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 Reef tank!
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
Tank Focus-LPS corals
Lighting-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
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!
The CR Staff.