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Age 5 years, 8 months
Started April 3, 2013
Official Volume 363 Gallons
Actual Volume 263 Gallons
Dimensions 72'' x 19'' x 31''
Make Original bought at estate sale make unknown
Model 7/8 inch thick glass
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schaaped ‐ Man,that,s some serious equipment! And that,s the reason that I went Nano scale.Try to manage it the hard-core way with all the restrictions and tweeks.Nevertheless great tank, ( s )
regards form Holland
james32 ‐ Thanks a lot I appreciate it!! Where in holland are you? What are the prices like in the hobby there? I just put up a few more pics if you wanna have another look, I try to post a pic of every coral but I buy corals faster than I can take pics of them lol:) and I have so many I couldn't post a pic of them all not without a few days of taking pics and uploading. I am off to another coral sale tomorrow
sews ‐ Beautiful piece!!
nickyb ‐ Fantastic photo's.

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Background

I Started keeping fish when I was around 10 years old and after setting up around 10 freshwater tanks between 5 - 20 gallons all at once, I felt I was ready for saltwater. The only thing is I only had a part time job at the local fish store in my small town (Port Perry) where I was in Charge of the fish department and counseling people on their fish problems yes even at 12 I was already giving advice and helpful advice.Anyhow I decided to sell my parkhurst Hockey card with players like frank mahovlich Henry Richard and all the old greats, I was able to get together $400 I got ripped off but I was impatient and wanted the fish more than the cards. I got my first saltwater tank like most people at Big als it was a 35 gallon setup with a double t8 florescent fixture and a Bio Life filter also had a skimmer but that cost extra 100 bucks for an air stone skimmer. My first coral was a Gonopora and It Thrived funny because I never added any additive but I made sure to do a 25% water change every month and never missed it by a day even when I had 12 other tanks in my bedroom to look after ,lets just say I was obsesed and still am!... After that there was a break in fish once I turned 14 and had already read every book on marine fish I could get my hand on I got out of the hobby completely and got into the teenage party scene lol..anyhow I got back into marine fish again later in life when I turned 23 and started with a 30 gallon cube Mixed reef which I thought was amazing as the hobby had changed so much since I was 12 years old. I am 33 years old now and since then I have had a 20 gallon nano , a 75 gallon with a 30 gallon sump mixed reef mostly softies, a 90 gallon with 20 gallon sump ,65 gallon with 40 gallon sump, seahorse tank , a 75 gallon with a 20 gallon sump and now I have a 3 gallon pico tope with 2 platinum clowns and the system you see here on this page. All the tanks I mentioned were mixed reef and this one has the most sps I have ever had I would say I am addicted. I have been lucky enough to see many reefs in person all over the world including Australia ,Bali Indonesia, every Country in Central America, Mexico 12 times I lived there for 2 years in Cancun and Playa del Carmen I also travel to Veracruz at least once a year to see family, I lived in Costa Rica , I should mention I lived in Australia for 6 months in Perth and got to see lots of wild life there in the ocean dolphins,crabs,etc I also went there when I was 7 and the time I lived there I was 17, also went to Japan,Jakarta, and to many countries to list my point is in all of these countries I made a point of observing the wild life on land and sea as this has always been my passion so my experience is no only in a glass tank in my living room and I was privileged to be healthy enough to work my butt off so I could afford to travel to all of these destinations. For now I am really enjoying the hobby and plan to upgrade to a much larger system but don't we all lol.. I think I will have to take a break and do some traveling before I get the next system but I am having a good time staying in one place for the time being and for a change I also have a 3 year old son whom which is my world and He is actually the proud owner of the 3 gallon pico tope and many corals in my system so yeah for now I am just going to stay put keep upgrading my current system and enjoy life as a father.
Thank You for reading
Peace

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Filtration

I am Currently using the Berlin system along with 2-3 liters of Nitra Guard Biocubes Titanium and I use a Phosban Reactor With Rowaphos. I have a 115 gallon sump with 3 Chambers and the middle chamber is full of Cheato ,Culipera Sp. and Mangroves.So I have that for a refugium but the bio cubes and rowa Phos keep my Nitrates and Phosphates at zero. Although the bio cubes were causing a little Cyano Bacteria I fixed the problem by adding a few more powerheads for flow and kept the lights off 2 days. I also plan to get some Coral snow and I have zeobac to deal with the Cyano as well as some Zeozym if necessary. For Skimming I use a dual beckett E.T.S.S enviromental Tower Scrubber My collection cup is bigger than my whole skimmer used to be it is a beast and does a great job !!! I clean The cup every day to every other day, it is run by a 1500 watt external pump

Lighting

For the Main tank which is 180 gallons I use 2 pfos each with 1 400 watt metal Halide and they are both 10,000 kelvin mogul bulbs and I have a sigle ballast that runs 2 400 watt bulbs made by PFO , as for actinics I use 2 80 watt 5 foot t5 bulbs both ati Blue plus. For the 75 gallon I use 2 175 watt Metal halide bulbs and I was using 2 54 watt ATI blue plus t5s on there as well but something broke on the ballast so I only use the metal halides now and they seem to be doing a fine job. For my sump I have a 4 foot power Compact Fixture with 2 Actinics and 2 day lights as well as moon lights all have separte switches.

Equipment See more

Lighting
2 2 400 watt pfo mh hanging from roof and Ajustable
40 watt clip on lamp for brine shrimp hatchery
80 watt x 2 blue plus bulbs 5 foot
800 watt cooltouch Ballast for my 2 400 watt bulbs in the pfos
PFO Pendants with 400 watt mh x2
Aquarium
175 Gallon Aquarium
Stand
Metal Frame stand for 180 gallon tank standard
Cleaning
Pump
Eco 633 Submersuble Pump
2 Reef flo Dart 3600 gph Main pump
Sump
112 gallon sump 3 chambers custom
Refugium
Refufium in middle sump chamber
AutoTopOff
Kent float valve
Dosing
Thing Tool replacement tips
Refractometer
RODI
5 stage bwi 150 gpd RO/DI
R/O flow restrictor 100 gpd
Medication
AquaIlluminationptasia-X
RODIMedia
R/O Flow Restrictor 100 gpd
2 RO Sediment Filter
Parts
2 pumps for coralife wavemaker 2600 and 1 sensor both new
Threaded Strainer 2 inch
Other
2 20 Oz paintball co2 tanks and Aquatec Regulator with intergrated selonoid for paintball tank
36 gallon Rubbermaid bin
5 lengths of loc line at top of 180 gallon with flow from 3600 gph pump has bleeder valve
55 gallon food grade drum
68 liter rubbermaid bin
Aqua Craft Refractometer Calibration Fluid
Brine Shrimp Eggs
Brine Shrimp Hatchery Sanfransico
Champion 1500 starting Watts Generator
Clip on Rotating fan
Diy Acrilic Probe Holder
Fish bags and tupperware for feeding
Power Bar Timer 4x 3 prong socets on timer and 4 regular same as coralife one
Saline Solutions Calcium Reactor
Sanfransico Brine Shrimp Hatchery
Threaded Strainer for sump intake

Flow

For My main tank I use a 2600 Coralife Wavemaker and 1 korilia 4 and a powerhead 801 and I also have lock line coming from the main pump which is a reeflo Dart 3600 gph pump and this give my tank a lot of flow as well. In the 75 gallon frag tank I have the flow from the main pump as well and a 1400 gph Korilia along with a Korilia 3 and this is enough flow for that tank so far though I plan to add a second 2600 Coralife wave maker to the system soon. For the sump I have an eco plus 633 gph pump which was my internal return pump from my old 75 gallon system with 20 gallon sump and flo from the reeflo dart as well as flow from my reactor and skimmer etc..

Measurements View all Measurements

3
Phosphate
Salinity
Magnesium
345
Calcium
Temperature
7.5
Nitrate
pH
Alkalinity
Ammonia
Nitrite
380
Potassium
Silicate

Additives

Currently I am adding Kent Tech I and Kent Tech M for Iodide and iodine and Magnesium. I also add Korallin-Zucht Concentrated Amino Acids 2 -4 times a week and I turn off my skimmer and Phosphate reactor for 2 hours while I do this.I used to add Brightwells Potassion When I was using the Zeovit systen but I am taking a break from the zeo system and seeing how this new plan goes for a while.I also Have a saline Solutions Calcium Reactor full of A.R.M Media and Neo Zeo for Magnesium I use a paintball 20 oz tank setup with a regulator from Aquatec and I have another 20 oz tank as a back up this works great.

Feeding See more

Instant Ocean Grazing Block for herbavores · Omega one Marine Flakes Soaked in Selcon · I.O Marine omnivore chips soaked in Selcon · live phyto plankton 2-3 cups in both tanks same system · Omega one marine flakes all fish in system · Nori seaweed in main tank for tangs · 2 pinches of coral Frenzy in main tank · pinch of cyclopeeze in main tank · Pinch of reef Roids in main tank & frag tank · pinch of Coral frenzy to main tank · IO Marine Chips Omnivore diet fed to all fish in all systems · pinch of reef roids in both tanks · Coral frenzy pinch to main tank once lights went out · feed anemone 1 silverside · Feed sun coral frozen PE mysis soaked in Selcon 3 cubes for 4 colonys · Hikari pellets feed to dendros and duncan · whole system mixture of 10 scoops of zoplan and 3 scoops of phytoplan ,1 Selcon soaked frozen reef plankton cube and cyclopezze · A pinch of reef roids to each tank and same for Coral Frenzy · Fed live phyto plankton in the morning and live phyto plankto tonight with mixture I made up · also one cube of frozen rotifers · 1/2 Ml of polyp booster in each tank 180 and 75 · all fish omega one marine flakes with garlic · pinch of reef roids in 180 gal and 75 gal · Nori to tangs in 180 gallon · pinch of reef roids in both tanks 75 & 180 · pinch of coral frenzy in both tanks 75 & 2 in 180 · pinch of coral frenzy in both tanks 75 & 2 one fat one regular in 180 · Frozen cube of pe mysis to all fish in main tank(180) · Frozen Brine to all fisn in all tanks · frozen rotifers to feather star and co co worm · 1/4 pop bottle of live phyto plankton to 180 gal main · Cyclopezze freeze dried pinch in both tanks · omega marine flakes to pico tope platinum clowns only · instant Ocean Marine Chips Omnivore Diet to all fish · 7 Scoops of Zoplan dumped in whole system · Nori seaweed soaked in Garlic Guard · Instant Ocean Marine Chips Herivore Diet to all Fish · live phyto plankton,10 scoops of Zo plan,4 scoops of phyto plan, 2 scoops of cyclopezze,2 scoops of coral Frenzy,1 frozen cube of Frozen reef plankton, 1 cube of frozen Rotifers · 1/2 ml of Polyp Booster to 75 gallon and 3/4 ml to 180 gallon tank · Anemone One fully large size silver side,also fed 1/2 one to tiger pistol shrimp · sun corals 2 cubes of PE mysis and mixed in 2 cubes of frozen brine · Dendros and duncans Brine shrimp- and PE Mysis · Cyclopezze freeze dried to 180 gal · Nori seaweed to Tang fish · all fish Instant Ocean Marine Chips Omnivore Diet · 4 Scoops of Zoplan to 180 and 75 · Hikari carnivore pellets to Dendros and duncan frags · Cyclopezze to main tank · anemone one silverside · Nori to Tangs · 8 Scoops of zoplan and 2 scoops of phytoplan in both tanks as well as live phyto in both tanks · Cube of frozen Rotifers and a cube of reef planktons turned all pumps off · Fed sun coralsand dendros with pumps off 2 Cubes of PE Mysis Shrimp and 2 Cubes of Brine Shrimp · All fish in main tank frozen PE Mysis and Brine Shrimp · Polyp Booster 1 ml · Fed nori to all tangs in 180 gal · fed nori to scopas tang in 75 gal · Polyp Booster to Both Tanks 1/2 to 1ml each tank · 2 scoops of Phytoplan , 7 Scoops of Zoplan and one scoop of Cyclopezze · 1 frozen cube of Reef Plankton · 1 Full Silverside large to Anemone · Hikari Carnivore pellets to Dendros · 1 Cube of brine shrimp spot fed to sun corals · 1 cube of pe mysis spot fed to sun corals · pieces of silverside drop in the area of both pistol shrimps · mysis and brine to sun corals · soakes brine and pe mysis cubes in selcone once thawed 3/4 of a ml · Added 1/2 ml of selcon to zoplan mix and phyto/reef plankton · added 1/4 ml selcon to silversides for shrimp and anemone · Fed all fish 1 cube of PE Mysis Shrimp and 2 Cubes of Brine Shrimp · instant oceans marine chips omnivore diet to all fish · I cube of pe mysis ,2 cubes of brine and 1 cube of reef plankton fed to all fish and to sun corals and dendros · Soaked all frozen food today in .50ml of selcon · anemone 1 piece of frozen krill · Cyclopezze added to frozen mixture as well as 5 scoops zo plan and 1 scoop phytoplan · 1 ml of polyp Booster .75 in main .25 in 75 · main tank fish Cyclopezze · picotope fish and small picassos in trap in 75 Ocean Nutrition · Hikari Sinking Carnivore pellets to main tank · all fish Omega flakes soaked in Garlic Guard and Selcon · Nori soaked in Garlic Guard to main tank · Fed sera to main tank · all fish omega one marine flakes with garlic fed a lot to main tank · nori to tangs in main and scopa in the frag tank · 12 1/4 teaspoons (scoops) of Zoplan and 3 1/4 teaspoons (scoop provided) of Phytoplan · 1/4 teaspoon of reef roids spotfed to all sps · 1/4 teaspoon of Coral frenzy Spotfed to all sps · 2 cubes of frozen brine ,1 cube of PE Mysis and one cube of Reef Planktons all enritched with Selcon fed to all fish and sun corals and dendros · one hole Silverside enritched with Slecon to RBTA · Added 1-2 cups of live phyto plankton to zoplan and phytoplan mixture also put a couple drops of selcon in the mixture and tank water, · Put a couple drops of selcon in the reef roid coralfrenzy mixture with tank water feeding all corals with turkey baster and all flow off · Fed nori soaked in Garlic Guard and selcon to tangs in main tank and Scopas Tang in frag tank Nori soaked in garlic guard only · Added 1ml of polyp booster to main and 1 to 75 gallon before adding any of the before mentioned foods · Feed all sun corals PE Mysis · nori to tangs in main and 75 no Garlic guard this time · Fed dendros Hikari carnivoe pellets · instant Ocean Marine chips herbivore to all fish · nori main tank fish · all fish frozen brine shrimp · 2 pinches of reef roids in 75 gallon and 1 super fat pinch/punch in Main tank · all fish IO Marine chips Omnivore diet · all fish Omega Frozen brine 2 cubes · Fed main tank 2 cubes of Rotifers for feather star and the dragonface pipefish seem to like it · all fish frozen brine and pe mysis and rotifers to feather star and 2 pipe fish · IO food puck herbivore 1/2 puck to main tank · 2 cubes frozen rotifers spot fed to feather star and 2 pipefish soaked in Garlic Guard and Selcon for 1-2 hours before feeding · 3 cubes of PEmysis soaked in garlic Guard and Selcon 1-2 hours fed to sun corals and dendros and all fish · 1 cube of frozen Omega Brine soaked in Garlic Guard and Selcon for 1-2 hours before feeding to all animals · frozen reef plankton 1 cube to pipe fish and silverside to anemone and pistol shrimp , fed krill to dendros and shrimps soaked all in selcon and garlic gaurd for 1-2 hours first · Polyp Booster 0.5 mls to 180 and same to 75 10 minutes before feeding all foods below · Fed live brine to pipefish and hole tank · all fish IO Marine Chips · All tangs nori soaked in Garlic Guard · both tanks live brine gut loaded in selcon and live phyto · all fish live brine Gutloaded with 2 and 1/2 mls of selcon and live phyto plankton for 24 hours · Omega One marine Flakes to all fish just a little bit · 4 cubes pe mysys · sun corals pe mysis and dendros · 1 cube rotifers to pipefish and feather star and they all like it · 1 Cube of omega brine to all fish · pistol shrimp krill · anemone Krill · all tangs broken up krill frozen · 1 cube reef planktons ,4 scoops of Phytoplan , 8 scoops of Zoplan and some live phyto plankton to all corals and mixed throughout bouth tanks · pinch of coral frenzy in both tanks 75 & one fat one regular in 180 · Argent Cyclop-Eeze Freeze-Dried to all fish and tanks · SeaVeggies-Mixed Flakes Two Little Fishies to main and 75 gallon · Instant Ocean Marine Chips to pico tope platinums · all fish frozen Omega Brine Shrimp · Both tanks Reef roids · Both tanks Coral Frenzy · all tanks including pico Cyclop eeze · Instant Ocean Marine Chips Omnivore to all fish · SeaVeggies-Mixed Flakes Two Little Fishies to Main tank · main tank 3 times today to keep anthia well fed · spot fed cyclopeeze to pipefish suns and featherstar · Hikari Sinking Carnivore pellets to main dawin clowns ande fish in main tank · Argent Cyclop-Eeze Freeze-Dried to main and 75 · Instant Ocean Marine Chips to all fish herbavore · Argent Cyclop-Eeze Freeze-Dried to both tanks · Frozen Rotifer to feather and pipe fish · Silver sides to Pistol Shrimp and Anemone · 1 cube PE mysis and one cube Omega Brine to all fish and suns · Reef Roids to both tanks\ · Coral Frenzy Both tanks · omega one marine flakes with garlic to all fish all tanks · 1/2 a silverside to pistol shrimp · 2 scoops of Phytoplan and 6 scoops of Zoplan spot fed to feather stars and coco worm corals etc just dumped in both tanks from a 2 liter jug · 1/2 ml of polyp booster to 75 gallon and same to 180 gal · all fish frozen brine and PE Mysis soaked in selcon and garlic for 1 hour · both pipefish and feather star plus some corals and fish frozen rotifers soaked in selcon and garlic guard for 1 hour · Skimmer has been off all feeding time as well as all flow pumps etc · frozen reef plankton to sun corals and dendros and all over the tank · also fed dendros and sun coral big one really good, brine and PE mysis and fed dendros krill chunks to every head all food was soaked in selcon and garlic for 1 hour · all fish and corals and tanks Cyclopeeze · pinch of coral frenzy in both tanks · Soaked Frozen Rotifers in Garlic Guard for 1-2 hrs and spot fed to pipe fish in 75 gallon also to pipe in 180 and feather star · soaked omega frozen brine in garlic guard for 1-2 hrs and fed to dendros sun corals and whatever grabs it before I can get it to them · all fish in all tanks IO Marine Chips Omnivore · Argent Cyclop-Eeze Freeze-Dried to main tank · Polyp Lab Reef-Roids to both tanks 1 pinch each · Frozen rotifers soaked in selcon and Garlic guard to pipefish and feather star most of it to sick pipe in 75 gallon · Omega one marine flakes with garlic to all fish · Coral Frenzy to both tanks · Argent Cyclop-Eeze Freeze-Dried To 75 gallon and main · Argent Cyclop-Eeze Freeze-Dried both tanks · Omega One Marine flakes all fish · Nori to all tangs · Reef Roids both tanks · Coral frenzy to main tank · mixed freeze dried cyclopeeze with tank water and fed to crinoid and pipe fish is eating it now to fed 75/180 lots to 180 shot down deep as it tends to float · all fish brine shrimp · all fish PE Mysis · coral frenzy to sun coral and main tank · omega One Marine Flakes to all fish · Hikari Sinking Carnivore pellets to all dendros soaked in tank water to soften first · 1 silversider to anemone · pistol shrimp big piece of frozen krill · all fish chopped up frozen krill · all fish frozen brine and sun corals · both tanks cyclop eeze · all fish omega one marine flakes · nori main · Instant Ocean Marine Chips Herbavore to all fish · both tanks nori soaked in Garlic Guard all tangs ate some · both tanks 2 pinches each of reef roids · both tanks 2 pinches each of Coral Frenzy · all 3 tanks Cyclop Eeze · main tank more cyclop eeze spot fed star and sun · all fish frozen omega Brine · Main tank pinch of coral frenzy · pistol shrimp area frozen krill · Nori to main tank · starfish and pipefish frozen rotifers soaked in selcon and garlic guard also gave some to rastas and corals various · sun corals frozen pe mysis and omega brine also soaked in selcon and garlic guard fed dendros aswell · all fish frozen omega brine and pe mysis soaked in selcon and garlic guard · pistol shrimp and anemone silver side soaked in garlic guard and selcon 1 hour both were seen taking the food · 1/2 ml of polyp booster to left side of main tank · peppermint shrimp piece of silverside soaked in selcon and garlic guard · cyclopeeze to both tanks · all fish marine chips omnivoe · both tanks lots of reef roids · both tanks lots of coral frenzy · all fish omega one frozen brine 1 cube and PE Mysis 1 cube · both tanks nori · all tangs both tanks nori · cyclop eeze to all fish · Sera Granumarin Granulated food to main tank · Sera Granumarin Granulated food to all fish · both tank reef roids · cyclop eeze to sun coral and feather star · julian sprungs sea veggies to both tanks · nori to both tanks · all fish IO marine Chips Omnivore · both tanks a little Omega one marine chips with garlic · 10 scoops of zo plan and 5 scoops of phytoplan with 1 cube of Frozen reef planktons mixed together and spot fed to whole system · 1 ml polyp booster to main tank and 1/2 ml of polyp booster to 75 gallon side · 1 ml of selcon and 2 caps of Garlic Guard soaking into 2 cubes of PE mysis,1Cube Omega Brine ,1 cube rotifers,and mixed with zoplan phto/reefplankton mix ,leaving to soak 1 hour at least · pistol shrimp shed skin due to salinity drop fed him piece of krillx2 · Anemone krill · all dendros hikari · Sun corals PE mysis and omega brine witnessed sun eating PE mysis and omega brine as well as black sun ate a little · all fish pe mysis and omega brine · Sea veggies,cyclop eeze and omega one marine flakes with Garlic soaked in selcon and garlic guard for an hour and a half and fed to all fish · all fish IO Marine chips Herbevore · Main tank Nori for tangs/wrasse · all tanks cyclopeeze · all tanks Omega one marine flakes with garlic · all fish omega Brine Shrimp 2 Cubes · Main tank PE mysis 1 cube · main tank rotifers 1 cube · both tanks cyclopeeze · nori both tanks · fed all tanks fheshly hatched baby brine shrimp live · Cyclp Eeze to both tanks · SeaVeggies-Mixed Flakes Two Little Fishies to all fish · cyclopEeze all fish and tanks · live baby brine and omega frozen brine and Pe Mysis to sun corals and fish in main tank · pistol shrimp krill and frozen omega brine and pe mysis didnt get it to cave well so feed again asap · fed nori to main tank · feather star live baby brine shrimp · SeaVeggies-Mixed Flakes Two Little Fishies to all herbivores and what ever would eat it , soaked it in tank water for 1 hour first · 2 cubes of PE Mysis soaked in selcon and Garlic Guard to all fish and sun coral as well as dendros · full silverside to anemone soaked in selcon and Garlic Guard for 1 hour 30 minutes · omega brine shrimp 2 cubes soaked in Garlic guard and selcon for and hour and a half · pistol shrimp silverside soaked in selcon and garlic guard for an hour and a half · NutriDiet Marine Marine Flakes Seachem to all fish · Argent Cyclop-Eeze Freeze-Driedto both tanks · Coral Frenzy to main tank and feather star · all fish Seachem NutriDiet Marine Flakes · reef roids to both tanks · all fish PE Mysis soaked in Garlic Guard and selcon for 1-2 hours before hand · all dendros rotifers,omega brine and Pe mysis soaked in selcon and Garlic Guard for 1-2 hours · Anemone Krill and PE mysis and Omega Brine soaked in selcon and Garlic Guard for 1-2 hours · pistol shrimp 3 pieces of krill shot in several directions into cave soaked with selcon and Garlic guard 1-2 hours first · sun coralls PE mysis,omega brine and rotifers soaked in selcon and garlic guard 1-2 hours also fed them CyclopEeze mixed in tank water with turkey baster · Feather starfish and pipefish rotifers soaked in selcon and garlic guard and CyclopEeze with turkey basterrs · Montiporas and all corals in main tank rotifers and cyclopeeze soaked in selcon and garlic guard 1-2 hours first · all fish in main tank cyclopeeze rotifers and all listed below fish collected scraps · nori to all tangs and fed to Fighting Conches as well · fed pachi the conch nori put under conch after soaking in tank water for 1 hour · 6 Scoops of phytoplan 5 scoops of Zoplan mixed in 1 liter of tank water and pored in the system to cycle throughout . turned off skimmer and phosphate reactor for the night · nori soaked in garlic guard to both tanks all tangs · SeaVeggies-Mixed Flakes Two Little Fishies to both tanks · all fish and inverts CyclopEeze · cyclopeeze and coral frenzy mixed in tank water and spot fed with a turkey baster to feather star, coco worm and corals awake · main tank nori · both tanks reef roids main tank double dose · CyclopEeze to main tank · Polyp Lab Polyp-Booster 1 ml to 180 and 1 ml to 75 gallon · Anemone 1 large silver side soaked in selcon and Garlic Guard · sun corals PE mysis,Omega brine shrimp and Rotifers soaked in selcon and Garlic Guard · all Fish PE mysis ,Omega Brine shrimp and rotifers soaked in selcon and Garlic Guard · Pipefish,feather starfish, coco worm etc rotifers soaked in selcon and garlic guard · Reef Roids to main tank · Both Tanks Nori and all tangs · 8 scoops of phytoplan mixed in 3 liters of tank water and dumped into the system all over the entire water volume · all fish and tanks CyclopEeze · all fish and tanks Seachem Nurtridiet Marine flakes · soaked 2 cubes of rotifers,2 cubes of PE Mysis,2 Cubes of Omega Brine Shrimp and some silver sides and krill in Selcon and Garlic Guard for 1-2 hours before feeding to the following · Polyp Booster 1 ml in 180 and 1 in 75 gallon · Silverside to pistol shrimp gt him for sure soaked in selcon and garlic guard · Anemone 1 silver side and 1 krill soaked in selcon and garlic guard · all fish PE mysis and Omega brine and rotifers soaked in selcon and garlic guard · suncorals rotifers,pe mysis and omega brine soaked in selcon and garlic guard · dendros all heads krill and silversides and pe mysis as well as omega brine and rotifers soaked in selcon and garlic guard · NutriDiet Marine Marine Flakes Seachem to main tank · 7 caps of marine snow spot fed with Julians Thing to Feather star ,chili coral, coco worm, and sun corals and all corals and inverts in general · nori to both tanks and tangs · 25 mls of Marine Snow to main tank feather star, coco worm and clam · all dendros hikari sinking carnivore pellets also fed some to sun coral, fishes and anemone · Ocean Nutrition. Prime Reef Flakesto all fish · nori to both tanks and all tangs · CyclopEeze both tanks · clam ,Chili Sponge, and coco worm Marine snow 55 mls · all dendros hikari carnivore pellets · Polyp Booster to both tanks 1 ml each in 180 and 75 · Zoplan 4 scoops and Phytoplan 2 scoops spot fed to all corals in tank · with Julians Thing Marine Snow to CoCo worm and chili coral as well as what got into the tank that they missed put in a total of 50 mls of Marine snow · all fish Omega Brine soaked in garlic guard and selcon · all fish PE mysis soaked in selcon and garlic guard · all fish and co co worm and coals that eat it rotifers soaked in selcon and garlic guard · krill and silversides to all dendros,pistol shrimp and Anemone soaked in selcon and Garlic Guard · Pe mysis to all fish 2 cubes · Ocean Nutrition. Prime Reef Flakes to all fish · fed coco worm and chili coral as well as fish in main tank cyclopeeze mixed in 2 cups of tank water and spot fed also fed chalices and other corals suns zoas etc.. · NutriDiet Marine Marine Flakes Seachem soaked in garlic Guard to all fish · Coco worm ,Chili coral and clam Marine snow mixed in tank water and spot fed with turkey baster 4-5 caps · Cyclopeeze to Coco worm sun corals , dendros and chili coral with turkey baster spot fed mixed with tank water · all fish frozen brine · anemone 1 silverside soaked in selcon and Garlic Guard · all Dendros krill soaked in selcon and garlic guard · sun corals coco worm , chili coral CyclopEeze mixed in 2 cups of tank water and spot fed with turkey baster · SeaVeggies-Mixed Flakes Two Little Fishies · Nori soaked in Garlic Guard to all Tangs · Nori soaked in Garlic Guard to all tangs and wrasses · Reef Roids · anemone krill soaked in Garlic Guard and selcon · Dendros PE mysis, Krill and brine soaked in Garlic Guard and selcon · coco worm , chili sponge and clam Marine snow 80 mls total in tank most was spot fed using turkey baster · sun corals rotifers, brine soaked in selcon and pe mysis · all fish PE Mysis, Rotifers< Omega Brine, Brine and krill soaked in selcon and garlic guard · Pistol shrimp shot 2 pieces of krill in his general direction but I don't think they made it soaked in selcon and Garlic , I saw pistol today! · all fish IO Omnivore Marine Chips · Coral Frenzy · Omega One Marine Flakes · most dendro hikari Carnivore pellets · NutriDiet Marine Marine Flakes Seachem to main tank fish · Dendros PE mysis and brine soaked in selcon and Garlic Guard for 30 minutes · Brine and Pe mysis soaked in selcon and Garlic Guard for 30 minutes to all fish · pistol Shrimp 3/4 of a silver side soaked in Garlic Guard and Selcon · cyclopeeze to sun corals and fish · 3 caps of Marine Snow spot fed to Coco worm and Chili Coral · Fed a total of 3 cubes brine and 1 cube mysis to tanks corals and fish of frozen food tonight plus the silver sides · NutriDiet Marine Marine Flakes Seachem · Omega One Marine Flakes soaked in Garlic Guard to all fish · Marine snow 3 caps to clam and coco worm spot fed with turkey baster · Polyp Lab Reef-Roids · Instant Ocean Marine Chips Omnivore · brine and PE Mysis to all fish · Cyclopeeze spot fed to sun corals , coco worm and duncans Also xenia · Brine, PE Mysis to all Dendro heads as well as Cyclopeeze · brine and PE Mysis to black sun coral · Argent Cyclop-Eeze Freeze-Dried · Julian Sprung Sea Veggies Mixed Seaweed Flakes to all fish · Carrot Shreds to tangs · Coco worm and Gargonian marine snow · Dendros hikari pellets to every head and incase I missed I gave them siversides soaked in garlic and selcon and some brine · pistol shrimp ! silverside he got it soqaked in selcon and garlic · sun corals brine and PE mysis soaked in selcon and garlic · all fish Brine and PE mysis soaked in selcon and garlic guard for 2 hours · duncans hikari · instant ocean brine shrimp gel food to all fish · Julian Sprung Sea Veggies Mixed Seaweed Flakes · Omega One Marine Flakes to sump fish · coco worm Marine snow with turkey baster · all fish Brine and PE mysis soaked in selcon and Garlic Guard · Hikari Sinking Carnivore pellets to all dendro and aussie ducan heads they all took one in Great! · Pistol shrimp 1/2 of a silverside soaked in selcon · Coral Franzy · sun coral Rotifers and Brine and pe mysis mixture · all fish brine and PE mysis · Rotifers to Coco worm · rotifers to pipe fish and some corals · Frozen CyclopEeze · TLF Marine Snow to Co Co worm · Frozen CyclopEeze to sun corals · Frozen CyclopEeze to all fish · silverside crushed up to some dendros · cyclopeeze to tank · nori to main · all fish Brine soaked in garlic guard and selcon · all fish PE mysis soaked in Garlic Guard and selcon · Frozen CyclopEeze and marine snow and rotifers all mixed together to co co worm and sun corals and fish soaked in selcon and Garlic Guard first · Coral Frenzy lots · Argent Cyclop-Eeze Freeze-Dried just a little · dendros Big als brine soaked in selcon and Garlic Guard witnessed all heads eat also fed some to duncans · Black and yellow sun corals brine shrimp soaked in selcon and garlic guard · Coco worm a mix of marine snow, Frozen PE cyclopeeze and rotifers soaked in selcon and garlic guard for 1-2 hours · all fish PE mysis,big als brine, cyclopeeze , rotifers soaked in selcon and garlic guard 1-2 hours · all fish pe mysis and brine soaked in selcon and garlic · coral frenzy 3 pinches · dendros brine ,silversides and pe mysis soaked in selcon and garlic · coco worm and gorgonian marine snow · coco worm silverside juice and pe mysis juice with left over selcon and garlic that wasnt soaked up to co co and gorgonian · sun corals brine,rotifers,zoplan,phytoplan,cyclopeeze,frozen pe cyclops soaked in selcon and garlic also fed this mix to entire system · Instant Ocean Marine Chips herbavore to main tank · dendros brine,pe mysis and silversides soaked in garlic and selcon · coco worm and gorgonian marine snow , phyto plan, zo plan, pe mysis juice, with selcon and garlic guard · all fish brine, pe mysis, and pe cyclopeeze soaked in selcon and garlic guard · phtytoplan ,zoplan and marine snow mix with selcon and garlic to all corals sps mostly · black and yellow sun corals PE cyclopeeze and brine also some pe mysis soaked in selcon and garlic guard · nori · Ocean Nutrition Prime Reef to all fish · silverside chunks to dendros · marine snow to co co worm and gargonian spot fed · mixture of 4 scoops of phyto plan,4 scoops of zo plan and 3 caps of marine sow to co co worm gorgonian and chili coral in lion tank · also soaked 2 cubes of brine and 2 cubes of pe mysis and 1 cube of cyclopeeze soaked in selcon and garlic guard · soaked silversides in selcon and garlic guard as well · Omega One Marine Flakes to all fish fed lots · 5 scoops of zo plan and 3 scoops of phyto plan dumped in main tank and spot fed to coco worm and gorgonian! · Ocean Nutrition Prime Reef · Hikari Sinking Carnivore pellets to all dendro and duncan heads · marine snow , zo plan and phyto plan to gorgonian and coco worm · dendros , coco,chili suns frozen marine sonw and hikari · all fish frozen mix everything
It is very important to feed your fish a variety of foods frozen foods are a must and at the very least must be fed once a week, also it is very important to use garlic on nori (seaweed) and soak the flakes in it for 2 hours prior to feeding especially tangs and sturgeons, at least twice a week if you do this you fish should never get any diseases!! ,not to say they won't be eaten by crabs you are un aware of or stressed to death by other fish you think are reef safe and it is common for people to blame the death of their fish on a disease. like for instance fin rot when it is really just being attacked with no where to hide, or they will see the fish being eaten by a pistol shrimp for example and assume right away it way this shrimp that killed the fish when you should be looking to be sure you are giving your fish the proper nutrients, and house them with proper and or reef safe watched and quarantined tank mates as 80 percent of the time the animal eating your dead fish (if you are lucky enough to even see the fish dead as they are consumed very fast in an established reef) was not that animal that did it but it is eating what is left (the food chain) anyway sorry I got a little off topic but you get my drift! I feed my fish frozen minimum once a week but preferably twice a week always soaked in selcon and or garlic guard and I feed a different flake food for each day in between alway high end foods as well... You get what you pay for!

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36 Fish

125 Corals

Aussie Duncans
10 Blue Mushroom Actinodiscus sp.
5 Dendrophyllia Dendrophyllia
Desert Sun Chalice
2 Fruit Loops Zoas
Green Palys
Green Tree Nepathea
Iron man Mushroom
12 LA Lakers Zoas
Looks like lemon/lime pocillapora but could be a monti
7 Pine apple express Zoas
Pipe Organ Coral Tubipora musica
Postrata
Purple Montipora Cap
Purple Mushroom
Purple Stylopora
Rainbow Stylopora
7 Rastas Zoas
Red Dragon Acropora Acropora carduus
Red Mushroom Actinodiscus sp.
15 Red digitata
6 Strawberry Wine Palys
3 Sun Coral Tubastrea sp.
Tounge Coral
m. Palawenensis
pink Dendros

48 Invertebrate

7 Astraea Conehead Snail Astraea tecta
Blood Red Fire Shrimp Lysmata debelius
Feather Sea Star Lamprometra palmata
Fighting Conch Strombus spp.
Gold Coral Banded Shrimp
Green Pistol Shrimp Alpheus euphrosyne
19 Left handed hermit crabs
6 Margarita Snail Margarites pupillus
2 Peppermint Shrimp Lysmata wurdemanni complex
2 Queen Conch Strombus gigas
Tiger Pistol Shrimp Alpheus bellulus
2 Turbo Snail Turbo fluctuosa
2 orange acro crab

4 Plants

4 Red Mangrove Rhizophora mangle

On average you perform a 13.9% water change every 20 days.

0% total water change in December.

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time to recalibrate ph probe or get a new one if it doesn't work this time
Dump out 65 gallon drum of newly mixed Reef Crystals seawater that has an alklinity of 20 plus DKH
Crocea Clam Died today due to high alklinity
Lost a bunch of coralls and inverts due to my reef crystals salt being 20 plus dkh Alkalinity I didn't notice until it was to late.. What a Bummer!!! I think I might write the company even lost some
The red algae seems to be gone in the whole system ... So the Blue life cyano Bacteria remover worked well!!! :) Glad it's finally over now I just have to do a water Change well I think I will do 2 cl
Getting Brown Diatom and a tiny bit of cyano in one spot of tanks for the last 2 months it may be from the Bio Cubes??

Words of Wisdom

Always dip and quarantine all corals!! Also quarantine fish! and be sure to have a hospital tank and a quarantine tank before even buying a single fish or coral.. Always price match when shopping at big als as they will match any Canadian website price on any of their dry good products.. Try not to shop at big als..Do not try to buy cheap no name products as you will save in the long run ten fold if you buy a good quality product firat.. You can buy it now or later I promise you will buy it eventually.. Most important go slow and when in doubt do a water change!!

Disasters & Regrets

Sun Corals way to much work and in my opinion impossible to keep in a reef system long term unless you feed every day with mysis or some sort of meaty food even then they still die in the end ... some people say to feed them once a week with heavy flow but in the end none of these methods really work , leave them in the ocean and get some dendros they are much more hardy!! and not having a quarantine tank or dipping every coral before putting them in the main system... Now I know from experience that you need to dip all corals and have a quarantine tank to keep them in for at least 2 weeks while closely watching them ... You can try and skip this but you will end up writing these same words in the end trust me!!

Acknowledgements

Bob Fenner , Big als as they were the only store around 22 years ago when I got into saltwater and they helped me setup my first system ( I wouldn't take their advice ever again though but I thank them for being there when no other store was at least that I knew of at the time)so reluctantly I will thank them. And strangely enough I thank myself for never giving up even though I had many trial and tribulations and losses of money and lifes.... I am sure there is more but I haven't thought of them yet!