Congratulations Chris, on being selected tank of the month.
- Flaming Prawn Goby (pair)
- Flame wrasse (pair)
- True Percula clown (pair)
- Watchman Goby and pistol shrimp (pair)
- Purple fire fish (pair)
- Majestic angel
- Red Dragonet
- Mystery wrasse
- Pylie Wrasse
- Yasha goby
Tank setup and equipment
The tank is a 1.5 years old 150g Deep Dimension Marineland. It is 1/3 built into wall that allows viewing from 3 sides. The tank is SPS dominated with many large colonies.
Q What is your maintenance schedule like?
A Besides wiping off the glass every 2 days, I refill top off water weekly. I clean the skimmer and change water every other week.
Q How much time do you spend weekly?
A I automate 90% of my system. Most of the time spent is to observe the tank.
- Neon green deepwater tabling acro
- Oregon Tort
- Purple Monster
- Mystic Sunset
- Purple Bosai
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Strawberry Lemonade
- Raspberry Lemonade
- Lokani 30k
Q Where do you keep your water parameters?
A I haven't checked my water parameters lately. Everything in the tank seems happy and thrives so I assume everything is in check.
Q What brand salt do you use?
A I use Reef Crystal since day one and I am happy with it.
Q What do you feed your fish and or corals?
A I feed my fish with variety of frozen food. I have a rhizo, hidden coral and dendros that I have to target feed once a week.
Q How do you maintain calcium/alkalinity?
A I run a Geo 612 calcium reactor along with dosing kalkwasser using Aquamedic doser.
Q Do you dose anything? If so, how much, how often?
A I don't dose anything else.
Q What type of lighting do you have?
A I run 2 6-bulb ATI fixtures, 2 DIY 9 LEDs, 2 CoralVue LEDs, and a LED moonlight.
Q What schedule do you have the lights on?
A The LEDs serve as dust/dawn lighting and are on 2 hours before and after the T5s. T5s are on for 11 hours a day.
Q What kind of water flow do you have? How do you accomplish it?
A Water flow is supported by a SeaSwirl, a MP40, 2 Tunze 6055s and 1 Tunze 6045. I want my tank to have a clean look so I hide most of my power heads behind rocks.
Q What are your future plans for improvement/upgrade of the tank?
A Currently I have no plans to upgrade. I just have to keep trimming my corals now and then.
- Those Colorful Nudibranches
Q What makes your setup special or unique?
A The tank is clean look with many large SPS colonies.
Q If you had to start from scratch, would you do anything different?
A I would change my crushed coral substrate. The grain is big and it looks dirty
Q Do you have any advice for those folks whom are new to the hobby.
A Most of equipment can be purchased used for much less, but don't be cheap on your skimmer.
Q What are your other hobbies?
A I like photography but I am too lazy to take pictures of my tank
Q Why did you choose the screen name you did?
A It is my name
Q What is the last book you read?
A I don't read books anymore. Everything is online now.
Q Scotch or burbon?
A I don't drink much lately but I prefer cognac
Q Things I wish I knew 6 years ago:
A To sell my house when the housing market was at its peak