Fluval M40

Ingleby Barwick
Volume 55 Liters
Dimensions 40cm x 42cm x 35cm
Make Fluval
Model M40


This tank is an attempt to be as Ecologically Sustainable as possible.

All living creatures are to be Aquacultured.

This aquarium is meant to be a study of the species of the Genus Euphyllia.

Will give preference to Para types (branching) to make it easier to prune, due to small size of tank 55 Litres.

Battling over fish species. Main restraints, must be Tank Bred and natural range due to small size of tank. Looks like I will opt for the easy route of Clown Pair or Single Clown (ocellaris) and neon goby pair. Decisions decisions.


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2 Fish

Captive Bred Clownfish Amphiprion ocellaris
Tail Spot Blenny Ecsenius stigmatura

6 Corals

Candy Cane Coral Home Frag Caulastrea furcata
Green Star Polyp Home Fragged Pachyclavularia sp

1 Invertebrate

Strawberry conch Strombus luhuanus


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Mysis Shrimp Frozen · Vital Flake · Mysis · Flake · Live Mysis Shrimp · Gamma Blister Nano Marine Cusine · copepods

On average you perform a 18.9% water change every 8 days.

0% total water change in August.

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Complete Re Scape and 100 water change on M40. Corals , fish and Pom Pom Crab in quarantine during re scape.
40G / Litre Red Sea Blue Bucket = 35ppt 1.025@ 25c

30 Litre = 1200g
Added Marine Pure to Rear sump /Refugium
Added Chaeto Morpha to DT
Since gradually raising my salinity from 1.023 to 0.125 My Calcium, Magnesium and Alkaliniy levels are much more where I would like them, PH is also more stable and higher. Weekly water changes of 20%
Auto top of down to 500ml 1849 hours
Dyno X tratment was completed two days ago was last dose.. did 20% water change re charged reactor with carbon and phosguard. cleaned heater, pump, skimmer and pump, reactor.

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Inspiration & Goals

After much research and reading Banggai Cardinalfish: A Guide to Captive Care, Breeding & Natural History. I have chosen two Banggai Cardinal Tank Bred and one Ocellaris Clown Tank Bred.

I am planning on keeping this tank as close as possible to a Sulawesi - Indonesian reef with mainly Euphyllia Species.

After consulting the experts opinion in this field I have found the Banggais and clown grouping ideal for this size tank.

Unfortunately after much searching I have come to the conclusion that any Crustaceans will not be aquacultured.