I have a few soft corals in there like zoas , mushrooms, they are there from when I first started and have just been spreading. There is a bit of pulsing xenia that i have to keep trimmed as well as it grows so quickly and would over run the tank if I didn't.
There is a few lps in there to just for a wee bit of movement. My favourite is my fungia plate but I do love the goniopora which is doing well I never expected it to last but so far so good.
Over here in Northern Ireland its hard to come by nice sps corals we just dont have as much selection as you would see on here from the sponsers.
I was lucky enough to get alot of the sps corals from a tank break down and other reefers, if it wasn't for that my tank would be very bare as the nearest half decent shop is an hour or two away.
I am really happy with the way my corals are doing saying as this is my first try at sps and now a year and a half later they are still here and growing quite well although not as good as the reef kings (rattters) but hopefully some day I shall be Queen lol.
I would like to say a big thank you to my other half (davyl) for helping me when I just havent been physically strong enough for certain wee jobs that have needed to be done along the way and for putting up with my moaning when something has gone wrong lol.
I am also greatful to everyone on here who has helped me out when one thing or another has happened and especially to all my friends on the NIRC who helped pull me out of a couple of holes.
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Iodine: not tested
Skimmer: Deltec sc 2060
Control System: None
Lights – VHOs: 6x80 watt sunpower plus 2x54 watt t5
Pumps: Mp40, 2 x tunzes, sunsun
Top up: doser tops up
Heaters: 2x300w elite
RO Unit: Osmotics 6 stage 100gpd
Chiller/Cooler: clip on fan and open windows
Ultra Violet: 2 x V2 vecton 400 & 600
Phosphate reactor: old ro unit and pods tee'd off return4
Carbon reactor: ro pod tee'd off return
Dosing Pump: Aquamedic quad doser
Tank Dimensions: 72x24x24 inches
Sump Dimensions: 60x15x18
System Volume: 950 litres after displacement
Quick Fire Questions
1. Do you subscribe to any publications? No.
2. Whose is your favourite tank? Rattters.
3. What books do you recommend? 50 shades of grey.
4. Who has been your inspiration? Rattters again.
5. Who do you turn to for advice? Ultimate Reef and NIRC.
6. What's been the greatest purchase you've made? Doser.
7. If you could change one thing on the tank, what would it be? Right hand side scape.
8. What do your family think of this? They love it.
9. What do you do for a living? Stay at home mum.
10. What other hobbies do you have? Baking, playing x-box, reading.
11. What single piece of advice would you give to someone thinking of taking up reef keeping on this scale? Learn all you can, take your time and preparation.
12. Chicken or egg? Chicken.
13. Dream fish? Achilles.
14. Anything, invented or otherwise, that you'd love to be able to get your hands on? A decent set of tongs that would be strong enough to lift rocks and corals without breaking.
15. What camera/kit do you use? Iphone.
16. Which is your favourite forum on UR & why? Members tanks.
17. Favourite music Sometimes dance and sometimes ub40.
18. What car do you drive? Honda accord executive SE 1.8 i