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    My 375 Reef

    I do not think I have ever posted about my tank on here. I thought it was time
    Tank Specs: Acrylic 375 Reef Ready 96x30x30 - Set-up on February 25, 2007

    Lighting: 120 3w LEDs, I am using Cree XP-G R5 Cool White LEDs and XR-E Royal Blue LEDs. 2 BoostLED Par 30 s with 3 red and 2 white LEDs.

    Circulation: I have two 6100 Tunze Stream Pumps, one on each side of the overflow connected to a controller. A Tunze WaveBox was purchased 12-25-2005 and used on my old system. My Return was an Iwaki 40RLXT but was replaced 10-6-2011 with a Panworld 50PX-X because the iwaki was 12 years old. A second wavebox was added to the tank on June 25 2007 to help with water movement.

    Filtration: The overflow goes to a series of 3 24 gallon sumps. The first one contains Cheato, another one is full of live rock. the last of the tanks contains baffles, auto topoff controller and the return area. Two of these tank has 2 500w heaters in it controlled by a Ranco Temp Controller. I have a fourth 24 gallon tank that has live rock and 2 starfish ( my daughter wanted) it is feed off the return line and filled with Caulerpa. I have about over 1000LBS of Live Rock and 2" of Live Sand in the 375. The LS and LR have been in different tanks since 1995 so they are well matured. I have mixed sand, Some live and some not, all fine grain sand. I also used Nature's Ocean Bio-Activ Live Reef Sand from Advance Aqua Tanks, This stuff works great. It makes up 50% or more of the sand in my tanks. It is cheaper than most Live Sand. My Live Rock is a mix of Premium Fiji, Pohnpei, Marshall Island, Caribbean, and Kaelini Tonga Ultra. I added a 10 gallon over the top refugium for pods. Its feed from the return and gravity feed it directly to the main tank.

    Extras: PRECISION MARINE 6 X 24 CALCIUM REACTOR W/EHIM PUMP. This is used to keep my CA, Mag, and ALK up.

    Additives: I use a CA Reactor for Calcium and Alkalinity. I feed two cubes of Mysis Shrimp once a day. I also have Cyclop-eeze that I feed a few times a month is I remember along with Nori Seaweed. I soak all the food in Selcon by American Marine Inc and Angelixir by Brightwell Aquatics. I also feed two sizes of Spectrum Thera+A Pellets. I used ESV 4 Part for my mix. Just changed back to Instant Ocean in Jan 2013 that I used for 11 years on my old 180 gallon tank. I try and I say try to change 90-100 gallons a month.

    Critters:

    Hippo Tang (donated to me by a friend in 2005)
    Hippo Tang (purchased 1995) - passed away Feb 2012
    Yellow Belly Hippo Tang (added March 2008)
    2 Orange Clown Gobies (11-16-2012)
    Regal Angel (added March/2008)
    Orange Shoulder Tang (April/27/2007)
    Hoeven's Wrasse(9/21/2011)
    Red Sea Emperor Angel (June/14/2007)
    Yellow Tailed Angel (April/19/2008)
    Flame Fin Tomini Tang (May/2007)
    Coral Beauty (May/2007)
    Male and female Orange Anthias (Lyretail) (added Feb/2008)
    Male and female Mandarin (Jan 7 2010)
    Yellow Pyramid Butterfly (Dec 20 2010)
    Female Unknown Lyretail Anthia (April/2008)
    Female Square Spot Anthia (June 2010)
    White-faced Tang (8-26-2012)
    Yellow Pyramid Butterfly (8-26-2012)
    Yellow Pyramid Butterfly (2-21-2012)
    Black Pyramid Butterfly (May 14 2010)
    Yellow Pyramid Butterfly (July 6 2010)

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    more pictures:













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    Greetings, you have an absolutely beautiful reef, such a wonderful selction of corals, I so enjoyed looking at your pictures, just awesome, thank you.
    Glass, water, and fish..
    all else is extraneous

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    Great looking reef tank.

    Did I miss something, or do you NOT have a skimmer?

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    Great tank that purple monti has a very unique growth doing the flat plates that stick straight up

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    Very beautiful. Great job. Glad you finally shared.

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    Thanks everyone for the comments.
    I do not have a skimmer on this tank.

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    WOW! Definitely an awesome Reeftank you have created, outstanding coral colonies and fish choices. Hopefully will be able to join you in this 300+ forum one day soon as my fish and corals are quickly outgrowing my lil 125g.

    Cheers, Todd

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    Thats a beautiful tank!

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    that's a nice tank you have there. hope to see more of it soon

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    A fellow member of my local club let me borrow his new filters for the camera. I was able to get some good closer shots. These are +2, +4, +10, and +1 close-up filters
    Here are the front view images, not as good as the top down that are coming next















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    Here are just a few from the top:













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    A Hanna Phosphate Tester said last night I was down to .75 on my phosphates, that is down from 1.02, so far the colors/corals do not care about phosphates.

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    Once again WOW ! Outstanding Reeftank, thanks for sharing. Should be an inspiration to many here.

    Cheers, Todd

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