Gromit1710 Posted June 1, 2010 Share Posted June 1, 2010 Here's the run down on my set up. It's been up for almost 2 years now: Equipment: Replaced fans with slightly better 50mm X 10mm fans...still have noise issues. Cut out the fins in the reflective shield to improve airflow. Nano-Tuners LED Retrofit. 6 Cool White, 6 Royal Blue. Crees. Meanwell dimmable. Chamber 3:Pump - Mini Jet 606 @ 156 GPH output to a Hydor flo deflector Chamber 2: In Tank Media rack with Filter floss/Polyfilter chunk - Half unit Chemi-pure Elite - Micro algae with LED light shining through the back. Chamber 1: Empty 'scape: About 4 to 5 lbs of LR purchased from my LFS Another 7 to 10 pcs of various rubble ( some just added the day before I took this pic ) 1" thick crushed coral bed. ( Kinda regret this now as it looks dirty all the time.. oh well. ) Corals and such : Green star polyp colony. - currently climbing the back wall of the tank. Yay! living background! Another strain of GSP.. Smaller fronds with textures... interesting. A Brown and neon green Zoa colony Pulsing Xenia Rapidly spreading white polyp infectio.. I mean colony Pink Pocillopora Purple Maze/Brain Brown Mushroom Green Ricordea Green Acropora Other assorted Tube worms and such that came in on the LR Livestock: 1 Lawnmower Blenny Asterina stars seemingly everywhere. CUC: 2 Astrea Snails 3 Caribbean blue legged hermits 2 Red legged hermits 2 bumblebee snails Light Cycle: Actinic Royal Blue Crees - 10 hrs Full light : 8 hrs Current parameters: Temp: 80F Salinity : 1.025 Nitrates : 0 - 5 Calcium : 480 mg/L ppm Carbonate Hardness ( KH ) : 9 dkh Phosphate : 0 - .025 It's summer here in the desert, so I have to wedge the tank's lid open to hold the temps at 80. Otherwise it will climb up to 83 or 84. Speeds up the evap rate a bit. Usually do a water change every week to two weeks of 30 to 40% with pre-mixed saltwater from my LFS. It's pretty cheap to get their water and with an 8 gal.. it's not like I'm going broke just buying it myself. + it's guaranteed analysis. My greatest weakness is the 'scape. I didn't know what I was doing when I put the LR in. Everything with the exception of the 3 new corals has settled into place and I don't want to disturb it. So now I have a bunch of frags placed around, hoping that they will grow together. Link to comment
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