SPS-Dominant Reefer 500 Peninsula

Shaka_Reefer

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Dec 15, 2019
Messages
489
Reaction score
779
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
March 2021
A5CC5FBE-0DE0-4E9F-9BDC-F82378501306.jpeg

Hello everyone and welcome to my reefing journey! This system was setup in July 2020. So much has changed since then, so let me highlight some major changes.

1) I went from having a sandbed to barebottom because I got tired of seeing bald spots due to high flow. I do not regret this decision since maintenance has been easy without sand. The only negative thing about having barebottom is that I cannot add a feminus wrasse :(

2) Second major change involves my plan to have an SPS-only tank. My wife really loves euphyllias and gonis so I have no choice :)

3) Third, I initially wanted angels in the tank but that idea was abandoned when I added other corals.

4) Fourth, I had to disband my tang gang (got rid of the yellow tangs, purple tang, and gem tang) because I wanted to add other types of fish. I'm really happy with this decision since my three tangs now (black longnose, powderblue, and whitetail bristletooth) all get along well! :) The rest of our fish are listed under "current fish."

5) Fifth, I sold my Red Sea Reefer 170 since I didn't really have much time to maintain two tanks. However, I still would like to setup an anemone-only tank in the future.

6) My initial tang gang developed ich so I've decided to remove all of my corals and do hypo. I'm happy to say that all fish are ich-free, fat, and healthy. Since then, I've only added fish from TSMAquatics or Marinecollectors.

Thanks for tagging along and happy reefing! :)

===================================
Current Equipment
Tank Setup: White Red Sea Peninsula 500
Circulating Flow: MP40wQD x2 w/ Ecotech backup battery
Main Pumps: Neptune COR20 x2 (return and manifold)
Lighting: 48” White Giesemann Stellar with three Kessil 360x and 4x T5 bulbs
Skimmer: TBD
Sterilizer: Aqua UV 57W
Controller: Neptune Apex Wifi
Cooling: JBJ 1/4th HP Chiller
Calcium Reactor: Vertex RX6D CA reactor with 10lb CO2 tank, kamoer peristaltic pump, and carbondoser electronic regulator
Testing: Neptune Trident

Current Fish:
Black longnose tang
Powderblue tang
Whitetail bristletooth tang
Flame wrasse pair
Borbonius anthias
Midas blenny
Marine betta
Creamsicle molly
Green mandarin dragonet

===================================
Progression Pictures (coming soon)

98C3484F-F1FC-4649-8B3E-ABE0103B9E5D.jpeg
085BBADB-B77A-4B89-81DD-1C8AFDB0D83C.jpeg
 
Last edited:
Click to watch best scape method in 5 easy steps!
OP
Shaka_Reefer

Shaka_Reefer

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Dec 15, 2019
Messages
489
Reaction score
779
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
epic tank!
and nice peninsula I got the 650 coming in a few months :D

you gonna keep the smaller tank up and running? if not should make a Zoa island with your whole current scape.
Thanks and congrats on your 650! And yes, I’m going to keep the small tank for zoas and torches!
 
Aquarium Specialty - dry goods & marine livestock
Zoanthids
OP
Shaka_Reefer

Shaka_Reefer

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Dec 15, 2019
Messages
489
Reaction score
779
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
I sold my huge zoa garden today! Time to buy new equipment and sand! :)

My current SPS are doing well. These will go in the peninsula, hopefully in a couple of months:
Homewrecker
Walt Disney
SC orange passion
TGC cherry bomb
TSA princess peach
RR Pink Floyd
Pink lemonade
ASD rainbow milli
RMF acid trip milli
PC rainbow
UC dippin dots
Unknown
A82BB676-D94E-43B1-BACD-DBC8923D9A70.jpeg
 
Maxout

Do you house a "Reef Safe" Angelfish in your reef tank?

  • YES and it's going good

    Votes: 123 41.6%
  • YES but it's not working out

    Votes: 8 2.7%
  • NO I have tried it in the past and it didn't work out

    Votes: 29 9.8%
  • NO I haven't tried yet

    Votes: 127 42.9%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 9 3.0%
QT FISH
Top