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Photo Caption: Front view of Marco's 24 gallon nanocube, Feb 2007
24 gallons reef tank (mostly live coral and fish) - Front view of Marco's 24 gallon nanocube, Feb 2007

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State: Texas
Country: United States
Description: 24 gallon Nanocube 32 lbs live rock, 20 lbs live sand, 4 lbs "GARF grunge" 72 watts of 50/50 compact Upgraded pump, upgraded heater No carbon or any chemical filtration One sponge for mechanical filtration Surface skimmer ATO top off with 5gallon sump Separate pod cultivation tank (2.5 gallon)
Advice: Cycle long, build slow, read a lot, Diversity = stability Understand your biology.
Fish Kept: True Perc Clown pair, breading Don't over stock fish! 1 inch of fish for every 5gallons of water. 24 gallon tank? No more then 4.8 inches of fish, total. I only have about 3 inches between my two clowns. I am considering adding a High Fin Goby/pistol shrimp pair.
Corals/Plants: Mostly tank propagated, variety of soft corals Several species of corallimorphs (mushrooms) About seven species of zoainthids Green star polyps Three species of gorganians Two species of sarcophyton One colt coral Xenia Ricordia Five species of snails (Astaea, Margarita, Nerites, Ceriths, Nassarius) Ten small hermit crabs One emerald crab Two cleaner shrimp Lots of micro brittle stars A healthy population of copepods, amphipods and other plankton. Spaghetti worms Beneficial fireworms One large feather duster worm Lots of little feather dusters Small worm snails
Tank Size: 24 gallons
Quote: Save a reef, grow your own!
About Yourself: Trained as a ecologist and biologist. Keep a reef tank as a form of environmental activism and because I love the ocean. My wife is very attached to our clown fish.

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