Just a new FTS... very little change.
[CURRENT NEWS MARCH 12 2011]
New FTS for today. Added a second juvenile percula, hope all goes well with the pairing!
[OLD NEWS MARCH 5 2011]
Wow I haven't updated this thread in forever. Many things have happened since...
So I bought a loft condo across the bay and had to move my tank. During the process, unfortunately, I lost most of my SPS corals. However, most of them were still small frags so I wasn't too bummed about it. All of my LPS and softy corals and my big ol' clam survived. I had three fish, orchid dottyback, clownfish, and chromis. As you can see in the pics only the dottyback and clownfish survived.
I turned the two rocks on the bottom right so that there was more middle space and less side space. also moved the vortechs to the back wall because they were a serious eyesore. I added a new scoly, yellow torch, and a regular red chalice on the bottom. The rest of the corals are the same. On the top, since I had to recolonize, I populated with some random SPS and zoanthid frags that I received from local reefers.
During my last month at the old place I completely neglected the tank and I was overrun with hair algae introduced from one of the frag plugs. It is hard to see in the photo but I am still battling it, although the worst is over.
The setup is a little mismatched since I have large sized established corals and carpets on the bottom and teeny frags up top, but I hope that will change as the frags grow out.
And finally the new place (you can see the tank on the extreme left):
[OLD NEWS NOVEMBER 6 2010]
Well my tank has been running for 2.5 months now. 99.99% of the furry algae and green algae is now gone except on the frag rack and a tiny bit at the return.
I have added no new corals since before. Some minor changes:
(1) I moved the scoly from the back of the tank to the front left
(2) I moved my green litho plate and yellow fungia plate to the back (was bleaching out in the front area)
(3) One of my blue carpet anemones decided to park itself in the back of the tank
[OLD NEWS AUGUST 20 2010]
Sorry for the late update. Big news though! I found a great deal on a stellar custom ADA setup by nanoguy (I believe he's on this forum). It is an ADA Starphire 60F (24x18x18) 30g tank with a custom stand, pre-drilled bulkheads, light stand, mesh top, and a few more odds and ends. I could not pass it up.
I will be transferring the contents of my Elos Mini to this tank within the next month or two. This means all my coral, my fish, some of the rock, and some of the equipment. I don't think I can handle two tanks. There's quite a bit more real estate given that it's only 10 gallons more. Equipment so far will be as follows:
90% Dry Eco Rox Pukani Rock, 10% Seeded Live Rock from my Elos (Marco Rock)
ATI Sunpower 4-Bulb T5 Light
2 x Ecotech Vortech MP10 Pumps (from my Elos)
SWC-120 Extreme Cone Skimmer
Magnavore Carbon Reactor (from my Elos)
2 x Visitherm Stealth Heaters (from my Elos)
Eheim 1250 Return Pump
Here are the pics!
The new tank next to the soon-to-be-replaced Elos Mini:
The Eco Rox (went through vinegar bath, scrub, bleach bath, several RO/DI baths, and finally saltwater bath with phosphate/carbon bags and skimmer):
[PREVIOUS TANK - DISMANTLED]
I've had my tank set up since August of 2008. Since then it's been through several renovations.
(OLD) FTS (AS OF JUNE 26 2010):
Edited by eksblenny, 12 April 2011 - 04:38 PM.