First Marine Tank

Ohio, US
First attempt at a solid saltwater aquarium. Learning as much as possible as I go.
Timeline

Introduction

Long time freshwater aquarium keeper. On my 31st birthday was gifted this new 55-gallon tank and encouraged to take the leap into marine aquaria.

Love the 'larger' size tank from what I had become accustomed to, but quickly learned that marine life enjoys as much space as possible. Not to be deterred, or discouraged I've continued to research, learn and work towards a stable, basic and beautiful reef tank with the space I currently have available.

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Measurements

7.4
Alkalinity
8.2
pH
Magnesium
438
Calcium
Phosphate
15
Nitrate
Temperature
35
Salinity
Nitrite
Ammonia
Silicate

Inhabitants

6 Fish

Forktail Blenny Meiacanthus atrodorsalis
Hoeven's Wrasse Halichoeres melanurus
2 Picasso Clowns Amphiprion percula
Rock Flower Anemone Phymanthus crucifer
Tiger Tail Sea Cucumber Holothuria sp

9 Corals

Blastomussa Blastomussa wellsi
Crazy Favia Favia sp.
Mint Chocolate Chip Acanthophyllia Acanthophyllia sp
Moon Stone Favia sp sp
Neon Green Frammer sp sp
Purple Bubble Coral Plerogyra sinuosa
UC Nemesis Micro Lord Micromussa lordhowensis
White Center Green Star Polyps Pachyclavularia violacea

8 Invertebrate

Apocyclops Pods Apocyclops panamensis
Tigger Pods Tigriopus californicus
Tisbe Pods Tisbe biminiensis

4 Plants

Chaetomorpha Chaetomorpha sp.
Chaetomorpha Chaetomorpha sp.
Ulva Ulva lactuca

Equipment

Dosing See more

BRS Liquid Soda Ash · Microbacter 7 · BRS Liquid Calcium Chloride · ChaetoGro · Neo Phos · Neo Nitro · Brightwell Aquatics NeoPhos · Brightwell Aquatics Microbacter7 · Brightwell Aquatics ChaetoGro · Dr. Tims Aquatics Re-Fresh · Dr. Tim's Aquatics Waste Away · BRS Liquid Magnesium Mix · Triton Detox · Strontium · Iodine · Boron · Triton Core7 BE1 · Triton Core 7 BE2 · Triton Core 7 3a · Triton Core 7 3b · CO3 · Bromine · Lithium · BioBase

Feeding See more

Flake Feeding · Coral/Anemone Feeding · Frozen Mysis Broadcast · Pellet Feeding · Pellet · Pellet / Frozen Feeding *Pumps Off* · Coral/Anemone Feeding *Reef Chili* · Frozen Feeding · LPS / Anemone Pellet · Pellet - Frozen Feeding · Reef Chili · Pellet & Frozen · Coral & Anemone Spot Feeding · Reef Chili Spot Feeding · Frozen · Pellet & Reef Chili Spot Feeding

On average you perform a 9.1% water change every 11 days.

0% total water change in September.

1117 activities in the last year

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