Chapter Three - The Reef Tank

Weston-super-Mare
Volume 600 Liters
Dimensions 48'' x 24'' x 27''
Make Clearseal
Model Tank Model
Timeline

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Lighting

Lighting details:

2 Hours Dawn - White 01 Blue 01 Colour 01
2 Hours Sunrise - White 15 Blue 08 Colour 14
4 Hours Daytime - White 28 Blue 20 Colour 28
2 Hours Sunset - White 15 Blue 10 Colour 28
2 Hours Moonlight - White 02 Blue 10 Colour 02

Measurements

Chloramine
Phosphate
8.0
pH
Nitrite
Ammonia
Salinity
5
Nitrate
25
Temperature
405
Calcium
9.6
Alkalinity
Magnesium

Inhabitants

11 Fish

Maldive Starfish Fromia nodosa
2 Ocellaris Clownfish Amphiprion ocellaris
Scooter Blenny Synchiropus ocellatus
2 Sleeper Gold Head Goby Valenciennea Strigata
2 Yellow Clown Goby Gobiodon okinawae
Yellow Clown Goby Gobiodon okinawae

8 Corals

Bullseye Mushroom Rhodactis inchoata
Candy Cane Coral Caulastrea furcata
Duncan Polyp Duncanopsammia axifuga
Green Star Polyp Clavularia viridis
Hammer / Anchor Coral Euphyllia ancora
Pulsating Xenia Xenia elongata
2 Red Mushroom Actinodiscus sp.

41 Invertebrate

Asterina starfish Asterina gibbosa
Asterina starfish Asterina gibbosa
6 Astraea Conehead Snail Astraea tecta
6 Blue Legged Hermit Crab Clibanarius tricolor
Bristle Worm Polychaete sp
Condy Anemone Condylactis gigantea
6 Nassarius Snail Nassarius sp.
4 Red Legged Hermit Crab Clibanarius sp.
2 Red Line Cleaner Shrimp Lysmata amboinensis
Stomatella Snail Stomatella varia

Equipment

Aquarium
Clearseal 4'x2'x2'
AutoTopOff
Cleaning
NEWA Power Gravel Cleaner PGR 1000 2000 Aquarium Systems
Controller
Simply Aquaria Dual Temp Controller
Filter
Live Rock
Heater
Lighting
V2 iLumenAir 1200
Powerhead
Pump
Reactor
Refractometer
V2Pure Reverse Osmosis System
Stand
Clearseal Wooden Cabinet
Substrate
CaribSea Mineral Mud
Coral Sand
Sump
Clearseal 3' (75 litres)
Other
Simply Aquaria DIY Tank Cover

On average you perform a 19% water change every 15 days.

0% total water change in August.

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