Gothic Damselfish Pico 5.5g

Discussion in 'Saltwater Aquarium Builds' started by xiholdtruex, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. xiholdtruex

    xiholdtruexWell Known MemberMember

    So my niece @Gothic Damselfish moved in with me a few months back and she loves all my tanks and wanted to have a salty one of her own in her room. She has a 2.5g with a betta so far. So I had my 5.5g sitting with two hermits and some live rock in the living room. I proposed we build something with it and this is what we came up with. The stocking which will be a 3 striped damsel and 2 sexy shrimp is where the name comes from.

    Equipment

    Marina s10 hob with ceramic rings, chemi pure blue nano and a piece of floss.

    Aqueon adjustable 50w heater

    5lbs of live rock

    Future equipment

    Second hob to hang on other side for water flow or power head.

    Asta Marine light

    Diy tiny protein skimmer

    Future Stocking

    1 tiny 3striped damsel

    2 sexy shrimp

    2 trochus snails

    Euphyillia garden on live rock

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    Last edited: Sep 24, 2018
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    xiholdtruex

    xiholdtruexWell Known MemberMember

    Current peramiters after moving tank upstairs.

    Ammonia 0 ppm
    Nitrite 0 ppm
    Nitrate 2-5 ppm
    Phosphate 0.03
    pH 7.8
    Sg 1.023
     
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    xiholdtruex

    xiholdtruexWell Known MemberMember

    Added a marineland biowheel 150 with a sheet of filter floss and some purigen for flow and filtration.

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  4. Joshaeus

    JoshaeusValued MemberMember

    Good start :)
     
  5. stella1979

    stella1979ModeratorModerator Member

    How's this one going? :)
     
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    xiholdtruex

    xiholdtruexWell Known MemberMember

    Its going good so far have the flow going. Now just need the light. Have been hunting ebay listing for cheap local frags lol

    Will most likly pick up the damsel soon before any frags.

    Wierd thing happend to the tank. Placed a bag of regenrated purigen I use to use in my fw tanks and the water turned yellow. Pulled the purigen out and placed a bag with 3/4 of a cup o carbon in to see if it removes the tint. Has anyone heard of this?

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    xiholdtruex

    xiholdtruexWell Known MemberMember

    so a little update. I was at a customers house yesterday and he had a 300g tank. we started talking and I fixed his range and heasked me if I wanted a frag. He gave me a nice little frag of frogspawn which was a huge basket ball size in his tank.

    Ordered a proper light for the tank and picked up a 3 striped damsel :) finally some life in the tank! this was a very small extension the light was only on for around 30 mins. with the proper light im hoping to see it come alive. @GothicDamselfish told me today when the light was on a few hours it was nice and fully extended.

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    xiholdtruex

    xiholdtruexWell Known MemberMember

    Took a better pic of the frag with the new light.
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  9. KalykeWell Known MemberMember

    very cute. I would like to go salt water some day. I like the little fish.
     




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