Photo Caption:40 gallon breeder. HOB skimmer by Reef Octopus, HOB fuge by CPR with additional skimmer. 2x150 MH by Current USA burning XM 15k bulbs. Moving towards SPS dominated. Three clams, a few LPS, zoanthids. Too many fish; true percula clown hosting the hammer coral, 2 pj cardinals, six line wrasse, clown goby, yasha hase, coral beauty angel, scooter blenny. I change 15 gallons per week because of the high bio load and to replenish trace minerals. nitrate, nitrate, phosphate = 0. dKH = 8-10. Calcium = 450+ Magnesium 1450-1500. Using the 'Balling' method to dose.
Description: 58 Gallon RR by Oceanic, 29 gallon sump with refugium, Coralife SS65, TLF Phosban Reactor 150, Mag 5 return pump, 2x150 Metal Halide lighting by Current USA burning Phoenix 14k bulbs, and 2 Koralia 2's for water movement. Reefkeeper Lite controlling heaters, lights, and 1/5th hp chiller.
Advice: Drill your tank for a sump, it will make your life so much easier in all aspects, being forced to use HOB things only makes more work; get the biggest skimmer you can, I don't think you can overskim a reef tank; perform water changes twice as many times as you think necessary, water changes are the best thing you can do for the health of your system; use proper lighting and leave room for upgrades down the road, test your levels weekly for dkh, calcium, and mag, and dose accordingly for low levels.