I can see how your tank would be super challenging. Could you make it harder on yourself? Sand, mixed reef, long tank. If you went bare bottom and acro dominant it would be easier. That 6255 looked deceptively small on that photo . Anyways, tank looks great! Well on your way to another showstopper!Gabe,
For 3 weeks, the flow was quite a headache for me. Trying to avoid a pump on the other end of the peninsula, the two 6255s on one side was either too much flow in some area and not the others. Sand devils under the pumps, craters in the sand. LPS flesh pealing because it's being dragged by the strong undertow while SPS polyps at the top of the tank are at a stand still. Cloudy film on top of water surface if I turn down the pumps to avoid the above. I was ready to pull the trigger on 4 MP60s, two on each side. But thought why am I doing that when I can try to place one of the Tunze on the other side if I'm going to put a pump on the other side anyways.
I did that and the flow is much much better.
In the end, it's about the critters' health and response that matter. Not what you fantasize of how your tank would look.
Any tank that is more than 6' long would have a real problem with flow without a pump on the other end. I was able to get away with the previous tank because it 72" long and 48" wide. The 48" gives it more room for the flow to return to the overflow. With this tank, the longer length and narrower width make it impossible.
I usually do 10% waterchange(30-40gal) a week. Change out GFO and Carbon once a month. Clean out the skimmer cup while waiting for water to drain and fill. That’s my routine after a tank has been settled. With a newly set up tank, waterchange has been erratic. And GFO changing when it gets exhausted. I’m trying out continuous water change of 1% a day. So far, it has been nice.Love the way the tank looks, what's your maintenance schedule like and what kind of sand are you using, it looks very clean.
Hi Nick,Hi Eric,
I wanted to go back to more LPS diversity on the bottom and SPS at the top. I also want to get back on keeping clams. With the angels, the only LPS I was able to keep with the angels was Euphyllias.
From my past experience, I’m NOT going to allow any type of angelfish in the tank. I’m working on filling up the sandbed with brains, acans, acanthophyllias, and other LPS that I couldn’t have in the previous tank with angels. The angelfish are beautiful. But I’m not forgetting why I started the hobby in the first place and that is a diversity of corals(except for softies).
It seems healthy and relax... hungry though
The Gem came in skinny but accepted food right after I fed it. Will need to nourish it.Oh man, that’s rotten luck it coming down with white spot and all that
In all seriousness awesome fish, looks very healthy.