Basic full overview of the system
It's been about 2 years since my last reefing experience.
I have decided to get back into things with a tiny little guy!
Picked it up on 11/13/13.
My goal is to get a nice Zoa/Ricordia garden going on. Possibly might get a Goby/Pistol shrimp combo going on as well.
This setup doesn't have a skimmer, it is just a little internal pump moving things through
Well it has been quite a while since I have posted anything so I will give a quick rundown of how things have been going.
First off sadly I have been a little busy caught in life to really take great care of my tank (second child born, in-laws in town, oldest back to school, etc.) so it has been running on autopilot for a while. I am fighting a fairly large hair algae problem currently and I think it stems from me not adding any live rock when I did the tank restart at the beginning
Tank: Aqueon 40BR
Stand, Canopy, and Light Canopy: The stand is a nice entrance piece of furniture and the "half-canopy" and fixture cover was made by me. The actual Light Canopy was also made by me.
Controller: Apex Jr. (Without Display, I use my iPhone 5/Computers to monitor the tank) + Apex VDM for LED dimming + EB8 + PM1 (pH monitoring)
Light: RapidLED parts giving me 20 X Royal Blue, 14 X Cool Whites, and 2 X Moonlights (royal
So living in an apartment in the Bronx is not really conducive in my opinion to setting up the incredibly large reef aquarium of my dreams. So instead of staying out of the hobby cold turkey, I decided that I would challenge myself a bit by setting up an 8 gallon pico reef aquarium in my dining room. until I can no longer stand the urge and decide to go bigger. So I'm curious to see where this goes.
So I found a suitable location for the aquarium in the dining room just behind our
Long time I didn't update my tank build!!! In short things were really slow due to a load of traveling...
Maintaining the tank and frag tank setup in the basement has become a chore due to the limited time, so I will be modifying my setup and adding a larger sump in the basement and will connect the frag tanks, nano cubes, and a couple of small coming tanks.
This should help decrease testing time and water changes and dosing... Realize it will pose more risk of losing the whole system