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I'm upgrading my 20G mixed reef to a 60G. I've decided to start a journal a bit ahead of time - the tank has already been paid for, and is currently being built by my LFS. Specifications: 2'ft x 2'ft x 2'ft cube tank = ~60G 10mm Crystal White Glass Rimless 20" x 18" x 15" sump = ~23.37G Total system volume = ~83G+ Equipment: 3000l/Hr Return Pump Jebao OW-25 Wavemaker 1x AI Prime HD (+1 AI Prime HD in months to come) *Skimmerless Livestock Plans: Mixed reef with minor SPS and LPS. More focused on Softies and Shrooms. Will have zoas as well as nems. Fish: 1x Starry Blenny (Thanos) - 12/08/2018 1x GCG (Goblin) - 30/09/2018 1x B/W Occy Clownfish (Nero) - 07/12/2018 1x Reg. Occy Clownfish (Sushi) - 09/06/2019 1x Pink Streaked Wrasse (Miu) -17/04/2019 1x Yellow Coris Wrasse (Helios) - 06/08/2019 1x Zebra Dartfish (Tic) - 13/06/2019 1x Tangaroa Goby (Casper) - 07/05/2019 1x Tailspot Blenny (Miko) - 30/03/2019 1x Circus Barred Goby (Prowler) - 22/04/2019 2x Steinitz Goby (Odin & Freida) - 06/11/2019 1x Green Chromis (Dude) - 28/10/2019 1x Lubbocks Fairy Wrasse (Bo) - 27/11/2019 1x Leopard Wrasse (Leopold) - 08/12/2019 1x Spotted Mandarin Dragonet (Poseidon) - 31/01/2020 1x Scooter Dragonet (Illaron) - 21/02/2020 1x Banded Pipefish (Prince) --> In Refugium - 05/12/2019 Inverts: 1x Saron Shrimp (Saron) - 15/07/2018 1x Golden Banded Boxer Shrimp (Zanipolo) - 23/11/2018 1x Cleaner Shrimp (Doc) - 28/09/2019 1x Fire Shrimp - 23/11/2019 3x Nassarius Snails 1x Tuxedo Urchin (Tux) - 22/04/2018 1x Purple Rock Urchin (Mr. Prickles) - 10/12/2018 1x Feather duster worm 3x Brittle Starfish (Fuzzy, Marco & Polo) - 12/07/2019 2x Turban Snails Corals: Red Pavona Rainbow Acans Red blastomussa Blastomussa wellsi (various colors) Green Pagoda/Cup Jack-O-Lantern Leptoseris Emerald Mummy Eye Chalice Red/Pink Chalice Green/Yellow Chalice Cherry Garcia Chalice Christmas Favia War Favia Green Kenya Tree Green Toadstool Leather Metallic Green Star Polyp Green Hammer Orange Frogspawn Ultra Green Torch Green Galaxea Green/Red Cynarina Red/Blue Lobo Rainbow Lobo Red/Green Symphyllia Rainbow Symphyllia Purple/Green Symphyllia Purple Death Palys Purple/Green (Unidentified) Zoas Green Duncan Pom Pom Xenia Orange Clove Polyp Yellow Yuma Orange Yuma(s) Purple Yuma Green Yuma Pink Yuma Dual-Colored Yuma (Orange/Green) Multi-colored Yuma (*Rainbow) Rhodactis Mushrooms (Variable Colors) Discosoma Mushrooms (Leopard/Spotted/Red & Teal) Red Devil Mushroom Hairy Mushroom (Blue & Green) Anemone: Mini Maxi Carpet Nem Rock Flower Nem (Indo-Pac variant) Macroalgae: Fern Caulerpa Grape Caulerpa Leaf Caulerpa Chaeto *TBA: Fish & Inverts: x4 Snails *Stocking plans might change as I move along, but I don't plan on doing any tangs, triggers, rabbitfish etc. I might look into dwarf angels though like a flameback, coral beauty or flame. I'll also be adding various types of macro to the fuge in the sump, as well as slowly stock up on corals as I go. Otherwise, this will mostly be a TT from a 20G to a 60G. I currently have ~10kg of LR in my 20G. I'll be adding an extra 20kg LR to the 60G (split between DT & sump) - I've already been cycling some dry rock for nearly 2 months in a storage bin in preparation of the upgrade. All the equipment except the return pump is now with me - that will come when they deliver the tank to my house. Here's a basic sketch design of how the DT & sump looks like: This is a pic of how the cabinet will be (as texted by my LFS manager to me this afternoon): The color of the cabinet will be black matte: And this was the two of us discussing and adjusting the sump design repeatedly over the past few days: I left the sump design up to my LFS manager to decide. I'm not confident in designing my own sump, tbh, and he's more experienced than I am, so he'll be getting to it. The salt used will be Fritz RPM. I'll be mixing the salt a day ahead of the tank's arrival so that we can quickly scape the system and get it filled up and running as soon as possible. This whole setup did cost me a lot of time, effort, planning and money, but I think it's worth it. The main reason behind this upgrade is because my 20G is cracking, and the crack is angling towards the bottom panel of the glass - it's just a matter of time before the tank collapses. The secondary reason is because my Starry Blenny is too large and I think he'll appreciate a larger tank. The whole system will be set up in my bedroom, and no fans or chillers will be used since my room is quite cool enough, especially when I turn both the fan and A/C on at night. Will update when the tank arrives. Stay tuned! 🙂
Hey what's up everybody, just wanted to pop in and share my tank, it's just over 8 months now, it's mostly Lps with a few sps. EquipmentIM Nuvo 20IKEA kallax stand2x AI primeHD's Icecap 1k gyre 2x custom daddy's running floss and carbon Eshopps nano skimmerSmart ato micro DIY cheato reactor (TLF 150 reactor)For livestock I have 2 normal clowns1 2 spot hogfish Corals Medium size blue maxima clamGarf bonsai acroBali green slimer Scrambled egg zoasUnknown plate coral Hollywood stunner chalice Few other unknown chalices that I picked up from wwc. Unknown war coral Green monti cap Ricordea Florida Jason Fox burning banana Unknown purple acro That's about it for now, here are a few pics of the setup and a few coral shots, hope you all enjoy.