Photo #2 - 40 Gallon Breeder. Hob Skimmer By Reef Octopus, H...

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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.
58 gallons reef tank (mostly live coral and fish) - new tank, new equipment, its all new. pic taken 3-4-10.
corals inverts - montipora sp. - red aussie montipora stocking in 58 gallons tank - 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.
corals inverts - fungia sp. - plate coral, orange - short tentacle stocking in 58 gallons tank - Fungia plate.
corals inverts - zoanthus sp. - colony polyp stocking in 58 gallons tank - Green zoas. A month later and the rock is totally covered, and spreading.

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State: California
Country: United States
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.
Fish Kept: 1 True Percula clown, 1 Coral Beauty Angelfish, 1 Coral Goby, 1 Yasha Hase Goby with Pistol Shrimp.
Corals/Plants: SPS, Montis, T. Maxima, T. Crocea, T. Derasa, T. Squamosa, various LPS, etc.
Tank Size: 58 gallons
About Yourself: I started with a 29 tall which was a disaster size, moved to a 40 breeder which was great but not reef ready, and then acquired my current tank, a 58 gallon center overflow by Oceanic.

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hey thanks for the comment the orange thing is a tree sponge coral, not sure of the scientific name ur tank looks great to fish avatar

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