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Microcosmos
03/12/2017, 09:44 PM
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The whole tank with bubbles running
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My little flame
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My Toby puffer
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My Spanish hog
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My pair of clowns
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My yellow
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And my Picasso

The 120 has been up for about 8 months now since the move with new lights (60” actinic T5 and 250 watt 10K MH) and new powerheads that weren't there before, along with the air pumps and heaters. About 150 or so lbs of LR but not much growth on them (other than some algae) because my dad did not believe in expensive lights for his tank. Not a “traditional” setup (if there is such a thing) because there is no sump or overflow or mechanical or chemical filtration, but the fish are happy. Some softies too and I plan to add more but I'm waiting on some money to happen! ;) Still definitely a work in progress but I enjoy it and I wanted to share some pics!

I hear that a great way to absorb excess nutrients so algae won't bloom is to add more coral, so I'm trying to go that route. :D I do remove bunches of it each week and I do biweekly 10 gallon water changes. A little more algae than I'd like, but I figure it's not hideous and the residual life from the LR that hasn't already been picked away by the fishes appreciates the nutrients. I feed 3 frozen cubes of Marine Cuisine, twice a day. I wonder if once the fish get closer to full size the cubes will be sufficient for them, and when to increase the number of cubes, but for now things are stable.

For anyone interested I can post water parameters later on, don't have those handy at the moment though.

Thanks for checking this out!! I thought I'd give my little water babies their moment in the limelight.


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rfalvey89
03/13/2017, 12:07 AM
gorgeous fish! :)
My only critique { please don't take offense } is scraping some algae off the glass

ncaldwell
03/13/2017, 12:22 AM
The best way to remove excess nutrients so algea doesn't grow is having a good nutrient export system in place. A good filter you can change out, a protein skimmer, or media reactors for things like GFO.

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Dromon
03/13/2017, 01:35 AM
Beautiful fish. The puffer and angel even smiled for the camera! :lol:

Microcosmos
03/13/2017, 12:09 PM
Beautiful fish. The puffer and angel even smiled for the camera! :lol:



Thank you!! :) I got lucky with their poses. They are not shy!!


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Microcosmos
03/13/2017, 12:11 PM
gorgeous fish! :)
My only critique { please don't take offense } is scraping some algae off the glass



Thank you!! No offense taken, my only trouble is that the back of the tank is so hard to reach it's only 11” away from the wall so I can't get to it from behind and reaching it from the front is also a no-go


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Microcosmos
03/13/2017, 12:15 PM
The best way to remove excess nutrients so algea doesn't grow is having a good nutrient export system in place. A good filter you can change out, a protein skimmer, or media reactors for things like GFO.

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Agreed!! But I decided to go sumpless since I really didn't have much of a choice since my dad gave it to me as-is. And honestly I know it's not ideal but it's not harming anything and I don't want to stick anything else in or on my tank... P.S. I heard another way to remove nutrients is to trap them in coral flesh!! Which I am definitely planning to do over time. ;)


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