Replaced fans with slightly better 50mm X 10mm fans...still have noise issues. Cut out the fins in the reflective shield to improve airflow.
Nano-Tuners LED Retrofit. 6 Cool White, 6 Royal Blue. Crees. Meanwell dimmable.
Chamber 3:Pump - Mini Jet 606 @ 156 GPH output to a Hydor flo deflector
Chamber 2: In Tank Media rack with Filter floss/Polyfilter chunk - Half unit Chemi-pure Elite - Micro algae with LED light shining through the back.
Chamber 1: Empty
About 4 to 5 lbs of LR purchased from my LFS
Another 7 to 10 pcs of various rubble ( some just added the day before I took this pic )
1" thick crushed coral bed. ( Kinda regret this now as it looks dirty all the time.. oh well. )
Corals and such :
Green star polyp colony. - currently climbing the back wall of the tank. Yay! living background!
Another strain of GSP.. Smaller fronds with textures... interesting.
A Brown and neon green Zoa colony
Rapidly spreading white polyp infectio.. I mean colony
Other assorted Tube worms and such that came in on the LR
1 Lawnmower Blenny
Asterina stars seemingly everywhere.
2 Astrea Snails
3 Caribbean blue legged hermits
2 Red legged hermits
2 bumblebee snails
Actinic Royal Blue Crees - 10 hrs
Full light : 8 hrs
Salinity : 1.025
Nitrates : 0 - 5
Calcium : 480 mg/L ppm
Carbonate Hardness ( KH ) : 9 dkh
Phosphate : 0 - .025
It's summer here in the desert, so I have to wedge the tank's lid open to hold the temps at 80. Otherwise it will climb up to 83 or 84. Speeds up the evap rate a bit.
Usually do a water change every week to two weeks of 30 to 40% with pre-mixed saltwater from my LFS. It's pretty cheap to get their water and with an 8 gal.. it's not like I'm going broke just buying it myself. + it's guaranteed analysis.
My greatest weakness is the 'scape. I didn't know what I was doing when I put the LR in. Everything with the exception of the 3 new corals has settled into place and I don't want to disturb it.
So now I have a bunch of frags placed around, hoping that they will grow together.
Edited by Gromit1710, 25 October 2010 - 05:44 PM.