Black Pearl

Toronto, Canada
Volume 40 Gallons
Make Grreat Choice
Model 40 Gal
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Introduction

I setup my very first saltwater aquarium in Sept 2015. I have had freshwater aquariums as a child and always wanted to get into saltwater. It is a lot more work then I anticipated at first but find it very rewarding.

Background

As a child i got into freshwater aquariums and really enjoyed it but always dreamed about a saltwater tank. I left the hobby for 10 years and got back into freshwater again but didn't find it interesting and left the hobby once again. After another 10 years I got the itch again but decided to get into saltwater this time, it took allot more effort then i thought but I find it rewarding and I really enjoy sitting back and watching my saltwater friends swim around.

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Filtration

My filtration setup on this tank is very basic. I am using a canister filter as the main filtration in the system and also using a protein skimmer. I also added a hang-on filter with no filter pad to hold any kind of media I would like to use, at the moment I am using Seachem Purigen and Rowas Phosphate remover. I use my carbon in the canister filter.
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Measurements

Magnesium
Phosphate
Alkalinity
450
Calcium
Nitrate
Nitrite
Ammonia
8.0
pH
Salinity
78
Temperature
Iodine
Strontium

Equipment

Accessory
Ice Cap Battery Back up
Bacteria
Acrylic Tank Manufacturing Outbreak
Zeovit Bak
Cleaning
Cobalt Gravel Cleaner
Eheim SuperVac
Filter Coil Brush
2 Heavy Duty Pail

Feeding See more

New Life Spectrum Marine Fish Formula · NewLife Spectrum Marine Formula · New Spectrum Marine Fish Formula · Julian Sprung Sea Veggies · Omega One Veggie Rounds · Nutrafin Tropical Fish Flake Food · Cobalt Marine Veggie Flakes · BCUK Mysis Shrimp · Cobalt Aquatics Mysis Flakes · BCUK Mysis · Mysis Shrimp · Seachem ZooPlankton · Two Little Fishies Marine Snow · Red Sea Reef Energy A · Red Sea Reef Energy B · LRS Reef Frenzy · American Marine Selcon

On average you perform a 33.3% water change every 24 days.

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Inspiration & Goals

As of now my tank is a FOWLR tank but as the tank matures I do plan on introducing some corals and making it a reef tank.

Disasters & Regrets

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