View Full Version : New and just wanted to share and get input

04-24-2012, 04:10 PM
I came to the April meeting and signed up! Wonderful to meet so many helpful and kind local reefers! Just wanted to share my set up and see if anyone had any input on how to improve it.

Biocube 14G started 2-16-12
Chamber 1: Eheim Jager 50W heater
Chamber 2: inTank media basket with filter floss, chemipure, purigen (soon to have chaeto and a fuge light)
Chamber 3: maxi jet 900 return pump and coralife digital thermometer probe

Koralia 425 powerhead opposite return pump outlet

Ecoxotic Panorama Pro 12k/445nm Module
Ecoxotic Panorama Pro RGB module
Adding another 12k/445nm module shortly + maybe a stunner strip

13-ish lbs live rock + sand

Current CUC/inverts:
5 Candy Snails (Nerite?)
5 Dwarf Ceriths
4 Florida Ceriths
2 Nassarius
3 Nerite
3 Red Leg Hermits (Daughter's request)
3 Scarlet Hermits
1 Blue Leg Hermit
3 Trochus Snails
1 Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
1 Pom Pom Crab
1 red/green mini mini nem
3 purple martini mini mini nems
1 purple bubble tip anemone

Green Toadstool Mushroom Leather (Fiji)
Blue Mushroom
Red mushroom
Green mushroom
White Pom Pom Xenia
Rock covered in purple mushrooms
Open Brain
Metallic Green Daisy Polyps
22 ricordea
Clove polyps

B/W Perc Clown
O/W Perc Clown
Green Clown Goby

Plus lots of display macros

Current FTS


Mini mini carpet anemones (eating a silver side)

Thoughts or suggestions? Thanks in advance! ;)

04-24-2012, 04:11 PM

Can you find the micro brittle star arms?

Green clown goby:

ricordea carpet:

04-24-2012, 05:52 PM
Looks good, my only suggestion is maybe put some rock down for the rics to grow and make a nice carpet.

04-24-2012, 07:32 PM
The rics are on rock rubble pieces that are pushed into the sand. :)

04-24-2012, 11:37 PM
Beautiful tank! Your corals look amazing, and I love your aquascape.

I found the brittle star legs, I actually have the same ones in my aquarium! (Photograph attached) Do you happen to know anything about that particular star? I know some are harmless and even beneficial while others can be detrimental to corals. I was unable to find any information on that particular species.

By the way, I believe we met at the meeting (I sat next to you).

Thanks! :)

04-25-2012, 09:13 AM
Yes! You were sitting to my right I believe? As far as I can tell the micro stars I have are all fine. Some have banded legs and some are just white/tan but none of them have harmed anything. In fact I was just realizing last night that I must be pretty lucky because I haven't lost anything yet, not even a hermit or snail!