Stoops718's 12 Gallon Fluval Edge Nano Reef

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Photo Update 4/12/12

FTS 4/12/12


Close Up 4/12/12


Zoa Garden 4/12/12


Ric Garden 4/12/12


I also updated my first post listing all new updates.
 
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Your tank looks great! I have a similar set up but can't seem to fit the AI Nano light underneath due to the rear cables hitting the AC20 HOB. How did you work around that?

Thanks.
 

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Your tank looks great! I have a similar set up but can't seem to fit the AI Nano light underneath due to the rear cables hitting the AC20 HOB. How did you work around that?

Thanks.

Thanks! Sorry for taking so long to reply. I had to chip away some of the plastic towards the front of the hood, where it connected to the mesh so that the AI Nano could sit flush with the front of the hood. I'll take some pics later.
 

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Update 4/25/12

Tank:
Fluval Edge 12gallon

Filter & flow:
AC50 filter with the InTank Media Basket. Using Filter Floss, Chemi-Pure Elite, and Purigen.
6lbs+ of Fiji live rock (It may seem like very little for 12gallons, but they are decently sized and are very porous.
3lbs of cured live rock with coralline
10lbs of bagged "live sand" (slopes from about 0.5"-1.5")
MP10Wes (on reef crest mode at about 50%)

Lighting:
AquaIlluminations Nano and Controller

Heater:
Deep Blue Mini Heat Stix 60 Watt

Livestock
Fish:
2 Ocellaris Clown Fish
Wheeler's Shrimp Goby
*NEW*Tanaka's Pygmy Wrasse

Inverts:
1 Green Bubble Tip Anemone
Blue Maxima Clam

Snails:
5 Nerite Snails
4 Florida Cerith Snails? (Spotted 2 so far)
10-15 Dwarf Cerith Snails
3 Nassarius Snails
2 Turbo Snails

Crabs:
1 Red Hermit Crabs
2 Electric Blue Hermit Crab (hitchhiker from Reef Cleaners)

Shrimp:
1 Cleaner Shrimp
Red Banded Pistol Shrimp

Misc:
2 Astrea Starfish (Live rock hitchhiker)
3+ Brittle Starfish (Hitchhikers)
4+ Bristle Worm (That I know of)

Corals:
Zoanthids/Palys/Polyps:
Neon Green Zoas
Orange Zoas
Electric Green Zoas
Mohawk Palys (bought from Macropora)
Sunflower Zoas (bought from Bimmer01)
Pink w/ Purple Skirt Zoas
Dragon Eye Zoas (bought from ctxmonitor)
Green Star Polyps
Waving Hand Anthelia
Blue Cespitularia
Pulsing Xenia on a nice sized piece of LR with Strawberry Anemone HH (bought from cthoughts1)
Yellow Tipped Clove Polyps (6+ Heads)
*NEW*Magician Palys (bought from Shalco)
*NEW*Eagle Eye Zoas (bought from Shalco)
*NEW*Red Death Palys (bought from Shalco)
*NEW*Solar Zoas (bought from Shalco)

Mushrooms/Ricordeas:
Fluorescent Green Mushrooms
Green Striped Mushroom
Hairy Mushroom
Bullseye Mushroom
Red Mushroom
Yellow Ricordea (bought from Bimmer01)
Green Ricordea (bought from irvp13)

Soft Corals:
Toadstool Frag (bought from cthoughts1)

Sea Fans:
Purple Ribbon Gorgonian
Purple Corky Finger Briareum Asbestinum (bought from kidninja)

LPS:
Pink Flower Pot Frag (Goniopora)
Candy Cane Frag
Neon Green Candy Cane
Red War Favia
Blastomussa Merletti (bought from MetroKat)
Frogspawn (bought from cthoughts1)
Torch (3 Heads)

SPS:
Red Branching Montipora (Dying)
ORA Green Birds Nest (bought from Macropora)
Meteor Shower Cyphastrea (bought from ctxmonitor)
*NEW*Strawberry Patch Montipora Cap (bought from ctxmonitor)
*NEW*Green Acro?(bought from Shalco)
 

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Quick update. Got some new frags pics to follow. Got rid of the Chromis and had to get rid of my Emerald Crab. He got way too big and was knocking stuff over left and right. Picked up a Tanaka's Pygmy Wrasse. Got it from Fishtown USA for $30, they had it labeled as a Possum Wrasse. LiveAquaria.com sells Pygmy Wrasses for $50 plus shipping. Score!
 

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I wonder how the ph is. And the o2 level. I always had low ph issues when i had my open top 40br. Interested in starting one of these.

I have no idea on the O2 levels. My ph is pretty steady between 8.0 and 8.3. These tanks look really great when running perfect but it is a major PITA to maintain and scape due to the small opening. I wouldn't recommend it LOL.
 

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Maybe 12g mr aqua tank would be better. I was trying to deal with less to no evap with the fluval edge which makes my top off life much easier. But not if its gonna make everything else in the hobby much harder.
 

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Maybe 12g mr aqua tank would be better. I was trying to deal with less to no evap with the fluval edge which makes my top off life much easier. But not if its gonna make everything else in the hobby much harder.

Yes a couple of members here have them and they look gorgeous, you could always make a lid or a canopy. Good luck.
 

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Hi, awesome tank! I'm using a 12 gallon edge for my new setup as well (just waiting for my lights). I also, will be using an MP10 for flow. Did you have to cut a hole in the plastic on the back for the dry side to stick, or does it stick right on through the plastic and glass (that would be great!)? Also, are you still running the MP10 @ 50% in reefcrest mode? Thanks
 

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Hi, awesome tank! I'm using a 12 gallon edge for my new setup as well (just waiting for my lights). I also, will be using an MP10 for flow. Did you have to cut a hole in the plastic on the back for the dry side to stick, or does it stick right on through the plastic and glass (that would be great!)? Also, are you still running the MP10 @ 50% in reefcrest mode? Thanks

What lights are you going with?
 

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I went with the new dimmable 18 watt EdgeBrite. It's pricey, but I didn't want to mod it myself and it looks exactly like the stock hood. I would post a couple of pics, but I don't yet have 5 posts.
 
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