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CORE AQUARIUM SETUP

 

8 gallon Jalli bowfront glass aquarium with metallic trim

Aquarium's top is fully covered with an acrylic sheet.

4 lbs Fiji Live Rock

3 lbs Marshall Island Live Rock

20 lbs Caribsea Aragonite Live sand 

+ 10 lbs Fiji Live Sand (~3" deep)

Saltwater constitution:

Aquarium System Reef Crystals salt mix + R/O water

 


 


FILTRATION & TEMPERATURE CONTROL

 

Tetratec PF150 hang-on power filter (no media)

CPR BakPak Pre-Skimmer Unit (modified)

Aquarium Systems Mini-jet 606

Integrated Tetratec heater

Coolworks Iceprobe mini-chiller

 


 


LIGHTING

 

Jalli lighting enclosure (completely gutted to incorporate:)

70 watt Sunlight Supply Inc. "HQI" lighting ballast

70 watt Aqualine Buskhe 10,000K "HQI" DE bulb

2 x 14W 15" Voltrac actinic bulbs

Coralife E-Z Ballast system operating the fluorescent bulbs

 


 

Additives and Foods:

 

ESV B-ionic (1/2 recommended dosage)

Ocean Nutrition frozen Prime Reef (Selcon enriched)

DT's Phytoplankton

 

Maintenance:

 

Semi-monthly 50% water change

Macroalgae harvesting when needed

 

Aquarium Parameters:

pH: 8.0 - 8.4

dkH: 10

NH4, NO2: 0 ppm

NO3: 10 ppm

Ca:  400 ppm

Temperature: 82 - 840 F

Salinity: 35 ppt (1.025 s.g.)

 

 

 

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