Submitted by emasis on Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:24
Unlike a traditional frag tank filled with corals to grow out and sell, mine is really a place to putter or enjoy new corals more readily. The tank is arranged with a variety of items, some easy to see, but there are some elusive critters that come out of hiding occasionally.
Suncorals (standard Tubastrea)
Branching Dark Green Tubastrea
Submitted by melev on Thu, 05/11/2017 - 02:09
While I enjoyed my small frag tank attached to the 400g reef, after four years it was due to be broken down. I also wanted to set up a bigger system, a stand alone system, that would allow me to grow out frags from my reef's cuttings, and provide a separate repository to hold some species safely in case the big tank ever had a nasty disaster. Plus, with a smaller tank I could do some product testing with normal sized equipment, something I really couldn't do with a 400g setup.
I built the entire thing:
Submitted by melev on Tue, 12/13/2016 - 19:24
With the frag system, I decided to use dosing pumps and a triple dosing reservoir. I sell the products I use myself, after all. Plus, so many hobbyists don't use a calcium reactor these days, so having a common task makes answering questions easier. There are many brands of dosers on the market. I chose to use the independent Icecap Dosing pumps. You can daisy chain them, adding three slave pumps to the master pump. I only needed two and one for this tank. All three pumps are wired to a single power cord, and are placed on a small shelf above their dosing reservoir.
Submitted by melev on Sat, 12/03/2016 - 00:21
The frag system uses a smaller version of the Model F sump, and has an ATO reservoir to replenish for evaporation on demand.
Submitted by melev on Thu, 11/10/2016 - 00:54
This is a picture of the frag system which has been running for nearly a year. For the most part it is on autopilot: