Powerhead
EcoTech Vortech MP40w QD
Replaced 2 x Tunze 6095's with an MP40QD,
Installed on June 8, 2015
Additive
Two Little Fishies AcroPower
Used to boost coral growth. Had a deleterious affect on SPS corals due to low Alk and already high nutrients. Once stabilized, it did an amazing job!
Installed on March 1, 2015
Lighting
2 Kessil A360
Installed on June 22, 2014
Controller
Neptune Apex Lite
Installed on October 13, 2013
TestKit
API Nitrite Test Kit
Testing Nitrite to monitor cycle.
Installed on July 26, 2013
TestKit
API Ammonia Test Kit
Strips were out of date, so I bought the more accurate vial/drip test.
Installed on July 26, 2013
Heater
Aqueon Pro Heater 100w
Used in the 20 gallon. Will be moved over the 75 gallon when I start moving the fish over. Ive collected lots of equipment over the years!
Installed on July 26, 2013
TestKit
Red Sea Algae Control Multi NO3/PO4 Test Kit
Installed on July 20, 2013
Substrate
CaribSea Aragonite Seaflor Special Grade Reef Sand
Amazing stuff. Looks very natural. The grain size is not too big and it doesn't get blown around by the vortech or returns, too much. Great for sand dwelling/burying creatures like jawfish or wrasse.
Installed on July 20, 2013
TestKit
Red Sea Calcium Pro Ca Test Kit
Installed on July 20, 2013
Food
Ocean Nutrition Mysis
Installed on July 20, 2013
Skimmer
Reef Octopus NWB-150 In Sump PinWheel Protein Skimmer
8" water height.
Installed on July 20, 2013
Sump
Rimless Glass Sump
3 compartments. Drain, Skimmer, Return. 30x14x18. Made by Miracles Aquariums.
Installed on July 20, 2013
Pump
Eheim 1262 Return Pump
Approx. 8ft of hard lined 3/4" PVC. 7 x 90 degree elbows. Return flow will still blow the sand clean off the bottom. Incredible pump. Runs silently.
Installed on July 20, 2013
Lighting
JBJ K2 Viper 150w Halide Lamp
14,000k Phoenix bulb. 10" above the water line. (a second will be added soon).
Installed on July 20, 2013
TestKit
API Ammonia Test Kit
25 strips in each test. Its not very accurate. Im going to get something better. I don't recommend them.
Installed on July 20, 2013
Powerhead
EcoTech Vortech MP10w ES
Added from current setup. Will be adding MP40 later on.
Installed on July 20, 2013
Additive
E.S.V. B-Ionic
Installed on July 20, 2013
Filter
2 200 Micron Filter Sock
Used in conjunction with BeanAnimal external overflow. No bubbles, no mess.
Installed on July 20, 2013
Other
BeanAnimal External Overflow
1" PVC hard-lined into the sump. Multiple unions and union ball-valves for easy adjustment and maintenance.
Installed on July 20, 2013
Additive
Brightwell Aquatics Vitamin-C
Installed on July 20, 2013
Aquarium
Custom Eurobraced 75 Gallon
Made by Miracles Aquariums. Starphire (low iron glass) 48x20x20, External BeanAnimal Overflow with 3/4" Return Lines.
Installed on July 20, 2013
AutoTopOff
Universal Osmolator Automatic Water Top-Off
Setup with a 5 gallon RODI water container.
Installed on July 20, 2013
Dosing
Bubble Magus BM-T01 Dosing Pump
Dosing CA, ALK, MAG. (not online yet).
Installed on July 20, 2013
Reactor
Two Little Fishies Reactor 150
Running Bio-pellets. (not online yet).
Installed on July 20, 2013
Other
Loc-Line 3/4 inch Ball Socket Flexible Tube (12 inch)
9" used on each return line.
Installed on July 20, 2013
Pump
Mag-Drive Utility Pump
Mag 5 used for water changes. No buckets for me!
Installed on July 20, 2013
Cleaning
Mag Float
Glass cleaning is very important! I use a magic eraser under the mag-float on the outside of the glass to give it a good polish.
Installed on July 20, 2013
Other
Loc-Line 3/4 inch Ball Socket x MPT Connector
Used on return lines.
Installed on July 20, 2013
Additive
E.S.V Magnesium
Installed on July 20, 2013
Food
Omega One Marine Pellets
For smaller fish and Anthias, as they will often only accept small foods.
Installed on July 20, 2013
TestKit
Red Sea Alkalinity Pro Test Kit
Installed on July 20, 2013
TestKit
Red Sea Magnesium Pro Test Kit
Installed on July 20, 2013
Additive
ZEOvit Pohls Xtra
To be used later on when I start adding corals.
Installed on July 20, 2013
Food
Omega One Marine Flakes
For some diversity.
Installed on July 20, 2013
Food
Polyp Lab Reef-Roids
For feeding corals, clamps sponges. Great stuff!
Installed on July 20, 2013
Salt
Red Sea Coral Pro Salt
Best salt I have ever used.
Installed on July 20, 2013
Food
Cyclop-eeze
An essential food for any reef. Great for fish, chalices and other corals.
Installed on July 20, 2013
Additive
Brightwell Aquatics MicroBacter7
Dosed daily on cycle. As needed later on. Combats red slime well.
Installed on July 20, 2013
Food
Ocean Nutrition Rotifers
Feeds corals, fish of all sorts love it!
Installed on July 20, 2013