This year has moved quickly. Already February 10th has passed, which is the 27th month since the 400g was restarted. Seeing how I missed doing a 2-year update video due to being out of town, I figured such an update was way overdue.
After 21 days, the tank finally measured 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite and 5 ppm nitrate. Good enough for me, and the Red Spot Glass Cardinalfish. I filmed their introduction for an upcoming video, but here's a picture of them in the tank. They are eating well, which is perfect.
When I visited the Long Island Aquarium, I asked Joe to do an interview with me about his 15 year old reef exhibit. This is his full time daily job, and he explains exactly what is involved. I hope you enjoy the entire hour, which includes behind the scenes and top down footage.
After about a year of saying I needed to do this, it's finally operational. The stand, tank, sump, ATO reservoir, doser container are all built (by me). Plumbing was accomplished and the new Vectra M1 pump is circulating the system. Here are some pictures, less than a day after water was added.