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My Tank Setup

Posted 02/02/2018 at 11:26 AM by SAT

Added water in January 2003.
Mostly Caribbean biotype.

Size: 300G (96x24x30H) + 60G refugium

3x Kessil 360WE w. Kessil controller
3x 21" tubular skylights

2x closed loop driven by:
2x 3"x5' airlifts (~500 GPH each)
Vectra M1 (reef crest mode)
Sicce Synchra 3 (feeds skimmer; gravity return)
Tunze Stream 6105 (on 10 second cycle, off at night)
The refugium is in line with one of the airlifts

Typically stays between 77 & 79F
Aquarium room thermostat is set at 75.
300W heater in tank set at 75.
Aqua Logic chiller set at 79.
Controlled by ReefKeeper Lite

2x Kessil 160 pendants over Chaetomorpha
Sicce Synchra 2 for circulation

Deep sand bed in both DT and refugium
Chaetomorpha in refugium
Reef Octopus Regal 200EXT skimmer
GFO reactor
Activated carbon

ATO & Dosing:
Top-off by Spetrapure dosing pump, adjusted as needed
Kalk in the top-off water as needed
30ml/day vinegar (BRS dosing pump)

Water changes:
10% every 2-4 weeks. Reef Crystals

Note: the tank incorporates a Reverse Carlson Surge Device (RCSD) chamber at one end. This worked
but was deactivated ~2006 because the chamber was hard to seal at the top and it made too much noise.

Long lived fish, still alive in January 2018:
Royal Gramma: 2004
Atlantic blue tang: 2005
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    Nice set up
    Posted 03/10/2018 at 09:00 AM by gabe145 gabe145 is offline

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