John's Mixed Reef Tank

Volume 120 Gallons
Dimensions 48'' x 24'' x 24''
Make Aqueon
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Introduction

I have been in the reefing hobby for a little over 3 years now. I started with a 29 gallon and have since been through a 37, 40, 90, and now a 120 gallon. I am mostly self taught in the hobby by doing a lot of research but have had a lot of help from friends in the hobby and from our local reef groups in the area. I, along with a friend of mine, run a Facebook group for buying and selling of reef related equipment and livestock. I am active duty Air Force and move around which makes this hobby more difficult but so far I have been very successful in keeping everything I have.

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Filtration

I have a 120 gallon tank with dual overflows that run through my 30 gallon Trigger Systems sump. I have two filter socks on the drains for mechanical filtration and a foam guard over my return pump.

Lighting

I just recently purchased two Ecotech Radion Gen 3's. For the 2+ years before that I ran a Reefbreeder Photon. The Reefbreeder was a great light but in the end I wanted a little more color and control over the spectrums.

Measurements

Magnesium
TDS
8.1
pH
Ammonia
Temperature
Nitrite
Nitrate
430
Calcium
9.0
Alkalinity
Phosphate
Salinity

Inhabitants

11 Fish

Blue Spotted Jawfish
Coral Beauty Angelfish Centropyge bispinosa
Flame Hawkfish Neocirrhitus armatus
Mandarin Goby Synchiropus splendidus
Purple Tang Zebrasoma xanthurum
Temmincks Wrasse Cirrhilabrus temminckii
Tomini Tang (Flame Fin Tang) Ctenochaetus tominiensis
Yellow Flanked Wrasse
Yellow Wrasse Halichoeres chrysus

Equipment

Aquarium
Aqueon 120 gallon
AutoTopOff
Digital Aquatics 1 x Float Switch Kit (single)
Controller
Digital Aquatics ReefKeeper Elite Plus Controller
Media
Bulk Reef Supply Granular Ferric Oxide
Bulk Reef Supply ROX Carbon
Pump
Mag-Drive 12 Utility Pump
Reactor
RODI
BRS 5 Stage PLUS RO/DI System - 75GPD
Skimmer
Trigger Systems Skimmer
Other
Refractometer

Additives

Right now I mix 5tbsp of Kalkwasser per 5 gallons of RO/DI and use it in my top off container. I dose Seachem's Aquavitro Fuel twice a week. I also dose BRS Calcium twice a week as well.

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Disasters & Regrets

I regret not getting a larger tank to start off with. I have wasted a lot of money in between my 29 gallon I started with to the 120 gallon I have now. I should have saved and went big to start off with.