Saltcorner
By Bob Goemans
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HISTORY

Owners Name: Donald Peterson

Location: Malibu, CA, USA

Year the tank was set up: Spring 2001

Size and Volume of the Tank:95"L x 30"W x 40" Tall, 'L' shape with porthole and bent front corner, 500 gallons

Sump Size:40"L x 22"W x 27" Tall

Pounds of Live Rock: 1200 lbs. Driftwood rock

Type of Biological Filtration: Standard wet/dry trickle filter

Sand Type/Depth: 3 inches crushed coral

EQUIPMENT

Main system pumps:(filter circulation) 1/15 HP Koi/Spa pump, 2700 GPH

Additional pumps: (internal circulation) 1/8 HP Koi/Spa pump, 3700 GPH

Reactors: None

Protein Skimmer: ASM G2 venturi

Monitoring equipment: Digital temperature

Wavemaker: None

Doser: None

Chiller: 1/3 hp

Heaters: Dual 350W stainless steel heater probes

LIVESTOCK

# 24 Blue Damsels

# 4 Percula Clownfish

# Lemon peel Angel

# Eblii Angel

# 6 PJ Cardinals

# 6 Royal Grammas

# Green Bird Wrasse

# 2 Long Horn Cowfish

# Naso Tang

# Koran Angel

# Imperator Angel

# Blue Face Angel

LIGHTING

Lamps: Four 250W 5500K metal halide, two 40W 48" and two 24" 40W actinic

Photoperiod:As needed/non regular

CHEMISTRY

Water Temperature:80ºF

Specific Gravity: 1.021

PH: 8.0

Nitrate: 60 ppm

Water Changes: 40 gallons every 2 weeks

Brand of Salt Mix: Real ocean water

FEEDING

Daily, mysis shrimp, formula brand frozen and flake foods

GENERAL HUSBANDRY:

Clean algae, rotate corals, vacuum gravel, water and carbon changed every two weeks

PROBLEM AREAS

Some excess algae and during summer months temperature rises up to 84 - 85ºF

COMMENTS?

Tank is presently being changed to a reef system and up-to-date photos will be supplied when finished.

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