youincolor Posted September 20, 2009 Share Posted September 20, 2009 I came back to nano-reef after learning a lot from the site two years ago when I started my first saltwater tank. I thought it would be cool to start a thread about my tank here now that I feel that I have a pretty good knowledge base and could possibly be helpful to other people starting out like I did. I have threads on both of my tanks on my local reef club website as well: http://chicoreefclub.org/viewtopic.php?t=440 My tank now: Sump: Both: Tank Specs: Tank: 40 gallon breeder with CPR CS90 overflow, 29 gallon (holds 20 gallons) sump, Mag 5 return pump. Lighting: Current USA Sunpod 2x150 halide with Phoenix 14 K bulbs, on at 1 pm, off at 1 am, blue moon lights on at 1 am, off at 11am I think. (I need to change this to like 2 or 3 am but haven't yet.) Filtration: Coralife Super Skimmer 65 for now, it was the only in-sump skimmer I had when I added the sump in August. I made the skimmer chamber big enough to accommodate a Reef Octopus in-sump skimmer when I can afford it. Running a Phosban reactor with Phoslock and carbon, changed monthly. Refugium with grape caulerpa and cheato mixed, and some live rock, need to add more soon. Water Movement: Koralia 2's x2. Controller: Reef Keeper Lite with one four slot strip, controlling the halides, moon lights, heater, and 15" cooling fan. Dosing: I dose two part solution from Bulk Reef Supply everyday. I am currently looking to automate this because I can't just keep pouring it in the tank. I also drip Brightwell Kalk+2 via an Aqualifter and ATO solenoid in the sump. Fish: True Percula clown hosting Anchor Hammer coral Yasha Hase goby with pistol shrimp Clown goby Pair of PJ Cardinals Coral Beauty Angel Six-line Wrasse Corals: Numerous SPS including Montiporas, Acroporas, Stylophora, and others. LPS including Anchor Hammer, acans, donut coral, fungia, green horn, blastomusa, alevapora, chalice. Softies including various Zoanthids, and ricordias. Other Inverts: Crocea clam, Maxima clam, Squamosa clam, Derasa clam, serpent star, cucumber, queen conch, peppermint shrimp, etc. Every step I make in the right direction leads me closer to my dream of a colorful, vibrant tank of SPS corals and clams. I used to want to upgrade to something bigger, but since adding the sump, and seeing the stability it added to the tank, it makes me think I do not need to as soon as I though I might. I would like to have a 75 RR eventually I think. Thanks for looking at my obsession. Link to comment
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