Flip's Reboot Fish Room

Volume 120 Gallons
Dimensions 48'' x 24'' x 24''
Make Aqueon
Model 120g (reboot of last reef)
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Hello Aquaticlog-erz!

My name is Leo and I live in the Houston area. I have been very active in the hobby since 2008. My home forum is MARSH-reef.org, but I also frequent R2R and RC, almost daily.

I am originally from San Diego, CA so Houston is a big change for me. The people here are very friendly and actually don't mind spending time with you when you're interested in something. When I got interested in reef-keeping, the first guys I met were the major key players on the systems to come! I still remember those guys, and will likely never forget their methodologies.

My systems are never "over-thunk" or "over-done." I keep them simple, but remember... simple is relative.

I hardly ever test parameters. I just monitor pH, temp (controller) and test Alk once a month. I don't watch nitrates and phosphates after maturity sets up. That's just me... you're mileage may vary.

However, in the spirit of the "page's recommendations" that I can see below, I'll cover some things:

Maintenance Routine: None. I look at the corals and fish. 25g water change monthly

Filtration: Skimmer, some Eheim bio-media, ozone and little skimmer as a reactor, macro-algae

Equipment: 4 year old 120g Aqueon, homemade wooden stand, ATI 54w x 8 fixture, BM Curve 7 skimmer, Trigger Ruby 36 Sump, Jebao DCT-12000 Return, Sea swirl with a Tunze 6105 on a controller on one side and a Jebao RW-15 on the other, BRS Pukani Dry, bare-bottom with a cutting board, Neptune Apex, Teco chiller... that's really about it.

Flow: Heavy/random during daylight photoperiod, light/low during nighttime photoperiod.

Dosing: ESV B-Ionic two part and their Mg when needed (I change this a lot).

Salt: Red Sea Coral Pro now, but cycled the tank with Reef Crystals.

Coral supps: mainly the Prodibio system and Red Sea's stuff

Fish food: flakes and frozen. nori daily for my PBT and Sailfin

Favorite addition to the tank: My portable air conditioner. LOL! Keeps the room pleasant and the humidity down. 2-fer!

That being said, welcome to my page and let me know if you have any questions or comments.


This tank was initially purchased from a local back in 2014. He told me that he had it for a couple of years, so I'm assuming it's about 4 years old now. He gave me a pretty good deal on it, and threw in some equipment. I really hate that I forget who it was now, but it'd be easy to figure out if I just researched the local message board. LOL

You see... unfortunately I found myself "single" after many years of marriage and I needed an escape from "normal" reality! Also, I needed a place of my own that was comfortable for my two kids to come visit. That's just the tip of the iceberg... If I kept typing, you would get confused; but just understand that I needed this tank to aid in staying positive. I'd like to consider myself a very positive person.

Buying the tank helped me get my mind off the normal stuff that happens when lengthy partnerships end. I didn't really care about "aesthetics" as much as I cared about the technology, coral growth, and the chemistry behind what makes a reef tank tick.

Well, time passed and I found myself looking for another place to live a year later. The landlady wasn't pleasant. :) So, I stored the tank for awhile and am just now getting everything going again. Indeed, bittersweet... Sweet now, though. ;)

This tank is going to serve as my QT, hospital, and grow-out tank. The tank is in a "fishroom" that is solely designed for this purpose. Once I get "what I want" out of the way, I will work on a true display tank in the main space of my home.

Crazy right?





12 Fish

4 Blue/Green Reef Chromis Chromis viridis
Kaudern's Cardinal Pterapogon kauderni
Lawnmower Blenny Salarias fasciatus
Powder Brown Tang Acanthurus japonicus
Sailfin Tang Zebrasoma veliferum
2 Snowflake Clown Fish Amphiprion ocellaris
2 Wyoming White Ocellaris Clownfish Amphiprion ocellaris var

43 Corals

Acropora Loripes Acropora Loripes
Aussie Strawberry Shortcake Acropora microclados
Candlelight Echinata Acropora echinata
Chips Acro Acropora sp
Forest Fire Digi Montipora digitata
Grape Acropora Tenuis Acropora Tenuis
Hawkins Echinata Acropora echinata
Ice Fire Echinata Acropora echinata
Ice Fire Echinata Acropora echinata
Lobophyllia Brain Coral Lobophyllia hemprichii
Lordhowensis Coral Acanthastrea lordhowensis
Montipora Setosa Montipora setosa
Northern Lights Nasuta Acropora nasuta
ORA Jeremy's Montipora Coral Montipora digitata
ORA Screaming Green Birdsnest Seriatopora guttatus
PSX's Actinic Aussie Acropora Acropora sp
PSX's Ice Cave Aussie Acro Acropora sp
PSX's Red Aussie Acro Acropora sp
PSX's Witch Hat Acro Acropora sp
Rainbow Montipora Montipora tuberculosa
Rastas Zoas Zoanthus sp
Red Dragon Acropora Acropora carduus
Scrambled Eggs Zoas Zoanthus sp
3 Strawberry Fields Montipora Montipora capricornis
Stylophora Coral Stylophora spp.
Sunny Delights Palythoa sp
Sunset Montipora Montipora spongodes
Tinkerbell Zoanthid Palythoa sp
Tort Coral Acropora tortuosa
Tort Coral Acropora tortuosa

19 Invertebrate

2 Blood Red Fire Shrimp Lysmata debelius
6 Emerald Crab Mithraculus sculptus
Lettuce Sea Slug Elysia crispata
10 Turbo Snail Turbo fluctuosa


On average you perform a 15.4% water change every 85 days.

0% total water change in September.

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