Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-25-2006, 11:19 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,341
First frag Prop tank, all downhill from here!

Set up a 10g prop tank tonight to get some more frags going for trade and placement back in the main. If I was not before I am definately hooked now. 8)

Basically used a 10g with a shelf half way up. Place cured rubble on the shelf and the coral frags I want to propogate (star polyps, kenya tree, green zoos, yellow polys, button polyps) on top of the rubble.

Using a 550 pH with sponge and a whisper 20 with carbon for filtration and water movement. For lighting I have 2 coral life 18 w fixtures over the center.

Plan to do weekly 2 gallon PWC. Would like to upgrade to 20g, but had the 10g sitting around saying use me and did not want to buy anymore lighting for now.

Any thoughts,
__________________

__________________
Aaron

Tank: 90 Gal SW Reef in the making

See my info for setup and inhabitant details:
afilter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2006, 12:15 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Posts: 801
Send a message via AIM to FishFrik
18W? Is that enuf for coral progogation?

Everything else looks great. Good luck. If it works out well for u, i'll try it too
__________________

__________________
I'm one of those fishnutz, who are actually nutz.
FishFrik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2006, 12:18 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 282
Tell us about your results because I've been wondering about doing that with my 10 gal. lying around at home. Thanks!
__________________
-A real hobby
EELectric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2006, 12:43 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,341
FishFrik,

Actually it is 36w total there are 2 18w fixtures side by side. The frags are only about 6" down.
__________________
Aaron

Tank: 90 Gal SW Reef in the making

See my info for setup and inhabitant details:
afilter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2006, 01:23 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Posts: 801
Send a message via AIM to FishFrik
Ook i misread it then. Keep us posted of how ur frag tank is doing. Im interested in doing this too
__________________
I'm one of those fishnutz, who are actually nutz.
FishFrik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2006, 08:44 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,341
Ooops the Mrs. discovered the prop tank...you know you are going to have a discussion when you hear your full (first middle and last) name.

Anyway, explained how much money it was going to save by growing out corals and trading. She bought it for now.

Well on my way back to MTS. 8)
__________________
Aaron

Tank: 90 Gal SW Reef in the making

See my info for setup and inhabitant details:
afilter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2006, 08:45 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 783
How about you tell her how much money you will MAKE selling to the LFS
__________________
Come Join The Dark Side
Marc118 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2006, 08:48 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Posts: 801
Send a message via AIM to FishFrik
LOL!!!!!! Not many ppls can understand y we love this hobby so much.... even our spouses
__________________
I'm one of those fishnutz, who are actually nutz.
FishFrik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2006, 09:18 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posts: 3,294
the star polyps may be the only coral you have a issue with.. My GSP do not like low light at all so having it up mid way in the tank should be ok. Kenyas grow under all lighting, I had mine doing well under 80 watt NO lighting on the bottom of my 55. I have made some good money selling the Kenyas to the LFS. Its almost time to tank another batch over to the LFS.

post a pic...
__________________
9/02-125 REEF, 125 lbs LR,LS 4x160 VHO, Reef Devil /Sump, Fuge
7/03-55 FOWLR 60lb LR, 50 lb SD sand 2x40 NO strip light, Reef Devil/sump, Fuge

TANK PICS http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=98202
seaham358 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2006, 10:33 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,341
seaham358,

I will get a pic up this weekend, we just found the camera...it had been missing for several weeks.

Anyone have thoughts on livestock in a prop tank? I noticed that some LFS will have a single fish in a frag tank when it is not on the system. I was wondering if this is to keep the nitrogen cycle going since corals do not really produce a bio load.

Right now it is just the corals and LR rubble in there.

BTW, GSP opened right up. I am hoping they will spread like they do in the main. Down the road I have some nice coral skeletons I would like to get coated with them.

TIA,
__________________

__________________
Aaron

Tank: 90 Gal SW Reef in the making

See my info for setup and inhabitant details:
afilter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
frag, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My tank is going downhill :( Civicman86 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 09-05-2005 01:20 PM
frag prop tank ellisz Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 09-08-2004 11:17 PM
Whole tank going downhill, need ideas! grimlock3000 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 02-10-2004 03:09 PM
New prop tank loganj New Acquisitions 2 10-10-2003 11:09 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.