My Reef Tank

Volume 90 Gallons
Dimensions 48'' x 18'' x 24''
Make Marineland
Model Perfecto
Timeline

Introduction

I'm a female reef keeper who lives in Essex County, NJ. I started in the hobby with a 34 gallon Solana in April 2011. I upgraded to a 90 gallon perfecto tank in August 2012. I enjoy reading, traveling, watching movies, doting on my family, and tending to my reef!

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Filtration

My tank has 110 pounds of live rock. In addition, I have a Reef Octopus Diablo skimmer. I also run RowaPhos, and I grow chaeto in my sump.

Measurements

Magnesium
390
Calcium
8.4
Alkalinity
Salinity
Temperature
pH
388
ORP
5
Nitrate
Ammonia
Nitrite
147
GH

Inhabitants

10 Fish

2 Hoeven's Wrasse Halichoeres melanurus
Mystery Wrasse Pseudocheilinus ocellatus
Orange Stripe Prawn Goby Amblyeleotris randalli
Purple Tang Zebrasoma xanthurum
Red Hawkfish Cyprinocirrhites polyactus
Starcki Damsel Chrysiptera starcki
Striped Bristletooth Tang Ctenochaetus striatus
2 True Percula Clownfish Amphiprion percula

15 Corals

Acropora Anthocerdis Acropora anthocerdis
Acropora Coral Acropora sp
Birdsnest Guttatus Seriatopora guttatus
Button Coral, Scolymia Scolymia vitiensis
Chalice Coral Echinophyllia aspera
Doughnut Coral Acanthophyllia deshayesiana
Duncan Polyp Duncanopsammia axifuga
Hammer / Anchor Coral Euphyllia ancora
Montipora Setosa Montipora setosa
Montipora sp Montipora sp.
Ricordea Mushroom Ricordea yuma
Tooth Coral Galaxea spp.
Torch Coral Euphyllia glabrescens

6 Invertebrate

2 Blood Red Fire Shrimp Lysmata debelius
Blue Tuxedo Urchin Mespilia globulus
Red Line Cleaner Shrimp Lysmata amboinensis
Rose Bulb Anemone Entacmaea quadricolor
Serpent Sea Star Ophioderma sp.

Equipment

Additives

I use BRS alkalinity and calcium 2 part solutions. I add Brightweel Aquatics Magnesion. I dose them automatically using BRS dosing pumps. I don't dose trace elements because I use Tropic Marin bio Actif salt.

Feeding See more

Marine Cuisine cube · Arctic Pods · Spectrum Small Pellets · Cobalt Aquatics Pro Breeder Pellets · Nori · SF Bay, Omega Brine Shrimp · Cobalt Aquatics Pro Breeder · Omega Brine Shrimp · Cyclopeez · Marine Cuisine · Used Selcon · Anemone - shrimp piece · Clams · Pro Breeder Pellets · ArcticPods · Neptune Crossover Diet · Emerald Entree · Spirulina Brine · Emerald Cuisine · Cyclop-eeze · Crossover Diet · Reef Chili · Sashimi leftovers · Pro Breeder · Spectrum pellets · Marine Cuisine & Scallops · Sashimi · Scallops · Fed shrimp to BTA · Sushi Leftovers · Brine Shrimp · Frozen shrimp · Formula One · Leftover sashimi · Spirulina Enriched Brine · Frozen Brine · Extreme Seaweed Pellets · Cyclopeeze · crossover Diiet · Seaweed Extreme Pellets · Seaweed Extreme · Clam · Pro Feeder Pellets · PE Mysis · ROE

Maintenance

I perform a weekly 20% water change. I change my filter sock on a weekly basis. I also clean the glass with a magnet cleaner twice a week. I change my Rowaphos every 4 weeks.

On average you perform a 20% water change every 10 days.

0% total water change in June.

Diary Entries View all Diary Entries

Ca reading 390. Increased Ca dower 15 seconds, to 3:35.
Increased mag dower to 10 seconds because mag had dropped. Observe -- perhaps dosing pump stopped working.
Increased Ca dower 15 seconds, to 3:20. Apparently, the new coral has thrown off the amour of Ca required. Goal is still 440.
Increased Ca doser 10 seconds, to 3:05. Want to keep Ca at 440.
Added 4 oz Calcium. Ca was at 415. Maintain 440 at next measurement.
Added 4oz Ca. Ca was at 390. Target 410 by next measurement.

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Inspiration & Goals

I'd like to fill my tank with fish and coral that I find most interesting. My goal is to be able to maintain stable tank parameters over the long term. Once I do, I'll spbe able to add my first acropora coral. I'm really looking forward to it!