Why have a web page dedicated to my saltwater reef? I love the sea. and have always been fascinated with the reefs. What better way to be able to have a little of the sea around me all the time.
After running out of space in my 12 gallon nano tank I decided to go a little bigger. In May 2003 I ordered a custom acrylic 160 gallon tank , stand and canopy from Innovative Plastics. Once the tank was set up and filled 60 pounds of crushed coral was added for the substrate. 260 pounds of uncured Kaelini live rock was added and arranged and then I waited. Curing the rock in the tank saved me a tremendous amount of money. The 30 gallon sump was initially set up with a heater, skimmer and double tower wet-dry filer with DBS roll media. Once the tank was cycled I started to introduce several fish and soft corals.
This is not a cheap hobby and I have found that by reading and asking a lot of questions you can save yourself time and money . Much of the information I have found has been received through people in the saltwater aquarium maintenance business and other reefers. Involvement in local and online reef organizations is a terrific way to learn, swap corals, and meet others who are as addicted to the hobby as yourself. Most of what I have learned has been through people I meet who are equally avid about the hobby. Through sharing our experiences we can all learn and help each other.
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