April 2016 Tank of the Month - ANDY
I have had a saltwater tank since I was 13 yrs old ( now 51). After my father died at 13 my mom & I needed something to do together. Saltwater was our choice. We used to shop at a store named Hawaiian Marine Imports in Town & Country area. They were a distributer & had tanks with 100’s of tangs. We were lucky back then to have this store but did not have the knowledge we have now on how to keep everything alive. I have had a saltwater tank ever since then, could have a had a Ferrari, or 2....
Water Circulation & Flow Summary
Chiller outside & plumbed thru window.
150 Watt emperor aq. UV Steralizer
Lighting summary & objectives
(Photoperiod – Detailed account of when each portion of lighting turns on/off.)
7 am as I like to look over everything before work – 9 pm. The tank is in my bedroom so I like to lay in bed while watching evening tv & pause the show every once in a while & go take stare at the tank.
Filtration & water quality summary & objectives.
(Frequency of water changes, other methods of nutrient control such as refugiums, etc.)
100 gallons a week. Make up water is on patio, & plug in a pump, turn 2 valves & new water goes in as the old comes out & drains into patio drain, EASY
1 Hawk Fish
4 Cleaner Shrimp
2 Blue Linkas ( 5 yrs old)
1 long spined urchin
1 tuxedo urchin
1 pinl urchin
Fish & Coral feeding
Fed at 7 am, 6 pm, & small amounts about 4 times until 8:45
Pellets, flake in morning, & frozen mixture of about 6-8 foods in evening
Just like a boat, Nothing good happens fast...Andy