Mixed Reef

Orlando, FL
Volume 65 Gallons
Dimensions 36'' x 20'' x 30''
Make Deep Sea Aquatics
Model 65 Gallon Neo Rimless
Timeline

Introduction

I have had a saltwater aquarium for 20 years and a reef aquarium for the last 10. My current aquarium is a mixed reef with an focus on SPS.
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Background

With my current tank I started from the ground up tanking what I have learned and building upon it. I spent months designing the stand so that everything would have its place and it would all fit under the stand. I wanted the tank to be as little work as possible.

The tank
One thing I knew I did not want to deal with was another acrylic tank, mostly do to the pain it is to clean and the small opening at the top. I liked the clean lines of rimless tanks so that is what I went with.

The sump
I made the sump out of an old 20 gallon aquarium with overflow filter socks so the would be easy to change.

ATO tank
I had a custom ATO tank made to hold as much water as the space allows. This tank is filled by a pump that can be placed in a bucket and will run as long as the bucket has water and the ATO tank is not full, this is done via float switches. I also added mid way float switches in the ATO tank so that I can be e-mailed when the tank is low. There are also float switches to detect when the tank is empty so the sump pump can be tuned off so it will not run dry.

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Lighting

Maxspect Razor 160w 10,000k

I have been messing with my light profile some, here is my current one.

Lighting Profile
08:00 A 0% B 0%
11:00 A 5% B 10%
17:30 A 0% B 100%
20:00 A 95% B 100%
21:00 A 95% B 100%
23:30 A 0% B 0%

Measurements

Nitrate
7.0
Alkalinity
Magnesium
360
Calcium
Phosphate
Temperature
8.0
pH
Salinity
TDS
Ammonia
Nitrite

Inhabitants

8 Fish

Black & White Ocellaris Clownfish Amphiprion Ocellaris Var.
3 Blue Reef Chromis Chromis cyaneus
Misbar Ocellaris Clownfish Amphiprion Ocellaris Var.
3 ORA Pajama Cardinal Sphaeramia nematoptera

78 Corals

Acropora Coral Acropora sp
Acropora Coral Acropora sp
Acropora Coral Acropora sp
Acropora Coral Acropora sp
Acropora Coral Acropora sp
Acropora Coral Acropora sp
Acropora Coral Acropora sp
Acropora Horrida Acropora horrida
Acropora Turaki Acropora turaki
Acropora navini Acropora navini
Blue Cyphastrea Cyphastrea sp.
Blue Polyp Montipora Montipora capricornis
2 Florida Ricordea Mushroom Ricordea florida
Golden Plume Eco-Gorg Pseudopterogorgia bipinnata
Green Acropora millepora Acropora millepora
Green Birdsnest Coral Seriatopora guttatus
Green Button Polyp Protopalythoa sp.
Green Montipora Digitata Montipora digitata
Green Montipora spongodes Montipora spongodes
Green Mushroom Actinodiscus sp.
Green Staghorn Acropora sp
Grube's Gorgonian Pinnigorgia flava
Hairy Mushroom Rhodactis indosinensis
Idaho Grape Montipora Montipora undata
Jason Fox Blue Polyp Montipora Montipora tuberculosa
Jason Fox Monster Tort Acropora tortuosa
Joe The Coral Acropora sp
Kenya Tree Coral Capnella sp.
Lime Green Digitata Montipora digitata
Montipora Montipora tuberculosa
Montipora undata Montipora undata
Mystic Sunset Montipora Montipora tuberculosa
OCC Bonsai Acropora sp
ORA Ant Insignis Acropora Acropora insignis
ORA Pink Birdsnest Seriatopora hystrix
ORA Purple Stylophora Stylophora spp.
ORA Red Planet Acropora millepora
ORA Rose Millepora Acropora millepora
ORA Tri-Color Valida Acropora valida
ORA Turquoise Staghorn Acropora austera
Purple Blade Eco-Gorg Pterogorgia guadalupensis
Purple Montipora cap Montipora capricornis
Purple Polyp Birdsnest Seriatopora hystrix
Purple Sea Fan Plume Gorgonian Antillogorgia americana
Rainbow Montipora Montipora tuberculosa
Red Cap Coral Montipora capricornis
Red Digitata Montipora digitata
Red Eyes Cyphastrea Cyphastrea sp.
Red Mushroom Actinodiscus sp.
Red Sea Xenia Xenia sp.
Reverse Poker Star Montipora Montipora tuberculosa
Rusty Gorgonian Gorgonia sp.
SPS SPS
Sand Dollar Montipora Montipora tuberculosa
Starburst Montipora Montipora capricornis
Starburst Polyp Briareum sp.
Stylophora Coral Stylophora spp.
Sunset Montipora Montipora tuberculosa
Tenuis Acropora Coral Acropora tenuis
Tequila Sunrise Montipora Montipora capricornis
Tyree Aequituberculata Montipora aequituberculata
Tyree Season's Greetings Montipora capricornis
X-Factor Montipora foliosa Montipora foliosa
3 Zoanthid Zoanthus sp.

65 Invertebrate

15 Astraea Conehead Snail Astraea tecta
Blue Haliclona sponge Blue Haliclona sp
15 Blue Legged Hermit Crab Clibanarius tricolor
Brittle Starfish Ophiarachna incrassata
5 Cerith Snail Cerithium sp.
Derasa Clam Tridacna derasa
4 Emerald Crab Mithraculus sculptus
Harlequin Serpent Star Ophioderma sp
3 Maxi Mini Carpet Anemone Stichodactlya tapetum
Maxima Clam Tridacna maxima
10 Nassarius Snail Nassarius sp.
2 Peppermint Shrimp Lysmata wurdemanni complex
4 Trochus Snail Trochus sp.
2 White Spot Anemone Shrimp Periclimenes brevicarpalis

Equipment

Aquarium
Deep Sea Aquatics Rimless 65 Gallon
Lighting
Media
Bulk Reef Supply Carbon and GFO Mix
Reactor
DIY CO2 Absorbent Reactor
Sump
DIY 20 Gallon Sump

On average you perform a 9.9% water change every 26 days.

0% total water change in December.

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