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The Angled Tank Turns Two!

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My tank turns two years old today! It is in the tiny entry way/foyer of my home. It holds about 20g of water, with an angled front panel to look down upon many of the corals. Here's a picture of it from June 2008 when I installed the light fixture finally.

Current inhabitants

Clean up crew:
3 Emerald Crabs
1 Tigertail Cucumber
2 Tongan Nassarius snails
5 Astreas
1 Fighting Conch

2 Black Onyx perculas (that look like normal Occellaris
1 Mystery Wrasse

2 Favias
2 Hammers
6 zoanthid colonies
3 Acans
2 Gorgonians
27 Mini Carpet Anemones
4 Ricordea
Fungia blob
Xenia-like coral
Unknown Daisy Polyp - "princess polyps" perhaps?
Acropora sp - Pink Lemonade
Acropora sp - Red Planet
Acropora sp - Purple Monster
2 Acropora sp unknown
2 A. millepora
M. capricornis
Montipora unknown
Montipora sp - Elkhorn

Rose Bubble Tip Anemone
Xmas Tree worms

150w DE 10,000K Coralife
2 pm to 8 pm daily

Pellet food shaken in each afternoon

Water changes are every two months (when I work on the 280g)
Vodka dosed daily (to the 280g system, which this tank is tied into)
Panels scraped about once a month to reduce coralline spots
Vortech pump cleaned about once every six weeks
The angled panel stays algae free and rarely needs to be cleaned at all.

Here are a few images of the tank's transition over the past couple of years.

July 19, 2007



March 17, 2008


June 4, 2008


August 29, 2008


January 31, 2009


May 4, 2009


May 31, 2009


July 19, 2009


The MP20's power supply went out, and for now I'm using a MaxiJet to provide flow in the tank. This has changed how the RBTA expands in the tank.

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