Hex's Reef

Harrisburg PA


I have been In the hobby for close to 12 years. My first tank was a 10 gallon and quickly moved up to a 30 long and a 55 gallon cichlid tank. Up until recently I had several tanks and found that having one main tank was all I really needed. I have always enjoyed the calming feeling of sitting in front of any tank and letting my mind drift away. I have worked hard to get what i currently have and look forward to growing with this hobby.


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I am currently using 3 165 Watt LED lights with two 78 watt t5 lights.


I am currently using 1 WP 40 with two powerheads on the back of the tank. The wavemaker is on else mode and that changes between different flow modes during the day.




Two Clownfish
One Foxface
One Yellow Tang
Two starfish
General Cleanup crew

5 Fish

Foxface Rabbitfish Siganus vulpinus
Maroon Clownfish Premnas biaculeatus
Sailfin Tang Zebrasoma veliferum
Yellow Tang Zebrasoma flavescens

35 Corals

13 Assorted Colored Mushroom Actinodiscus sp.
Birdsnest Coral Seriatopora hystrix
Birdsnest Coral pink Seriatopora hystrix
Blue Mushroom Actinodiscus sp.
Cabbage Leather Coral Sinularia brassica
Candy Cane Coral Caulastrea furcata
Frogspawn Coral - Branched Euphyllia paradivisa
Kenya Tree Coral Capnella sp.
Pulsating Xenia Xenia elongata
Ricordea Mushroom Ricordea yuma
Starburst Polyp Briareum sp.
Stylophora Coral Stylophora spp.
Torch Coral Euphyllia glabrescens
Torch Coral Euphyllia glabrescens
brown Gorgonian Coral

3 Invertebrate

Brittle Sea Star Ophiomastix annulosa
Hawaiian Feather Duster Sabellastarte sp.
Red Line Cleaner Shrimp Lysmata amboinensis

3 Plants


75 watt plant bulb from homedepot
BRS filter Sock
300 Watt Heater
3 165 watt Led Light
6 Stage RO/DI System
protein skimmer 250 gallon
Fiji Dry Aquarium Live Rock
16 watt (100w) LED Refugium Bulb
Acurel Polyester Filter Fiber
Custom PVC Overflow
Dlink DCS-933L
frag plugs
I currently use Red Sea Test Kits for Cal, Alk, Mag, Nitrate and Phosphate.
I use a BRS Refractometer for Salinity. I stay between 1.0245 and 1.025 at all times.
I use Apex PH Probe and my ph stays around 8.18 - 8.3
I use Apex Temp Probe and temp stays between 79.0 - 79.3

I have calibrated the ph and temp probes twice due to resetting my apex to factory settings one time.

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Carpet Anemone 1 Fish · Long Tentacle Anemone Frozen Silverside · 1/2 Brine Shrimp · Kent Marine Phytoplex · Garlic Seaweed · Seachem Reef Zooplankton


Fill a 4.7gal ATO bucket every three days.
Clean protein skimmer every two days.
Replace filter sock every three days.
Clean glass every two-three days.
Weekley 15% water change.
Replace BRS GFO every 4 weeks. In a Reactor.
Replace BRS Carbon every 4 weeks. In a Reactor.
Pull out Chato from sump.
Turkey base rocks every week and suck out any detritus during water change.

On average you perform a 11.2% water change every 10 days.

0% total water change in August.

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Today I build my temporary reef tank in the other room. We are moving within the next 60 days and I will be breaking down the main display. I plan on drilling and putting in a overflow box. I will als
My heater died today thankfully I just took down the 150 tank and had an extra
I put the lights back on the normal light cycle. Some of my sps showed stress so instead of losing them ill take the chance and run the lights as normal. I will do another water change in a day or so
80 hours of darkness is complete and i do not see any Dinoflagellates. I will be doing a week or two of just blue lights and dosing Peroxide for a week or two. Only time will tell if this works. Fish
Been dealing with what i just found out to be Dinoflagellates for about a week. Im going to do a 72-84 hour lights out and follow this guys guide to getting rid of it for good. I already lost my yello
Took Frag tank off today.

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Inspiration & Goals

Everyone wants the biggest and baddest Coral Reef with all the coolest corals... but lets get real here that takes a ton of time and money. So with that being said my goal is to Grow with this hobby on several levels and in time i will have that beautiful tank i always dreamed of.