or ideas?

Non-Photos should be fine as long as you commit to regular feedings and the corresponding nutrient export. Large water changes are key. If anything my animals are overlit.

calk me Q
06/11/2016, 11:46 AM
Keep it on !!!
The key does lie in "regular feedings and the corresponding nutrient export"
However as i see it, the key is to keep regular feedings and the corresponding nutrient export as your daily routine as long as possible.
Lots of NPSers they gave up after a month's leave or several days'absence off their tank without care.

GaG8tor
06/12/2016, 12:47 PM
Thanks. Put a stray piece of xenia on the rock the other day and it's growing. also have some small sponge and a couple of fan-type things growing on the rock. Hard to get good pictures of though.

Fissues
06/12/2016, 05:44 PM
Holy wow. Makes me want to start up a new tank and fill it up with gorgs and sponges.

GaG8tor
06/12/2016, 06:38 PM
Moved my clowns into my 20L bare bottom yesterday. They are really digging the pot.
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