Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Raleigh (Brier Creek)
This tank is run on a Zeovit system with a starboard bottom (no sand) and uses 2 MP40s, 1 MP10 and an Eheim 1262 return for water movement. With the system being ULNS my biggest challenge is maintaining colors in the system. At the time of this post it has been a few days since I have throttled back my nutrient removal by 50%. I plan to monitor things for the next 3 weeks while nutrients are able to build up a bit in the system to see how that changes the overall color in the tank. I am hoping during this period I will get richer color and in some cases the pale corals I have will start to gain color back.
Lightning source is an 8 bulb ATI fixture using the following combination front to back:
As for par measurements in the tank, the top right pillar is receiving around 650 par while the corals in the bottom center of the tank are receiving just over 300 par.
Current fish in the system:
Blue Hippo Tang
2 of Donnie's Premium Picasso Clowns
2 Neon Gobies
As for corals in the system I keep mainly SPS. For non-SPS corals I do keep a couple different blastos, an aussie gold torch, frogspawn ,a duncan, some aussie acans and a trachy. I only have ked's reds for zoas. I try my best to have corals growing on all sides of the rocks so when you look at the tank from different angles there is also something different to see. Some of my largest colonies are actually growing on the back side of the rocks and cannot be seen in the above image.
Last edited by Kurkis; 07-31-2015 at 03:35 PM.