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Mr. Tay

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  1. 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 !
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. Thanks. So far I am enjoying my 1st venture into Coral (100% on Zoas) reef tank as I am seeing the growing of the all Zoas in the tank. In my next posting, I will be sharing on what I think I might have done correct in keeping the tank in a stable condition (which I am hoping that I am doing all the right things) Most importantly is to enjoy the Hobby without too stressful as this Hobby is suppose to allow us to be relax in enjoying a small aspect of the nature !
  8. Ha ha, passion is in my blood for my aquarium (be it fresh or marine) hobby for the past many years This is my first attempt to Reef keeping and I purposely chosen / decided on just keeping a small 12G Nano Reef tank and specifically just keeping Zoas.
  9. Sharing on a few photos which just taken Still learning to take better quality photos.
  10. Thanks for sharing and hope that you make good progress in managing the phosphate well
  11. Wow, a very clean Reef Tank ! This is one of the key areas which I am working very hard to achieve for my small 12G Nano Tank, which is till having some brown hair algae Can share on some pointers to achieve a clean reef tank like yours
  12. Following are some of my thoughts after 10 over months of venturing into setting up 12G Nano Reef Display Tank: > I am motivated to setup a Reef Tank as I was not successful in keeping Corals many years ago. I have decided to take up the challenge again > I have decided to go with just a 12G Nano Reef Display Tank with the following considerations (Pros and Cons): - Lower running cost in terms of the on-going maintenance such as usage of Salt, Water, Foods, Additives, Media etc. - Lesser time needed for water change - Less expenses in terms of buying Corals due to the limitation on the capacity of a 12G Nano Display Tank. - Need to be very selective and deciding on types of Corals / Live Stocks to be kept - Need to create additional water capacity (such as a sump) to house additional media as to help to provide good water quality and stable water parameters > Although is a small setup, I have equipped the following equipment / items in wanting to have a successful setup this time round : # Chiller to achieve at 26C water temperature # Protein Skimmer # UV Light # Full spectrum LED lighting # Refugium # ATO # Media # Wave Maker # Holding Tank for newly purchase Corals # Test Kits > Before the setup, I have watched many YouTube videos in the various aspects of setting up and keeping a Nano Reef Tank as well as what type of Corals / Live Stocks to be kept in a Nano Reef Tank This hobby is a journey and I am just at the starting point of the Journey while I have kick-start the setup, fine tuning and learning on how to take care of a Reef Tank. Following will be my next phase for this hobby : 1. Learn to take quality photos / videos for a reef tank 2. Learn to maintain stable water quality and parameters 3. Learn to grow the Corals and keeping Live Stocks alive 4. Learn to keep a relatively clean Reef Tank with minimum presence of Algae 5. Learn to better understand on the impacts on the Corals / Live Stocks in terms of Lighting, Water Flow, Import and Export of Nutrient etc. Most importantly is to enjoy the hobby
  13. Just want to share with photos to show that diff Zoas has diff growth rate. Those Zoas in the photos were bought at the same time and the two on the left has re-produce with more Polyps as compare to the two on the right. I must say, in this hobby, patience is really another key point to take note. P.S. - do bear with me for having quality photos taken.
  14. Item sold. Thanks to all interested parties and SRC as a platform Thread closed !
  15. Noted with thanks and appreciate for your sharing and highlighting on the safety aspect Already relocate the Power Sockets away from the tank as safety come first ! Next will add more media and look into the scaping of the Tonga Rocks arrangement in the Display Tank. As for the “Sump” tanks, will need to think about on how to re-design and layout. The existing design and layout mainly utilizing on what I already having to kick start the project
  16. Please ignore the previous posting as too many typo errors. Following is the corrected version Just want to share the following key points that I have learned so far is - A person need to be very discipline into keeping a 12G nano reef tank : 1. Regular maintenance works to be carried out: > weekly or bi-weekly of water change > weekly or more frequent in cleaning the tank and rock for unwanted algae > weekly or more frequent of changing the filter pad > Change of RODI filter cartridges & resins, etc. depending on the usage > monthly wash of skimmer, wave maker etc. > regularly brushing off any hair-algae found 2. Need to be very selective in terms of Live Stocks and Corals to be kept in the Tank. 3. Need to establish a feeding / dosing schedule to feed the Live Stocks and Corals. Must learn NOT TO overfeed / overdose as will have a major impact to the water condition. 4. Add new Live Stock / Coral in a very slow pace (i.e. do not add many Live Stocks and Corals at one go) as will have a major impact to the water parameters. 5. Weekly / Bi-Weekly testing of water parameters to make sure without the desirable range. In addition to close observation of the behaviour of the Live Stocks and Corals. 6. Do not make major changes to the Lighting and Wave Maker too frequent (like many times a week), as we need to let the Live Stocks and Corals to stabilizer and get use to a certain setting. Minor changes to the Lighting and Wave Maker can be done progressively and slowly. I hope the above sharing can be useful and helpful to some of the reefers in this forum
  17. Just want to share the following key points that I have learned so far is a person need to be very discipline into keeping a 12G nano reef tank : 1. Regular maintenance works to be carried out: > weekly or bi-weekly of water change > weekly or more frequent in cleaning the tank and rock for unwanted algae > weekly or more frequent of changing the filter pad > Change of RODI filter cartridges & resins, etc. depending on the usage > monthly wash of skimmer, wave maker etc. > regularly brushing off any air-algae found 2. Need to be very selective in terms of Live Stocks and Corals to be kept in the Tank. 3. Need to establish a feeding / dosing schedule to feed the Live Stocks and Corals. Must learn NOT TO overfeed / overdose as will have a major impact to the water condition. 4. Add new Live Stock / Coral in a very slow pace (i.e. do not add many Live Stocks and Corals at one time) as will have a major impact to the water condition. 5. Weekly / Bi-Weekly testing of water parameters to make sure without the desirable range. In addition to close observation of the behaviour of the Live Stocks and Corals. 6. Do not make major changes to the Lighting and Wave Maker to frequent (like many times a week), as we need to let the Live Stocks and Corals to stabilizer and get use to a certain setting. Minor changes to the Lighting and Wave Maker can be done progressively slowly. I hope the above sharing can be useful and helpful to some of the reefers in this forum
  18. Currently being reserved and pending for collection. Will update again.
  19. Best price at $55 to clear a good working LED Light. I will show the light in good working condition upon collection and show on how to setup the light
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