Getting a late start here, had a little super glue mishap LOL. This is my 9 year old sons venture into reef tanks. Upgraded him to an Eclipse system 12 when I saw them at Petco for $32 right before Christmas. He previously had a 10 gallon. I squeezed a 28 watt PC into the hood but didn't feel comfortable about the safety of it with a young one, so went with the dinky 13 watt PC to be safe. Stocking it with frags from my tank. Will get a list and pictures up tomorrow. He's super excited to have a "nice" tank now. He told my wife that he things it's nicer than Dad's 150 Gallon.
Tank: Eclipse 12 Gallon
Filter: 150 GPH overhead filter with biowheel
Lights: 13W 50/50 Power Compact
Extra Equiptment: Nano sized powerhead
1" crushed coral bed
about 10-12 pounds of live rock taken from my tank
4x cateye paly's - $10 (purchased from Fish Doctors Ypsilanti 50% of value)
2x goochesters- $10
4x gobstoppers- $20
7x blue/yellow zoo- $14
7x orange/green z's- $14
15x unknown stars- $30
1x Green Shroom- $10 (purchased from Fish Doctors Ypsilanti for $20)
2x frogspawn- $20
war coral- $15 (freebie at swap from shane. Guessing value)
Blue cloves?? $20
Green Digi $40
Full Tank Shot
HUGE green shroom
"unknown stars" zoo's 15 polyps
blue/yellow zoo's (7 polyps) and unknown green/orange zoo's (7 polyps)
That's so cool bro.hope you guys have a great time with it. Make sure them pics get up soon in following with Bryan our 9 yr old. My 24 yd old has few tanks going. Bryan has a 15 fw going in his room he does very well with. My 19 yr old daughter has a 29 n the 14 yr old daughter has a 30 n a 3 gallon. Must be in the blood. A great family hobby I must say. See ya at the swap brother.
yeah, he liked that 10 gallon that we got from you Jim, but couldn't pass on the eclipse system for $32. He did pretty good with the 10 gallon with a couple zoo's, the war coral that Shane gave him at the A2 swap, some gsp and stuff. Don't expect any crazy growth from this tank with the little lights, but the kid is super pumped to have a "fancy" tank now, and thats all that matters. I will get a stock list and pictures up today. Need to read the rules about the pricing thing, as everything will come from my tank.
I just saw the thing in the rules about posting a CR is great picture next to the tank. I forgot to do this. I just set the tank up last night, what should I do now? He had like 3 or 4 small frags in his old tank that where transferred to this tank, and the rest along with most the rock came from my 150.
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