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
Aeration
Check Valve
2 Lee's Check Valve
Penn Plax Silent Air B11
Silicone Airline Tubing 20'
Aquarium
1.5 Gal Quarantine Tank
Great Choice 40 Gallon Tank
Bacteria
Acrylic Tank Manufacturing Outbreak
Zeovit Bak
Cleaning
Cobalt Gravel Cleaner
Eheim SuperVac
Filter Coil Brush
2 Heavy Duty Pail
Dosing
1 Gallon Glass Mixing Jar
Bulk Reef Supply DIY Kalkwasser Dripper Kit
Digital Scale Spoon
Filter
Cobalt EXT Canister Filter
2 SeaPora Filter Media Bag XL
Seachem Tidal 110
Top Fin Internal Filter
Top Fin Internal Filter 10
Lighting
Orbit LED Adjustable Tank Mount Bracket
Orphek Azurelite Blue LED Flashlight
Parts
Lifegard Silicone Lubricant
Pump
Lifeguard Aquatics 1200 Water Pump
Ocean Free Battery Air Pump
RODIMedia
AquaSafe DI Resign
AquaSafe Remineralization RO/DI Kit
AquaSafe Sediment Filter Set
Aquatic Life Color Changing DI Resign
RO/DI Pre Filter Refills
Thermometer
American Marine PINPOINT Salinity Calibration Fluid
Aquatics Hydrometer/Thermometer
Other
10ml Dosing Syringe
3" Coarse Fish Net
3ml pipet
2 5G Food Grade Container
6 Test Tubes with Rack
Aquarium Glass Cleaner
Aquarium Glass Shield
Aquatic Creations Coral Background
Boston Aqua Farms Soft Coral Scalpel
Boston Aqua Farms Surgical Stainless Steel Scissors
Custom Glass Sliding Lid
D-D EZE Clean
Danby Mini Fridge
Deep Blue Professional Ground Control Titanium Probe
Hanna Deionized Water
Hanna Ph Storage Solution
Icecap Gyre Apex Module
Icecap Gyre Module cable
Innovative Marine DIY Self Leveling Mat
Kent Glass Cleaner
Kollercraft Dip & Pour Multipurpose Container
Magdrive replacement pre filter
MarineLand Aquarium Silicone
5 Pinpoint Calibration Fluid ph10
Pinpoint Calibration Fluid ph7
Test Tube Brush
Ultralife MagTastic Magnetic Holder 1 Pack
Underwater Treasures 5" Fish Net
Venom Steel Premium Industrial Nitrile Gloves Black
hanna pH 4.01 Buffer Solution

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.

0% total water change in 2023-12-10T17:28:42.977102Z[GMT].

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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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