Well, it's been about a year or so since I posted pictures of my tank. Things have changed somewhat. I've gotten out of SPS and am concentrating on easy LPS and softies. Here are a few shots I took a couple of weeks ago.
Honestly, I got lazy and decided that my tank looked just as good with easy to keep corals as it did with SPS. My SPS went to other hobbiests in my local area who want to spend more time keeping them up.
About all I do anymore is to feed the fish every other day, scrape the glass once a week and change 10% of my water every month or two.
wow you really do have a fantastic tank. I have recently purchased a 220 usa gallons peninsula tank, its currently about 2 months old, i already love the hobby and looking at your images gives me high hopes for the future as it matures.
My dimentions are different to yours tho 60"*24*31*, i think that works out to be about 196 gallons of viewing plus i have a 33 gallon sump.
How do you keep your sand/substrate so clean? im having problems with the algae growing on it, what would you recommend?
I do have 7 turbo snails plus 11 very small hermit crabs and 10 smaller snails, would i have to add more of these to improve it?
You are probably never going to have the sand as clean as you like. I know that I don't. I have a couple of huge serpent stars and a mixture of cerith and nerite snails. A sand sifting goby is also a help but make sure that you have egg crate covering your tank before you add one. They tend to carpet surf. Also make sure that you have good water flow. I use a pair of sureflow modded maxijets on a wave maker (helps keep the cyano down.
Tanks like yours inspire me! Just curious, how much does it cost in electricity to maintain that tank (lighting, jets, etc)? I like the idea of low maintenance. When I start my first tank, I'm going straight to a larger size... Thanks for the photos!
I've never isolated the cost. I'm sure that my electric company loves me though. If costs are a major concern, I'd suggest a 120 gallon tank. It would reduce my electrical costs by probably 35% - 40% and still provide a very nice tank.
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