73 Gallon Red sea

Florida
Volume 73 Gallons
Dimensions 36'' x 18'' x 24''
Make Aqueon
Model Upgraded From 46 Bowfront to 65 Dec 2015
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Background

Reef began in May 2014 with a 46 gallon bowfront, 40 lbs of rock and T5 cheap lights. As time went on acrylic tank was hard to work with so i upgraded in Dec 2014 to a 65 high and added 30lbs of live rock.

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Filtration

Aquen Model 1 sump, Brs reactor with Rowaphos and carbon mix, Dr tims bio pellets in in sump reactor. Eshopps overflow with Quite one return pump. All pvc piping, hang on protein skimmer.

Lighting

Ai Hyrda 26's x2 Led Lighting

Flow

Gyre power head with return spray bar opposite side.

Measurements

510
Calcium
1
Nitrate
Alkalinity
8.1
pH
1.1
Phosphate
Magnesium
Salinity
Temperature
Ammonia
Nitrite

Inhabitants

Oldest to Newest if I can remember.

LYRE-TAIL ANTHIS ( MY OLDEST FISH SMALLEST AND HEARTY)
2 CARDINALS
3 BLUE DAMSELS ( DOWN TO 1)
CLOWNISH
SIXLINE WRASSE
GREEN CORIS WRASSE
ROYAL GRAMMA
YELLOW TANG
FLAME ANGEL

2 SHRIMP CLEANER AND FIRE





11 Fish

25 Corals

Candy Cane Coral Caulastrea furcata
Chilli Coral
Duncan Polyp Duncanopsammia axifuga
Green Zoo's
Hammer / Anchor Coral Euphyllia ancora
Hard Tube Coco Worm Protula bispiralis
Leather Coral Lobophyton
Mushrooms Mixed
Pulsating Xenia Xenia elongata
Purple Zoo Frag
Ranibow Monti Cap
Red Mushroom Actinodiscus sp.
8 Ricordea Mushroom Ricordea yuma
Yellow (Zoanthid) Undescribed Zoanthid

20 Invertebrate

Blood Red Fire Shrimp Lysmata debelius
Fighting Conch Strombus spp.
Green Plate Coral
Red Line Cleaner Shrimp Lysmata amboinensis
15 Turbo Snail Turbo fluctuosa
Yello Green Zooanthids

Equipment

Cleaning
Jebao Circulation Pump
Lighting
Scicci Reactor pump

Additives

Only chemical is Seachem Reef Trace. Rowaphos for phosphate and carbon

Feeding

Flakes dosed with ehim auto timer

Frozen on occasion

Just started coral frenzy once a week 9/28

Maintenance

7 gallon water change every 2 weeks, parameter test and Rowaphos and carbon change. Sump micron pads as well.

On average you perform a 13.3% water change every 27 days.

0% total water change in October.

0 activities in the last year

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Words of Wisdom

Stay away from Acrylic

Drill your tank

Paint your sump area with a waterproof paint

If you can't afford the best try to be patient ( I know )

Acknowledgements

My wife for not killing me between the money and the messes. Thank you!!