I've had my seahorses, two female Reidi, in QT for a about a month and it's time to finish up there final home. The final DT will be a mix of display macro with a few softies.
For the overflow I am running a 1" Herbie setup with a 13.5"x4.5" glass overflow. This was my first time drilling a tank. I was nervous at first but it all went well.
Return pump is a Rio 2500. I was going to run a 1/2" spray bar, but with some advice from the more experienced water will be returned at the top of the tank via 3/4" black vinyl tube and PVC. I plan on heating and flattening some 3/4" PVC to spread the flow in the tank. I'm going to use a Koralia Nano to keep the detritus build off the bottom of the rock. I have both a 240 and 425, any opinions on what would work better for a SH tank?
I using a 50 QT plastic container for the sump. It fit's like a glove in the stand. I'm going to build some sort of acrylic enclose for the return pump to keep the mico-bubbles out. Skimming will be handled by a SCA-150, similar to this one SCA - 302. With the high bio-load I hope this skimmer will work will.
Live rock was cooked for about 6 weeks and I will be seeding with an additional few pounds from a 12G Nano Cube. The Nano Cube is currently housing my macro and softies.
Lighting will be 12 - Philips Luxeon 3 Watt LEDs (50/50 Cool White & Royal blue). I was going to mount them 6" above the tank using 90 Degree optics, but have since decided to move them down to 4" above the tank. Think this will be enough light?? My stocking list so far:
Here is a crappy sell phone pic of how it sits today. Lighting in the pic is 8 LED's with no optics. Now I just need to finish up the canopy and let it cycle!
- Kenya Tree
- Random Leather
- Red grape Algea
- Scroll Algea
- Grape Caulerpa
- Red Branching Macro
- Dragon's Breath.
Thanks for reading,