Hey guys, decided to jump in with the herd of people buying the fluval spec v lately. Pretty excited to get going on this tank. Bought the tank at petco and the rest of the stuff at my lfs.
- Fluval Spec V 70.99
- 10 lbs aragonite white sand 15.00
- 7 lbs BRS fiji rock (leftover from last order)
- 10 gallon box of IO reef crystal salt
- thermometer 1.29
- refractometer (which i could use some help with)
Filled up... Stock light..
Here's the T5 fixture I have sitting around that I would like to use if anyone on here thinks possible.. It is a 4 bulb fixture, 2 12000k daylight bulbs and 2 actinic bulbs. If I can use it I still need a way to get it raised a bit so any ideas on that would be appreciated..
On the tank, moonlights are on because it had least amount of glare to show the fixture with tank well on photo..
Tank after 3 days with rock..
If I can't use this fixture I am looking at a Finnex Ray II Ultraslim fixture. They only come in 12'', 16'', and 18'' so I'm not sure which one would work. As for stocking for this tank I want to a lot of corals.. mushrooms, zoas, kenya tree, frogspawn... many more as well but those will be the first after cycling is done. fishwise I have no clue. Plan on either sticking another powerhead in the chamber or getting a magnetic powerhead for the side. If I don't put it in the chamber I will end up making that somewhat of a fuge with some sand and chaeto.. Any and all suggestions are welcomed. I know a lot of these tanks are going on right now and I am following any and all threads I see. Thanks all. Will update every few days with param readings. And another question, I bought a refractometer from BRS and they did not send me the calibration fluid.. Any way to make your own or any ways of calibrating it rather than waiting to order it and get it?? Thanks!!