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Mr. Tay

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  1. I am starting a new thread to continue from my previous thread of 12G Nano Reef Marine Tanks Journey @ (https://www.sgreefclub.com/forum/topic/178827-12g-nano-reef-marine-tanks-journey-starting-from-15-sept-2020-part-2/?page=3) As I have decided to make the 12G Nano Reef Tank a 100% Zoas Garden Tank, I will focus on information sharing updates related to Zoas keeping for this thread Following are some of the photos which just taken of the Zoas Garden: In my next post, I will share on more info why I have decided on making the 12G Nano Tank as a 100% Zoas Garden. I welcome anyone who is interested to Trade those Zoas that I am keeping by contacting me via PM
  2. I must say this is a great achievement of having a nice Pico reef tank ! I also prefer smaller tank (which I am currently keeping a 12G Nano Reef Display Tank with a 12G sump tank) in view of the following benefits : 1. Time saving during water change 2. Cost saving in all aspects 3. Easy to make continue improvements or any changes on the concept/ theme for the tank But, following is a key the limitation: a. Limited space / capacity for more corals / fishes. So, just need to stay focus on what to keep After keeping my nano tank for the past 6 - 9 months, there is no concern on water parameters stability issues at all as long as maintain good water change routine and control on feeding. Above are just my personal experience for sharing in regards to keeping small nano reef tank
  3. Just my personal opinion on tank size: I prefer smaller tank (which I am currently keeping a 12G Nano Display Tank with a 12G sump tank) in view of the following benefits : 1. Time saving during water change 2. Cost saving in all aspects 3. Easy to make continue improvements or any changes on the concept/ theme for the tank But, following is a key the limitation: a. Limited space / capacity for more corals / fishes. So, just need to stay focus on what to keep After keeping my nano tank for the past 6 - 9 months, there is no concern on water parameters stability issues at all as long as maintain good water change routine and control on feeding. Above are just my personal experience for sharing in regards to Tank Size
  4. Thanks for the above compliments I would like to share the following accessories / media that I am using and have not been mentioned in my previous posts so far. Disclaimer: I am not related nor promoting any of the products mentions in all my postings. 1. Tunze Care Magnet Nano - for cleaning the tank 2. JBJ Filter Pad - for filtration in the 1st IOS compartment 3. Marine Pure Sphere - for filtration in the 1st and 2nd IOS compartments 4. Orphek Lens - for taking Photos of the tank 5. BSI Cyanoacrylate IC-Gel Aquarium Frag Glue - for glueing Frag in the tank 6. Red Sea Salt - for setup and regular water change 7. Disposable Glove - to prevent direct contact of hand with the tank water I hope the above info sharing is useful As my objective is just keeping a small 12G Nano Display tank, I have decided to make it just for keeping Zoas - Zoas Garden Display tank. In my next posting, I will share more information about my personal experience in terms of Zoas keeping !
  5. Release the following items which are newly bought and not use at all: 1. Fauna Marin Coral Balance bought from F&M 250ml on 6 Aug 2021, expiry date - 2024-01. More info is available @ https://www.freshnmarine.com/products/fauna-marin-coral-balance-250ml?variant=18374576570464 >> going for S$25 only. Retail at S$35 2. Continuum reef basis KH buffer 500ml bought from Madpetz in Aug 2021, expiry April 21, 2026. More info is available @ https://madpetzonline.com/products/continuum-basis-kh-500ml?_pos=1&_sid=b968f6890&_ss=r >> going for S$13 only. Retail at S$19 PM me if you are interested for collection in Sengkang.
  6. Just to add one more important point: 9. Do not put your bare hand into the tank as this could cause contamination to the water. Always wear glove on your hand if you need to put your hand into the tank.
  7. Following are some of the mistakes to avoid / good practices to take note which I think might be useful : Always check and ensure all Electricity Power Points are switched on after any maintenance works. I had forgotten to switch on my Chiller twice previously and caused losses to some corals. Always mix your salt water a day before hand for your water change in the following day. This will help to make sure that the salt is properly mixed and totally dissolved into the RODI water. Lighting for Chaeto is turn on for 10 - 12 hours after the light-off of the Display Tank. Do not overfeed your live stock and Corals. This is to ensure good water parameters and conditions. In general, feeding at 2 - 3 times a week. As much as possible, to have a holding tank to temperately keep your newly purchased Live Stock / Corals for at least 2 weeks (or longer if need to) before transfer to the Display Tank. Always acclimatise your newly purchase Live Stock / Corals before putting into the holding tank. Also, make sure to Dip newly purchase Corals (regardless where you get it from) to avoid coral pests. Any changes to be made to the tank, must do it progressively. Always spend time to monitor and observe the tank for a period of 1 week after any changes made. Do note that stability and be very patience are the key factors If possible, make use of devices which can help you to keep the tank water stable and in good condition, such as ATO, Skimmer, Chiller, UV Light, Wave Maker etc. Above are just my personal experience and what I have learned so far. I am sure there are more to be learned in my on-going Reef keeping journey. So far, I am happy with just keeping a 12G Nano Reef Display Tank and enjoying the progress. In my next posting, I will be showing some of the accessories which I am using for my hobby
  8. I am new in keeping Zoas and kind of wondering is there any criteria / specify considerations to determine the value of a particular Zoas ? Such as: 1. Color of a Zoas. Most colorful command for higher price ? 2. Rate of Zoas multiply. Which is related to the supply of Zoas ? Slow rate of multiply command for higher price ? 3. Size of Zoas. Bigger size command for higher price ? etc. etc. I look forward to any feedbacks
  9. Following are what I think I have done correctly in maintaining and providing the 12G (Display Tank) Nano Zoas Tank a stable condition : 1. I have specifically added another 12G of “sump” tanks to make it 1:1 ratio of the 12G Display Tank. This additional 12G “sump” capacity allows me to add a lot more media on top of the build-in IOS compartments of the 12G Display Tank. I believe that with more media, it will improve the overall water condition. 2. As the tank is considered relatively new and is just a 24G (in totality) Nano Tank, I am avoiding to do any dosing of trace elements. Mainly to avoid situation of major fluctuation on the water parameters. With this consideration, I am doing 10 - 15% of water changes twice in a week and hope that is good enough to keep the water stable. 3. To ensure that the water condition stability, I only feed the Zoas twice a week. I believe it is good enough as I am seeing all the Zoas are growing with additional polyps. 4. I am running the 12G Display Tank with 9 hours of Lighting during day time and 10-12 hours of Lighting for the Chaeto compartment at night and hope that this will also help to keep the water condition stable. 5. To make sure that the Zoas are in optimal condition, as long as the polyps are opening well, I do not change their location. Patient is really needed to wait for the additional polyps and it is really very satisfying and a great sense of achievement & enjoyment 6. Carry out weekly / monthly maintenance is important to keep the tank in good condition : > change of filter pad > clear the skimmer cup > clean the tank glasses > clean the wave maker > clean the rocks if observe any hair algae Above are just my personal experience in keeping a Zoas Reef Nano Tank over the past months and there are still lots of learning ahead in this reef keeping journey In my next posting, I will share what mistakes to avoid based on my personal experience.
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