View Full Version : 10 Gallon SPS Nano

01-15-2011, 06:31 PM
So, unfortunately I have to shut down my 187 gallon due to a leaking roof, so I figure i'd set up something to keep my hobby going until I can get a big tank up and running again.

My Microwave took a second seat, as I placed it in the cubby designed for the microwave. Looks awesome where it is.


10 Gallon regular tank
AC110 Fuge Mod
70W Fish Need It HQI w/ 20,000K bulb (now running a Odyssea 150W Halide with a Phoenix 14K bulb) + 2 15 Watt T5 Actinics.)
Modified 10 Gallon Canopy light with 6000K bulb for fuge light
Marineland 100W Stealth heater

Stock (Updated 02/03/2011)

30 Lbs premium rock
Florida Crushed Coral substrate
3" Crocea Clam
4" Squamosa Clam
Hawaii Feather Duster
4 Zoo frags
1 Green Paly frag
Purple birdsnest frag
Green Milli frag
3 small Yuma Rics
Lots of green and blue mushrooms
Lots of green hairy mushrooms
Green Trumpet Coral (20+ Polyps)
Neon Green Trumpet Coral

1 Clown
1 Bi-color Dottyback
1 Fire Shrimp
1 Gold Coral Banded Shrimp
3 black margarita snails
2 Crown Snails

I plan on trying out SPS. The AC110 fuge mod set to full creates tonnes of flow.

CURRENT FTS - Feb. 3rd 2011

Jan. 15th 2011

01-15-2011, 06:33 PM
For supplemental lighting, I think i'm going to do some DIY LED strips,

01-15-2011, 06:41 PM
What a wicked place to put a tank, if you buy one or two of the 50W Blue LED Strip lights from ocean city finding snacks in the dark will never be a problem again :lol:.

Best part is there only $50.00 each and will work perfectly for your supplements (While the halide runs) , actinics (2 of them) and night lights (1 of them).

01-15-2011, 06:43 PM
I've never seem them there! I'll have to go take a look today

01-15-2011, 06:43 PM
ooh and If your really set on keeping SPS in the long run you might have to sell of a few of those softies, unless you are running carbon you could get some nasty chemical warfare in a tank that size.

01-15-2011, 06:45 PM
I am running Chemi Pure Elite in the First section of the fuge. Would that be enough? Though I have no issue getting rid of the softies.

Now I just have to find some SPS frags to test it out.

01-15-2011, 07:15 PM
dude you did a nice job of that tank! Anyways, that frogspawn i bought off of you is doing fine in case you were wondering.

01-15-2011, 07:17 PM
Nice to hear! It was a nice piece for sure.

01-15-2011, 07:17 PM
I'd be ok with a 10 Hour lighting cycle on this guy with the 70W right?

01-15-2011, 08:32 PM
well it is a matter of PAR readings when it boils down to it. If that light can produce the PAR that your SPS needs then yah, it will be ok. Other than that you then start thinking about the color spectrum to try and 'contrl' the colors of your corals.

I think that light should be good for most SPS at that depth. Other than that keep that fuge rolling and the water clean and SPS should be fairly happy in that tank.

02-03-2011, 11:45 PM
Updated FTS and pics now.


Changed out 70W fish need it fixture for a Oddysea 150W HQI with 2X14W T5 actinics - Replaced stock bulb with Phoenix 14K 150W bulb.

Added the following stock (and more rock):

Purple polyp birdsnest frag
Purple mushroom with red bulbbles
Large squamosa clam
Purple ric
More random shrooms
Neon GSP frag
Green milli frag
Neon Green trumpets
Red/Green/purple-green zoas (not opening?)

Also aded a Fire Shrimp, Gold Coral Banded Shrimp, and a Bi-color Dottyback.

And sorry for the crappy pics... my SLR charger went missing on me... so point and shoot it is!

Can anyone identify the macro growing near my Zoo's?

02-04-2011, 01:06 AM
Beautiful lil tank mate!!