nuxx Reef
Our first reef tank along with our first fish and inverts
October 23, 2012 by Peter (0 Comments)
Since we will be setting up our new 240 gallon reef tank in the very near future, I thought it was be good to start posting about our first reef tank beforehand.

In the next few posts I will be detailing this tank in far more detail, but we bought the tank of a whim one lazy weekend afternoon after watching tanked. I've always wanted a saltwater tank, but when I was growing up my parents said it was too expensive, so I ended up keeping freshwater cichlids.

Having Tina watch Tanked and get interested in the hobby was all the excuse I needed to drop everything and go to the local fish store (LFS). We bought a 55 gallon all in one bundle and some live rock and were off to the races.

After letting the tank cycle, which seemed like forever at the time, we went out and bought our first livestock. Not knowing anything, we ended up with an Ocellaris Clownfish (Nemo), Blue Tang (Dory - In a 55 gallon... nice one LFS), Hermit Crabs and a cleaner Skunk Shrimp.

Needless to say we had no idea of all the ups and downs and time commitments involved, but we'll get into that later.

Here is a quick video of our tank shortly after adding our new livestock... Nemo is still with us today and has gone though all of our major newbie crashes... he's a true little rock star.


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