It is our pleasure to announce the Captive Reefing Tank of The Month for May 2005, congratulations are extended to Davejnz for his 40 Gal LPS
Here is a few comments from the judges. Repto: "I'm really impressed with both of his tanks... his LPS has some amazing LPS growth, nice coloring and arrangement, and some serious coralline growth. Nice job!!!"
Tileman: "I've got to go with davejnz this month."
Bugzme: "I've liked davids tanks since I was a judge! I'm glad he finally got it."
A little info about his tank: Tank Size
-40 gal Age
-1.5yrs Tank Focus
-2x95wVHO(URI act,URI act white)2x39wT5(G.E.6.5k,ATI blue+)driven by IC660 Filtration
-35lbs fiji LR
,3-4" DSB Equipment
-berlin skimmer,MAG 7 return,4 PH for internal circulation Fish
-pair of Tomato Clowns(female I've had for 3yrs),Sunrise Dottyback Corals
-Acanthastrea echinata,A.lordhowensis,Blastomussa wellsi,Caulastrea sp.
Echinopora sp.,Echinophyllia sp.Euphyllia parancora(green w/pink tips)
E.parancora(pink w/green),E.paradivisa,E.paradivisaE.glabrescens,Favi ites sp.
Lobophyllia sp.,Platygyra sp.,Symphylla sp.,Trachyphyllia geoffroyi,Acropora sp., Turbinaria peltata and Pavona cactus. Inverts
-astrea snails,mexican turbo snails,cerith snails,fighting conch,blue legged hermits
peppermint shrimp,brittle stars Maintenance
-waterchanges monthly,baking soda and calcium chloride bi-weekly,
kalk is gravity fed to a float-valve in sump Feeding
-fish are fed daily,LPS
are fed twice a week mysis or chopped seafood Favorite inhabitants
-clownfish(the female is very aggressive and bites me all the time Problems I've Overcome
-tank was pretty much problem free during the first yr but lately
I've been battling cyano on a section of the SB
suggestions-? Whats Next?
-a bigger tank(probably a 75)
Your presence is hereby requested amongst the Judging Staff to serve your term in selecting future TOTM's.
Additionally,we would like to take a moment to thank Tileman for serving his term as a TOTM Judge, your efforts have been greatly appreciated, our home here is a reflection of all of our members efforts.
Again congratulations to Davejnz!