El Cubo De Swayd

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by swayd, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. swayd

    swayd Guest

    Hello everyone!
    As some of you may know my tank had a small crash recently. Apart from that I wanted to start a tank journal to track progress and growth. This reef has been set-up since March 2014 and moved to my new home in June. Since the I have had many additions to my reef and plan to continue that trend.

    The equipment:

    24" cube (60 gallons) 1.5" overflow
    17 gallon rubbermaid sump :(
    Skimmer not working
    Biopellets (turned off)
    mag9 return pump
    tunze 6045
    Ocean revive s026 LED light
    Ehiem jager 150 watts heater
    BRS RO/DI system

    Water change every other Saturday (10 gallons)
    Manual RO/DI top off and feeding every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

    Purple Tile fish
    2 clownfish
    1 yellow eye kole tang
    1 damsel
    1 fighting conch
    1 turbo snail

    10+ frags of zoas
    1 chalice
    2 favias
    1 surviving acro
    1 surviving monti
    1 duncan colony
    1 hammer coral
    1 frogspawn
    1 torch

    This tank will consist mostly of zoas and lps from now on. After the crash I will opt out of most SPS except for the super easy and cheap ones like montis and birdsnests. I am planning on getting a controller sooner than later and when my budget allows me to. I also plan on building a new WIDE stand to be able to fit a 40breeder underneath for frags, sump equipment and chaeto.
    Pictures when I get home!

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  2. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Feeding only 3 time per week?
    Fish and corals feed everyday and most multiple times per day.
    A hungry animal is an unhappy animal
  3. monkeybiz

    monkeybiz Guest

    Can't wait to see some pics!
  4. swayd

    swayd Guest

    Sorry I meant dose on those days I feed almost everyday. Here are some crappy pics which is all I can manage lol. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1409801924.269931.jpg

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  5. swayd

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  7. Ahruk

    Ahruk Guest

    Yay!!! Nice to see pictures of your tank :) looks really nice, love your torches. Mine is finally happy after months of throwing up and bleaching and about to upgrade my light.... /sigh back to being an unhappy torch.
  8. swayd

    swayd Guest

    Thanks, I want a couple more they definitely give my reef the most movement.

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  9. swayd

    swayd Guest

    Picking up some blue leg hermits, and snails today!
  10. swayd

    swayd Guest

    So picked up two new zoa frags on Thursday along with ten hermits. Yesterday I picked up 3 emeralds because I found some bubble algae that came in on a frag I bought. Going to be rescaping soon and gluing zoas on the rocks.

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  11. swayd

    swayd Guest

    The journey continues as I am now going to try to add a 40B as a sump this weekend. If that fails and does not fit properly I am going to turn the 40B into a sps reef and keep it simple.

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  12. swayd

    swayd Guest

    I am also looking for a green toadstool if anyone has one for sale. Looking for a smaller one not a full sized beast lol.

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  13. Geneva

    Geneva Supporting Member

    PM'ng you now...
  14. swayd

    swayd Guest

    I would like to thank @Darcy Vasudev for the great hook up of kenya tree and shrooms this week, my brother loves them!

    I would also like to thank @Geneva for the beautiful Toadstool and mushrooms she was so kind to hook me up with. I was so inspired by her beautiful yet simple tank that I went home yesterday and rescaped the entire tank and finally got around to gluing down all of my frags. Only thing I have on the sand bed now is euphylias, chalice and blastos. Will take some pictures if I get home in time tonight before lights out.

    Both great people and I appreciate their generosity!
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  15. swayd

    swayd Guest

    One of the frags from the frag swap finally colored up! It went from brown ugly palys to purple death palys lol. I finally got around to scraping the coraline from the front glass and am now working on the right hand side. My clowns are getting real mean and I now have to wear gloves every time I stick my hand in the tank or else they bite, HARD!
    I have also started to dose kalk in my tank through the DIY dripper method from a BRS tutorial. The DIY kalk dripper only holds about 3/4 of a gallon so I wont be having another alk crash anytime soon. Pictures when I get home tonight!
  16. swayd

    swayd Guest


    I also picked up a frag of darth mauls yesterday. Can't wait to grow these guys out!!!

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  18. swayd

    swayd Guest


    Sorry for the crappy pics but it's the best I can do with an iPhone.

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  19. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    All I see is blue
  20. swayd

    swayd Guest

    Hey I'll take any donations of some good quality cameras if that helps.

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