NotApplicable’s First Aquarium

I’m starting my first aquarium in the coming weeks. Stuff is still arriving, so I don’t have photos yet. Here are the initial details of my build.

- Red Sea Max Nano Peninsula w/Cabinet (black)
- 2x 100w Eheim Thermocontrol-E heaters
- Johnson Controls A421-ABG-02C temperature controller, custom sensor well/coating
- Anker 757 1229Wh/1500W back up battery system w/UPS mode

- Algae Free Piranha Plus magnetic tank cleaner
- Milwaukee MA887 Digital Seawater Refractometer
- Hanna Instruments Checktemp reference thermometer
- Hanna Instruments conductivity/water purity tester
- Red Sea Marine Care multi-test kit (NH3/4, NO3/2, pH, KH)
- Extra Eheim Jager 100w heater and Sicce Syncra 0.5 for mixing water, along with water transport containers & mixing bucket

- Red Sea Reef Mature starter kit
- Red Sea Coral Pro sea salt
- 40lbs CaribSea Arag-Alive Special Grade reef sand
- 20lbs CaribSea LifeRock dry live rock
- 15lbs Real Reef rock

Does it matter to you whether your fish are captive-bred or wild caught?

  • I only buy captive bred fish.

    Votes: 66 13.8%
  • It matters, but I will buy either captive-bred or wild-caught.

    Votes: 350 73.1%
  • I think wild-caught fish are the better option.

    Votes: 11 2.3%
  • I don’t care where the fish were bred.

    Votes: 52 10.9%