Judy’s 120 Gallon Quilt Reef - Intro

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Little background until January, I had set up a 12-gallon nanocube, then upgraded to a 32-gallon cube. Both tanks were in my classroom. In 2021, I took over maintaining the tanks at my school. My livestock was blended into those tanks. In January, I went part-time and at the same time was given an opportunity to buy a 120 gallon complete system and more for a deal by the owner of the tank maintaintence company that worked with the school. After convincing/ignoring my husband, I said yes. My sewing room was inundated with reef equipment and a 120 gallon tank plus stand. From January until April 12th, I sorted and organized all of the equipment. There was so much I had to just decide what did I want on my tank. I have stored the rest. My maintenance buddy set up the tank on April 12th. I had acid-washed the rock, followed by bleach. It sat out in the sun for several days. I also bleached the old sand and spread it out in the sun. I had planned and dry fit the plumbing before my guy came. I was proud, he said it was one of the smoothest setups he had done ☺️ I was pretending to be an artist and was placing a grid using tape to think about rock placement.
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Tank will be set up for seven weeks tomorrow. No corals yet but I have a clean up crew of multiple blue legs, six scarlet legs, three peppermint shrimp, various snails, and six emerald crabs. There are seven chromis and four lyre tail anthias. I only have one light at the moment, added after four weeks. The other one is being repaired. I also added copepods pretty early on. I did Dr Tim’s one and only to begin with and also added Microbacter 7 a few times.

Current equipment:

Trigger Platinum 34 Sump
Nyos Skimmer
Cor-20 pump
Sky Lights
Apex
Trident
WAV pump
Pentair UV - not using yet
Aquamaxx c tech T-1 Calcium reactor - not using slow leak in regulator
Ultimate systems CO2 regulator

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