A near ultimate nano reef.

Stan510

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I will never go back to marine as I have more than enough to take of in my 240 rainbow fish aquarium. But this tank has my holy grail pulsing Xenias thriving in a small tank. If I tried again? It would be like this and exotic marine algaes together..maybe 50 gallons. For sure very small marine fish species and few of them at that.
 
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See,this is my idea of what a reef or planted tank should do..have movement. Those pulsing Xenias tell you they are ALIVE. Iwagumi plant tanks? Might as well be a painting on a wall..no change sameness month after month.
I like to see my plants wave in a current and watch the fish play "roaring stream" by getting in the fastest flow- especially after a water change and they are feeling it.
Now,not all my plants are pushed around...but if you saw it you would say it's different.
 

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Wowwwwww. I mean I love me some planted tanks (and am probably too poor and not competent enough to run a proper marine tank), but you are right, the "everything is alive, moving, and of different colors and textures" really is an amazing effect that one just can't get in a planted tank.
 
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This kind of marine tank really need no fish in it to be interesting..shrimp,and things not predatory and - wham,you have high tech plant tank higher than anything that can be done in freshwater. Love those pulsing Xenias..
 

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