Hello all, long time no see.........
After stripping the tank at christmas i started again. I froze, boiled, pressure washed and soaked the rock, replaced all the sand, water and the algae bed and then did a 3-4 week traditional cycle followed with a concentrated bacteria boost.
The tank is up and running again and so far its all good. No aips and very little algae to speak off and im starting to restock my corals slowly. The tank is glowing with life with my clowns now spawning, the tank having been turned into a turbo snail farm as i currently have hundreds of the blighters everywhere and the sump is teaming with pods, mysis, pinapple sponges, snails, filter worms etc....
I havent started dosing triton yet as the reef flowers sand i used when starting the tank up is buffering the levels very well. Alk has taken 4 months to drop from 9dkh to 7.7 so i expect to bring it online soon as i want to mantain alk at 7.5-8dkh.
Im typing this up at work so no access to pictures but i will upload some soon.
Current set up and stocking list is as follows.
Blenniella chrysospilos - Orange Spotted Flymo Blenny
Ctenochaetus binotatus - Two Spot/Blue Eye Bristletooth Tang
Zebrasoma flavescens - Yellow Tang
Amphiprion ocellaris - Common Clown x2
Nassarius, Mexican Turbo, & Stomatella snails, Limpets & Fighting Conch.
Corals (common name):
Acanthastrea - 3 mixed colour acan frags
Lobophyllia - orange and green frag
Trachyphyllia - Rainbow coloured
Acropora SP. - Cali tort
Acropora SP. - Hirstua?
Montipora (encrusting) - superman and LA Lakers
Montipora setosa branching
Ricordia Florida - single green polyp
Zoas - loads :laugh:
Tank: 100x50x60cm, Sump: 70x36x45cm, Gloss black cabinet and open back hood. Hood ventilated with 2x80mm fans.
Vortech MP40wes in lagoon.
Vertex Omega 150 skimmer
Ehiem compact 5000+
Nextreef shorty media/phos reactor with eheim 600 pump
Eheim 200w heater and visitherm 150w heater in sump
Kamoer 3 channel independant doser
Reef float pro auto top up.
TMC mini reef white tile as algae bed sump light
2x hydra 26 1x hydra 26HD 1 hydra currently not running