My current system tops out at 520G.
My display tanks are Mixed Reefs, but predominantly SPS
40G Frag System x 3
The system is part of our Home Theatre Room (16 x 28 Ft).
I have a display tank on either side of the room, with the Fishroom directly behind the 180G display side (L shaped room side 1 (20 x 5 Ft) and side 2 (19 x 5 Ft).
To facilitate the plumbing I put a false wall across the end of the room joining the Fishroom with the far side 125G display tank.
Specific Gravity: 1.025 Alkalinity: 7-9 dkH Calcium: 420 ppm
pH: 7.8-8.2 Temperature: Heating to 78F Chilling to 82F Magnesium: 1400 ppm
Nitrate and Phosphate undetectable
I employ the ZEOvit method to keep nutrients consistently low and trace elements consistently high. I also rely on my ProfiLux Plus II controller to keep some of the other levels consistent. I've found stability of water chemistry to be just as or more important than the actual amounts of each element.
From my experience, using Instant Ocean Salt with the addition of both calcium and magnesium works best for me when it comes to maintaining my water quality levels.
ZEOvit Supplements Added
Amp Master 3000 (approx 3600G per hour)
OA Calcium Reactor c/w 2nd stage (old Phosban Reactor)
OA Kalkwasser Reactor
ASM G5 Skimmer
2 x EBO 250W Heaters
Pacific Coast Imports C-0500 1/2Hp Chiller
Kent Marine Maxxima 100G per day RO/DI Water Filter
GHL ProfiLux Plus II Controller
ZEOvit Nutrient System
Grotech ZEOvit Reactor
DIY Water Top Off & Water Change System
950W Generator (disaster plan)
Lighting and Photoperiod:
Feeding and Tank Husbandry:
Knobby Sea Rod, Dead Mans' Finger, Colt Coral, Anthelia, Xenia, Kenya Tree, Leather Corals, Green Star Polyps, Toadstool, Cabbage Coral, Sinularia (brown & green), Green Bulb-tip Anemone, Assorted Zoanthids, Assorted Mushrooms, Assorted Ricordea, Montipora capricornis (orange, green & brown), Birds' Nest (pink & brown), Montipora digitata (orange & green), Acropora millepora (red, green & blue), Assorted Acropora staghorn corals, Assorted encrusting Montipora, Pocillipora (green & red), Torch Coral, Candy Cane (green & brown), Grape Coral, Branching Frogspawn (green), Branching Hammer, Horn Coral, Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp, Fire Shrimp, Blue Leg Hermit Crabs, Scarlet Hermit Crabs, Tridacna crocea, Assorted snails, Blue Tuxedo Urchin
I would like to thank the staff of my LFS (J&L & OA) for putting up with my many hours of questions and "what if's". I would also like to thank my many internet friends from CANREEF and THE REEF NETWORK; you are the source of many of my greatest REEF accomplishments. I have truly enjoyed the many years I have spent in this hobby; however, the hobby has never been better than it is now. The use of the internet has taken the hobby to a whole new level.
Thank you all for showing an interest in my Reef System.