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FactoryKTMmotocross46

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My first tank was started in 2007 @ 125gal.

In 2015 I broke my tank down to build a better stand that would hold a larger sump. My existing stand was particle board and my sump would overflow if my return pump was not running. I also had briopsys and an infestation of Texas trash polys. I kept a few rocks and corals that were not infected alive during this period.

After doing all of this work, I was pretty burnt out and tired of everything so my tank ran with nothing but my fish and a few corals for about 2 years.

2017 - While in hawaii, my tank sitter came over to feed the fish and my breaker was tripped. I don't know why because this had never happened before, but most of my fish were goners. Many that I had for 8+ years.

This was what I would consider the new start to my tank.


Equipment
Return pump - mag 18 that is ten years old.
Powerhead - 2 Uniclife w-25 2100 GPH Controllable Wavemaker.
Lights - Chinese black box with 4 T5's.
Skimmer - Skimz sm161
Dosing - 2 part with marine color dosing pump.
Water change 50 gallons every 3-4 weeks with IO RC.
Carbon and gfo in 2LF reactor
Refugium with chaeto on inverse light schedule.
Controller -none, but I have lacrosse mobile alerts for temp and power, wifi power strip, battery backup air stone, and webcam.

Standard perimeters. My nitrates are close to 0 due to my skimmer and po4 stays around .04.

Fish & Inverts - 2 lg Sailfin tangs, 2 lg hippo tangs, 2 lg green chromis that are 9yo and spawn, green choris wrasse, yellow watchman and tiger pistol shrimp, coral banded shrimp.

Coral - around 45 different sps species, a few chalices, various other types I can list later.

Here are a few recent pictures. I'm trying to learn how to take good pictures.

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I am glad to see your tank. I am down from Montana visiting my brother in Elgin. It is nice to see the great results.

Happy Reefing!
 

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Let me add to your addiction by saying upgrade time! Think you need a deeper tank for all that fraggable goodness. Or a nice wide frag tank to add to the system (if you don’t already have one—wink wink nudge nudge say no more!)
 
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FactoryKTMmotocross46

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Wow, nice tank!
Thanks!

Let me add to your addiction by saying upgrade time! Think you need a deeper tank for all that fraggable goodness. Or a nice wide frag tank to add to the system (if you don’t already have one—wink wink nudge nudge say no more!)
Yes, just recently I have started thinking about upgrading. I started a 20g frag tank maybe 5 months ago but it still doesnt like anything to be alive. I do 90% water changes with my display water. Maybe it's the fact I dont test the water lol. I'm working on it though.
 

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Absolutely beautiful reef, bro!! Following!
 

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Tank looks incredible!!

If I ever happen to end up near San Antonio I would trade you a chunky frag of my Walt Disney for a sliver of that beauty lol. ;) ;Dead

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T5 only
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T5 w/ LEDs
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