By Bob Goemans
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Owners Name: Craig Polisky

Location: Agoura Hills, CA, USA

Year the tank was set up: 1997

Size and Volume of the Tank: 60"L x 24"W x 30" Tall, 150 gallon "Surge Tank"

Sump Size: Dual 35 gallon plastic cans

Pounds of Live Rock: 200 lbs. Marshall Islands

Sand Type/Depth: 2" silica and aragonite sand

Type of Biological Filtration: Hybrid version of the Berlin Method


Main system pumps: Iwaki 40 RLT filter pump, Iwaki 40 RLXT circulation pump

Additional pumps: Dual Rio 2500's pumping up to two surge containers

Reactors: Knop D calcium reactor

Protein Skimmers: ASM G series venturi driven

Monitoring equipment: Pinpoint pH meter

Wavemakers:Dual CSM surge units

Doser: None

Chiller: WCA 1/3 HP

Heater: 300W EboJager


Lamps: Three 250W Coralife 10K's, Two 40W Actinic Fluorescent lamps.

Photoperiod: 2:00PM - 10:00 PM


Water Temperature: 76-80ºF

Specific Gravity: 1.020

PH: 8.0

Calcium:400 - 450ppm

Nitrate: 10 ppm NO3-N

Additives: None

Water Changes: 20 gallons every two weeks

RO/DI water: RO - yes, DI - no

Brand of Salt Mix: Real Ocean Water


Every other day Mysis shrimp, Formula Two flake food


Water change as noted above and clean window of algae every few days, and cleans skimmer every two weeks


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