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Old 07/30/2018, 02:15 AM   #1
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Ada 16g mixed reef

Hey guys!
I've been out of this hobby for at least 6 years.
So I was gone for good amount of time...but I'm back!

It's going to be mixed reef with Montis, GSP, wars, brains, and other softie, lps variety focused tank with least amount of fish. (Probably maximum 5 nano fish in the tank)

Due to out of budget I start with cheaper options but whenever I have chance .. hopefully I can upgrade to decent equipments.



So equipment list are


Ada 60p (16gal)
Coral life marine hang on filter
(With bioball as filter media)
Current USA led 24"
1 hydor koralia nano powerhead
1 hydor koralia 450gph powerhead
Aquaeon preset 100w heater
Sumpkorea auto top
Livesand caribsea aragonite Bahamas
Vertex aquaristik puratek ro/di filter
Dry rock 25 lbs


Any tips or whoever lives near los angeles k-town reefers are welcome!

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Old 07/30/2018, 02:18 AM   #2
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Great way to save your money from autotop machines if you don't mind hanging things around at back! Love it so far

Bought this in korea about more than 8 years ago.. found from my warehouse it still works great!



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Old 07/30/2018, 02:28 AM   #3
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Water has been cleared out from setting..
Changed some rock positions for future corals.

Also
I tried biospira from instant ocean on day 4.
Has anybody used this product before?

Been trying to raise my p.h by buffer everyday..
So does calcium, magnesium.. those of you who don't have automatic diffuser how many times you add the buffer per weak? Depends on live stock quantity

So far, tank is aged for week! And I'm still not getting algae for cycle... getting impatient.. before when I set up 55gal f/o tank, it took only 4 days to get some algae.. now even I get sun light little bit during day, I get 0 algae.. not sure why! ( I used only ro water for 55 gal tank maybe that's why?)

Any tips anyone?



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Old 07/30/2018, 02:31 AM   #4
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wow good coming back. Very nice setup


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Old 07/30/2018, 08:45 PM   #5
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wow good coming back. Very nice setup
thanks!
so stoked to come back


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Old 08/08/2018, 02:48 AM   #6
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Added clown fish, sixline wrasse for fish

Gsp and ricordea rock has been added today


also within couple minutes they starting to open!

Can't wait they open full!

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Old 08/08/2018, 04:39 PM   #7
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They getting less shy!

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Old 08/14/2018, 08:50 PM   #8
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I like the new setup.

Id give things some time based on your fish additions (month minimum)and make sure to test your water daily for the nitrogen cycle. Ammonia, nitrites, nitrates. Id also personally not chase a PH number without knowing you KH. Adding PH buffer blindly could result in a very high alkalinity without your knowledge.
Dont worry, the algae is on its way. Haha


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Old 08/19/2018, 12:34 PM   #9
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Yup algae came and gone now.. that was quick! Before my 55gal tank took 3 months for algae problem.. Anyway from water test it seems everything good now but yea I should slow down.. always my problem going crazy with live stocks haha

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Old 08/19/2018, 12:38 PM   #10
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New addition...
Klein's butterflyfish and yellow watchman goby

I think I made huge mistaking bring butterflyfish
To my tank. I researched about him and he was reef safe (most likely with caution). But moment he entered my aquarium he was eating all the algae and my green star polyph.. he don't touch the ricordea corals tho..

Should I take him out? He is so healthy and so pretty not sure what I should do

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Old 08/19/2018, 02:54 PM   #11
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A butterfly in a 16 gallon tank....wow....poor butterfly.


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Old 08/19/2018, 04:38 PM   #12
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Does it matter when hes juvenile?
I would never put adult size in my tank but he was tiny..

He seems happy so far and hes less than an inch.. so I thought it would be ok for at least 6 months.

Am i being cruel to this animal?
Is it wrong to do?
Let me know pls



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Old 08/27/2018, 01:15 AM   #13
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Added some new corals.
Torch, and xenia

Everything good except one small clownfish died..

Water parameter, temperature, salinity was perfect not sure what was the cause..

Before he dies he seems to have swim bladder disease.. i went home from work and saw big clown was trying to bite him to death so i separated small one in container with flow in but next day he died.. so sad..

And I thought green star polys were eaten by Klein's butterflyfish but apparently this guy don't bothers coral at all.. maybe because he is tiny?

Anyway hope I add hammer and some zoanthid corals next time

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Old 08/27/2018, 03:38 PM   #14
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Old 08/30/2018, 01:34 PM   #15
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Looking good, welcome back!


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Old 12/05/2018, 10:06 PM   #16
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Past months were lots of learning, making mistakes and dealing lot of crashes due to have no patient (which is worst thing in this hobby haha)

I will be upgrade to bigger tank and I guess this tank will be temporary qt for bigger build

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Old 12/06/2018, 07:14 AM   #17
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Poor tang


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Hey guys!
I've been out of this hobby for at least 6 years.
So I was gone for good amount of time...but I'm back!

It's going to be mixed reef with Montis, GSP, wars, brains, and other softie, lps variety focused tank with least amount of fish. (Probably maximum 5 nano fish in the tank)

Due to out of budget I start with cheaper options but whenever I have chance .. hopefully I can upgrade to decent equipments.



So equipment list are

Looks great!
Ada 60p (16gal)
Coral life marine hang on filter
(With bioball as filter media)
Current USA led 24"
1 hydor koralia nano powerhead
1 hydor koralia 450gph powerhead
Aquaeon preset 100w heater
Sumpkorea auto top
Livesand caribsea aragonite Bahamas
Vertex aquaristik puratek ro/di filter
Dry rock 25 lbs


Any tips or whoever lives near los angeles k-town reefers are welcome!

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