The tank is a low light reef tank, nothing flash but it’s a start. The tank was done on a tight budget so from the beginning I wanted something very simple, easy to run and for it to have a ‘natural’ feel. Apart from the cyanobacteria, which is proving difficult to completely eradicate, I am very happy with the tank – plenty of life. It is very low maintenance with just weekly 20% water changes, done with NSW, and freshwater top ups. I don’t add any supplements or anything, just some Bicarbonate of Soda in the freshwater top ups to keep the KH up.
Since starting the tank I’ve developed a real love for marine aquariums so hopefully I can set some more up in the future, if my funds allow it.
At a glance…
|Tank dimensions||2 foot (61cm long, 30cm wide, 38cm deep), 70 litres|
|Lighting||36w (PL tube) 7100k|
|Equipment||Prizm Skimmer, Powerhead, 55w Heater|
|Water parameters||SG 1.026, pH 8.2, KH 9, Temperature 24c (winter) 28c (summer)|
|Inhabitants||2 hermits, fromia starfish, urchin, astraea snail, brittle starfish, 2 fungias, Turbinaria Peltata, a torch, heaps of ocotcorals and a sixline wrasse (more fish coming).|