Hey guys. So for a long time I've been doing FW
and I thought for college I'd up the ante and do a reef. I've done FOWLR
in the past before but nothing with coral.
So far I've gathered all my materials which include:
API Reef master and other tests for cycling (pH, ammo, nitrite etc.)
Red Sea Mg
D-D ATC NSW
Refractometer (Just zeroed at 68F and matched at 35ppt NSW
with a Diy salinity standard)
Seachem Reef Salt
5lb Aragalive (probably just dead sand but I liked the particle size and color although I really would have liked fiji pink sand)
2 x 6g BPA free water jugs
16w blue and white LED
PURA Phoslock GFO
Seachem Matrix Carbon
JB water weld for putting rock together and frags
Egg crate to keep the tank from falling apart from live rock
Coral frenzy dry reef food (Don't really want oyster feast sitting in my tiny dorm fridge)
At first I had a 4.4g Rimless curve corner tank but after reading really TERRIBLE reviews (when a box to hold several gallons of water has bad review you heed them) about the brand I switched to the Spec V which is an all in one unit and also brand new from fluval.
As for stocking I'm thinking of:
So as for stocking I'm thinking:
1-2 small peps
1-2 pom pom crabs if I can find them
And for sessile inverts I'm looking at:
(isolated on a rock on the sand)
GSP(Isolated on the sand)
Xenia(Small small xenia for the sand)
Frogspawn and hammer
May grab some favites idk yet. Still reading through the coral book to see what'll work.
Hopefully I'll be done with Borneman's Aquarium Corals before long.