mediumrare's 40breeder SPS +10g satellite

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by mediumrare, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest


    40 Breeder
    2x MP10Wes
    2x AI vega color


    Reefoctopus xp-1000sss cone skimmer
    chaetomorpha and ulva in refugium
    BRS media reactor with GFO
    2x precision aquarium dosing pumps
    Jager heater and fan on Ranco controller
    Avast skimmate locker and ATO
    sock changed once a week


    Bionic 2 part via dosing pumps
    Bionic Magnesium as needed
    Brightwell Aquatics: Ferrion, Strontion, Potassion and Replenish as needed.
    Prodobio bioclean every month

    Full Tank Shot:
  2. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    Nice setup- you really like your SPS!
  3. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    That's definitely one fly set-up you got there.
    I hope you have new homes lined up for that tang and trigger.
    I see there are bites already.
  4. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    the bites were actually from my watchman goby
  5. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

  6. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    yea it would sleep in the same cave as the watchman, and so it got bit a few times
  7. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Lucky for the gobie that won't last long! The tang will be breaking those sticks before long. :)
  8. BayReefer415

    BayReefer415 Guest

    Nice setup!
  9. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

    Nice, finally got the tank journal up, eh? Those are some great shots.
  10. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    This was part of our tank tour. Mikes tanks was sweet and quiet
  11. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    Update: Post move stress has taken its toll. Lost several fish, but not any corals. Yesterday I started re-working the rocks, adding some new pieces and re-gluing all the corals. Will post more pics again soon!

    Front FTS

    Side of new rock
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  12. monkeybiz

    monkeybiz Guest

    Tanks looking good. Sorry to hear about the fish though
  13. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Bummer you ran into trouble. Any idea what problems you ran into?
  14. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    Looks like it could have been marine velvet. Im treating the system with Rally,all remaining fish and all corals are taking the treatment well.

    I did take the opportunity this weekend to add something to the system. I decided to add a ~10 gallon satellite tank. I already had a light (AI nano), got some furniture at Ikea for the stand, and my skimmer and thermometer are already rated for a much larger system than what i have. I added a Maxijet 1200 as the return (plenty of tun-rover in that tank) and a 1" overflow drilled into the back.

    Some pics below!

    This is the new tank. I used the Ikea "Besa" modular shelf system to make the stand. Got a hole saw and cut some openings in the back for the return and overflow. Tank is ~10gallons, and about 10inches deep, Starfire glass. AI nano on a controller sitting on a shelf above with holes cut out for the light.

    For scale and reference, my Tank stand is about 36 or 40 inches tall. The new tank is definitly low, but it'll be good top down and when sitting on the couch. I also took the time to clean up some wiring.

    More cleaned up wiring. Unfortunatly it is outside the stand, but it is all mostly black and blends in.

    And here's a few pics of Tara's Tank (28g nano cube with reefoctopus HOB skimmer and AI Vega color light):



  15. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest


    Added some lps for now
  16. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

  17. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    tanks look good
  18. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest


    probably will wait closer to December or Jan to place that coral order, maybe then we can get more people in on it and possibly get the prices knocked down.
  19. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Nice setup you have going. I have an affinity for 40Bs :)
  20. DeeAnnMG

    DeeAnnMG Guest

    Nice pictures.

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