Hi everyone hope you all had a great xmas and a Happy new year to you all. As title says now 14 weeks up and running,have 3 yellow tangs,2 perc clowns,regal tang and 4 cleaner shrimps 2 of them can be seen upside down under the R/H arch. Have 5 softies all doing well,growth and condition has been great. Wasn't impressed with the atu size on my sump so have dispensed of it and have a 5 gallon container running thru my dosing pump. Have chaeto,bacteria plate and bio pellet reactor in the sump and is working very well,only having to clean tank glass once a week. Am using Red sea coral pro salt and am dosing red sea calcium+ also. Feeding softies with Reef roids twice a week.
Equipment wise i have also bought another xf230 gyre and connected it to the controller and run them both in the Lunar Tide Cycle(LTC) mode, which alternates between the two gyres at 10% then 20% (gyre one runs at 10% for 5sec and gyre two at 20% for the same time then they run vice versa and so on for a 24hr cycle. As mentioned in other posts these are powerful so on my 4 footer 10% and 20% is plenty.
Been tinkering with my Hydras and setting up different schedules,also sorting out best turnover from return pump to tank, missus can't understand why i tinker so much she's of the(if it ain,t broken) mantra.
Alll water parameters are good and will be adding some zoas, a bubble tip anenome, and some mushrooms next week after a run thru to Team valley and A.M Aquatics who have been a great help.
Also on shopping list is a coral goby and something to sift my sand.