sfboarders first tank 100 gallon

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by sfboarders, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    Thanks guys!

    Well I came home from a short vacation and my brain coral got nipped at. It's time for the heni and flame to find new homes. :(
  2. tuberider

    tuberider Guest


    Reef 1, FOWLR 0

    We knew you'd see the light....
  3. yellojello

    yellojello Supporting Member

    bareefers.org sounds better than bafishonlywithliverockers.org
  4. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    It's been some time since I've updated this thread so I guess I'll give an update. I caught the heniochus and did a BIG water change and left the tank high and dry to catch the flame and coral beauty. Heni was my favorite fish and I'd rather keep the corals for color. I've added a bunch of new sps and lps. My tank is already crowded. 1 more thing to add and I'm good.

    Also my levels are starting to get lower now so I've been manually dosing everyday. A Bubble Magus will be on order soon. I also bought the SL2 and pH probe for my RKL so I can monitor my pH and gives me an idea at what my alk is at. Another thing I bought awhile back is a pair of MP40ES. I'm running them in NTM.

    That's it for now. Thanks!

    Some pics of what I've added. More to come and FTS after I clean my tank. :)

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  5. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Keep an eye on the elegance, it's showing signs of elegance coral disease, if it starts to crash, ditch it before it fouls the tank. Otherwise, looking good!
  6. GDawson

    GDawson Guest

    What are the signs?

  7. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    the body puffs up and the tentacles shrink.
  8. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    That pic was taken 30 minutes after I acclimated him to the tank and he opened up. He looks better now.
  9. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    tank looks good man
  10. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    The tentacles also loose their stickiness. Then the body lifts off the skeleton
  11. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    An update to my tank....

    I ditched the RKL for an Apex. Many more features especially the WXM for the Vortech pumps. I have 2 frag racks in the tank. Bunch of DBTC and swap stuff. I had a frag tank downstairs but shut it down so I can cut some money on the PG&E bill. :) Also picked up one of Chris's $100 at Aquatic Central. I feed it PE Mysis at night when I feed my sun coral. Went to the other AC (Aquatic Collection) and picked up some Florida Ricordea from Karson and Joe. Killer deal on those too! Also bought 2 mini max carpet anemone's. Love these guys! If I had more room I'd get more.

    I've got a good amount of SPS now. Picked up some frags from BAR members. But I'll wait til they grow out more before I take pics. :)

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  12. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    Very nice looking set up!
    Especially for a surfer! :D :D ;)
  13. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    Haven't updated this for awhile. I've added more coral to my tank and gotten rid of the blue hippo. My mandarin died also so I replaced them with 3 pajama cardinals. I plan on getting some wrasses in the future.

    But here's my major upgrade to my tank. Since I have a good amount of SPS now I decided to switch out my T5's for 250 MH. This is what I have:

    lumatek 250-400W ballast w/radium 250's
    lumernarc mini's
    reefbrite 50/50's
    reefbrite actinics

    Purchased all of the above from Aquatic Collection w/ the exception of the lumenarcs who I purchased from hooked.

    Below are some pics of the frame I created out of aluminum angle and tubing. The reflectors can slide in case I need to move them. They will be adjusted vertically using SLS Sun Lifts. I have some EMT tubing that I will be using for the hangars.

    Also made a screen for acclimation. Once I am done acclimating I'll remove the screen and use 1/4" netting so the wrasses won't jump out.


    50/50's and actinics RB's only.

    RB's and 250 Radiums.
  14. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Sick. Similar to the rack I'm building for my flat
  15. slim_jim989

    slim_jim989 Guest

    nice looking tank and man im always tempted to switch from T5's back to MH but I think it will have to wait till my move.
  16. sango

    sango Guest

    Show us some corals!
  17. ryanjiang

    ryanjiang Guest

    John the lighting looks great.
    You have super nice scaping & I am amazed by what you have achieved in 1 year!
  18. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    Added new fish to the tank. Added some lyretail anthias, pj, cardinals, mccorsker wrasse, blue chromis, and mystery wrasse.

    As far as equipment I've added a new reactor for ecobak pellets and taking my sweet time with the MH.

    Tank is doing well. Freaking plating monti's are growing out of control so I've lowered them. Had red bugs also and killed those b@stards with the "pill." Acros look better except one maricultured acro I bought from AC turned brown and lost it's PE. :(

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  19. that is one bad @$$ wrasse
  20. Gonzo

    Gonzo Guest

    The lyretail and wrasse are even prettier in person :)

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