Well most of you know that I picked up a 150g tank last weekend, for those of you who didn't know that, I picked up a 150g tank last weekend.
Last night on my way to work I picked up 120lbs of Aragamax (sand) for the tank. I'm going to use a mixture of my old sand (about 15% or so) and the new sand. I've also ordered 120lbs of Base Rock to add to the 140lbs of LR
I already have. I should have the rock next week sometime. I picked out a mixture of larger and "plate/shelf" type rock along with 50lbs of standard good old Fiji rock. I have had about 30lbs cooking for the last 4 weeks and it is ready to go. Since I just got home from work (5:45am) I am going to take a nice nap before starting things out. I've got the tank clean and ready to start the switch. So far my plans are to use the lighting form the 72 for the 150. Dual 175s with 220w VHO
and 108w T5. Total - 678w or 4.52wpg. I know that is a little low for the size tank but for now it will do just fine. I'm going to keep my SPS
higher in the tank as I do now so I don't think I'm going to have any issues. BTW the tank is 48X24X30 so my stand will accomidate it. Built tough
I have a 90g pond (outside type pond) that I use when working on the tank. When I moved the 72 I used the pond to hold all my water and LR
. I'm planning on doing the samething this time around. I have 3 totes (32g each) for coral and fish. I'm going to have to make up a lot of SW
. I've had the RO
unit running like mad the past few days filling my containers. All in all I think this will be a fairly smooth transition. I'll be sure to take pics along the way. Maybe shoot a couple short videos as well.
Well I'm off to bed to dream of corals and LR