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I live in the UK just outside London with my partner and 2 dogs and not forgeting my 2 reef tanks. My partner has a tropical tank in our bathroom which I am not allowed to get involved with as that is HERS!
I have previously kept tropicals and sea horses. When I kept sea horses there wasn't anything filter wise for saltwater and was very hard work, so gave up after 2 years when my son arrived. I am a plumber by trade which helps with all the pipe work involved in the sump.
First tank is a 4x2x2 ft which has been setup for nearly a year, which consists of:
- 3 Percula Clownfish
- 1 Yellow bellied Regal tang (first fish)
- 1 Naso tang (blonde)
- 1 sand goby
- 1 male manderine dragonet
- 3 4 Stripe damsels
- 2 Green chromis
- 1 sand sifting starfish
- 1 skunk cleaner shrimp
- lots of various snails
- various hermit crabs large and small - can't rememeber how many as they been back and forth between tanks and more added over last 3 years
- A large colony of green star polyps (and a few frags)
- 2 large leather mushrooms corals - loads of mushrooms spread around the live rock
- 7 sea squirts(was only 1)
- 3 different types of button polyps (which need fragging)
- Kenya tree coral, and some small filter feeders (unsure of names)
- 1 flowerpot coral (green)
- 1 pink bubble coral
- and lastly a bubble tip anemone that I thought had ended up in my power head by mysteriously reappeared after 3 months (but is very small now)
- Live Rock
- I have approx 50 kilos of mixed live rock which is very lively, when I purchased rock it was to lively with to much bad stuff such as aiptasia, and a few hitchiking crabs, there are a few approx 5-6 brittle stars within the rock and a few soft corals hitching on them and not grown enough to get a accurate ID but look like leather corals of some type.
- 1 deltec protein skimmer(soon to be replaced)
- 1 300 watt heater
- Deltec phosphate reactor
- UV filter
- all housed in a 3 ft sump with live rock rubble and a 11 watt pod light
- deep live sand bed
- 1 800 refugium with miracle mud caulpera and live rock rubble fed by a 360 pump and a 11 watt pod light 50/50 on reverse lighting cycle
- 1 RO unit
- Lighting: 4 x T5 54 watts each, 2 coral life bulbs, 2 atinic bulbs, 1 arcadia series 3 150 watt metal hailide (not yet setup)
- Flow: 2 x 3000 lph wave makers eheim return pump not sure what model. I have the return setup up so it acts as power heads in each rear corner for added movement.
- 4 light timers
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