Established: January 2014
Due to an overdose of alk solution, the tank crashed on May 19, 2016, after being up for about two and a half years. I rebooted the tank as a frag tank a little while later.
Last FTS as a display tank: April 24, 2016:
This is my first saltwater tank since I had a 55g FOWC (Fish Only with Cyano ) back in the 80's. My goal was to learn a lot without spending a ton of money.
Well, at least I've learned a lot
Display: 4g CAD Lights
Lighting: Nanobox Mini Tide
Filtration: modified InTank IM10 media caddy with filter floss and carbon
Skimmer: PicO SkiM 2.0 Micro Skimmer powered by Whisper 20 air pump
Heater: Finnex 50w
Circulation: Mini-Jet 606 with Aqua Gadget Spinstream water deflector
ATO: Tunze Nano ATO
Controller: Apex Jr.
Dosing: BRS dosers with Seachem Fusion 1 & 2, Aqua Vitro Ions (magnesium)
Green Banded Goby "Rock Star"(RIP, little dude)
- Rusty Goby "Flash" (MIA as of New Year's 2015) (Came back from the back chamber 1/22/15!)
Green Banded Goby "Rock Star II" (lived less than 24 hours) (Came back from the back chamber 1/22/15!)(jumped again 2/14) Green Banded Goby "Emerald"(jumped through a gap in the screen) Black Clown Goby "Midnight"
- (2) Green Banded Gobies "Lincoln" and "Roosevelt"
Metallic Green Eyes Favia
Green Favites(moved to a bigger tank)
- Green Stylophora
Red Acropora Millepora
- "Poppy Pickin" Cyphastrea
- Red/green encrusting Monti Cap
- Encrusting Spongeodes
- Oregon Tort
- "Electric" Myagi
- Various Zoas and Palys
- Various Ricordea Florida
- Green Star Polyps
- Various Acan Lords
- Pipe Organ Coral (Tubipora Musica)
- Blue plating sponge
- Sexy Shrimp (2)
Harlequin Serpent Star(outgrew the tank)
- (2) Pom Pom Crabs
- Snails: Ceriths, Dwarf Ceriths, Nassarius, Nerites
- Misc. red stuff
Here's what it looked like when it started on January 23, 2014, (stock lighting and filtration) with too much sand and too much live rock:
I plan to post updates going forward, but I also want to log some of the mistakes I made along the way. I think I've learned at least as much from other people's mistakes here as I have from the success stories, and I hope that somebody else can learn from my mistakes too.