Looks good can’t wait till I get coralline to grow in mineSo here’s my current setup. Just to show what my rocks are now. Standard 29 gallon. I will be transferring these to the new setup. I really want a branchier piece but I’m not sure I could find anything like what I want at the lfs. Finding a way there to peruse is in order one day. Mayhaps when it’s my anniversary (the tenth) I can talk hubbs into a trip there. Rocks in different angles just to show what I have to start with. I really love the one on the right, in front of the barnacle. Which has to also go cause the blenny loves it
The current orbit lights are a gamble. And you will be limited in coral selection. I would get a 2nd heater as well. Heaters are I the top 3 for failures. The 2nd will be your emergency backup. And it should also help keep them both running at lower levels and extend their lives.So I know I said that I was going AI but I found a member here who has a Current USA loop system. I’m hoping to get that, simply because it would help a fellow member, and I already have the e flux wave pumps I plan to use. I also have an orbit marine light that can be added to supplement if I need.
Today’s agenda is to work more on an art project. Part of my commission, and a little bit closer to said light. Other than the waiting game, there’s not much going on as far as this setup goes. Have the spot all ready for the tank, and just gathering equipment.
So far I have
2x 660 Eflux Wave pumps
1x orbit marine light( will only use as a supplement)
200 watt heater ( think it’s a sun sun.)
Premier aquatics Venturi skimmer
So far I think that’s it!
Thanks!The current orbit lights are a gamble. And you will be limited in coral selection. I would get a 2nd heater as well. Heaters are I the top 3 for failures. The 2nd will be your emergency backup. And it should also help keep them both running at lower levels and extend their lives.
Off to a great start
Yes it’s total 70 gallons. Our house stays closer to 72. However in the winter it will be cooler as our heat is kerosene and only on during the day. So I think two 200 watts set to 76? Should be fine. What brand do you prefer?For a heater you want 25 watts of heater for every 10 degrees of ambient temperature per 10 gallons you need to raise the temperature.
It is 70 gallons? Say the house is 69* F you want about a 200 Watt heater. I usually double up with two full size for redundancy.
I run two (redundant) 150 W Cobalt heaters in my 45 gallon. I only need one, but have had too many failures over the years. They run on an Ink Bird Controller (inexpensive) and the heater thermostats are never used. Only the Controller turns them on.Yes it’s total 70 gallons. Our house stays closer to 72. However in the winter it will be cooler as our heat is kerosene and only on during the day. So I think two 200 watts set to 76? Should be fine. What brand do you prefer?
I have my pooch watching over my reef. It adds an extra meaning to it all. Love this idea.Tomorrow seems like the best fitting day for delivery of this tank, as it’s also my dads birthday. This will be my second year without him here. There’s so much going on in my life right now that I yearn to go speak with him and just lay it all out. Since this setup is dedicated to him, I think it’s a fitting place to just sit and watch and unload my burdens. It’ll give me that listening ear.
I’m praying it is delivered without any issues.
I do hope you enjoy itHey that art work looks amazing. Cant wait to get it!! But the reason y I'm posting is bc I agree with my caveman, whichever heater you get, get 2. And never rely on the internal thermostat in the heater. Bc if it fails in the on position the damage may be done by the time you realize. Always use a separate heater control. I use a reef keeper lite (I've have it for years ) but it works awesome. I can set it to turn on and off within a half degree and the back up will come on at a half degree lower than the primary(which never comes on unless the first one fails) just a thought. The do sell some fairly cheap heater controllers. I gotta ask my dad what controller he uses. I believe it's finex titanium heater which I also use. And have never had an issue with it. And I believe the ground on the heater acts as a tank ground as well.