My 150G Reef

Kentucky
Volume 150 Gallons
Dimensions 72'' x 24'' x 20''
Make Reef Savvy
Timeline

Introduction

Always had aquariums as a kid and throughout most of my adult life. Had all sorts of freshwater and planted aquariums as well my first saltwater tank back in the early 80's or so. This is my first full blown reef tank

Background

I started researching reef aquariums one year prior to even getting started. Tried to gain as much knowledge as I could before investing time and money and losing a bunch of livestock along the way. Started purchasing equipment in November of 2012 and had the tank up an running by May 2013.

Photos

Measurements

350
Calcium
7.8
Alkalinity
Phosphate
Magnesium
Temperature
Salinity
8.2
pH
Ammonia
Nitrite
10
Nitrate

Inhabitants

11 Fish

Blue Tang Paracanthurus hepatus
Gold Midas Blenny Ecsenius bicolor
Kaudern's Cardinal Pterapogon kauderni
2 Ocellaris Clownfish Bonded Pair Amphiprion ocellaris
3 Spotted Cardinalfish Sphaeramia nematoptera
3 Yellow Tang Zebrasoma flavescens

32 Corals

Acan Lordhowensis Coral Acanthastrea lordhowensis
Aussie War Coral Favites pentagona
Birdsnest Guttatus Green Seriatopora guttatus
Blue Bipinate Sea Fan Pseudopterogorgia bipinnata
Candy Cane Coral Caulastrea furcata
Chalice Hedgehog Coral echinopora lamellosa
DEvils Hand Leather Lobophytum sp.
Devils Armor Paly Protopalythoa sp.
Flower Leather Sinularia dura
Frogspawn Coral - Branched Euphyllia paradivisa
Glove Polyp Clavularia sp.
Green Duncan Duncanopsammia axifuga
Green Leaf Plate Montipora Montipora capricornis
Green Star Polyps Briareum sp.
Lemon Tree Coral stereonepthya sp.
Pavona Coral Pavona decussatus
Pipe Organ Coral Tubipora musica
Pipe Organ Coral Tubipora musica
Red Spot Mushrooms Actinodiscus Spp
Tooth Coral Green Galaxea spp.
Yellow Fiji Leather Coral Sarcophyton elegans
Yellow Star Polyps Parazoanthus axinellae

103 Invertebrate

12 Astraea Conehead Snail Astraea tecta
25 Banded Trochus Snail Trochus sp.
25 Bumble Bee Snail Engina sp.
Feather Duster Sabellastarte sp.
5 Fighting Conch Strombus spp.
Mexican Turbo Turbo Fluctosa
25 Nassarius Snail Nassarius sp.
6 Peppermint Shrimp Lysmata wurdemanni complex
Rose Bulb Anemone Entacmaea quadricolor
2 Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp Lysmata amboinensis

Equipment

Feeding

2/27/15 Update: Added a Neptune AFS Feeder to NLS Pellets twice per day in small amounts.

Feed LRS Reef Frenzy once per day. Fish and corals both love the reef frenzy and it's the only frozen food I will feed. Also add the occasional sheet of Nori for the tangs to munch on.

Maintenance

I wanted to make maintenance as easy and automated as possible. I believe the harder it is to do and the longer it takes the less likely you are to keep up with it. My Genesis Reef Pro auto water change and top off system has helped tremendously in this regard.

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