Time for my daughter to learn the "Basics of reefkeeping". She has grown up with fishtanks, and at the age of 10, I beleive she is ready to start learning the basics, other then the stirring water and holding canopy doors open! I decided to use this contest to teach her more about reefkeeping in her own room, with a cool contest tank.
We didnt get too far today, but got a good start. Still need to colect a few things, and replace a couple other things, but the tank is full and ready to cycle whenever it may!
Heres a run down of equipment and specs so far-
Tank- 10 gallon AGA
Filtration- CPR bak-pak skimmer (in need of a replacment pump)
HOT Magnum, running carbon and phosguard
Flow- Seio 620
Misc- 50w hydor glass heater
Lighting- ?????? dont have anything yet, but plan on running PC on this tank.
I have also decided that a sand bed is in order- because my daughter says she wants one.
Pretty much throwing this tank together from odds and ends around the house in an effort to replicate my first reef tank. Running the same skimmer, filter, hopefully lighting, and beleive it or not-liverock. Still got the same rock from all those many years ago. The powerhead will be different, and my old pc lights are long gone, but still will be pretty close to what I was running.
Heres some pics of the progress-
The old 10 gallon-
And my daughter with the tank in her "Im too cool because Im setting up a reef tank in my bedroom pose"
The mixing of salt and water begins!-
Full, running, and a peice of live rock-
More to come either wednesday or this weekend!!