My First Aquarium Pics and Details! Hi Everyone!!!
Found this site from google search!
I just pulled the trigger and purchased an Aquaripure Small for my 40 gallon tank. I spoke to John today and placed my order over the phone with ease. John was very professional and I am happy with my order.
I house a reef system with 12 fish, 1 seahorse, corals, Live rock . (I know Im crazy with 40 gallons and all that fish)
Anyway; as we are all busy in life; I have no time to do water changes as often as I would like to.
1. Im running a canister system (EHEIM 2232) with which contains:(from bottom tray to top)
a. Eheim Coarse Filter
b. Poly-Filter (cut to size)
c. SeaChem Purigen Pad
d. Seachem Renew
e. SeaChem PhosGuard
All in a 40 gallon tank with over 60 pounds of live rock.
(Im a canister guy; dont try to change me to a sump)
I do monthly changes of the chemical filtration from the canister system. I change salt water weekly (5 gallons) from LFS which sells it from their system pre salted.
High Range PH: 8.0
My PH always drops to 7.8 daily.
I use the following chemical products:
1. Aquavitro: Fuel (evey three days; a TSP)
2. Aquavitro: Calcification - Weekly (TSP)
3. Aquavitro: Vibrance - Monthly (10 drops)
4. Brightwell Aquatics - Magnesium (TSP bi-weekly)
5. Aquavitro Balance - Every other day (TSP)
New Life marine Fish 1mm (pinch)
Ocean Nutrition Spirulina Flake (pinch)
Frozen Brine: (BIO-Pure) - 1 cube (pre melt half before placing in tank)
Frozen Mysis Shrip (Hikari)- 1 cube (pre melt half before placing in tank)
Small Puffer (does not bother any corals/fish )
(Ich breakouts clear-up with Ecological Lab Microbe-Lift Reef Herbtana (1 TSP for 10 days, IT WORKS)
Blue Spruce Caulastrea (7 heads)
4 Turbo Snails
4 - hermit crabs
Current USA SunDial T5HO 30" 2-10k/2-460nm actinics (4 bulbs total) [w/ built-in timers]
460nm- 8 hours
10k - 5 hours
Photocell-controlled Lunar Lights (blue) set when T5's are not on (come on automatically)
Tank setup in 2009 - April
Gorgeous. Welcome to the forum.
And you've got to post a pic. of that seahorse. Please :)
Per a member's request.
Wow. That's pretty cool. I've heard that they're really hard to take care of. True?
I'm not a salty but have a 45 gallon hex that's empty atm. I'm toying with the idea of salt. Haven't got the nerve or the bank account to set it up yet tho.
1st and most importantly WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!!!
glad to have more salty's here LOL.. your tank is beautiful and i look forward to your input on various conversations here.....
2nd and important to me ROMAD ---DOOOOOOOOOO IIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
i promis we will help you heck i will even drive up and bring you stuff!!!LOL
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