Congratulations Chris, on being selected tank of the month.
About the Tank
Experience in hobby
- Yellow Tang
- Watchman Goby
- Midas Blenny
- Green Chromis
- Black Bar Chromis
- Percula pair
- Lemon Peel Angel
- Coral Beauty
- Bicolor Dottyback
Q How long have you been doing this?
A Almost 6 years.
Q Who got you into the hobby?
A No one really. Always had freshwater fish and wanted a challenge.
Q Who in the hobby most influences you?
A All the old school Wamas reefers from when I first joined.
Tank setup and equipment
Custom Glass Cages 75g tank that's 36x24x18and built in wall viewable from three sides.
Q What is your maintenance schedule like?
A Once a month 10-15g water change. Change carbon and empty skimmer when its full.
Q How much time do you spend weekly?
A Not as much as I use to. I feed the fish every other day and keep a eye on the tank.
- Green Slimer
- Rik's Red Table
- Gadget Purple Polyp Acro
- Purple Bonsai
- Tyree Tricolor
- Pink Lemonade
- ATL Ultimate Chalice
- Rainbow Acan
- Chips Acro
- Steve Elias Stag
Q Where do you keep your water parameters?
A I don't really test unless I see a issue. Just check temp and PH mainly.
Q What brand salt do you use?
A Instant Ocean
Q What do you feed your fish and or corals?
A Bianchi pellets (tiny).
Q How do you maintain calcium/alkalinity?
A DIY CHIP-O kalk reactor.
Q Do you dose anything? If so, how much, how often?
A No, I don't dose anything other than kalkwasser.
Q What type of lighting do you have?
A Dual 250w Icecap ballast with luminarc mini's Radium 20k
Q What schedule do you have the lights on?
A Lights on 8 hrs actinic on for 10 hrs.
Q What kind of water flow do you have? How do you accomplish it?
A Panworld 1200gph return, tunze 6090 and tunze 6025.
Q What are your future plans for improvement/upgrade of the tank?
A Not sure I might be moving soon and upgrade or downgrade.
- Bumble Bee Snails
- White & Black Striped Starfish
Q What makes your setup special or unique?
A Its in wall and viewable from three sides.
Q If you had to start from scratch, would you do anything different?
A I would make it more accessable since I have to crawl under my stairs to get to the sump.
Q Do you have any advice for those folks whom are new to the hobby.
A Take it slow and listen to others. Don't buy cheap equipment or you will spend more over time.
Q What are your other hobbies?
A Doing handyman type of work.
Q Who would you most like to meet past present or future?
A I would like to met my grandmother that passed when I was 2. I was always told she was a wonderful person.
Q Why did you choose the screen name you did?
A I was in a college fraternity PHI SIGMA KAPPA and our nickname was Phisigs and my intiation number was 79.
Q What is the last book you read?
A I don't read books. I rather watch a movie.
Q Scotch or burbon?
A Southern Comfort or Tequila.
Q Things I wish I knew 6 years ago:
A That the housing market would bust. I would also of liked to know that the stock market would recover after it bottomed out so I could be a rich man.