My wife (rosebud161616) and I planned on doing this contest together, but turns out we won an extra pack at the swap so we're going to have competing zoas in two different tanks! We are a bit competitive...
About the tank:
Size: 72 x 12 x 12, divided into 6 bays. About 40 gallons after rock and glass dividers.
Sump: Very left hand bay.
Temp: ranges from 78-80
Age: Approximately 6 months old
This was originally going to be a growout tank, but it's more like the neglected red headed stepchild tank at the moment with nice annoying algae in various forms, aiptasia and other annoying things. These zoas get their own bay.
4' 4x54W T5's + natural sunlight
Mag9 return pump
Small unknown pump to give the zoa bay a bit more flow.
BRS reactor with GFO and Carbon
UV Sterilizer to deal with the algae.
ATO soon to be installed.
Here's a pic of the tank when it was first set up.
Looks a bit different now. I'll get some pics later.
A lot of us have lost the lunars, myself included. Even though winning may be a less probable, I still think tracking the remaining frags and how they are doing may help us figure out how to better grow Z&P's. I think if everyone but a couple drop out of the contest, the comparative benefit of the contest will be lost.
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