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 11-30-2011, 01:51 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 131
A couple of cell phone pics after transferring from 12 gal. Nano into new aquarium.

Carey, I'd love to keep a clam, I know there are some really beautiful options that don't require that don't require feeding and with my new LED fixture, I should be able to provide adequate PAR up to 16" of depth. Do you have any tips, tricks or advice on keeping a clam?



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2837051948.jpg
Views:	133
Size:	61.5 KB
ID:	63595



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-80126600.jpg
Views:	132
Size:	45.6 KB
ID:	63596
__________________

__________________
MKFMedic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2011, 01:57 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I've only had mine for a month, so I don't know too much about them. I have mine halfway up the tank in a medium to light flow area. So far so good...
__________________

__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2011, 02:22 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 131
Thanks Carey. Did you secure the clam in place? Or did you just place it in a secure spot. I'd be worried about one of my CUC's coming along and knocking it over.

Thanks again,

Mike
__________________
MKFMedic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2011, 02:25 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
He's nudged into a nice spot between some rocks, I made sure my hermits couldnt knock him down.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 05:48 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 131
So I finally returned home after three days at work and was excited to find my new LED fixture waiting for me to install. Wow! What a difference! I found a great deal on a Innovative Marine 30w 14k LED which matches the tank perfectly! The water has a brightness and shimmer it didn't have before. The two Koralia 425g per minute power heads also arrived and are installed.

My clown seems really happy, but unfortunately, I can't seem to locate my purple fire fish. I am going to be so bummed out if something happened to it. When we made the transition, it seemed to be swimming happily about, so I'm hoping it is just hiding somewhere in the back with the fire shrimp. I don't see any evidence of a body, so I don't know, I guess I'll just have to wait and see.....

My initial observations for the light are good! The fan it has installed on top of the unit is certainly not "Whisper Quiet," but it is not distracting either. It is quieter than the two fans on the 48w CF hood I had on my previous 12 gal nano tank.

The LED light and the two power heads along with the slip stream nozzle seem to be making all the difference! Since I was gone for three days, it's time for a water change and my just measure water chemistry is:

pH 7.8
Am 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrates 5 - 10ppm

I need to raise my pH, and work on reducing my Nitrates. There is absolutely no algae growth, the glass of the tank is clean, so I'm hoping with a few water changes, I can get those nitrates down. Any suggestions other than a 10% water change? Would any of the experts out there advise on a larger water change based on the above numbers?

Anyway, I'm super excited about the tank and its progress. I'll keep the updates coming.

Thanks again for all of the help!

Mike
__________________
MKFMedic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 11:55 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
Glad your lights worked out! we just need some pictures now.

if you really wanna work on those nitrates, I'd do a 20% water change and a few days later do another one. Should get you back to 0 and then you can go from there. That should also help raise your ph as well.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2011, 12:15 AM   #17
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 131
Hey Carey,

You are so great! Thanks for always taking the time to reply! I did a 4 gallon water change today, so probably around a 15% change since the actual water volume is probably around 22 - 25 gallons of water. I'll do another in a couple of days!

My purple fire fish apparently does have a new hiding spot because he has reappeared! Whew. I really like my fire fish!

I'm really looking forward to down the road and hopefully adding a bubble tip anemone and a small clam to the tank!

Thanks again for all your help. I'm going to post a couple of cell phone pics of the tank with the new LED lights in a minute or two!

Mike
__________________
MKFMedic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2011, 12:17 AM   #18
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 131
[quote="mkfphoto"]hey carey,

you are so great! Thanks for always taking the time to reply! I did a 4 gallon water change today, so probably around a 15% change since the actual water volume is probably around 22 - 25 gallons of water. I'll do another in a couple of days!

My purple fire fish apparently does have a new hiding spot because he has reappeared! Whew. I really like my fire fish!

I'm really looking forward to down the road and hopefully adding a bubble tip anemone and a small clam to the tank!

Thanks again for all your help. I'm going to post a couple of cell phone pics of the tank with the new led lights in a minute or two!

Mike
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2534297729.jpg
Views:	72
Size:	62.1 KB
ID:	63797   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3576600762.jpg
Views:	69
Size:	62.0 KB
ID:	63798  

__________________
MKFMedic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2011, 12:21 AM   #19
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 131
Quote:
Originally Posted by mkfphoto
hey carey,

you are so great! Thanks for always taking the time to reply! I did a 4 gallon water change today, so probably around a 15% change since the actual water volume is probably around 22 - 25 gallons of water. I'll do another in a couple of days!

My purple fire fish apparently does have a new hiding spot because he has reappeared! Whew. I really like my fire fish!

I'm really looking forward to down the road and hopefully adding a bubble tip anemone and a small clam to the tank!

Thanks again for all your help. I'm going to post a couple of cell phone pics of the tank with the new led lights in a minute or two!

Mike


Click image for larger version

Name:	image-146495197.jpg
Views:	98
Size:	57.1 KB
ID:	63799



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2406142039.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	62.0 KB
ID:	63800
__________________
MKFMedic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2011, 12:35 AM   #20
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gboy66's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cali baby
Posts: 6,826
What!! That looks redonkulusly awesome! Hahah
__________________

__________________
Gboy66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
build, tan, tank build

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
62 gallon build thread and tank showcase iheartmyed9 Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 19 12-30-2011 01:05 PM
Upgrading tank l18amd General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 0 11-15-2011 11:33 AM
Tank #2 build thread. Chino1130 Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 9 10-15-2011 09:56 AM
New Tank Build coalcut Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 10-01-2011 04:03 AM
Advice on newish (and first) tropical/fresh 10 gallon... FoxGlove Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 2 07-25-2011 01:22 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:03 PM.


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