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jpun1
11/24/2016, 05:01 AM
I have a 30 gallon glass tank I would like to use for my 1st attempt at a frag tank. I don't want to drill drainage holes or have a sump and was wondering if this setup would work:

T5 or LED lights
Tune 9004 in tank skimmer
Heater
Marine Pure ceramic biomedia plates on the bottom of the tank. (I was thinking about maybe drilling plug holes on the plate for frag plugs and building a frag rack above the plates)
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I'm thinking I'll start off with fragging bounce mushrooms, zoos/palys, birds nest sps (if things go well). As for livestock maybe some cleanup crew such as a lawnmower blenny, yellow coris or six line wrasse, shrimp/hermits. I don't plan on using any live rock.

Good idea/bad idea?

Thanks!

sandman12
11/24/2016, 01:42 PM
I would add a power head and HOB filter

jpun1
11/24/2016, 06:40 PM
I would add a power head and HOB filter

Right! I was hoping to go without the hob filter though.
Would the ceramic plates provide enough bio filtration you think?

sandman12
11/25/2016, 05:19 PM
I think so but I think you need the filter pad in the HOB to pull out extra crap.

m0nkie
11/30/2016, 11:20 PM
That's what I have in my permanent coral QT. works out perfect. I use the biggest block of marine pure. keeps nitrate nearly undetectable.

I suggest adding a doser and powerhead.

http://i.imgur.com/6Wtg5KD.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/QDEhYSQ.jpg

m0nkie
11/30/2016, 11:34 PM
I also dose a lot more acropower in the QT with great results. corals open more. I only feed twice a week so nutrient is probably low, so I find supplements more necessary

jpun1
12/06/2016, 03:51 AM
thanks for the pics!

That's what I have in my permanent coral QT. works out perfect. I use the biggest block of marine pure. keeps nitrate nearly undetectable.

I suggest adding a doser and powerhead.

http://i.imgur.com/6Wtg5KD.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/QDEhYSQ.jpg

organism
12/06/2016, 01:26 PM
Has the marine pure block deteriorated to that shape or did you smooth it down?

m0nkie
12/06/2016, 05:10 PM
as long as you don't touch it, it will retain it's shape.

I accidentally broke off a corner when I took it out of the sump. Then snails and flow smoothed everything down..