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  • April Tank of the Month

    Tank of the Month April
    Jaysauce's 50 gallon


    Thi-le and Jayson (jaysauce)

    Tank Size
    50 Gallon AquaPro Rimless Display Tank (36"x18"x18") w/ 9 Gallon AquaPro Rimless Sump (12"x12"x14")

    2x AquaIllumination Nanos

    Bubble Magus NAC6a skimmer, Bulk Reef Supply Carbon & GFO in mesh bag, Bulk Reef Supply Biopellets in TLF150 reactor

    http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_..._Goniopora.jpg Live Stock
    Clownfish, Chromis, ORA Green Mandarin, Lyretail Anthias, Scooter Blenny, Sixline Wrasse, Red Spotted Dottyback, Bengaii Cardinals, Bicolor Pseudochromis, Astrea Snails, Hermit Crabs, Nassarius Snails, Fighting Conchs, Rose Bubble Tip Anemone, Red Linkia Starfish, Flame Algae

    Date Tank Was Started
    December 1, 2011

    How Did You Get Into This Hobby?
    I intended to give Thi-Le a freshwater tank as a gift for Valentine's Day, but when we went to the store to pick out the fish, we left with everything needed to get started in saltwater. After 2 years and a lot of learning, this is where we ended up.

    What Was Your Favorite Part of The Build?
    The formation of the rocks was our favorite part of the build. It was really fun trying to arrange and glue the pukani rocks together in a way that was aesthetically pleasing. We really wanted to make the rockscape look light, open, and appealing from all four sides of the tank.

    http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_...lams_Acans.jpg Dosing and Schedule.
    Day 1 (Sunday) - 5% water change, 10 drops KoralColor
    Day 2 (Monday) - 1/3 capful MB7, 10 drops KoralColor
    Day 3 (Tuesday) - 10 drops KoralColor
    Day 4 (Wednesday) - 1/3 capful MB7, 10 drops KoralColor, 15 drops Replenish
    Day 5 (Thursday) - 10 drops KoralColor
    Day 6 (Friday) - 1/3 capful MB7, 10 drops KoralColor
    Day 7 (Saturday) - 10 drops KoralColor

    We have a calcium reactor setup in anticipation for a higher calcium load once the tank matures further. Right now we have water circulating through the reactor. There is no additional dosing other than as stated above to maintain calcium, magnesium and alkalinity.

    Feeding (Fish and Coral) and Schedule.
    Day 1 (Sunday) - 1 1/2" cube of mysis shrimp
    Day 2 (Monday) - 1 1/2" cube of mysis shrimp, 6 drops amino acids
    Day 3 (Tuesday) - 1 1/2" cube of mysis shrimp, , Formula 1 flake
    Day 4 (Wednesday) - 1 1/2" cube of mysis shrimp, Pinch of CoralFrenzy
    Day 5 (Thursday) - 1 1/2" cube of mysis shrimp, 6 drops amino acids
    Day 6 (Friday) - 1 1/2" cube of mysis shrimp, Formula 1 flake
    Day 7 (Saturday) - 1 1/2" cube of mysis shrimp, Fauna Marine LPS food

    The mysis shrimp is usually done early morning and on the days when there is a second food type, that is given early evening

    http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_..._Goniopora.jpg Do You Have a Favorite Fish and Why?
    The pair of clownfish is our favorite because they were the very first fish we added to our very first tank. They have been with us since the beginning and we plan on keeping them for as long as they both shall live =]

    What Is Your Favorite Type of Coral?
    Our favorite types of corals are euphyllia because we like how they give movement to the tank. We like the ones that have vibrant and interesting colors such as our gold torch.

    A link to Jaysons Tank

    Join us in congratulating Jayson HERE
  • Recent threads


    Suzanne May 180 Gallon Reef Build

    Thread Starter: suzannemay


    This is where I will be blogging about my 180 build.
    Here is the work in progress..

    The floor was reinforced

    Last Post By: suzannemay 07-29-2014, 02:30 PM Go to last post

    Fine sand

    Thread Starter: Jpond210

    I set my tank up a few months ago. I used some pretty fine sand and always have sand floating around. I cannot get all the particles out of the water.

    Last Post By: Jpond210 07-29-2014, 02:22 PM Go to last post
    gREEF Stricken


    Thread Starter: gREEF Stricken

    Just got a bonded and proven breeder pair of GSM clowns...anyone know of a local culture to be had??



    Last Post By: gREEF Stricken 07-29-2014, 01:55 PM Go to last post

    Nana's 40B

    Thread Starter: NanaReefer

    And so it starts! Put the baffles in tonight Got a little tricky with the last one. But smaller hands prevailed! Used masking tape on one side to hold them in place. Worked better then

    Last Post By: NanaReefer 07-28-2014, 07:27 PM Go to last post
    Chad W

    led lighting recommendations

    Thread Starter: Chad W

    Hi all,

    I have kept saltwater for probably 20+ years and now I am working on putting together a 100gallonish discus tank.

    Last Post By: NanaReefer 07-28-2014, 07:24 PM Go to last post


    Thread Starter: abmxdad2

    Hey anyone know much about these



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    Marine Aquarium Expo 2014 Photo Thread

    Thread Starter: MadMax

    Marine Aquarium Expo April 5-6, 2014

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    Krish's Bahamian Photo log

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    (EDIT: Before you go ahead, I think I may have added too many photos on each page so if you have a slow server, it may take a little while to load. I'm

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  • Recent Club Post


    New to the area

    Thread Starter: Jpond210

    I just moved here from San Antonio TX. My wife is military and we got stationed here to Ft. Lewis. I just wanted to introduce myself and see if anyone

    Last Post By: zosyn 07-28-2014, 11:37 AM Go to last post

    Back from vacation, how's it going?

    Thread Starter: sarmo

    back from vacation, been soaking in the SW looking at the "real" thing. snorkeling is so great!!! I'm sure I've seen a million tangs. I saw

    Last Post By: sarmo 07-24-2014, 05:42 PM Go to last post
    Chad W

    glass aquarium recommendation

    Thread Starter: Chad W

    Can I get some recommendations on custom glass aquariums builder in the Washington area please

    Thank you , chad

    Last Post By: N1Husker 07-24-2014, 05:45 PM Go to last post
  • Sales Forums


    Making space in my tank

    Thread Starter: kevnkev

    Making space in my tank

    In preparation for moving across the state, I need to trim down my coral colonies so they can fit out of the tank.

    Last Post By: kevnkev 07-29-2014, 02:07 PM Go to last post

    Moving Sale =)

    Thread Starter: jaysauce

    Moving Sale =)

    Hi Everyone,

    We are moving pretty soon so we need to see most of our corals and our equipment. We mainly have

    Last Post By: NanaReefer 07-28-2014, 10:03 PM Go to last post