Shallow reef

Gothenburg
Volume 216 Liters
Dimensions 90cm x 60cm x 40cm
Make Custom
Model Custom
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Introduction

I have been active in the saltwater hobby since 2010.
Got hooked after my brother had a tank and after a year or more doing research I took the plunge.

Background

Earlier I had a Aqua medic 90, a all in one tank with sump in the back. Due to where it was situated, maintanence was hard to keep up and it slowly went downhill over several years until I gave up on it and sold off everything.
I quite quickly realised I couldnt live without a reeftank so I started planning my next. I wanted Everything to be "right" from the start and when my wife agreed to doing plumbing from the basement up to the tank - well when you get to have a full room as your sumparea - that really helps ;)
Further I wanted to try out a shallow reef to experience how much easier maintanence can be, plus I do think shallow proportions usually are very sexy to look at.

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Measurements

480
Calcium
5
Nitrate
7.3
Alkalinity
410
Potassium
Phosphate
Magnesium
Temperature
8.3
pH
Salinity

Inhabitants

2 Fish

2 Ocellaris Clownfish Amphiprion ocellaris

8 Corals

Frogspawn Euphyllia paradivisa
Lordhowensis Coral Acanthastrea lordhowensis
Montipora Setosa Montipora setosa
Starburst Polyp Briareum sp
Stylophora Hystrix Stylophora Hystrix
Sun Coral Tubastrea sp.
montipora sp sp

1 Invertebrate

Cleanupcrew sp sp

Equipment

Feeding See more

Nyos liquid brine · pellets for the fishies

On average you perform a 6.4% water change every 8 days.

0% total water change in June.

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started dosing nitrates, 4.5ml of solution that should make for 0.7ppm No3
upped balling 10ml total now 80ml/day
upped balling 10ml
absolutly amazing results from the chemiclean, skimmer still going nuts after waterchange 3 days later
Added some corals, frags of 2 unknown acropora, Montipora elkhorn, and one bright monti with pink polyps
used chemiclean 8 spoons

31 activities in the last year

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Inspiration & Goals

I had no specific inspiration at first. All I knew was that I aimed for a large refugium to be able to broadcast feed heavily. I had also been pondering proper SPS, aswell as I do have a clam-crush.
Recently I paid a local reefer a visit to get some frags. When i saw his 250 gallon SPS dominated tank my jaw dropped and my mind got set - I want that!
Granted I only have a fifth of the volume but still :)