Let me start this thread with a little bit of an introduction. I received my first tank as a birthday gift almost twenty years ago, it was a little one gallon, that had two tiger barbs in it. Over the years I have kept almost every combination of fresh water setup. I had cichlids for years, I had Discus for a while, about three years ago I set up a heavily planted community tank and started looking at forums online. During one online sessions I stumbled upon nano-reef and was hooked. Within about a month I acquired a six gallon and stocked it with some live rock and a little yellow tail damsel. My plan was to keep the tank simple and easy. I was going to add some GSP, maybe a mushroom or two, but the addiction got a hold of me. I quickly outgrew the six gallon and upgraded to a ten gallon, and then to a sixteen, and finally to the 40 breeder I have today. I'm loving all the space I currently have in the 40 and don't have any current plans to upgrade.
I'm always open to constructive criticism and comments so feel free. Here begins the Forty Beaters journey. I hope everyone will enjoy it's progression as much as much as I have enjoyed watching all of your's.
Current FTS: 12/17/2010
Here are my tank specs.
Tank: 40 gallon breeder.
Lighting: 36inch Coralife HO 2 bulb T5. 36' blue reefbrite.
Filtration: A 10 gallon refugium with lots of rock, macro algae, mangroves and a reef octopus.
Circulation: 2X500 gph ocean stream pumps that alternate flow, 2x500 gph aqueon pumps.
Heater: Aqueon pro 150
Cooling: walmart fan
Dosing & Top-off: Daily RO top offs and 10ml of Essential Elements every 3rd day.
Protection: 2 regular old Power strips
Maintenance: Wipe down front and sides with magnet daily, 5 gallon water change every ten days, Trim cheato weekly, and I rinse out chemi-pure bag and protien skimmer cup during water change
Feeding: I feed Spectrum garlic enhanced flake food 5 days a week for the fish. 3 days a week I feed mysis shrimp
Bi Color Blenny
Yellow tail Damsel
Misbar Clown fish x2
20 Nassarius snails
Florida fighting conch
3 Blue leg hermits
1 White leg hermit.
Sand sifting starfish
Lot's of Serpent starfish
Red Emerald crab
Edited by Curly Joe Reefer, 15 October 2011 - 04:27 AM.