My 75g Aquarium

Cressona, PA
Volume 75 Gallons
Dimensions 48'' x 18'' x 21''
Make glass
Model reef ready
Timeline

Introduction

Hi all.

Just starting.
Bought my 75gal R.R. tank and stand from a friend (october 2013) who upgraded to a 125gal tank. Slowly collected all my equipment, Craigs list, Ebay, Amazon, BRS

Easter weekend (4/19-20/2014)cut, glue and silicone acrylic into 30gal glass sump. plumb D.T. and sump then add the water.......

Background

Had a few freshwater systems eons ago.
Always wanted saltwater.

Photos

Filtration

BRS Reef Saver Dry Rock (100lbs)
BRS Original Grade Ocean Direct Live Reef Sand (100lbs)
30 Gal glass tank.
7" filter sock (dog and cat hair ugg)
Bubble Magus ES5
Sicce 5 return pump
Refugium

Lighting

48" 324W T5 HO - 6x54 Fluorescent Actinic Lamp LCD Timer
3 x 54W T5 HO 12,000K Fluorescent Lamps and 3 x 54W T5 HO Actinic Blue Lamps
10 x Dual Bluemoon LEDs

Flow

(1) Jebao WP25 - Main flow
(1) Jebao WP10 - Flow behind L.R.

Measurements

8.8
Alkalinity
Salinity
80
Temperature
Magnesium
Phosphate
420
Calcium
15
Nitrate
Ammonia
Nitrite
8.0
pH

Inhabitants

9 Fish

2 Blue/Green Reef Chromis Chromis viridis
Fiji Blue Devil Damselfish Chrysiptera taupou
One Spot Foxface Siganus unimaculatus
2 Spotted Cardinalfish Sphaeramia nematoptera
2 Spotted Cardinalfish Sphaeramia nematoptera

6 Corals

3 Frogspawn Coral - Branched Euphyllia paradivisa
Leaf Plate Montipora Montipora capricornis
Rose Bulb Anemone Entacmaea quadricolor
Starburst Polyp Briareum sp.

18 Invertebrate

Banded Coral Shrimp Stenopus hispidus
2 Blue Legged Hermit Crab Clibanarius tricolor
4 Blue Legged Hermit Crab Clibanarius tricolor
Blue Tuxedo Urchin Mespilia globulus
4 Nassarius Snail Nassarius sp.
2 Turbo Snail Turbo fluctuosa
4 Turbo Snail Turbo fluctuosa

Equipment

Lighting
48" 324W T5 HO
Heater
Aquarium
75gal rr
Stand
Stand
Powerhead
Pump
Filter
7" filter sock
Sump
sump
Refugium
fuge
AutoTopOff
Refractometer
Yes i do
RODI
4 Stage RODI

On average you perform a 24.8% water change every 569 days.

0% total water change in June.

Diary Entries View all Diary Entries

Sand bed laid
Rock walls built
Saltwater finished mixing (50 gallons)
Carried saltwater to tank (5gal buckets from basement, yeaa)
tank full of sand rock and water.
Star
Leak test passes!!!
Drain water
Tap Water leak testing

0 activities in the last year

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Inspiration & Goals

Inspiration; Colors, Corals, Fish
Goals; Reef system with beautiful fish.