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  1. Hi, I'm decomming this Custom 3 feet front and side crystal-glass system made by CRA as I need to make room. Used to be a Mixed reef-Macroalgae tank. Most of the inhabitants have been moved out/sold, with some remaining for the time being. Some corals will also come with the tank as its stuck to the rock work. Complete and mature system, pretty much ready to go. Just need to clean up the overgrown algae and macro as I kinda neglected it for the few months I took to move the livestock out. But otherwise the remaining SPS inside still healthy and growing. No
  2. The stock fluval light a is bit too weak, it's designed for Softies/LPS. It could work, but i recommend replacing/supplementing. Here's a very good example: https://www.nano-reef.com/forums/topic/381724-fluval-evo-135-crazy-sps-growth-after-lighting-upgrade/#comment-5490433 Unfortunately the Truelumen LEDs appear to have been discontinued but im sure there are other LED strips available on the market. Just make sure they can fit under the hood. And if all else fails, you can always DIY very simple LED strips, all you need to know is basic electronics. I can help you ma
  3. Bro haha, anemones need a very mature/established tank one, they sibei sensitive. Not to say undoable (done it before, not easy) but keep a close eye on it and feed it regularly. Lighting may also be an issue if youre using the stock fluval light, but ofc continue to monitor. Biggest threat I can see now is your AI Nero, those things are mini blenders haha. You should try to get something to guard the intake. Try wrapping it with something like this. Just in case your anemone decide to go on a trip. Also day/night pH swings are normal. You can try to stabilise
  4. Always after, ugly phase means the system is not balanced. Let everything settle first, then test for the essential chemicals.
  5. I know some people use Seachem Flourish Nitrogen, it's basically just pure concentrated nitrate (NO3) and ammonium (NH4⁺). Ammonium is just ionised ammonia (NH3), pretty much non-toxic to fishes unless youre actually trying to kill your fishes haha. It'll be processed by nitrifying bacteria into more nitrate just like normal ammonia. if you know anyone that sells pure Potassium Nitrate (KNO3), that would work better if not way cheaper. Since Flourish Nitrogen is Potassium Nitrate and Urea based. That being said, amino acids could work too, many brands on the market, I'm sur
  6. Unfortunately, pretty much all angel fishes are not reef safe. Even the popular Pygmy/Dwarf Angels (Centropyge) are "reef safe" with caution. However, there are numerous success stories with Coral Beauty Angel (Centropyge bispinosa) Of course, it's all dependant on the temperament of the fish.
  7. Actually, considering that you first found them when the lights are off, I suspect it's something else. Do you have Cerith snails in the tank? If you have, I think it may be Cerith eggs, they look similar but Ive never see them move so much before. Maybe your tank has very high flow haha
  8. If I'm not mistaken, you're using a 10 gallon tank now right? For tanks 10 Gal and below, no need to get skimmer IMO. Your weekly water change is already at least like 50% already, that alone will pull more nutrients from the water then your tiny skimmer. (Assuming you use the standard large 20l plastic pail) Just don't overstock (if you want also can, but you get ready change water every 3 days like haha, macam discus tank at this point) You want try? Also can, but cheap Chinese venturi skimmers normally have microbubble one, some people will think it's irritating. Also
  9. I mean, I can't think of another way haha. You can always have someone who has experience to do it for you. Maybe Vincent from AA? Also as ridiculous as this sounds, I feel like a classic tank top sump would be a good choice. Obviously not the prettiest, but can save you lots of headache. Only need one pump and let it overflow into your display. Something like this maybe? I'm sure with some creative touch, you can make it look perfect. Plus you don't have to destructively modify your display tank too.
  10. Pretty much haha Bubble Magus is the default cheap and reliable one IMO. Deltec is the classic, also very good. Nyos is just overpriced, cool design though. Also got reef octopus, tunze, and some other brands. Different people will say different things one, their mileage may vary after all. I think what's more important is to get it from a reputable seller that will actually help you if the skimmer runs into issues. You can get the best skimmer, but quality control can occasionally miss a faulty unit. When that happens, I'm sure you want a seller that actuall
  11. I agree with darrance, if you really want to get into this hobby, you're gonna save quite a bit of money in the long run if you get a proper/bigger chiller. If you are just trying out, a fan/cheap shrimp nano chiller would be far more friendly on the wallet. Those nano chillers are normally thermoelectric, not a lot of moving parts for it to really break, just make sure to get from a good seller. Without chiller or fan also can, just keep your tank in a cool shaded area, and don't let temp spike above 28°C. I've kept a 10 Gal without chiller for a long time without much i
  12. I don't see the point in dosing nano tanks under 10g. If your salt mix is good, regular weekly water changes are more then enough to replenish the major and trace elements. If you do want to dose, I recommend you save your money and get a pipette, far cheaper and you can dose after a water change. As for chiller, Maybe one of those Chinese mini chillers that shrimp keepers use. Got many models, but can look something like this.
  13. Do you have any LPS or Rhodactis (hairy mushroom)? Looks like mesenterial filaments. But imo it could be just detritus, either that or nothing too major. I'm sure it'll disappear soon
  14. If it's actually the Arabian cowrie, you may have lucked out on the individual. Very good and efficient algae grazers, may even eat bryopsis haha. Problem is they may get a taste for polyps, and it'll be downhill from there. However I would recommend that you continue monitoring it to see if it is actually disturbing the GSP, chances are the cowrie is just eating the algae on the plug. If in the unfortunate event that you do see signs of it getting eaten, then you remove it from the display. Here's someone who had the same experience as you. https://www.na
  15. From my experience, stress/change in environment causes them to split, just like BTAs. And also, I've accidentally shredded one of my rhodactis one day when I tried to cut the rock, splitted it into 3 pieces. I've also torn some of them off frag-racks they got stuck to. Pretty much all of them grew back, quite hard to kill haha.
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