Once I received my tank, I started the cycling process right away as I already had equipment on standby.
First mod was the overflow addition and media basket install.
Media basket consist of Floss, Purigen, and Chemi-Pure Elite
I added a koralia 425 powerhead to the display area and swapped out the stock pump for a maxijet-900
I used a dremel and removed the 1/4 inch lip around the back of the open top to allow for my metal halide fixture and heater to fit properly
I installed a JBJ K-2 Viper 70watt metal halide fixture. Fixture has a brand new 2 week old 14k ushio bulb. I'm replacing this bulb bc it is too white and yellowish. My corals look brown under this bulb. I bought a 20k ushio bulb and that will be installed shortly. Also on the fixture I added a blue LED light for a 24hr moonlight feature.
I let the tank cycle for about a week and then I added my livestock. So far everything seems to be going well. I'll be posting more updates periodically with coral growth or mods.
Edited by Deputy_Pooh, 14 February 2012 - 05:36 AM.