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rishu_pepper
02-15-2016, 06:37 PM
In the pursuit of converting our main DT to a FOWLR, part of the plan was always to transfer all the zoas and also some other corals into a smaller tank.

We had been scouting for a tank for quite a while, and were almost dead set on an IM Nuvo 10, but when a deal came up for a Fluval M40 with stand in immaculate condition (plus a great deal to boot!), we pulled the trigger and got the project started (thank you Daniel for the great tank and your courtesy).

Daniel was kind enough to include some black sand which was enough to fill the bottom. We haven't ran a tank with black sand before but after looking at his tank (unbelievable rock flower anemone tank, probably the nicest tank I have ever seen), we were converted. With that, I added some newly made water and some sand from the DT and some live rock and away we go.

Gear list:

Fluval M40 with stock return pump
Skkye 18W LED
Vortech MP10wes
Reefkeeper Lite
Heater (duh)

That's it. No skimmer, no doser, just trying to keep it simple. Livestock will be limited (yellowheaded jawfish and maybe a firefish).

As for corals, it'll be mainly zoas and dendros, with a smattering of other LPS.

Here it was a few days ago:

http://i.imgur.com/RktBNhll.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/DqdauM3l.jpg
(zoas to go on the front circular rock)

The Skyye LED is a nice form factor and the power is a non-issue, but the lack of controllability and the spectrum may prove to be an issue. We'll see what it feels like after a while, it's hard to gauge without all the corals in. Would have liked an AI Prime but currently trying to keep it budget friendly.

Last night I checked the levels and the basic parameters were in check, so Joanne put in the dendros and some LPS. Everything was nice and happy afterwards. (sorry forgot to take a pic!)

More pictures and updates to come as this project chugs along.

albert_dao
02-15-2016, 10:34 PM
I think you should come over to my place soon man!

Portuguesenrg
02-16-2016, 04:39 PM
Hey question what do you think of the mp10 in that setup , I have one in mying I feel at times I just turn it off even on lowest setting I feel it's to much with fish


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rishu_pepper
02-16-2016, 04:51 PM
Hey question what do you think of the mp10 in that setup , I have one in mying I feel at times I just turn it off even on lowest setting I feel it's to much with fish


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It's a little too early to tell for me. I have it on Reef Crest on the second lowest power and it seems to be pretty appropriate. No sand is being blown around. The dendros facing directly at the MP10's path are getting some good, if not overly powerful flow.

We just put in an order for a jawfish and a firefish. I guess the verdict will be met when they are placed, along with the corals. I feel that fish can handle good current, in fact, I'd say they enjoy it, from what I've observed in my main tank.

SeaHorse_Fanatic
02-16-2016, 05:08 PM
Looking forward to seeing your new nano all set up with dendros, zoas & the new fish. :wink::biggrin:

Portuguesenrg
02-16-2016, 07:40 PM
It's a little too early to tell for me. I have it on Reef Crest on the second lowest power and it seems to be pretty appropriate. No sand is being blown around. The dendros facing directly at the MP10's path are getting some good, if not overly powerful flow.



We just put in an order for a jawfish and a firefish. I guess the verdict will be met when they are placed, along with the corals. I feel that fish can handle good current, in fact, I'd say they enjoy it, from what I've observed in my main tank.


Okay well then again mying is a 8 gallon , and that is usually what I had mying set to aswell but with it off I've noticed my clowns and wrasse more active then with it on. Never any sand tossed around but what do I know still learning lol


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rishu_pepper
02-16-2016, 07:41 PM
Okay well then again mying is a 8 gallon , and that is usually what I had mying set to aswell but with it off I've noticed my clowns and wrasse more active then with it on. Never any sand tossed around but what do I know still learning lol


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You have clownS and a wrasse in an 8 gallon? Might be too many fish, JMO.

Portuguesenrg
02-16-2016, 07:52 PM
I was waiting for someone to say that after i pressed send lol , they are doing alright seem to be getting along well , neither are being aggressive


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Carrera75
02-20-2016, 05:27 PM
Hey Brian,

Tank is looking good and I am glad it's working out well for you. The black sand looks awesome!