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Age 5 years, 10 months
Started March 17, 2013
Official Volume 180 Gallons
Actual Volume 220 Gallons
Dimensions 72'' x 24'' x 24''
Make Glasscages
Model 180 star fire


I started in this hobby with a 75 gal fish only system in the early 90's . After a number of years I got the bug to start a reef tank. I turned the 75 into a mixed reef with mostly soft Corals and Zoanthids As the tank matured things were going well and I decided to go to a bigger tank. So I made a stand and bought a new 120 reef ready tank. I loved the new found room! this tank was set up as a peninsula with a basement sump area. I had pretty good success with this set up. I was still a mixed reef, just a lot more corals. A friend of mine from work helped me fill it with new corals from his tank as well as the corals I brought over with me from the 75 gal. I still needed more room. So I embarked on a new project to build a 180 gal reef that I have today.

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stros ‐ Thanks! I hope things continue to grow in and I can get some good pics to post.
alvin ‐ Congrats for the TOTW
stros ‐ Thanks Alvin, I hope it continues to run smoothly and grows in well.
youngatheart ‐ Nice Aquascape and Composition - Nice Tank


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3 250w Radium Bulbs
Metal halides 250w radium
3 Mitras led lights
ORP probe replaced

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22 Fish

Blue Tang Paracanthurus hepatus
8 Blue/Green Reef Chromis Chromis viridis
4 Blue/Green Reef Chromis Chromis viridis
Bristletooth Tomini Tang Ctenochaetus tominiensis
Lamarck's Angelfish Genicanthus lamarck
2 Lyretail Anthias Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Powder Blue Tang Acanthurus leucosternon
Purple Dottyback Pseudochromis porphyreus
Yellow Tang Zebrasoma flavescens

14 Corals

Candy Cane Coral Caulastrea furcata
Copps Montipora stellata
Purple pocillipora
Purple slimer
Purple tri color
Red hot Chili pepper Montipora
Scrolling Orange Montipora Montipora hodgsoni
green pocilapora
orange setosa

On average you perform a 11.4% water change every 16 days.

0% total water change in January.

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Changed LED's up to 40% energy level
Cleaned out dead corals. Added frag mounts.
Corals still stn, Alk has fluctuated since mixing brightwell salt mixes to a high alk. Added feeding increase po4 to .14
Corals still stn . It is tank wide. I have found no way to stop it!
6/12/13 water change with 4cups Red Sea & 3cups brightwell.
AWT test make up water with Red Sea salt