Started 2008 - 11
Dimensions: L X W X H : 36” x 36” x 27”
Acrylic or Glass: Glass
Thickness and Special Features: Marineland Deep Dimension 1\2” Thick
System Water Volume: 125 gallons
Main Tank Size: 150 Gallon
Sump size: 30 Gallon
Refugium: (yes/no, size, what is in it) Yes – Cheato and Deep Sand bed
Skimmer: (yes/no, what kind) Yes – Bubble-Magus BM260
Return Pump: (yes/no, what kind) – Reeflo Snapper
Water Movement: 2 x Tunze 6100 on Multi Controller looking to add 2 6055 or maybe a wavebox.
Lighting (display): (yes/no, what kind) Yes – 10 T5HO – 4 Giesemann Aquablue Plus connected to IceCap. 6 ATI Blue Plus connected to 2 Workhorse ballast. Reflectors are Sunlight Supply TEK II
Lighting (sump): (yes/no, what kind) Compact Florescent Flood Light
Cooling: (yes/no brand) No – Other than fan in sump in the summer
Calcium Reactor: (yes/no brand) Yes – Reeftek 18” with PH Probe in Reactor
Miscellaneous Equipment and Additives: Currently dosing Brightwell MB7 along with their Kalk2. Soon to start Vodka dosing. I run 2 filter socks and switch them out weekly.
ATO – Using a JBJ ATO connected to a reservoir in the basement that provides Kalk water for topoff.
RO\DI Filter Setup – 5 Stage with 2 DI canisters
Heater is 500 Watt controlled by Rancho Controller
CA RX is controlled by a Pinpoint PH Controller with Probe in the reactor
Type of salt used: Tropic Marin since 2004 never had a reason to switch.
Feeding: (what kind of food/how often) Fish are fed every other day a combination of Frozen PE Mysis, Mysis and Brine. Twice a week I put some nori in a clip for the tangs.
Corals are fed by the fish J
What is your maintenance schedule like? Try to test water on a weekly basis, but never go more than 2 weeks on testing Calcium and Alkalinity.
Water changes are done 1 to 1.5 weeks and about 10 to 15 gallons. In order to make it easier I have 2 50 gallon drum in my basement. One is for RO Water and the other is Salt water. This really helps me maintain my water change schedule having this water already premixed.
*Calcium: 380 – 400 Handled by calcium reactor – Tested once a week
* Alkalinity: 7 to 8 Handled by calcium reactor -Tested once a week
* Nitrite: 0 – Hardly ever tested
* Nitrate: 0 – but feel this is due to some algae issues – every 2 weeks to once a month
* Phosphate: 0 – every 2 weeks to once a month
* Magnesium: 1200 to 1300 – Test every 2 weeks – doing regular water changes and using Brightwells Kalk2 maintain the levels
* specific gravity: 1.025
* Temperature: 80 to 81
* pH: 7.8 to 8.2
Test Kits Used
Lamotte – Calcium and Alkalinity
Mereck – Phosphate
Salifert – Mag, Nitrite and Nirate
PH – Pinpont PH Monitor
Temp – Pin Point Wireless temperature monitor.
Yellow Tang – 3” 3 years
Sailfin Tang, Desjardini – 3” 6 months
Kole Yellow Eye Tang – 4” 10 Months
Red Mandarin – 3”
Red Head Solon Fairy Wrasse
Longspine Cardinalfish 4 ea
False Percula Clownfish – 2 ea – Orange\White and Black\White
Teal Millepora (Acropora Millepora)
Palmers Bluel Millepora (Acropora Millepora)
Super Man Millepora (Acropora Millepora)
Sunset Millepora (Acropora Millepora)
Light Blue Rufus (Acropora Rufus)
Red Ocellina (Cyphastrea Ocellina)
Green Cap (Montipora Capricornis)
Orange Cap (Montipora Capricornis)
Green base Blue tips Acropora turaki
Blueberry Acropora granulose
Purple-tipped Acropora deswali
Green Slimer Acropora sp.
20K Leagues Lokani (Acropora Lokani)
Hammer Coral Light Green Euphyllia sp.
Red\Green Acanthastrea Lordhowensis
Green\Orange Acanthastrea echinata
Black foot tiger trochus snails 24 to 36
Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
Brittle Sea Star Black\Brown – Hitch Hiker on my first piece of live rock I bought in 2004 from Pruess Pets
Peppermint Shrimp – 4ea
Bulb Anemone – Mini 4 ea
Last edited by ardo_ski; 03-12-2010 at 06:46 PM.
Very nice set-up ardo ski!! More pictures....
I simply can't trust people that don't like bacon,
Ah, yes another cuber in the house! Welcome Ardo, glad to have you!
Cubes can be extremely challenging, more so that most think.
Specifically, what and how have you deal with the issues of flow?
Beautiful pics as well, I look forward to more soon!
"We shouldn't think of an environment where livestock can survive, we should ensure an environment where livestock can thrive."-Rabidgoose
"If it's gonna be that kinda party, Ima stick my ........ in the mashed potatoes!"-Beastie Boys
Infact I am thinking/planning on a cube - 5 yrs down the road though. Long time I know.
Its nice to see that Ardo has a configuration that I would like. I am interested in 36*36*22. I am going to tag along and see how Ardos build goes and what challenges he faces.