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Old 07-10-2011, 09:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For those that know me and know my setup, you know that you can do it sumpless. I have a 40 breeder non drilled tank. I only have a skimmer and a hang on back filter for media and filtration. I remember when I started the hobby back in 2007 and these member telling me for another board that there is no way can have a successful reef tank w/o a sump especially be able to have SPS. My tank is nothing fancy and the corals are basic but I am able to keep all types of coral without a sump. About 9 months ago I left the country for 3 weeks and my cheap feeder over feed the the tank causing a tank crash. I had about 3 or 4 corals survive that crash. The fish survived as well they were nice and plum. I told myself that I need to stop with this hobby as it is very expensive and time consuming but my daughter love the fish and loves to look at them and that is probably the only reason why I decided to stay in the hobby. Here is a picture of my tank today.
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Beautiful tank man, and yes glad you proved them wrong, anything is possible with a little dedication. Suck to hear about your tank crash, but glad you stuck around.

Does your skimmer pull out a lot? how often do you do water changes?
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Almost anything and everything works but you must know what you're doing and know your systems limitations. There is no single rule on how to setup a tank. What may work for one may not work for somebody else.

Great job on a sumpless setup. Looks great!!!
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Beautiful tank man, and yes glad you proved them wrong, anything is possible with a little dedication. Suck to hear about your tank crash, but glad you stuck around.

Does your skimmer pull out a lot? how often do you do water changes?
Yes the skimmer pulls out a lot. I have a Deltec MCE 300. I don't believe they make them anymore but its a great skimmer. It was pricey when I got it around $300. I do water changes every two weeks and every week do tap off. Change my media once a month and clean it every two weeks.
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Almost anything and everything works but you must know what you're doing and know your systems limitations. There is no single rule on how to setup a tank. What may work for one may not work for somebody else.

Great job on a sumpless setup. Looks great!!!
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Marki, your tank is looking pretty sweet buddy!!! How about an updated pic.
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The tank looks pretty good.
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Marki, your tank is looking pretty sweet buddy!!! How about an updated pic.
Thanks Awilda. I need to do my regular weekly maintenance this week once that is done I will take some new shots. I also got a peppermint shrimp but the bastard is not eating the aptasia. I got about 10 heads of aptasia and I am just really anal about it. Any other suggestions beside kwalk?

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My Lord Marki, don't you already know what I will say?LOL

A shot of white vinegar delivered directly into it's mouth via syringe. Worked for me every single time I've used it.
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There is just too many of them and some of them are small to its difficult to syringe them, if you know what I mean.
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There is just too many of them and some of them are small to its difficult to syringe them, if you know what I mean.
You said there are 10, that is no to many. As far as being to small for a syringe: What size syringe are you using anyway? I never had large aiptasia, they were all small.
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Not sure the size but its the one that diabetics use. Got it from work.
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Not sure the size but its the one that diabetics use. Got it from work.

You sure you got it from work and not through your street pharmacist?
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Not sure the size but its the one that diabetics use. Got it from work.
That is the one. Now fill it up, and go inject it in to their mouths.
I fill it up per aptasia.....
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Just to give an update. I purchased a peppermint shrimp 2 weeks ago and I seen the guy at night never saw him during the day. I was pissed because after 10 days the aptasia was still there I was like probably he not gonna eat it. I was giving my tank a thorough look yesterday and I noticed that only 2 more aptasia were left. I guess the poor guy got really hungry and decided to finally eat that stuff. Too bad they dont last too long. From my experience after all the aptasia is gone so are they.
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You sure you got it from work and not through your street pharmacist?
Stop trying to sell my ur 'merchandise' I got my own pharmacist
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Glad to hear Marki!! Once they are all gone you shouldn't have any more. Just really inspect future purchases.
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oh no, I am not buying another aptasia coral rock lol.
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Mark, if you ever run of out these little guys you can pick some up from me LOL

I'll even give you a choice between fancy limited edition glass anemones and mini green dendros aka Limited edition Moj@nos! All free to a good home
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They won't survive in my sumpless tank
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