75 Gallon Reef

Abbotsford, BC
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Filtration

I currently only employ a very simple sump setup.

With the sump, I run a Bean Animal drain system into two 4" filter socks (replaced every 3 days). It then flows into a refugium lit by an Amazon COB light. It then flows into my return section, where it is pumped up the return line. I run a double Two Little Fishies Phosban 150 reactor setup with GFO in the first chamber, followed by Carbon in the second; this is powered from a manifold off the return line.

Lighting

I run a completely DIY setup for lighting.

I purchased two 165W Viparspectra blackbox LED fixtures to light the 75g. I had read great reviews and figured it was a bit more economical than going with the larger name brands.

I didn't like the idea of suspending the lights from the ceiling, nor did I feel like building a wooden frame for the lights to hang from either. Instead, I opted to build a custom aluminum frame that sits on top of the tank.

The lights run at 75% blue 5% white from 8am to 8pm.

Measurements

Alkalinity
372
Calcium
Nitrate
Phosphate
Salinity
Temperature

Inhabitants

14 Fish

Blue Throat Fairy Wrasse Cirrhilabrus cyanogularis
Blue and Gold Damselfish Pomacentrus coelestis
Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse Paracheilinus carpenteri
Copperband Butterflyfish Chelmon rostratus
Coral Beauty Angelfish Centropyge bispinosa
Debelius Fairy Wrasse Cirrhilabrus adornatus
Decorated Goby Istigobius decoratus
Exquisite Fairy Wrasse Cirrhilabrus exquisitus
Green Clown Goby Gobiodon atrangulatus
Midas Blenny Ecsenius midas
2 Ocellaris Clownfish Amphiprion ocellaris
Royal Gramma Gramma loreto
Yellow Tang Zebrasoma flavescens

39 Corals

34 Invertebrate

10 Banded Trochus Snail Trochus sp.
Blue Tuxedo Urchin Mespilia globulus
Maxima Clam (Ultra) Tridacna maxima
2 Money Cowrie Cypraea moneta
2 Pink Cucumber Holothuria edulis
2 Red Line Cleaner Shrimp Lysmata amboinensis
4 Rock Flower Anemone Epicystis crucifer
3 Strawberry Conch Conomurex luhuanus
Tube Anemone (Black) Cerianthus filiformis
Tube Anemone (Pink) Cerianthus filiformis
4 Turbo Snail Turbo fluctuosa

Equipment

Additive
SeaCheam Prime Water Conditioner
Dosing
Jebao DP4 Dosing Pump
Lighting
2 ViparSpectra 165W LED Blackbox
Powerhead
Fluval CP4 1375 GPH
Pump
Current USA 6010 1900GPH EFlux DC Pump
Reactor
Two Little Fishies PhosBan Reactor Pro Package
Refugium
CF Grow COB LED Grow Light
Skimmer
Reef Octopus Classic 110-INT

Feeding See more

Mysis Shrimp · Spirulina Brine Shrimp · Krill · PhytoFeast · Polyp Lab Reef-Roids Coral Food · Whole Prawn · New Life Spectrum Marine Fish Formula Pellet Food · Northfin Marine Formula 1mm
The tank is fed daily with a medley of foods.

Evening standard intake would look like:
- 2 cubes of mysis shrimp
- 1 cube of krill
- 1 cube of spirulina brine shrimp

Morning optional meal:
- 1-2 pinches of New Life Spectrum pellets

Weekly interval standard meal:
- 4tbsp of phyto plankton
- 2tsp of Reef Roids
- 1 sheet of sushi Nori

Maintenance

Daily I feed the fish and clean the glass; while I am at it I take a peak under the display to make sure the filter socks aren't full, the reactors are flowing nicely, and the ATO container has water in it.

Weekly I perform a 10% water change and test all of my parameters.

Monthly I change my GFO and Carbon, harvest from the refugium, and clean up salt creep.

Filter socks are changed as needed or every 3 days.

On average you perform a 15% water change every 13 days.

0% total water change in August.

77 activities in the last year

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