kzimmerman Posted December 8, 2009 Share Posted December 8, 2009 A number of years ago, about 10 or so, I built a 20H reef tank, using a 65w pc and a 15w actinic NO. I also had a seaclone 100, I think. I had some success, but not very much. The tank had a deep sand bed, and plenty of live rock, a gorgonian, a leather coral, some mushrooms, a bubble coral, and a few unidentified anemones. There were two ocellaris clowns as stock. Well, I had an equipment failure, and lost alot of stock, got a little disgusted, and gave the remaining livestock and equipment to my brother. Recently, he asked if I wanted it back, as he hadn't had time to do much with it. I went to get it, and he had let half of the water evaporate out. The powerheads were gone, the skimmer pump was frozen permanentely, and he had two wisper 40's for "water circulation". After I got it home, I refilled it, and waited. I saw one worm in the sandbed. I added several local snails, periwinkles there called, and a couple of pistol shrimp I caught. Everything died. I want to rebuild this tank, but am at a loss as to where to start. Should I vacumn the gravel bed? Theres no visible life on the LR, so I was thinking of removing some of it and getting new, as well as getting about 2 pounds of live sand to reseed the sand bed. I want to remove the protein skimmer, and the one remaining wisper 40, which I put activated carbon in and some filter media for mechanical and chemical filtration. Anyway's, any ideas are welcome. Thanks! Link to comment
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