100 gallon Reef
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Owners Name: Greg Rothschild
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Year the tank was set up: 11/01
Size and Volume of the Tank: 5' x 18" x 24" - 100 gallons
Sump Size: 25 Gallons
Pounds of Live Rock 150 Pounds
Sand Type/Depth: Aragonite, 3 - 5"
Type of Biological Filtration: Live rock, live sand, and refugium
Main system pumps:Two Rio Hyperflows - 900 GPH each
Additional pumps: An additional 1600 GPH for flow (closed loop, in-tank powerheads).
Protein Skimmers: Southbay
Monitoring Equipment: pH monitor
Refugium: 25 gallon tank, 4" sand, live rock/rubble, Caulerpa
Lamps: Two 250W double ended 12K metal halides, one 96W Power Compact Actinic, two 55W Power Compact Actinics.
Photoperiod: MH for 9.5 hours, actinics for 12 hours
Water Temperature:78 - 80ºF
Specific Gravity: 1.024
Calcium:370 - 400 ppm
Alkalinity: 9 dKH
Nitrate: 5 - 10 ppm
Nitrite: 0.02 ppm
Water Changes: 10% every two weeks
Additives: Lugol's Iodine once a week
RO/DI water: RO - yes, DI - yes
Brand of Salt Mix: Tropic Marin
Feeds the fish three times via automatic feeder, with flakes. Once a day with meaty food like mysis shrimp. Some sort of phytoplankton fed once a day also (BioPlankton, Dt's etc.). Seaweed clipped inside tank every couple days.
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