I am putting together a new reef tank. The plan so far is this:
GLA Rimless 12 Gallon Long Tank (36" wide)
BRS Reefsaver dry rock to start
Finnex titanium heater
Vortech MP10 Powerhead
Tunze Nano Osmolator for ATO w/ 4 gallon reservoir
DIY RapidLED fixture, with 3 LED
channels (Royal, Blue, White) controlled by a Typhon Arduino controller (so I can do sunset/sunrise, etc), with custom made T channel aluminum stand, per my drawings:
That is all I am planning for equipment. I do not intend to add a skimmer or other means of filtration as this tank will be lightly stocked with maybe 1 small fish and some inverts. The plan will be to keep various rare species of zoas and maybe some other softies.
All materials listed are ordered and on the way, so I will update as the build comes together. The first step will really be assembling the LED
fixture, and I will try to document that process. I haven't ever built an LED
fixture before and it has been many years since I have wielded a soldering iron, so it could get interesting.
More to come