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Arame’s 20g Macro Reef

Arame

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Hello everyone, I’m relatively new to the forums but here’s my tank! It’s a bit messy from the new macros but hopefully they settle in nicely.

10/24/2019


Equipment:
20 gallon long standard glass aquarium
Current USA orbit marine 24-36” (plan to add an orbit IC strip)
Current USA 660gph eFlux wave pump
Aquaclear 50 running floss and seachem pond matrix (want to upgrade to AC70)
Finnex HOB refugium running rubble rock and chaetomorpha
Cobalt neo-therm 100w heater

Hardscape:
~20lbs of dry rock
~40lbs of oolite sand (with a little bit of Fiji pink mixed in)

CUC:
~20 dwarf ceriths
~5 nassarius
2 ceriths
1 red leg hermit crab

Plants/macroalgae:
1 shoot of turtle grass
Botryocladia
Caulerpa racemosa var. peltata
C. mexicana
C. prolifera
C. cupressoides
Gracilaria
Bryothamnion
Hetereosiphona gibessii
Encrusting and branching coralline

Coral and nems:
3 rock flower anemones
Green Goniopora strokesi frag
1 polyp of orange micromussa lordhowensis (acan)
Pink sakura zoas
Green lagoon zoas
And 3 other color varieties I have yet to ID
1 green Ricordia florida
1 little Superman discosoma
1 ugly cabbage leather
Kenya tree cutting
Anthelia frag
Green star polyps

I have a sixline wrasse that will be moved in here when (and if) I can catch him. I also want to add a few sexy shrimp for my slowly growing RFA garden. Don’t dose anything except the occasional phyto and zooplankton. I feed pellets, frozen, and reef frenzy. plan on farming copepods to feed the wrasse and and future filter feeders. Ive been switching over to reef crystals but I hardly do any wc, 10% every 2 weeks.

This tank is not very old, the rock and sand moved in from a 40 gallon about a year ago. I plan on making it like a display refugium but with a little bit of LPS and plenty of softies. Maybe a dragonet in the future. I’m still building it up and upgrading so stay tuned for updates : )



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Arame

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Love it!

Have always enjoyed macro algae tanks.

Thank you! I love the look of macros and they’re so helpful in the reef.

Also, this app is a bit wonky idk why those pictures sent twice haha oops


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Arame

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After everything has settled in I’ve discovered a few new caulerpa that I hadn’t noticed before:
I believe this one might be C. paspaloides, I’m loving the delicate fern look
2C8C94BF-382B-4A73-977E-7E7950F619A1.jpegAnd this one is C. ashmeadii which I’ve read might get up to a foot longD0698448-8D32-4801-9A30-C7A8365BAE92.jpeg
 
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