Thanks everyone or voting my tank September nTOTM! I started in this hobby several years ago with a simple 10 gallon soft coral tank. I had been keeping tanks my whole life with my father, but this would be my first reef. I soon transfered the contents of that tank into the 37g and it was born August 14th 2006. It started life as a doublesided setup between my kitchen and my living room, like a tank at a doctors office.[/eng]
[eng] We moved into our current home this year and had to find a new spot for the tank. I was a little worried, but after I saw the planter on the mantle, I knew the tank hads its new home. The bottom of the tank is 4ft off the ground, and the top of the hood is just over 7 ft tall. This makes maintenance a little bit challenging, but the views of the system make it worth it. I run this tank as simply as possible Berlin style. Experience has taught me that the more stuff you rely on to run the system, the more issues you set yourself up for. I run this tank with a few powerheads on a wave maker, E.S.V. B-Ionic, and a nice skimmer.
Here are the basics!.... Equipment: 2 x 150W halides with 14k phoenix bulbs 2 x 65w actinic's AquaC Remora with MJ 1200 and overflow box 3 MJ 1200s on a Natural Wave timer, 20 second cycle 300w titanium heater 1/15th HP current chiller
两个150WHQI灯胆, 14K phoenix 灯泡
2 x 65W蓝灯
(Pls note, the product image are come from the other website)
3个Max Jet 1200造流器,还有一个定时器,20秒一次循环
Maintenance: 5g water change every friday with Tropic Marin and home made RO/DI B-ionic for ca/alk/mg maintenance I feed formula 1 and 2 as well as Mysis Salifert tests across the board
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喂Forumla 1 & 2,还有丰年虾
(Refer to: http://www.lnt.com/product/marine-fish-food/47620/ocean-nutrition-formula-one-marine-pellets-medium.html)
Livestock: Fish- Pair of 3 years old Black Occe's Pair of Dispar Anthias Neon Goby Target Mandarin Dragonette Sailfin Tang(Before anyone calls the tang police, I have a larger tank ready for the fish and it will be moved within 2 months, I rescued it)
碟鱼(已经准备拿到大缸去了)[eng] Corals: Montiporas- Red Monti Cap Green Monti Cap Purple Monti Cap Leng Sy Cap Purple w/Blue Polyps Monti Cap ATL Blue Polyp Monti Cap Idaho Grape Montipora Undata Rainbow Montipora Hulk Montipora Blue German Montipora Digitata Orange German Montipora Digitata Green Montipora Digitata White Elkhorn Montipora Green Elkhorn Montipora Montipora Spongodes Montipora Confusa Acroporas- Acropora Austera Blue A. Mille Rose A. Mille Bali Slimer Deepwater Purple Green White Mystery Acro Aussie Delicate Blue Torch Acro Other SPS- Pink w/Purple Polyp Birdsnest Green Birdsnest Green Pocillopora Pink Stylophora Red Psammacora Green Pavona Red Psammacora Zoanthids and softies- To many to name and I dont know them all! Here are some pics! [/eng] (译者注:珊瑚种类太多，不能一一译出，见谅)
[eng] I use regular Tropic Marin salt. [/eng] 我用的是普通TM鱼盐 [eng] I love my living room! Our friends say a TV should be there.....I disagree lol! [/eng] 我很喜欢我的房间,我朋友说,那个鱼缸的位置应该放个电视机...晕倒,我肯定完全不同意的啰~ :-)
[eng] My husband is 6'4" so he really like the tank up high. Plus, up high it really catches your attention. It is the centerpiece of my living room. [/eng] 我老公有1.9米高,他喜欢缸放在和他视觉平行的地方,这样更便于观赏,这个缸又成为我们房间里的最眩的地方 [eng]
My tank uses 40 ml of both components daily. I do a 20 ml dose in the morning and at night. I use a syringe to add the ALK slowly into current otherwise it really upsets my sps. You can just dump the CA in. I suppose you could drip it like kalk, but I get good results with two doses. I would go automated with a dosing system, but I dont like to trust anything that can crash my tank like ALK component to a device. Probably why I dont have an auto top off either. I have heard too many stories at the shop of people crashing tanks because of broken ATO's or dosing pumps. I dont play that.
我真希望有一天自动滴定能代替人工添加,但我不动算用任何硬度提升反应器,这也是为什么我不用自动滴定器的原因,因为我听说过太多的翻缸故事,翻缸都是因为自动滴定系统出现问题,如滴定泵坏了,所以我不打算使用滴定泵. (译者注: 说了一大堆,还是人手添加,老外难道不怕麻烦不)[eng] Well, I have been working a lot and not doing much with the tank other than maintenance.......I also had a major aiptasia problem! I got some aiptasia-x and so far so good, seems to work better than kalk or joes, but only time will tell! [/eng] 垃圾葵侵入了我的缸, 我用红海的aiptasia-x 干掉他们,比用高浓度石灰水和Joe Juice效果要好,但还是需要时间证明这个产品的好坏 (Refer to:http://atlanticreefstore.com/store1/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=402) (Refer to:http://www.jlaquatics.com/phpstore/store_pages/details/medicine.php?product_ID=md-jjuice020) [eng] I got rid of the flower anemone and made some more room for zoanthids, I still have a few types I need like tubs blues and PPE's before my collection is complete....If that ever happens lol. [/eng] 我将那些垃圾葵处理掉后，我就有更多的空间放我的纽扣，还想收集一些蓝色的纽扣和粉色纽扣(Purple People Eater (PPE)．如果真能收集全，那真是乐翻天了
Sounds good and thanks for the info!! Sounds like you don't have a lot of evaporation then, correct? Congrats again!
问:你好像没有水蒸发的问题,是吗?[eng] I used to have a lot of evap from the 120mm fans until I got the chiller. My tank burns about a gallon every 24 hours now. Then it was using almsst 2 gallons a day! A top off in the morning and one when I get home keeps it full. I am looking at the tank anyway durning those times. [/eng] 答:确实会有蒸发的问题,我以前是用12厘米的风扇散热,每天要蒸发8L左右,后来我换成水冷了,一天蒸发4L 我早上会补水,下午回来也会再补一次,以保证我的缸水是总是满的, 趁着补水的时候,我也会多看几眼我的宝贝 问:这个缸很漂亮，但很可惜这不是一个Nano [eng] I am part of the anything under 40 gallons is a nano camp, so I guess its personal in definition. This system is sumpless so in total volume counting in the rock I am near 30 gallons. I have seen many smaller tanks that have sumps when combined surpass the volume of my system. [/eng] 答:从我的理解来说,我觉得小于160L的缸都属于Nano,我这个缸没有底缸,除去石头,大约有120L,我之前看过许多微缸带有底缸,加起来的水量比我的微缸还要大 [eng] Like I said, the system is sumpless, plenty of other tanks out there with smaller displays than mine, but more water volume due to the use of a sump. [/eng] 正如我说的，这个系统没有底缸，大多数的缸展示的空间比我小，