I can't believe it's been four months since I have posted about my tank. I have no new pics of the tank as I hate taking pictures with my cell phone camera, and one of my nieces/nephews broke my camera.
I have a good amount of coraline growth on the glass and base rock I have added. Glass and overflow baffles are covered. There is only one piece of Base Rock that doesn't look like established rock, but it is starting to get a purple tint to it.
I added a HK4 to blow across the bottom of the tank, and I have a HK3 and HK2 that have already been in the tank. Along with the MD12 I am running (I am getting rid of this pump, my friend has a Eheim Compact+ 5000 he is trading me for my 3000) I have about a 25X turnover rate. I'm happy with that.
I am currently using a 20 gallon tall as my sump, but I kind of messed up the design and the bubble trap isn't all that effective. Because I am limited as to what I can fit through the doors, I had to build my new sump out of a 29 gallon tank (I traded my LFS an old overflow box I wasn't using). I added eggcrate and in the inlet section I used eggcrate to make a stand-off for the skimmer I am buying, the Marineland In-Sump 300 Skimmer
. It has a height restriction as the operating level is 11.5", and the new sump will operate at 13". I put a 2.5" stand-off in.
Pics of the tank will follow, I am going to borrow ma dukes' camera...