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WAMAS Tank of the Month


Tank Of The Month

October 2006

Yvonne Grant (eve)

Now you have some questions to answer!

Experience in the Hobby

How long have you been doing this?

Since the early 80s. Back then I did it with an undergravel filter. I had a Mandarin and a Lion Fish in the same tank. Came home one night to find the Lion Fish had tried to eat the Mandarin. The Mandarin was still lodged in the Lion Fish's mouth. Both died.

Tank Specifications
90 Gallon (36" x 18" x 31") w/Custom Canopy and Stand
30 Gallon Sump
PFO Electronic VHO Ballast w/
  4 x 95W, 3' URI VHO bulbs
  (2 x Super Actinic, 2 x Actinic White)
Mag 12 Return pump to 1" Sea Swirl"
MaxiJet 1200
Deltec Turbo 1250 Skimmer
Artica 1/4 HP Chiller
Mag 7 Chiller Pump
Aqualight 2 x 18W PC for refugium

Who was responsible for getting you into the hobby?

No person in saltwater. You go to the fish store you see it, and you think I can do that.

What is your least favortie thing about the hobby?

How careful you have to be about where stuff comes from.

Who in the hobby most influences your decisions?

The boards: WAMAS and reef central. Asking different people who are trying out new things.

About the Tank

What do you do for Maintenance?

Water Changes ~1/month about 20 gallons. No additives. Other than that, feed the fish/corals. Somtime I run some carbon.

What do you feed?

Every night: Multi pack frozen food, live brine, frozen mysis I mix this stuff up and add in 3-4 small batches to the tank. Every Couple of weeks I make up a toxic mix of cyclopeeze, DTs, Golden Pearls and add this to the tank in the AM.

1. Yellow Coris Wrasse
2. Friedmonti Dottyback
2. Cleaner Shrimp
3. Fire Shrimp
4. Snails

What's in your future plans for improvement/upgrade of the tank?

Add a couple of tangs, and add some more color (various leathers and/or ricordias).

What makes your tank special or unique?

I don't know, I guess the different colors.

About You

What are you other hobbies?

Gardening, Reading and Sports

What kind of Music are you into right now?

Everything: R&B, Hip-Hop, Hardcore, Rap, Oldies and Goodies...

Who would you most like to meet past present or future?

If I'm in the same room with you don't get between me and Ray Lewis!

If you could go one place on earth, where would it be?

Some isolated island some where. Diving, and quiet.

Why eve as a screen name?

It was the "pet" name that my husband gave me. Now everyone calls me by it.

What is the last book you read?

Some reef book... I mostly read magazines at this point.

Football or Basketball?


Temp: 80°F
SG: 1.026
NO3: 2.5
Alk: 6.4 dkH
CA: 400
Salt Brand: Reef Crystals

Scotch or Bourbon?


Thank you Eve for opening your house and letting us come in and gawk. Love your tank! Congratulations on being Tank of The Month for October 2006.