It's been about four years since I've had a reef tank and I think it's about time I got back into it! I'm beyond excited to do so, but before I do I'm turning to the reefing community for help. I want to make sure my equipment, live stock and plans are in order before I invest my time and money into this tank.
I want a heavily stocked tank that only needs 2-3 water changes per month. I plan on using an extremely large skimmer and feeding small portions 3-5 times a day to reduce waste. A refugium might be added to the system, however I feel it won't be very effective at removing nutrients as size is limited.
Any and all opinions and tips are appreciated!
20 lbs of dry rock
20/30 lbs Fiji Pink Arag.
Heater- 150 W Neo- Therm Submersible Heater- Cobalt Aquatics
Circulation- Mp-10 - Ecotech
Skimmer- Auqa gadget skimmate fullsize ghost skimmer - Innovative marine. Not 100% sure.
ATO- Osmolator Nano 3152 ATO- Tunze
Lighting- 2x Prime HD LED module- Aqua Illumination
Carbon- Passive bag in back. Maybe upgrade later, depending on how I stock the tank.
Feeder- Intellifeed fish feeder- Lifegard Aquatics
Return Pump- Stock 476 GPH pump
2x Ocellaris Clownfish
Royal gramma basslet (Gramma loreto) or a chalk bass
Tail spot blenny
Goby/ shrimp pair
I feel that is the limit, however I want to add more 2-3 small fish.. but if the community thinks that's the limit I won't.
Not too sure which species, but LPS and Softies.
My largest concerns are my fish plans, skimmer, lighting and ATO.
Again, any and all opinions and tips are appreciated!