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my 36 gallon sps reef aquarium

Posted 09/30/2009 at 07:19 PM by Mmckibben
Updated 12/09/2009 at 05:38 PM by Mmckibben

I always wanted to do sps corals; so after my first three tanks, I thought, why not. I started out with a 40 gallon breeder, but it didn't go to well. With in the first month I had a good 150 aiptasia! I changed tanks, got 15 more pounds of live rock to add to the only 23 pounds I could salvage from the old tank. It's been running for 6 months now with only one set back. Random, fast acting, fish disease. Both of my fish were near death 3 days after the fist symptoms were noticed. Unfortunatly, the Copper Banded Butter fly fish didn't make it. That was a double blow, he was suppose to get rid of the last 10 aiptasia that managed to sneak in. Right now things hare gone well. I do plan to get a Vortec-mp10, and a pacific sun led system, you know go green and all.

Diy stand
1-150w metal halide
2-36w compact florcents
Diy protein skimmer built into a CPR refugium
1- 250 gph pump
1-500 gph pump
38 pounds of live rock
50 pound live sand

Good news, my first sps coral! It's just a little montipora spongodes frag, but an sps none the less. He has been doing well.

Now up to 15 corals <=
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    Ordered a vortech mp10. Aptasias are back. ):
    Posted 12/09/2009 at 05:19 PM by Mmckibben Mmckibben is offline

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