Grog Posted March 17 Share Posted March 17 Plans and Goals This tank is being set up to be FOWLR'ish. There may be a few corals. The plan is mainly fish and macros. Being reef safe is an afterthought. The intent is a lot of live rock and sand for filtration. Macros to suck up fish poop and look cool. Fish that may not behave well around corals. Save some money on lighting with this build. Design / Theory No skimmer. HOB filer and power heads. Deep sand bed of live sand. I intend to do 10-20% water changes every week. Went with hygger full specturm cheap lights as minimal corals. Tampa Bay Saltwater Rock. Going with 60 gallons worth of TBS "the package" for this with an additional 60# of sand. (120# of rock and 120# of sand total.) That will give me great live rock and a very nice sand bed. IMO they provide a little too much rock for a tank, so I'm ordering a 60g kit for the 75 g tank. I want less rock and more sand, more open space for fish and macros. I've ordered from them several times and the rock is great, but I always ended up with extras left over. This is going to be my delay in setting up this tank. They are back ordered so it will likely be next month before I get rock and sand. Gear List Seachem / Sicce Tidal 110 HOB Power Filter X2 Hydor Koralia P29501 (1400-1500 GPH) X2 Hydor Koralia Wavemaker Basic Controller, Dual Pump, 12V, DC The Sicce HOB filters are pretty huge. Should be great flow. Eheim Jager 3616 150W Heater GLDF 55-75 Gallon Fish Tank Stand Heavy Duty Metal Aquarium Stand - Got this stand off of Amazon. This was a super nice product IMO. Metal and good finished wood, nice curves, good hardware and instructions. Made in China but had IKEA quality. Way better than expected. Aqueon 75 Gallon hygger 978 48" Full Spectrum X2 - The lights are 'full spectrum' Not a reef light but very thin and the price is right. Color and output reminds me of some of the T5 tubes I used to have. I'll very likely add some actinic blue strips to this to get a more 'normal' reef tank coloration. Stocking Plans Galaxea 1 <-- Maybe, maybe the only coral Foxface 1 Coral Beauty Angel (maybe flame angel) 1 Chromis 6 Fairy Wrasse 1 Heavy quantity and variety of macros I'm open to other stocking ideas if anyone has some. The plan is to get the 'package' in and quick cycle the tank with that rock and sand. Then add critters slowly. In my experience, using their rock and sand you have a very slight ammonia spike from die off on the first few days, but all the numbers drop really quickly after that. Here is a pic of the WIP build. Seemed appropriate to put the tank under my shark mount. Still don't have enough water. I have a 13g trash can I'm mixing in, so it is batch after batch to get this filled up. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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