I just figured I would start a thread on this site of my new tank that has been up for about 6 weeks. Mostly same info that is on other sites so nothing different yet.
Well, this is my first upgrade. This thread will start slowly and baby-step through my change over from my 24g JBJ Nano cube. I love the cube look and I'll limited on space in my living room, so I decided on another cube. After looking at several manufacturers, I went with the Cadlights 50G Artisan Series. Tank:
24X24X20 rimless starphire glass on three sides
1000g center overflow
1" drilled drain hole
1/2" drilled return hole Stand:
Cadlights Dark Walnut cabinet
I am thinking of putting 4" legs to raise the height Sump:
Cadlights 16 gallon glass sump
light. I might upgrade this. Skimmer:
I'm really impressed with the build on this skimmer. A very reasonable price. Although, it is still dry and I will hold judgment for now. Pumps:
Mag 9.5 return pump
Vortech MP20 Substrate:
CaribSea Aragonite Seaflor Special Grade Reef Sand Lights:
Icecap 250w doulbe end MH
14K Phoenix bulb
Will have to due for now. I want more flexibility down the road. Top-off
Tunze Osmolator Universal 3155
Best upgrade that I've made so far with my old tank Fish:
2-Picasso clownfish grade B from Donni's Reef
1-Orange spotted shrimp goby Inverts:
Tiger pistol shrimp
5-6 scarlet hermit crabs
20-30 various snails
I know I will need more soon.
I will need to make a list of my corals sooner or later. Although, my list will be half as long as it used to be because I sold a lot to fund this upgrade.
A few pictures of the unwrapping.