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    greech's Simple 40 Breeder

    Hello AC! Seeing as I have 100+ posts here, I figured I would go ahead and start a tank thread here. I have been in the hobby since Feb 2009 but it feels a lot longer than that! I started with a pre-established 12 gallon Aquapod but upgraded to the 40 breeder in June. I have always been adicted to aquariums but this whole SW hobby has brought my obsession to a new level. I find myself reading and researching so much that I think I know more about keeping a reef tank than I do about my own job

    Anyway, a few specs on my simple setup:

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    -40 breeder tank
    -Aquaclear 70 HOB fillter with surface skimmer attachment
    -Two Koralia 2 powerheads
    -36" Current Sundial T5HO
    -150W Rena heater
    -30ish lbs of LR
    -20ish lbs of sand

    I don't run a sump or a protien skimmer. My maintenance includes a weekly 10-15% WC using Brightwell's NeoMarine salt. I do run floss that I change out twice per week and Chemipure Elite in the AC 70. Future equipment additions include new T5 bulbs, adding a Vortech MP20 to replace my K2s and a HOB refugium.

    Livestock
    Black & White Ocellaris Clown
    Cleaner Shrimp
    CUC (2 Florida Fighting Conchs, blue hermits and various snails)
    Frogspawn
    2 Acan frags
    Zoa frag (green and yellow)
    Leptastrea (orange and purple)
    Duncan
    Ricordea (green and light blue)
    Pipe Organ
    Bright red Chalice
    ORA Screaming Birdsnest
    Orange Linkia star (didn't make it after the move and was a poor decision on my part to add anyway)

    Been taking it slow with the stocking. I had a pair of clowns but the male came down with what appears to have been Brook about a month or two ago. He died within 24 hours of the symptoms showing up The female showed the same symptoms but I fed the tank like crazy and she pulled through like a champ. I am happy to report that she has never looked as good as she looks now. Ultimately I want 4 to 5 fish total. I don't intend filling the tank with coral frags as I want to leave room for growth but I still have plenty of space to fill in.

    Here's a couple pics of the tank after moving things over from the 12 gallon (sorry for the crappy pics):







    Here are a couple from this past weekend:













    Thanks for looking.





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    Very nice!!!



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    pretty cool
    how much did it cost?



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    Quote Originally Posted by megoto View Post
    Very nice!!!
    Thanks very much!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishfriend1 View Post
    pretty cool
    how much did it cost?
    I've got about $800 in this plus livestock.



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    beautiful tank...i've had the SW itch for a while...maybe one of these days :-)



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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrettim View Post
    beautiful tank...i've had the SW itch for a while...maybe one of these days :-)
    Thanks. Be careful, one you get started the itch becomes more like a mosquito bite that never goes away



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    Very nice. I'm working on actually reducing some of the equipment on my 40BR. I'm going for the minimal approach.

    Ooh, I see lights in the reflection! Take a pic of that illuminated conifer!



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    Thats a lot of money



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    Quote Originally Posted by Amphiprion View Post
    Very nice. I'm working on actually reducing some of the equipment on my 40BR. I'm going for the minimal approach.

    Ooh, I see lights in the reflection! Take a pic of that illuminated conifer!
    LOL, My daughter picked out the smallest tree on the lot. It was perfect for her to decorate.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishfriend1 View Post
    Thats a lot of money
    Trust me, that's nothing when it comes to SW. I've seen protein skimmers that cost 3x's that alone!



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