34G Solana Build - 4 months

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History: After taking many years off from the hobby, finishing college (barely), moved to NYC, and got back into the game with a hi-tech planted 9G Rimless. After a few months, realized it wasn't going to cut it. Had kept breeding cichlids, FOWLR, and softies in college while working 3 jobs to feed this crazy addiction and wanted to do things better this time around.

Present day: Converted the planted ADA 9Gto a pico/nano. Found a used 34G Solana for a steal and got it going mid-Sept 2017. 4 months and many many lessons later....this is my reefing story.
 
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Really should let my tank run fallow to ensure any parasites are done but can't bear to sell or move the Hawkfish.

Present day after 4 months. Still very much in a frag/mini colony stage but getting there. Began adding kalk to my ATO bc these LPS/SPS were wrecking my parameters. Still no skimmer/reactors..Just Marine Pure balls, lots of rubble, and filter floss. TRYING TO UPGRADE TO A 50/60G with a sump soon.

Livestock/Coral:

-Longnose Hawkfish

-Diamond Sand Sifting Goby

-Green Chromis (1)

-Purple Tip Hammer (2 head)

-Neon Green Torch (2 head)

-Ugly Frogspawn (1.5 head)

-PS Brown Gorgonian

-PS Golden Gorgonian frag

-NPS Yellow Gorgonian

-Orange Mush, Green Mush

-Rainbow Acan (2.5 head)

-Neon Green Bubble

-Zoanthis- Rasta(10+), GOW (~5), Flaming embers (~3)

-Neon Candy Cane

-Pocillopora (1.5 frag)

-Dragons Breath


https://www.reef2reef.com/index.php?threads/333233/
 

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*Edit to above -had 3 Chromis during the time of the pic.

Finally found a good centerpiece to balance all the green. Got an awesome layering mini colony of Red Monti from a Manhattan Reef member! Was really the final touch this nano reef needed for now Also added a dope birdsnest mini colony.

Future plans include reproprogating a few zoas while keeping a close eye on the Torch (impulse buy)


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Nice setup. What kind of lighting you using?


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AI HD Prime. Only running about 10-20% o. The 20x20x20 but experimenting w/ higher PAR's. Need to borrow a ******* PAR meter. Honestly, could probably get away with a higher PAR but easing into it.
 

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