The Reef Tank banner
1 - 20 of 61 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,584 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Tank Specs

- 90 gallon drilled tank with overflow
- Approximately 100 pounds of live rock – I had a lot more but removed some for swimming room J
- Seaflor Special Grade - about 3 inches deep
- Fluval FX5 canister that I previously used is kept for emergency filtering or media use (CURRENTLY USING BECAUSE SUMP IS GONE TO ALABAMA)
- Super Reef Octopus 3000 - with the bubble blaster pump (OFFLINE AND IN ALABAMA)
- Two Little Fishies 150 phosphate reactor - installed on 07/18/2011 (OFFLINE AND IN ALABAMA)
- 1 Koralia 1400 GPM powerhead
- 3 Koralia 1050 GPM powerheads
- DIY sump made from a 55 gallon aquarium (operating volume about 27 gallons) (OFFLINE AND IN ALABAMA)
- Tunze return pump (OFFLINE AND IN ALABAMA)
- Tunze ATO (OFFLINE AND IN ALABAMA)
- RO/DI (OFFLINE AND IN ALABAMA)


Livestock

Fish
- 1 Ocellaris clown
- 1 Three stripe damselfish (THIS GUY IS IMPOSSIBLE TO CATCH WITH THE TANK SET UP BUT WILL NOT BE RE-ADDED WHEN WE GET TO ALABAMA)
- 1 Yellow Tang
- 1 Blue Hippo Tang 2.5 inches ( I REALLY will upgrade my tank later)
- 1 Blue Chromis
- 1 Five line wrasse



Inverts
- 2 Rose BTA (Started as one, but split. The larger is about 12 inchs in diameter, the small about 5 inches)
- 1 Longspine Urchin - HUGE NOW
- 1 Rock Boring Urchin
- 1 Black brittle star (I guess he is still in there. I only see him if I completely break down the tank and remove all live rock)
- 1 Feather duster + the 100s more that grow on my LR and sandbed
- Approximately 12 crabs – red, blue and four emerald crabs
- Unknown number of snails (maybe 10) – couple of Turbos and some Nassarius (snails don’t seem to do too well in my tank)

Corals
- Frogspawn - LARGER THAN A SOFTBALL
- Green Star Polyps (THIS NOW COVERED ABOUT 20 SQ. IN. OF ROCK)
- Assorted Zoas – 6 colonies - THESE HAVE REALLY MULTIPLIED AND ARE GROWING ACROSS MANY ROCKS
- Favia/Favites (x1)
- Mushrooms - assorted
- Toadstool leather
- Aussie Acan
- Finger Leather (x2)
- Duncans – one colony of five heads that is multiplying like crazy (all of the heads have 3 or more new heads growing on them) and couple of single head frags that both have multiple new heads growing on them (WOW, I LEFT THIS OLD INFO BECAUSE IT IS NOW ONE COLONY WITH 35+ HEADS AND TWO WITH 15+ HEADS)
- Hammer Coral - ABOUT 6 INCHES IN DIAMETER
- Torch Coral
- Encrusting Gorgonian - THAT HAS TAKEN OVER THE ROCK ON ONE END OF THE TANK - ON MULTIPLE ROCKS
- Blue Xenia - several small colonies
- Red Montipora - ABOUT 8 INCHES ACROSS
- Blue Acropora -LARGER THAN A SOFTBALL
- Hairy mushroom colony of about 8 to 10 mushrooms -
- Brain Coral that started bleaching upon acclimation and is now almost completely bleached. Light cycle was reduced drastically but the brain keeps bleaching - NOT BLEACHED AT ALL, GREAT COLOR AND MUCH LARGER NOW
- Candy Cane that was added at the same time as the brain and it doing great - THIS IS IN MULTIPLE PIECES. I THINK IF IS THE WRASSE THAT BREAKS IT.
- Frog in a blender birdsnest ABOUT 10 INCHES IN DIAMETER NOW


Lighting
48” Tek Light 6 bulb fixture
2 ea 10K bulbs
2 ea actinic bulbs
1 ea ATI purple plus
1 ea ATI blue plus

Normal tank parameters (if I type it then it will stay like this, right?)

- Temp 80 to 81F – varies from lights on to light out again
- Salinity 1.025
- PH 8.2
- Ammonia 0
- Nitrites 0
- Nitrates 0
- Phosphate 0 ( but have some red turf algae so realize this is inaccurate and I am adding a TLF phosphate reactor)
- Calcium 420

Test Kit
- API Saltwater Kit for pH, am, NO2 and NO3 - pH pen is on wish list for b-day/Christmas
- Refractometer
- Reef Doctor Calcium
- API Phosphate
- Sera nitrate
- API copper
- API KH

Water source
- BRS 5 stage RO/DI system
- currrently using Coralife salt
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,584 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
LOL now its my turn to stalk! Love the title!

Tank sounds nice, you know whats gonna happen soon right though? If you dont post a pic, you're gonna get SQUIRRELED!

LMAO Quik. I was looking around the TRT and I thought to myself, "Duh, I should put pics on my Tank Specs thread."

So don't squirrel me yet, please.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,584 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Lol, I just noticed there is a different light in each shot.

First pic had the Deep Blue SolarXtreme. A great light, that came from the box with LEDs that didn't work, sent it to manufacturer (during the time used light in second pic which is my spare) and they sent a brand new one. It worked for 31 days. I ordered a 6 bulb Tek Light, which is shown in pic 3.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,584 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Some corals
Pearl bubble at night

baby acan

long tentacle plate and favia

cabbage (hubby likes thinks that move in the current

toadstool

some dull looking zoas

Rosie

Frogspawn

feather dusters and a new GSP that is still a little ticked with me

part of my first ebay purchase and last from that guy

finger mushroom

baby mushroom

green nephthea on a good day

a torch that my niger trigger killed (niger is gone!)

said trigger

ricordea and a hitcher
 

·
little fishy girl
Joined
·
4,061 Posts
wow great pics what a pretty tank
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
190 Posts
Very nice looking tank!

I started out with a seaclone 100 and even with all the mods it is still junk. I upgraded to the reef octopus bh-1000. It works really well on my 28gal for a HOB skimmer. If i had a 90 gal I would look at
Bh-2000. I cant believe someone actually recomended it to you!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,584 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
I do not have a sump hooked up but plan to hook one up this weekend. Then I will use a Coralife 125 super skimmer that I have. I know it is still not the best, but it is the other one that I have. I can also use the seaclone and the coralife until I can buy a new one.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,584 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·


Funds are not unlimited, but it is just that I ordered a bunch of stuff this weekend and so it will be a while before I can spend more. The hubby is pretty nice about letting me spend money on the new hobby but there is just so much to buy, lol.

So, my RO/DI will be here Thursday and a pump for hooking up the sump will be here also. I have decided to build a 55G sump instead of using the small one I have.

What do you think of this plan? Any suggestions are welcome.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,284 Posts
The hubby is pretty nice about letting me spend money on the new hobby but there is just so much to buy, lol.
I hear ya on that. I get away with it since he does the Casino trips on the weekends. Plus he picks out the next fish or 2 lol.

Now for the bubble trap in the sump, isnt it over/under/over? Not sure if thats the best way or not. Some people will say no to a refugium and some will say yes. You going to have room for your skimmer in there when you get one?
 
1 - 20 of 61 Posts
Top