May 2016 Tank of the Month - TVU
First off I'd like to thank the Academy.... uh... the members and non-members of MARSH who've given me the opportunity to win TOTM. This is actually my 2nd TOTM, my 1st being in 2005 many years ago - http://www.marsh-reef.org/TOTM/zzz_oldstuff/August%2005/august_TVU_2005.htm.
I started the saltwater reef keeping hobby shortly after I moved to Houston almost 20yrs ago. Back then it wasn't so much a reef but a saltwater fish tank. I quickly found MARSH and have used MARSH since as a resource for information thru it's awesome community of folks. I have made many friends, bought and sold way too many things and met lots of great people thru MARSH.
I started this tank specifically to grow SPS as there have been many from MARSH that spawned my interest in SPS. The tank will be up almost 1 year in a couple of months. It's been thru the typical issues such as starvation of corals and burn of corals from lack of nutrients and higher alk (lesson learned), some strange algae fuzzy algae on the rocks that went away on it's own but now seems stabilized for the past few months.
As usual, pictures don't capture the color nor depth of seeing the tank in person but i'll try best with my pictures.
Water Circulation & Flow Summary
Lighting summary & objectives
Filtration & water quality summary & objectives.
Fish & Coral feeding