I think I understand everything now thanks to you steve-s!! Thanks sooo
much for your help!
Here is my overall rundown of everything needed (HEAVILY revised!!
10g nano reef
-10g standard tank
-Aragonite sand, 2-3"
-Live rock -cured, 12-15 lbs.
-Two (Mini Jet 606) powerheads
filter with -Polyfilter (by Aquarium Systems) Media and -Surface Skimmer Attachment
-Coralife Aqualight- 1-96w Power Compact (96w 50/50 4-tube quad lamp) *on legs
-Custom SeaLife MoonLite or DIY
Mood Lights into an AC
110v 50/60Hz Adapter~set at 3v & 1000mA
-Kent Marine Sea Salt
-Kent Marine Buffer (if pH is too low)
1 Percula Clownfish
1 Sharknose Goby Gobiosoma evelynae
1 Cleaner Shrimp
2 Nassarius Snails
2 Cerith Snails
2 Margarita Snails
Mushrooms, Zooanthids, Polyps, Colt Corals, Leather Corals, Xenia ...
Plastic 5g bucket
water...mix salt ~ 1.023-5 salinity
-Sit overnight with equip on
-Test salinity with hydrometer
-Test pH ~ 8.2 (Add Kent Marine Aquarium Buffer if neccessary)
-Siphon out 1g of water from tank, into another bucket and dispose of this water
-Add premixed water
-> Top off evap. water only with RO
water, not salted water!
Quarantine Tank (left running all the time):
Powerhead (to keep pH at 8.2)
-Filter floss media
Sm Gravel Vac
-Hold wanted fish at LFS
Filter [filter floss media] on the main tank for a week
-Position heater and thermom
-Fill q-tank with water from main tank
-Add ornaments for fish to hide (Pipes)
-After a week, transfer HOB
Adding fish to q-tank:
-Acclimate normally, drip q-tank water into bag until 4x amount of original water
-Net fish into Q-tank
-Leave there for 3-4 wks.
-Do frequent water changes with vac, from a DIFFERENT bucket than main tank(water params kept same in both buckets)
-Feed sparingly, bi-daily
-Siphon extra food out with rigid airline tubing
>Upon using meds, before quarantining or treating fish again:
and 10g tank (eliminating as much existing meds as possible) by:
-Soaking in vinegar and hot water ~12 hours
-Soak in hot water~12 hours
-Soak in hot water ~12 hours again
-Position heater, HOB
and thermom again
tank with 10g tank water
-Leave all equipment running (HOB
--no filter media)
-When unstocked, add small amounts of ammonia a few times a week to keep cycled
-When fish are to be placed in QT
tank again, put in seeded filter floss from Main tank into QT
Any final changes?
Two thumbs up on this planned setup ??