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mcs shallow mantis reef.

Postby mcs » Sun 07 Oct, 2018 6:13 pm

So after being out of the hobby for some time i had the urge to start another mantis aquarium.
But at the same time i thought why not make it a basic shallow mixed reef.

So i actually started this tank many months ago it sat around with nothing in it and no light for months.
I was waiting to find a mantis shrimp. After a few months i found a mantis and another month or 2 threw in the first corals.

And now we are here.

Tank is set up as a peninsular with a rear filter section.
Dimensions are 400Lx500Wx250H

Its a pretty basic setup with a eheim compact as a return pump
2x 50w eheim jager heaters.
And a Nanobox Tide M light custom drilled so it sits how i wanted on the gooseneck.

Just has a bunch of marinepure plates for filtration.

Minimal rock and shallow sand bed.

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So this is still very early, corals will be added slowly and will try and get photos of the mantis if possible.
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Re: mcs shallow mantis reef.

Postby uglyman » Mon 08 Oct, 2018 8:30 am

Nice little shallow tank :thumbsup:

Have you thought of blacking out the glass around the filter section with vinyl wrap or paint to give it a bit of a clean look and to let your eye focus on the tank inhabitants. Seeing the filter section would annoy me but I am a bit ocd so each to their own hehe.

Cool setup though and will be great to see it mature.
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Re: mcs shallow mantis reef.

Postby mcs » Mon 08 Oct, 2018 5:12 pm

Yeah i will be covering it at some stage as i want to run a little mini fuge in a section ive left emtpy.

Thanks i like it just a simple small setup that i dont need to focus on too much hence no skimmer.

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