March 2020 Tank of the Month Contest

GugsJr

TeamCR
Tank of the Month Photo Contest.

Welcome to the first contest of 2020. We are going to have two prizes for this contest.

Prizes
  • The winner of the Tank of the Month will have a prize that is yet TBD. As well as have their tank featured on our Facebook Page and Website. Chosen by the Moderators and voted by the members of the page.
  • Everyone who enters will have an opportunity to win a Polyp Lab Lens kits chosen at random with a Random Number Generator. Done on the Chicago Reefs facebook page. Numbers will be assigned in order of posts.
Rules are very simple
  • Take a full tank shot of you tank
  • Take a shot of your filtration system (not needed if you have a AIO tank)
  • Give us a quick run down of your tank
  • Equipment running your tank
  • Parameters you run your tank at
  • Any supplements you may run
Good luck all can’t wait to see everyones tanks!
 

Sawdonkey

Premium member
Ok, here we go......FTS


I don’t have a pic under the hood, but I can update late. For now, here’s a partial shot as well as my reefing partner. She occasionally misses a spot on the glass and she’s not too good with a spoon as you can tell by her shirt.


Tank is a 210
Sump is a 40 breeder with custom baffles
Skimmer is Bubble Magus with big skim locker
Return is Ecotec M1
TLF reactor modded for biopellets
Pond matrix
Ocean revive light for frag growing area of sump
Apex
WAV Pump X 2
Gyre pump
2 Orphek V4 and 2 Orphek bars
Tunze 3171 calcium reactor
Carbondoser regulator
DIY ATO with Apex breakout box

I’m not that religious about parameters.
-I shoot for 8-9 alk
-I literally never measure calcium
-I shoot for 1350 mag, but almost never measure
-I shoot for about .03 PO4 but don’t sweat it too much
-I try get NO3 as low as possible, but my big fish and huge eel make this a real battle

I change about 45-90 gallons or water a month using reef crystals
I put a little kalk in my ATO to help PH
I use a CO2 scrubber with generic media from a veterinarian store
I run biopellets
I dose stuff (iodine, iron, coral vitalizer) randomly, but I’m not very consistent. Not sure any of it does anything. If you care to see my parameters in detail, I attached my recent ATI water test results.

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dvanlier05

Active member
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120 gallon tank on DIY stand
40 breeder DIY sump
Nyos 160 Skimmer
4 pack Versa dosing pumps
Jebao 1200 return pump
Marine Pure bricks and spheres
Smart ATO with DIY reservoir
2 Gen3 XR15 Pro, 1 Gen4 XR30 Pro, 4 48" T5(2 ATI Blue+ and 2 ATI coral+)
3 MP40 and 2 Nero 5
Custom rock scape by AquaRocks

Last test-8.9DKH, 400CAL, 1350MAG, 0.03PO4, and 2.5NO3

Twice a week corals get feed with Reef Roids and Fuel, and Red Sea Coral Colors once a week. 2 part is done with BRS 2 part mix. Water changes are not done that often, maybe 30 gallons a month with Red Sea Pro salt. Total of 17 fish getting fed via auto feeder 3 times a day while I'm at work, and I feed 1 cube of frozen and half sheet of nori daily too.

This system has been up since 9/17 but was switched to SPS in 8/19. I have a total of 47 different pieces and room for a few more. A grow out/frag tank will be plumbed in later this year.
 

Fish_wiz2

Member
Wiz’s seahorse station!

Elos Mini
20 gallon DT
10 gallon sump
Jebao return pump
Finnex Planted+ fuge light
JBJ Artica 1/15 Chiller
AI Hydra 52
Bubble Magus Skimmer w/ DC pump
Tunze ATO
IM biopellet reactor
Maxspect Gyre 130 w/Apex Module
Neptune Apex gold

Parameters:
Salinity: 1.025
Temp: 72-73
Rest I do not know nor care

I always wanted seahorses and a smaller, more manageable tank after my old 125 mixed reef. So I committed myself to them. Tank is setup exclusively for them with some cool stuff to compliment. Ponies are captive bred and very easy to raise. Also impossible to get a family picture unless they’re eating. Pics are post waterchange so pretty crispy lol





 

GugsJr

TeamCR
Tank
180 Mixed reef with an attached 30 gallon mushroom tank.

Sump
Bashsea 48x18 Smart Series

Skimmer
Reef Octopus Diablo XS200 w/Varios4

Lighting
Orphek V4 Gen2

Controller
GHL

Method
Triton Method with Calcium Reactor Hybrid monitored by Alkatronic and dosed with a Doseteonic.

I also dose Brightwell Aminos and Acropower alternating days. With the GHL.

Parameters
Alk: 7.5
Calcium: 420
Magnessium: 1380
Nitrates: 5ppm
Phosphates: .02ppm


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Sawdonkey

Premium member
Tank
180 Mixed reef with an attached 30 gallon mushroom tank.

Sump
Bashsea 48x18 Smart Series

Skimmer
Reef Octopus Diablo XS200 w/Varios4

Lighting
Orphek V4 Gen2

Controller
GHL

Method
Triton Method with Calcium Reactor Hybrid monitored by Alkatronic and dosed with a Doseteonic.

I also dose Brightwell Aminos and Acropower alternating days. With the GHL.

Parameters
Alk: 7.5
Calcium: 420
Magnessium: 1380
Nitrates: 5ppm
Phosphates: .02ppm


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How is your calcium reactor “dosed?” What does that even mean?
 

Kamreef1987

Member
This is My 40g Peninsula tank Aka the “Pirate Cyborg” . The name came from the look of the stand I built. It reminds me of an old pirate ship. With all the electronics and controllers running in my equipment cabinet it reminded me of a cyborg.

The tanks is controlled with: GHL profilux 4 ( two energy bars)

Lighting: 2x AI Hydra 26hds

Circulation pumps: I am running two AI Nero 5s set on a crest to run for 3 seconds every 30s at 60% and set at a 360 phase

Return: Vectra M1
Sump: Trigger systems crystal 30
Reservoirs: Trigger Systems Crystal 10g reservoir
Skimmer: Bubble magus Curve 5
Reactor: aqua max internal reactor w/ dice pump
Refugium: Lit by a Tunze water proof Led
Tunze ATO
Jager Heatersx2

Corals and Fish are spot fed Reef Roids, Spirulina Brine, and Algae Barn phyto

Plan to start dosing Red Sea AB+ upon its release to the market

Ca450
Mg 1350
Alk 12








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