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SCA Starfire 50g cube with sump Started (4/16/19) Equipment: Current Orbit Marine LED w/ Eflux wave pump 660gph x2 Inkbird temperature controller Smart ATO micro Atman 2500 return pump Atman 1100 skimmer pump SCA 301 skimmer In Tank Fluval Chamber 2 media basket Filter Media: Seachem Purigen 100gm x2 bag Seachem Phosbond 100gm bag Fluval 100gm carbon x2 bag Seachem Matrix Carbon 300gm Seachem Matrix 150gm Seachem De*Nitrate 300gm In Tank Filter floss x2 Substrate/Aquascape: Carib Sea Hawaiian Black Live Sand x 50lbs Purple live rock from LFS~ 20lbs Fiji live sand from LFS~ 14lbs Maori live rock from LFS- 26lbs Livestock: Electric blue hermit crab x2 Halloween hermit crab x2 Dwarf blue hermit crab x2 Dwarf red hermit crab x9 Randall's shrimp (red banded pistol) Bumble bee snails x3 Trochus snails x 4 Cerith snail x1 BRISTLE WORMS!!!! Star polyp x 2 (one split into two sections thanks to hermits, so there’s three-ish) Palys x1 (nebula) Hairy mushroom x3 (all on one big rock) Hammer x 1 Torch x1 Superman Montipora x1 Strawberry shortcake Acropora x1 Zoa x3 Sun coral x1 Red and white gorgonian x1 Bubble tip anemone x1
Hey everyone! My name is Matt, I live in beautiful Charleston, SC. This is my third build and the largest tank I’ve owned to date. I’ve been a fan of this forum since I started in this hobby in 2015 and felt like it was the best place to document my new build! So here we go. Picked up a rimless 50g SCA in August from a friend who was upsizing and finally got it up and running on 8/25/18. Wanted to go for a minimalist scape with some decent negative space for the corals to eventually grow into. I plan on doing a mixed reef with a decent amount of SPS and since I’m totally mesmerized by movement I’ll be loading up on Euphyllia. I feel like torches and hammers bring drama to an aquascape but also really like the contrast of encrusting corals like cyphastra and of course the colorful Acros branching all over.. With any luck and probably a ton of help from the NR community I’m hoping to make that vision a reality. Stats: Tank: SCA rimless 50g Starfire Glass Light: EcoTech XR-15W G4 Pro Skimmer: Reef Octopus 110S Liverock: BRS Reef Saver Sand: Caribsea Fiji Pink Salt: Brightwell NeoMarine ATO: IceCap Doser: Jebao iPhone photos don’t really show as much depth from the front as there is in person but you get the idea. Main Scape With the Fiji Pink (really dirty glass) Top down View from the couch 😁 Thats it for now, I plan to start updating this thread weekly. Cheers! Matt