Welcome to my AquaPod 24 thread.
I'll start off with saying it feels good to be back in a nano tank.
I have spent the last 2 years building and maintaining my standard dimension 125 gallon reef tank which can be found here. That tank was a joy to have. Mainly due to the diverse fish you can host in a 6 foot long tank. I ended up with a Hippo blue tang and a Hawaiian yellow tang. Beautiful fish that constantly swim and eat.
Oh and before the 125. I had a brief try at a 42 gallon hexagon tank.
Sadly, on August 25th, 2011 My almost 2 year old 125 nuked itself. I have no idea what really went wrong. Just a few theories. If you want to know more visit the provided 125 gallon reef tank link.
Enough sadness! NEW TANK TIME!!! (kinda...)
I never made a tank log when I originally setup my AP 24 way back in 2007. 4 years later. I have gone full circle. In the scampering of saving as much coral as I could from my meltdown soup of a 125 reef tank I had no other option but to setup my AP24 once again.
And here is what the tank looked like immediately after I set it up.
Setup took me 3 hours. I had to clean it out as I had used the tank to cure rocks, and quarantine new corals and fish. Then had to run power to the tank and go out and buy salt. While I waited for my 30 gallon brute container to refill with RO/DI. I had used the tank the day before to attempt rescue of my failing 125, to no avail. All hope was lost.
Tank was doing great for an hour or so. Then this happened:
Yup about 15 tiger stripped snails decided to spawn all at the same time. The AP24 turned cloudy for the rest of the day. The corals seemed indifferent by the spawn.
Tonight's goal was to replace the 150w 20'' sunpod with the (4) Par38's of Evil's design from nanotuners that I setup a few months ago for the 125.
What is very neat about this setup is taking advantage of the angled light. Instead of having a light that is 90° from the display plane, the lights now offer the coral to grow more outward. I hope this will bring more to the front view of the tank. I am still debating on keeping the rear lights angled slightly or to straighten them out for a direct overhead normal position. I feel with all the lights angled the corals will grow wider being that they are lit on more the sides.
That is all for tonight. Top Gear British edition is replaying.
Edited by Rocket, 02 October 2011 - 07:13 PM.