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drewinpr
03-10-2013, 10:00 PM
I just wanted to start a thread on the 5 gallon nano that I set up about 6 months ago. If anyone has input or stocking suggestions for something this small I appreciate any and all input. Going to keep it brief for now since I'm on my tablet but I'll add pictures later.

5 gallon Fluval Spec tank - http://usa.hagen.com/Aquatic/Aquariums/Starter-Kits-Desktop/10516

Right now it has:
~7 lbs of live rock + live sand
2 feather dusters
Halloween hermit crab
2 nassarius snails, 1 turbo
2 sexy shrimp
Cleaner shrimp
Yellow watchman goby
Ocellaris clownfish


There was a firefish in there before the clown but he sadly jumped to his death while I was on vacation and a friend was feeding them. I'm not sure if the lid was left off..
The clown is quite small and the plan is for him to move on to the 65 gallon tank once it's ready to go so his stay in the nano is only short-term. The goby may do the same.

Other than some small coral frags I have no definite plans to add anything. If the fish moved on to a bigger tank, I've considered a few other livestock options including: green clown goby, Harlequin starfish, and coral banded shrimp (if I relocated the cleaner).

Pics to come!

drewinpr
03-10-2013, 10:49 PM
http://www.canreef.com/photopost/data/500/medium/113.jpg

http://www.canreef.com/photopost/data/500/medium/23.jpg

http://www.canreef.com/photopost/data/500/medium/153.jpg

http://www.canreef.com/photopost/data/500/medium/2013-02-05_18_58_02.jpg

http://www.canreef.com/photopost/data/500/medium/2013-02-05_13_55_26.jpg

http://www.canreef.com/photopost/data/500/medium/92.jpg

http://www.canreef.com/photopost/data/500/medium/2013-03-05_18_59_38.jpg

http://www.canreef.com/photopost/data/500/medium/2013-03-05_18_59_29.jpg

425nm
03-21-2013, 04:08 AM
Is all the filtration stock or have you swapped things around?

drewinpr
03-21-2013, 04:31 AM
Mostly stock, I removed the biomax ceramic rings and left the sponge/carbon in there.

I just ordered a tiny light on eBay that I'm going to try out over top of the overflow area with a bit of chaeto.

I'll add a few updated pictures soon, I added a few coral frags that I got from Marie and there's some coraline growing on the rocks.

somewherebeyondthesea
03-21-2013, 03:36 PM
Some things i put in my 5 G Fluval spec:

Neon Frogspawn
Neon Fuzzy Mushrooms
Green Birds nest
Green GSP
Purple Bonsai
Forest Fire Digi
4 Sexy Shrimp
Neon Goby
Yellow Clown Goby
Blue Legged Hermit
Cowrie (tiny milk grazer)
Pulsating xenia
Orange supermushroom
Ricordia
Crocea Clam

I think that's everything...

drewinpr
03-21-2013, 04:19 PM
Sounds sweet, gobies get along fine?

I may trade the hermit in for a smaller blue legged, the one I have seems to enjoy escargot :(

somewherebeyondthesea
03-21-2013, 04:45 PM
Sounds sweet, gobies get along fine?

I may trade the hermit in for a smaller blue legged, the one I have seems to enjoy escargot :(

They actually prefer each others company, before I added the neon the clown was too shy to come out.

drewinpr
03-21-2013, 09:03 PM
Yeah my watchman is pretty shy, it'd be nice if I had something else in there that would bring him out of his shell a bit.

Do you have some pictures of your tank?

somewherebeyondthesea
03-21-2013, 10:40 PM
i'll try to post some later in the month, (i'm currently moving) but once everything is back up I will post some pics for sure!

drewinpr
03-21-2013, 11:40 PM
I just took a few today. Sorry the quality isn't great, they were just taken with my cell phone.

http://www.canreef.com/photopost/data/500/medium/2013-03-21_11_54_07.jpg

http://www.canreef.com/photopost/data/500/medium/2013-03-21_11_53_40.jpg

http://www.canreef.com/photopost/data/500/medium/2013-03-21_11_53_48.jpg

http://www.canreef.com/photopost/data/500/medium/2013-03-21_11_53_54.jpg

somewherebeyondthesea
03-22-2013, 12:21 AM
Nice! what is that green bubble looking thing?

drewinpr
03-22-2013, 12:23 AM
As far as I know it's a candy cane coral:

http://www.seascapestudio.net/reference/corals/caulastrea_furcata_kryptonite_candy_cane_coral.jpg

That picture isnt mine, just one from the internet.

somewherebeyondthesea
03-22-2013, 12:26 AM
ah ok thats what i thought :biggrin:

somewherebeyondthesea
04-02-2013, 03:37 AM
As promised here is a photo of my 5 G fluval spec:mrgreen:

http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o700/somewherebeyondthesea/IMAG0168_zps202fb53b.jpg

drewinpr
04-05-2013, 05:41 PM
Nice, that's awesome. That tiny clam is sweet!

drewinpr
04-05-2013, 05:51 PM
Do you dose anything for your corals?