I'm not entirely an amateur to the saltwater world, just to the coral aspect. I had awhile back a fish-only tank, that I keep for a few years...till a weeks vacation. Anyways I fell off for a long while, and just picked up again a couple years ago. My wife picked me up this 46gal bow front, and here it is today. To provide for this hobby I'm a full time HAVC/R tech, if you have any heating/cooling questions shoot me a line.




3 Fish

Coral Beauty Angelfish Centropyge bispinosa
2 Ocellaris Clownfish Amphiprion ocellaris

33 Corals

7 Green Striped Mushroom Actinodiscus sp.
10 Kenya Tree Coral Capnella sp.
15 Pulsating Xenia Xenia elongata
Toadstool Leather Sarcophyton sp

2 Invertebrate


Well I try to keep my parameters as stable as possible. Cal has been high (i assume cause i have no hard corals) 500ppm, I keep ALK around 7-8dKH, and SG 1.026. Last I test my MAG was close to 1500, but atm been slacking on that test. ill get it post soon. Temp stays @78. All other tests are done on a monthly basis or as needed, tank has been quite stable for the last couple years.

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Flake Food
My feeding regimen is light, flake food twice a day AM & PM. Brine shrimp twice/three times a week between flake feeding.


My daily maintenance consists of cleaning the glass if needed, visual inspection of all equipment, and water top off. Weekly maintenance includes skimmer cleaning, possible water change, fraging them Xenia! before the completely take over. Monthly consists of pump cleaning.

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Been a week since Ive added that second clown fish, they started off ok. Now the last two days, the new clown has beaten up my clown. The new clown has taking over the tank, and beating on my clown ba
Testing done, everything ok. Skimmer still working better then ever, after modification. Water change later today.
Made some modifications to my skimmer, increased the diameter of the air intake. Used a small drill bit to do this mod, the skimmer is now working better then when I bought it.
Cleaned skimmer once again, placed in a bowl of hot water and ran pump. Seemed to be working properly, pump is possibly starting to go out on me. Now is the time to put some cash aside for when the ti
Skimmer stopped skimming this morning for some reason, going to give it a good cleaning and see if that helps any.
Added a second clown to make a pair, mine has been alone for a year and a half. So not sure how this is going to play out. only time will tell.

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