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Author Topic: Reef jar  (Read 1564 times)


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Reef jar
« on: February 11, 2017, 06:19:33 PM »

Hello Everyone,

I just introduced myself in the "Welcome" forum but I wanted to go ahead and start my build thread!

I'm going to be building a 2 gallon reefjar as my first attempt at keeping a saltwater tank. Crazy, I know, but I'm a glutton for punishment I guess! I'm planning to keep it simple by setting it up along the same lines as done on reefjar.com. I have the 2 gallon cookie jar already and tomorrow I plan on trying to get a bag of love sand and some dry rock to start cycling. I'm going to get a bubbler and an ABI(?) tuna blue bulb in an architect lamp or possibly even as a hanging lamp, as well as an adjustable 25 watt heater. A user on nano-reef used clear rubber tube split and wrapped around the lip of the bowl to seal the lid but allow a gap to pass the airline and heater power cord through. I was thinking about adding a sump but I think I'll go without one and set it up the same as the other jars and bowls I've seen.

as far as livestock, I'm thinking I will just get some beginner soft and sps frags and let them grow, as well as a feather duster, a Pom Pom crab or porcelain crab and maybe some sexy shrimp. I've flip flopped about getting a clown goby or neon goby but I think I'll have to see how the jar looks after it's cycled. I've seen a cardinal in a jar online, but I don't know how happy I feel about one of them in such a small space. I'm also thinking a bit of macro algae to handle some of the nitrites in between weekly water changes.

So there's my plan! Any thoughts? I'm expecting some "you're insane" and like I said, I am, but I feel pretty confident I can do it. Anything I'm missing? Any ideas on more suitable livestock or varaieties of corals that would be a good starter? Thanks in advance!



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Re: Reef jar
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2017, 06:14:52 AM »
You are insane. Just kidding. 

Once the fever hits you, you'll go bigger. You could come to one of our meetings and walk away with enough frags to fill it up and suddenly you'll have the need to get a second tank.

« Last Edit: February 20, 2017, 08:22:04 AM by Faron, Reason: Accident »
58g mixed  |  29g anemone   |  72g bowfront   |  ALWAYS DIP NEW CORALS, NO MATTER WHO/WHERE YOU GOT THEM FROM.


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Re: Reef jar
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2017, 08:23:13 AM »
Interesting.  I kinda want to try one... :doh:  Can't wait to see what you come up with. 


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