Here are my two AquaPod 12 gallon HQI frag tanks, They have been setup for about two months and i am starting to stock them with SPS coral. I have upgraded the stock pumps in both tanks to maxi-jet 1200s, They both have 25 watt heaters in chamber four. I also have about one pound of live rock in chamber two of both tanks. I took out the stock media before i even started the tanks.
The tanks on the left has both stock pumps in it, in total with the maxi-jet 1200 as the main water pump it has 615 gallons of water movement an hour or about 51 times turnover rate an hour.
The tank on the right has two maxi-jet 1200s and a koralia 3, One maxi-jet is in chamber one the other is the main water pump. It all adds up to 1440 gallons an hour or 120 times turnover rate.
(Maxi-jet 1200 rated at 295 gallons and hour, Stock AquaPod 12 gallon water pumps rated at 160 gallons an hour, Koralia 3 rated at 850 gallons an hour)
I am happy with the 120 times turnover rate but i am not happy with the 51 times turnover rate, I plan on only having SPS and zoanthids in both tanks and i feel that the 51 times turnover rate is not enough (for me that is).
There is a 70 watt SunPod metal halide on both tanks, i am very happy with the SunPods but i may upgrade to a better wattage in the future. I also run both tanks with out the glass top.
Both tanks run at about 78F and they may swing to as high as 79F.
I have three layers of eggcrate in both tanks the top will be for SPS only and the 2nd and 3rd layers will be for zoanthids.
I had some sand in there but it was a sandstorm and i did not expect to have so much flow in the tanks, so i took it all out.
Well here are the tanks.
Heres a small montipora cap.
Top down shot of the tank on the right.
Heres a full tank shot of the tank on the left I do not have any SPS in there as of yet only a few LPS and finger leathers.
Heres a picture of the water movement for the tank on the right, 120 times turnover rate.
Heres a picture of the current on the left tank, 51 times turnover.
I ordered some acropora and montipora so i will be updating with new pics soon.
Thanks for looking .
Edited by AcroporaLokani, 09 November 2008 - 10:58 AM.