Northbay's tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by northbay-reefer, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. northbay-reefer

    northbay-reefer Honorary Member

    The left side of the tank was bleached in November due to a faulty broken bulb, but it has been restocked recently so hopefully it will fill up soon.

    the tank is a 210 with a 90 gal remote fuge, 40 gal remote sump and a 30 gal frag tank connected inline.
    lighting is 3 250 watt radium and 2 vho actinics, t5 blue plus is used for extreme dawn to dusk effect
    filtration: ASM g3 skimmer with an analy ozone, filter sock, carbons, and phophate sponge
    maintenance: 10% water change biweekly, clean skimmer and sock
    additive: calcium reactor, kalk reactor, 2 parts solution for making adjustments
    food: formula 1 & 2 pellets, brine, cylope
    Controller: ACJR
    anything else you want to know please ask. :D

  2. Thales

    Thales Past President

    That frame is amazing. :D
  3. northbay-reefer

    northbay-reefer Honorary Member

    The frame is more expensive than the picture :D :D This is my version of "PIMP my tank" LOL
  4. rleechb

    rleechb Guest

    Great tank! I really like the color of your lighting.

    Any close up pics of corals?

    I'd have to agree though, that frame is hilarious, lol. :D :D
  5. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    I really love your tank.
  6. northbay-reefer

    northbay-reefer Honorary Member

    rleechb yeah as soon as I saw that frame I said to myself I have to have it LOL

    Perry thanks, if its only as big as yours :D :D
  7. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    still looks good
  8. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    Very nice tank. Nice gold bling too :D
  9. northbay-reefer

    northbay-reefer Honorary Member

    now for some close up :D


  10. northbay-reefer

    northbay-reefer Honorary Member

    Green jade zoos inside the mantle of a gold maxima clam

  11. prattreef

    prattreef Guest

    Beautiful. What is that last Montipora its stunning.
  12. northbay-reefer

    northbay-reefer Honorary Member

    Thank you, I am not sure what it is but its some kind of encrusting monti with blue area, green area and then blue purple edges
  13. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    Tom, is your tank 30" high?
  14. northbay-reefer

    northbay-reefer Honorary Member

    Perry, yes and I can reach the bottom of the tank too :D
  15. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    Just thinking of what I should do with my electric bill.
  16. northbay-reefer

    northbay-reefer Honorary Member

    Perry, One word ... "Solar" :D you are in too deep :D
  17. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    I'm using 3x 400w rightnow and I'm planning to add another 400w MH cause the sides of my tank are a bit darker. So, I'm thinking of 2x 250w for the sides and 2x 400w MH in the middle.
  18. northbay-reefer

    northbay-reefer Honorary Member

    the 400watter are killer, you don't need that much light, get 4 250 watter

    Actually, there are many ways to lower your bill and here are some sugestion:

    1, get a smaller return pump, most people over kill with a large return pump, if you have good flow insdie your tank then the return pump doesn't have to be large

    2, shorter photo period

    3, keep less fishies so you don't have to have a huge skimmer

    4, use controller to turn off lights when temp get too hot so your chiller doesn't have to kick in.

    5, use controller to only turn on fan when tank temp rises in the winter time otherwise leave it off so your halide can keep the tank warm in the winter to save energy.

    6, turn off all the unnecessary pumps and frag tank ect

    7, use kill a watt to find your energy hog equipment and remove or replace them
  19. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    mo money mo money mo money - Wayan Bros.


    Sorry I couldn't resist. 400w are killers but they sure are pretty.
  20. Elite

    Elite Guest

    I don't mind paying $450-$550 for electrical if I have a 300G tank :D...

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