4/15/09: The Bastard Frag Tank This here's my other, more neglected tank at my parents' house: Full Tank Shot: Right Angle View: Left Angle View: This beast here is where I learned and mastered all my basic aquarium techniques. It's my second saltwater tank ever, and it's been up and running since '98 or '99. As mainly a lps and softie tank in its heyday, this thing's basically been through everything from aiptasia anemone infestations, engulfing cyano blooms, to various crashes big and small. During my college years in Santa Cruz (from '02 to '04), my mom took care of it, doin' a pretty good job for someone who's never had any prior experience with saltwater. The nitrates, however, weren't kept in check, causing all my mushroom anemones to overgrow everything precious. So recently, I did a major overhaul to get rid of the anemones, soaking half of the infested rocks in fresh water for a period of 2 months, followed by a cycling period of 4 months, and then finally, soaking the second half of rocks for another 2 months. This proved fatal for all but one fish, my skunk clown, who's been with me since my first aquarium. While battling a minor cyano and various other algae blooms, the aquarium is currently being used as a frag tank, which a few of you have seen from DBTC. Yeah, I know it's over twice as big as my display tank, but hey, it's been with me this long; why tear it down when it can be used for something, right? Besides, my parents still love looking at it, and it has a lot of sentimental value for me. Here's the set-up: Tank - 70-somethin' gallon, ol'school All Glass Aquarium Lighting - 6x T5, HO actinics with one JBJ, 150watt Viper HQI situated on the left side (if you're wondering why the color goes from 14k on the left to 20k on the right, that's why Circulation - 2x Koralia pumps (a 2 and a 3) Refugium - CPR AquaFuge with chaeto and live rock/sand Skimmer - Ol'School, tried-n-true CPR Backpack Heater - EboJager (also tried-n-true) Maintenance - B-Ionic 3x per week, weekly to bi-weekly 4% water change, Activated carbon whenever I feel like it Future plans: Left side (under the halide) will be used to propagate sps's Right side will be used to propagate lps's I'll post better pics in the future once I get a blue tang to clean up all the nuisance algae.