Thread: Crispy's 55g reef
09-19-2012, 06:57 AM #1
Crispy's 55g reef
been running this 55g sw reef (barebottom) just over 4 months now. thought it was time for an update. once I get the hang of things, I have a 180g in storage for my next reef upgrade.
...yeah, I know I am taking chances with the heniochus nipping at my corals. I love to gamble...lol.
Thanks for all the help Cliff!
Last edited by Crispy; 09-19-2012 at 07:03 AM.your friendly neighbourhood arowanaman!
09-19-2012, 07:37 AM #2
Everyone looks healthy and happy in there Crispy
I'd say you already "got the hang of things"If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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09-19-2012, 11:25 AM #3
That's a nice looking set-up Crispy, I like the way you arranged the rocks.When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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09-19-2012, 12:33 PM #4
You made the right choice goin barebottom! That is the singlehanded best way to clean phosphate and nitrate free water.
09-20-2012, 11:25 AM #5
Thanks all! I'm a bit worried about a 'rock-slide' cracking the tank and I don't want to glue the liverock together so hopefully I secured everything. so far this is the only downside I can see with going barebottom.
as far as equipment goes, I'm just running a coralife 220 skimmer, and one 750gph koralia powerhead. that's it. looking into another powerhead and possibly a sump in the near future.
I definitely noticed a huge difference when I switched to RO water instead of tap. the algae stopped growing immediately.your friendly neighbourhood arowanaman!
09-20-2012, 11:33 AM #6
I know what you mean with the ro. I stopped using it from the grocery store because it was simply a pita to do. No way I'm dealing with the cost of an rodi unit and all the wasted water either. I have an algae farm right now but all the corals ,inverts and fish are fine,,,,,, when I can see the clearly anyway