The tank is a 75G tank with a 35G sump. it will start out FOWLR
, but in time I will prob add SPS
and other corals.
The sump contains LR
rubble, Corallife 220 skimmer, heater, and mag 9.5 return pump. The fuge contains 40 lb of LS
as a DSB
For lighting, I have 4 96W CF
,two 10K daylight, & two Actinic. Plus have three moonlight for nightime viewing pleasure. I will add MH
lights when I get closer to adding hard corals.
The tank has about 140lb of LR
, some came from CA
during the move and 20lb or so were from the LFS
to help seed the old rock.
I am using a fishless cycle process; die off from LR
re-curing and a raw shrimp for good measure. I have already had my NH3
spike, a rise and fall of NO2
, and my NO3
has maxed out at 10ppm.
Current readings: NH3
= 0; NO2
= 0; NO3
= 10 ppm
. 20% PWC
planned for today.
as for a QT tank, I have a 10G tank ready for setup. I have a mature sponge in my sump to be used in the QT tank when setup. I will use water from my display w/ some fresh made SW