Saltcorner
By Bob Goemans
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HISTORY

Owners Name: Pt. Dume Marine Science Elementary School/PTA

Location: Malibu California, USA

Year the tank was set up: July 2000

Size and Volume of the Tank: 60"L x 18"W x 24" Tall, 125 gallons

Sump Size: 60 Gallons

Pounds of Live Rock: 150 lbs. (collected locally)

Sand Type/Depth: 6" deep (collected locally)

Type of Biological Filtration: Wet-dry trickle filter with bio-balls

EQUIPMENT

Main system pumps: Quiet-One 600 GPH

Additional pumps: 1/15th HP Koi Pond/spa pump, 2700GPH

Protein Skimmers: ASM-G2, venturi driven

Monitoring equipment: Digital temperature

Chiller: 1/2 HP chiller

LIGHTING

Lamps: Two 48" 40W Florescent lamps.

Photoperiod: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

CHEMISTRY

Water Temperature: 68ºF

Specific Gravity: 1.021

PH: 8.0

Calcium:410 - 420ppm

Alkalinity:8 dKH

Nitrate: 10 ppm Nitrate-N

Water Changes:10 gallons weekly

Brand of Salt Mix: Real ocean water

LIVESTOCK

Local Items

# 6 Catalina Gobies

# 3 small surf perch

# 2 local sea urchins

# 8 local anemones

# scallop

# strawberry anemones

# 2 brown gorgonian

# 3 orange gorgonian

# 1 Garabaldi

FEEDING

Frozen squid, freeze dried krill, BioPlankton, phyto-paste

GENERAL HUSBANDRY:

Weekly water change/wiping of algae

PROBLEM AREAS

Lack of availability/reliability of local collectors for new specimens, and local gorgonians are very difficult to maintain. School environment is difficult/stressful for aquarium inhabitants

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