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Old 10-19-2011, 06:11 PM   #1
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Arrow 6G Edge Reef

So I got a Fluval Edge as a gift early on in march '11 - I set it up with everything I was given - freshwater with mixed gravel, some deco, 2 ghost shrimp, 3 danios and a red tail Shark - Ill put a link to an image here - Slowly getting bored of the lackluster life in the tank, I wanted to take the challenge to setup a reef tank (my first and a 6 Gallon at that) so after my puppy turned 6 months I took the salt challenge and jumped right in. I re-homed the little danios and the shark into a friends tank and flushed my tank clean.

The following weekend I picked up 3lbs of Live Rock, a bucket of salt, a cheap hydrometer, argonite sand, a Koralia Nano and a Corallife 10W to rig in for the cycle.

My build is as much about learning as it will be about aesthetics and growth. The tank being small requires a few DIY projects, which will lead to a lot of info and a personal determination to learn.

Equipment:
6 Gallon Fluval Edge tank
AquaClear 20 (came with the tank)
Filter Media (bottom up)- AC20 Sponge, 1 Layer of Poly, Chemi-Pure Elite, 1 Layer of Poly
2x - MR16 21 SMD 5050 LEDs (4.5 Watt each)
3x - 15 5mm LED Strips (4 Watts total)
1x - Corallife 10 Watt
API Reef Test Kit
API Freshwater Test Kit (with saltwater card)
Koralia Nano Powerhead - 425 GPH
Kent Hydrometer
CoraLife Digital Thermometer
Instant Ocean Reef Salt
Aragonite Sand (Bimini Pink) - 10lbs
Live Rock - 4lbs (Bali, Fiji)
25 Watt Visi-Therm Stealth Deluxe

Hydor Pico 800 (Salt mixing)
Visi-Therm 50 Watt Heater (Salt mixing)

Planning To Buy:
AquaClear 70 for HOB Fuge
DIY Refugium Light

Current Stocking List

Corals

- Zoa Colony (Thanks duckhams)
- Hairy Mushrooms
- Red Bubble Tip Anemone (Thanks ameekplec)
- Clam
- Purple Deaths
- Xenia
- GSP Rock
- Green Milli
- Blue Acro
- Acans
- Purple Mushrooms
- Green Mushrooms

Fish/Fauna
- baby clown

CUC (Clean Up Crew)
- 2 Hermit Crabs
- 2 Astrea Snails
-1 Trochus Snail

Last Photo before I shut it down on March 5th 2012 - sadly was not an FTS


Old Photo - Jan 5th, 2012


Old Photo - Oct 19, 2011

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Day 1- September 29th 2011
Sand, Live Rock, Salt (dirty tank)


Can anyone ID what this is? (Was underneath a liverock from my initial batch)


Day 9 - October 7th 2011 - Tank has cycled

Day 10 - October 8th 2011 - Added small CUC - 2 Astrea Snails, 2 Hermit Crabs, 1 Emerald Crab (Emerald crab video)

Day 19 - October 17th 2011 - Added Zoa colony on a live rock, and 5 hairy mushrooms big and small on a live rock from duckhams



Day 21 - October 19th 2011 - Added RBTA from Ameekplec

Day 29 - October 27th 2011 - Added 5 Heads of Purple Deaths and my chemipure-elite came in. (really cleaned up the tank water)


Day 50 - November 17th 2011 - Added a some Trochus Snails, a Torch Frag and Xenia Frag

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It looks great! Do you think you will need more LR tho?
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It looks great! Do you think you will need more LR tho?
Thanks! - Im looking for advice on that - I know many people who do Liverock in two batches, first batch for the cycle and the second batch after the cycle, Ive been acquiring coral on live rock lately, and intend to do so, but how much live rock do you think I should be using in a 6 Gallon tank? - I cycled with 3lbs

Also looking for advice
Option 1 - Build a HOB Fuge with a AC70
Option 2 - Something like a Jebo 178 - HOB Skimmer/Filter

Which one would benefit the tank more, and how? Which would reduce water changes? Or should I continue at 2 Gallons a week even after a refugium or skimmer.
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well usually 1 to 1.5 lb LR per gal, so it would be around 7lb LR but I think it is actually the amount of rock surface that's matter. Water changes is a must don't think you can cut corner with that especially with a small tank like Edge; I heard ppl using Chemi Pure Elite can help reduce water change to one in 2 weeks. So $$ can buy you time
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well usually 1 to 1.5 lb LR per gal, so it would be around 7lb LR but I think it is actually the amount of rock surface that's matter. Water changes is a must don't think you can cut corner with that especially with a small tank like Edge; I heard ppl using Chemi Pure Elite can help reduce water change to one in 2 weeks. So $$ can buy you time
I actually picked up Chemi-Pure Elite.. Just to make sure the phosphates are in check, didnt knwo that would buy me time.. Ill look that up for sure thanks!
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http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/inde...post&p=3503404

He has great result with it.
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Looks good. I like it, but to small..



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In spite of their smallness, I've always thought the Fluval Edge looks nice, and has lots of potential with SW. Keep up the good work, and more importantly, keep up with the pics! We love pics!

You might be okay with that amount of LR, really depends what you put in there and how faithful you are with your WC's. Really experience is the best teahcher of knowledge in this hobby. nano-reef is a good spot to get more resources...

Might want to look into care of anemones, as usually they are only recommended in tanks that are 9 months old or more. It might be good to do some reading on their care/needs.
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I seen this tank today in BA and top is not removable. How in the world you guys clean glass there in SW?



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