Dreams and Drains

Volume 180 Gallons
Dimensions 72'' x 24'' x 24''
Make Tenecor tank/Lifereef sump/refug
Model 180


After a year or two of neglecting my tank due to circumstances, I'm trying to get my tank back in order. I've upgraded my lights to the new radion 3 gen, vortex 40, upgraded my refugium lights, re-plummed my manifold, new heater, turned my calcium reactor back on, filled up my reactors with carbon and phosphate pellets, and doing large water changes. Testing regularly, trying to get my phosphates and nitrates down.

Hopefully over the next few months, I hope to see dramatic improvements in my tank!





12 Fish

Coral Beauty Angelfish Centropyge bispinosa
Emperor Angelfish Pomacanthus imperator
Humu Picasso Triggerfish Rhinecanthus aculeatus
Naso Tang Naso lituratus
One Spot Foxface Siganus unimaculatus
Purple Tang Zebrasoma xanthurum
Sailfin Tang Zebrasoma veliferum
True Percula Clownfish Amphiprion percula
True Percula Clownfish Amphiprion percula

2 Corals

Aussie Finger Leather Coral Sinularia sp

3 Invertebrate

Black Longspine Urchin Diadema setosum
Sally Lightfoot Crab Percnon gibbesi
Sebae Anemone Heteractis crispa


Sea Side Aquatics 1.5L Dosing Containter
Ultralife Float Switch
Bulk Reef Supply color changing medical grade co2 absorbent
Dr. Foster & Smith Blue Bonded Filter Pad
Two Little Fishies ReBorn Coarse Aragonite

On average you perform a 21.8% water change every 37 days.

0% total water change in August.

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Added about 30lbs of special grade reef aragonite where i had siphoned the sand out. Looks much better, doesnt blow around
Siphoned out the right 1/3 of the sand to bare bottom. Added 20 lbs of Marco Key largo shelf rock and removed some old boulders
After much debate and research. I've decided the Radion LED's are not going to give my SPS the light they need. They just don't have the full spectrum and coverage. They are growing and coloring up
water mixing station completely plumbed now
Took my calcium reactor off line tonight. Going to try to run kalk only for now. I have virtually no corals, so my usage is very minimal at this point.
Put my auto top off back online with rodi. Put my kalk on a timer for short bursts at night only. .5 gallons with kalk. It was raising my levels to high. Tank not consuming enough at this point to run

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