Tapmorf's 24 Pod

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by tapmorf, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. tapmorf

    tapmorf Guest

    It is great to be back, been well over a year since my move and departure from this great hobby.
    This time around I am keeping it simple and using most of the equipment I have hung onto after the move.

    24 gallon Aquapod
    70w HQI Sunpod w Blue & White LED
    Tunze Nano Skimmer
    Koralia Nano
    Ice Probe Chiller w/Temp Controller
    JBJ Top Off
    75w Stealth Heater

    Ordered 25 Pounds of Marco Rocks (used about half the box).
    Going bare bottom this time.
    Pictures to follow hopefully.
  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Should have kept that old tank! Space limitations be damned! Good luck on your new build
  3. zepplock

    zepplock Guest

    Why not 150w?
  4. tapmorf

    tapmorf Guest

    I wish it was the 150w instead, but it was the fixture that came with the tank when I picked it up from someone else 2 years ago.
    It was a good price so I could not refuse.
  5. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    the addiction returns....hard to quit cold turkey. Welcome back.
  6. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Guest

    There is no quitting in Reefing ;)
    Glad to see you back
  7. phishphood

    phishphood Guest

    Welcome back Joyce. There's never any quitting, just planning your next tank.
  8. tapmorf

    tapmorf Guest

    Thanks everyone for the welcome backs.

    Whoa, I need to update this thread.

    ORA Yellow Assessor
    Blue Green Chromis
    Skunk Cleaner Shrimp

    Pictures to follow.
  9. tapmorf

    tapmorf Guest

    A couple of updates:
    Running Current 1/15 hp Chiller and removed the Iceprobe (not strong enough).
    AquaClear HOB for carbon.

    Decided to redo the scaping today. I was never happy with the stacked rocks.

    Tank at 3 months old. (Excuse the craptastic pics) :)




  10. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    looks cool
  11. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    so did you find a good store in Reno? Still no sand?
  12. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    rockwork does look better especially with the top one overhanging a little. Gives you a lot of real estate for SPS and plenty of LPS below. I agree w/ Arnold on the sand, but that's an individual preference.
  13. tapmorf

    tapmorf Guest

    Thanks everyone.

    No sand this time around. I like being able to siphon out all the detritus during water changes.

    I am planning to slowly fill out the top part with SPS and let the zoos and LPS grow a bit on the bottom.

    I try to stop at Your Reef in Roseville everytime I drive through from SF. The store here is not so great for saltwater stuff, their specialty is koi and pond builds.
  14. iani

    iani Guest

    The rock work looks really good Joyce.
  15. tapmorf

    tapmorf Guest

    Small Update:

    Finally ordered and installed a Vortech MP10 and water movement is much better.

    I just replaced the Current 70w 14k bulb that came with the Sunpod with an Ushio 70w 14k bulb, and it is way too yellow for my liking.
    May have to order a 20k instead.

    Recent additions include:

    Starry Blenny
    Neon Green Spongodes
    Candy Apple Pinks
    Various Caps & Zoanthids

    Total count of fish = 2 now
  16. tapmorf

    tapmorf Guest

    Took a full tank shot today, with the Ushio 20k bulb.

  17. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    looks good
  18. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Joyce, good to still see you in the hobby!
  19. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Give the 14k Ushio some time to burn in. It should burn a nice, crisp white with no yellow....At least it did for me after the first ~50-100 hours :)
  20. tapmorf

    tapmorf Guest

    I still have the 14k Ushio bulb, but I just couldn't take looking at the yellow water any longer than a day :)

    Thanks Tony. I figure it is easy enough to maintain a 24 gallon.
    Glad to see your move went smoothly and the Elos is setup and looking good.

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