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Spajdi
08/31/2017, 12:33 PM
Hi,

I'm from Poland and This is my 3rd aquarium.
First one was 19g, second 57g and now this ~ 7g pico reef.

I started this little cube 11,8 x 11,8 x 11,8 inch (30x30x30 cm) at august 2016.
There's about 9 lbs (4 kg) of live rock and no sand.

I run this aquarium on Tropic Marine Bio Actif salt with 1.025 salinity and temperature around 80 *F (around 26,5 *C).

Aquarium is based on set Aquael NanoReef 30l. At the begining I was using original FZN-3 hang on filter with Siporax and stock LED lighting.

Now I use Dophin PS-2012 hang on protein skimmer and Micmol Aqua Mini Colour LED lamp.

Since start till now I have problem with NO3. In my previous tanks NO3 and PO4 were 0 but I have a bit algea. This tank is different. Here i have NO3= 10 ~ 25, PO4 = 0 but absolutely no algea - tank is like sterile. LPS are OK but I have problem with Zoa I lost few colonies since start.

Few photos how tank evolve since start.

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Now i'm trying to get low with NO3 and get some more Zoa's.
I'm trying vodka dosing but there's propably problem with NO3:PO4 ratio and that's why I have problem with lowering NO3 even when I done a lot of water changes every week. Protein skimmer is getting a minimum amount of waste so surely there's something wrong when NO3=25 and protein skimmer is not producing waste.

Best regards,
Michael.

Devaji108
09/02/2017, 07:28 PM
nice my friend! look real nice. keep up the good work and us posted too! :D

Spajdi
09/09/2017, 10:07 AM
Thank You Devaji.
I bought Colombo PO4 test and as I tought i have PO4=0 and maybe that's why I can't get lower with NO3 and it is still between 10-25.
I lost all my zoas colonies and don't know why :( I run on TM Bio Actif since start and now I do water changes every 2 weeks about 35% salinity 1.025.

Spajdi
09/10/2017, 09:59 AM
I made mistake with dimension of the tank.
Tank is 11,8 x 11,8 x 13,8 inch (30x30x35 cm) so it's almost 8 galons (30l).

Spajdi
09/14/2017, 10:46 AM
Little update. Flatworms problem at the moment.

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My clownfish is constantly hitting my dunca frag and it's falling over. I must concrete this frag.

Spajdi
09/18/2017, 11:25 AM
Hi guys I bought two little frags.
I hope they will grow nice.

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James404
09/18/2017, 01:32 PM
Awesome little tank!

derektedrow
09/19/2017, 10:21 AM
Great tank. Let us know how the flatworm problem turns out.

Spajdi
09/20/2017, 03:18 AM
Thank You Guys. Sure I will let you know when something changes with flatworms.

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Spajdi
09/26/2017, 12:32 PM
I get rid of Dophin PS2012 skimmer after 3 months of test because there was just a little bit of foam and no NO3 reduction.

I get back to hang on cascade filter FZN-3 with Siporax and added 2 rhizophora mangle into. It's experiment. I will light the rhizophora by night for 8 hours.

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SFish
09/26/2017, 04:24 PM
Awesome tank