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New Office Tank - 10 Gallon Waterbox

-AnThOnY-

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First meaningful post on the forum (not bumming for chaeto) Have a new 10 gallon at the office cycling with some rock from my tank at the house. Years ago I bought one of the RapidLED retrofit kits for a Biocube 14 and decided to yank that and make a new hood for this tank using that kit (12 Cree LED's). Used one of my favorite woods to work with at the moment, spalted pecan which also has a bunch of beetle boring in it. One thing I like is the book shelf I have over the tank which allowed me to use magnets to hang the hood over the tank.

Undecided on stocking so far, I work half days every Friday so I need to stock it in a way that will be generally self sufficient for 2.5 days over the weekend.
 

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-AnThOnY-

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Haha. That was my easy attempt to mark water level in the return pump compartment. The black coating on the back wall is ever so slightly translucent when you shine a light in it so I marked it on Friday to see how much evaporation happened over the weekend. :)
 

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Haha. That was my easy attempt to mark water level in the return pump compartment. The black coating on the back wall is ever so slightly translucent when you shine a light in it so I marked it on Friday to see how much evaporation happened over the weekend. :)
Ah ok, makes sense (y)
I know you're undecided on stocking, but I would suggest a pistol shrimp (red stripe) and a shrimp goby (or pair) or some kind. Always loved watching those guys in my old nano.
 
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-AnThOnY-

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Ah ok, makes sense (y)
I know you're undecided on stocking, but I would suggest a pistol shrimp (red stripe) and a shrimp goby (or pair) or some kind. Always loved watching those guys in my old nano.
Thats definitely one of the leading options, or the generic clown/anemone (RBTA maybe?) combo. Just nervous about ~3 consecutive days without feeding a week. Guess I could suck it up and auto feed once over the weekend.

That is a nice light fixture
Thanks!

I am not super confident with led intensity or color combinations yet. This kit came with 6 royal blue and 6 white LEDS which looks decent aesthetically but I am contemplating getting a red and violet to replace two of the whites with to get a little better colors. I am running it at 60% but without coral for the moment I can't judge if its too much or not enough.
 
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-AnThOnY-

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Everything from the weekend made it in the tank today. I think this will be the majority of stocking for the near future, although I am considering some red cap on the upper left side of the rock-work.
 

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