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Old 03-16-2015, 03:32 PM   #1
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Zack's 140 reef build :HELP WITH EQUIPMENT:

11 years ago.
I kept my first 10 gallon guppy tank when I was 8 years old (Of course mom was elected to perform the water changes, but i was a pretty dang good glass scrubber with that magnetic algae scrubber we had).

11 years later
I've been keeping and caring for fish for over 11 years now. I'm 19 years old and I know what you're thinking. (It's his parents tank)

Well actually everything in this tank including the tank itself and the staff it sits on was purchased by my chore money when I was younger, and my job money now. I live in my parents house so I'm able to invest money into this passion and still put myself through college as a Finance Major.

Now that you know everything about me.....

TANK SPECS:
140 gallon glass tank(must have been custom built?)
Tank dimensions:60x18x30

EQUIPTMENT:
Lighting: 2x Kessil a150 Sky Blue
Powerhead: 1x Vortech Mp40 (+) 1x Vortech Mp10
Skimmer: Reef Octopus HOB Skimmer
UV sterilizer: Coralife turbo twist 18w (Only use it in the summer sometimes)
Temp gauge: AZoo Micro Temp Controller
Heater: Eheim Jager 300w

ROCK and SAND:
92lbs of live rock
1 inch sand bed

FISH:
1 Hippo blue tang
2 Yellow tangs
2 Ocellaris clowns
1 True Percula Clown
2 Blue Green Chromis (There was a school of 9)
1 Mandarin Goby
(HERE ME OUT) The blue tang was a friends who had it in a 400 gallon for 2 years. PROBLEM: He bought it from a Petco. So I'm guessing the Tang is stunted? He hasn't grown in all this time.... eats like a pig...???

CORALS:
1 Purple Hammer Coral (42 heads)
1 Green Frogspawn (4 Heads)
1 Orange Scolymia (He lost all his color but is regaining the orange slowly)
1 Purple and Green Acan (20 Heads)
3 Metallic Green Trumpets (114 Heads)
3 Mettalic GSP Colonies (Lost count)
24 Assorted Mushrooms (24 Shrooms)
1 Tiny Puls Xenia
5 Devils hand Leathers
3 Zoanthid Small Colonies

FOOD:
I feed 3 small meals a day for the fish and i spot feed the corals twice a week
New Life Spectrum pellets for the fish.
PE Mysis and Oyster Feast for the Corals.
The Mandarin eats his Tigger Pods which I dose every other month.

The tank has been setup for one year now. I started my first reef tank 3 years ago in a 28 gallon. Not long after it was upgraded to a 75 gallon. I kept the 75 for over a year and had a great tank, but bigger is always better... Right??
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NEW ADDITIONS:
So I'm wanting to add another Kessil a150. I want some more blue in the tank. To tell the truth. I want the same look of some of those almost purple lights that make every coral in the tank pop out. WOULD A KESSIL A150 20K DO THE JOB? ANY BETTER SUGGESTION? As far as budget goes I'm not looking to drop $500 on a new lighting system at the moment. I just spent the money on a couple of new corals which will get here Wed 18th. But I'm willing to drop around $300.
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Old 03-16-2015, 03:44 PM   #2
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If anyone can give me some suggestions on the lighting that would be great!
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Old 03-16-2015, 03:48 PM   #3
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All 3 of my clowns love to play, hide and sleep in the Hammer, Frogspawn, and Long tentacle.
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Old 03-16-2015, 07:39 PM   #4
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UPDATE: Getting paid Friday. Looking to drop anywhere from $300-$600 on some good lights. Should I keep the Kessils on the far sides side and add an aquailumintaion hydra for the center? or just go with 2 AI Hydras?
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:01 PM   #5
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Hey Zachary, welcome to the site. Like the tank pics. I have found Reef Brite LEDs really make the coral colors pop like you suggest. I am running one on my 90g in conjunction with a Tek T5 with 2 actinic plus and 2 lagoon blue bulbs.


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Old 03-16-2015, 11:54 PM   #6
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I'd add a kessil 350 in the middle . With the 150s on the side. I think any way you go with the lights you mentioned you'd be fine as well though. I'm just a big kessil advocate lol


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Thanks for the advice SeanMonster! I looked at the website and looked up some videos on youtube. That seems to be the coloration I've been looking for!
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bribo12- So am I! I am a huge Kessil fan! The only reason I was curious about the AI Hydra was because of my need for a more blue look instead of whitish/blue. I know some people love the white look but I'm just one of those that likes a nice purple/blue look that makes the corals pop. Would the Kessil 350 tuna be a good choice? I also heard you can change the brightness or adjust something on the 350's??
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Thanks for the welcome by the way. Seems like a great site to get some more info
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OR..... I can get the new Aqua Illumination 52 bulb fixture.. Would one be enough to light the tank?
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