Duckhams 40 Gallon Reef

Toronto, ON
Volume 40 Gallons
Make Miracles Aquariums
Model Rimless Starphire
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Introduction

I've been in the hobby for 8-9 years now and have kept both LPS and SPS successfully. That being said i've also experienced losses for various reasons from pests to poor maintenance and have learnt a lot along the way. I designed this system to maximize aesthetics and the perception of depth and size in the tank while keeping maintenance to a minimum with bi-weekly water changes and an oversized in-line GFO reactor. The ATO system will run for over a week without top up and feedings are controlled by an APEX and AFS module. The system is equipped with an APC battery backup and runs autonomously throughout most of the week, minus a few glass cleanings and a weekly coral feeding.

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Filtration

Im using a Synergy Reef Overflow, 1" drains on a BeanAnimal and a 22" sump with an Omega 130 skimmer and 200 micron filter socks. An inline-GFO reactor is also on backup if needed.

Lighting

Im running the same lighting system from my 48x20x20 system. 3 x XR15 Pro Gen3's on an RMS rail.

Flow

Im running 2 x MP40 Quiet Drives mounted on the left and right sides of the back wall. The alternating intensities and flow patterns keeps detritus off the sand and rocks and the corals happy.

Measurements

Phosphate
7.7
Alkalinity
465
Calcium
Magnesium
18
Nitrate

Inhabitants

10 Fish

2 Female Lyretail Anthias Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Hoeven's Wrasse Halichoeres melanurus
Leopard Wrasse Macropharyngodon meleagris
Male Lyretail Anthias Pseudanthias squamipinnis
2 Ocellaris Clownfish Amphiprion ocellaris
Pink Spotted Watchman Goby Cryptocentrus leptocephalus
Potter's Wrasse Macropharyngodon geoffroyi
Royal Gramma Gramma loreto

4 Corals

Acropora Secale Acropora secale
Lava Chalice
Montipora sp Montipora sp.
Mummy Eye Chalice

Equipment

Additives

Im running ESV additives for calcium, alkalinity and magnesium via a Bubble Magus dosing pump. I've used it since I started running tanks and have had great success with it.

Feeding See more

Fauna Marin Clownfish Food · Fauna Marin Spirulina Pellets · Fauna Marin Ric/Zoa Food

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