Tony Rish – January 2012 Tank of the Month
Tank is a 65g Aqueon with open top, no canopy
Lights are (2) AI sol blue w/hanging kit 12” above water
|Time||% White||% Blue||% Royal Blue|
* All with 5 min ramp time and stock optics
Sump is an Aqueon proflex model 3 with an Iwaki Md-40RT return pump
Sump has (2) 100 micron filters in the first chamber, the middle chamber is the Reef Octopus nwb 110 and the last chamber is the Reef octopus br70 that has 1-1/2 cups of Brs bio pellets
Flow inside tank is helped with (2) MP 40s running ¾ throttle on Ecosmart NTM mode
Feeding schedule is feeding fish every day with Rods food and brine shrimp soaked in garlic for 20 min, every other day I feed Nori for the tangs . I also add amino acids and Coral Frenzy (2) times a week and sometimes I use Fuel for the corals
Maintenance is change filter socks every week or 3 days and 15% water change every 2 weeks . I clean the glass about once a week, skimmer gets cleaned every week .Change gfo and carbon every month.
I use a Bubble Magus Dosing System to dose 13ml B-ionic cal and alk spread out over 24hrs so it doses 24 times every day (every hour). My water changes take care of my mag so I don’t add it at all.
Fish, Sailfin tang, Kole yellow eye tang, clown fish which attacks my hand, 6 line wrasse, (3) chromis
I also have a cleaner shrimp, an emerald crab, (2) acro crabs hanging out in their homes