Hi,\r\n\r\nI'm always on the look out for healthy / showy / unusual SPS frags and LPSs for my 100 gallon tank. I'm raising them with the intention of putting them back into the DBTC program. Currently, I have some Acros, some Chalices, a Hydno, some Montis, a Yellow Turbinaria (I rescued and is coming back slowly) along with some other nice stonies, LPSs, and Softies. My current tank is approaching 2 years old and is perfectly healthy. Some of what I have in there is from my other tank I had for apx 10 years before transferring them to this one such as my Tang, Green Bubble and Candy Canes.\r\n\r\nHere's a link to an older post with my wish list. Take a look if you're interested. [url]http://www.bareefers.org/home/node/8169[/url]\r\n\r\nYou can check out some of my pics on our gallery:\r\n[url=http://www.bareefers.org/discussion/index.php?action=gallery;sa=myimages;u=5350]Login[/url]\r\n\r\nAlso, you can scroll down to post #3 for picture evolution of this current set up too.\r\n\r\nEquipment\r\nNote: "Special Thanks" goes out to Jeremy who, initially, helped me lay out the equipment plan for this set up, and who continues to make suggestions and recommendations to keep my tank and critters vital. Thank you Jeremy.\r\n\r\n2 x 175w Reeflux 20k SE MH - Purchased at BestPetLighting.com & Fired by PFO Pulse Start Magnetic Ballast (it's a beast)- Purchased at Custom Aquatic.com (These people really know what their doing) Thx Jeremy\r\n\r\n2 x 110W URI Super Blue Actinics, Fired by Ice Cap's 660 Ballast - Both Purchased at Custom Aquatic.com\r\n\r\n1- 48" 59W T5 Super Blue Actinic From Commodity Axis.com (current moon light: waiting for R2 Dual Extreme lunar lights and Controller from Best Pet Lighting.com) Then T5 will be serve as interim light between URI Super Actinics and Lunars.\r\n\r\nR2 Dual Extremes and R2 Lunar Controller arrived today 8/28/09 - From BestPetLighting.com. them. Nice shimmering blue LEDs and the R2 Controller is totally adjustable in all three modes. Pictures to follow. Saw my Favia night feed (I mean really going at it) for the first time. I'm a happy reefer now.\r\n\r\nReef Octopus 150NW Protein Skimmer equipped with their OTP2000 pump, from Custom Aquatic.com\r\n\r\n40 gallon sump - Purchased from Pet Club not Petco. Note: Petco frequently has super fast Fed-Ex Free Shipping with small orders, which has saved me some money. Petco has a great return policy, a good website and great customer service too, about as good as Dr.s Foster and Smith; and no I am not being paid by anyone to plug any of my equipment.... But I know you knew that.\r\n\r\n7 gallon Hex Fuge with 4" DSB, - Given to me by Jeremy of Coastal Aquatics Lit by Coralife Mini Aqua 9", 9W True Act and 9W 10k PC (grows nice coralline algae on live rock, Chaeto loves it to; and it driving my little buggers wild too) Circulation provided by Maxi-Jet MP1200, rated at 295GPH-20W purchased from MarineDepot.com. Previous 10 gallon DIY Fuge made by Vince of Aquatic World (now out of business), but it leaked, so now it's in the trash: A 0 piece of garbage, (looked good that's all - nuff said).\r\n\r\nTLF Phosban Reactor Purchased from Petsolutions.com\r\n\r\n2 Drew's Dosing Pumps From Bulk Reef Supply. One for dosing Alkalinity and the other for dosing Calcium.\r\n\r\n1/4 H/P Eco Plus Chiller. Purchased from Plant Lighting Hydroponics.com - Will say P.L.H. had the best deal on these when I made my purchase. The chiller in not terribly noisy, and although I estimate it to cost me apx or so per month to operate it, I haven't noticed the difference in my bill largely, because I don't run the actinics at the same time as I run the Halides (in cost cutting mode and tank doesn't seem to miss em on at the same time...) The Chiller is being powered by a Via Aqua 3600 Circulation Pump - Purchased at Petsolutions.com. The pump moves approximately 1057 GPH, uses 80 Watts and has been extremely reliable and very quiet.\r\n\r\nMain Circulation Pump is Ocean Rummer 3500 made by Aqua Medics, Purchased from Custom Aquatic.com Pushes apx 900GPH and uses apx 65 watt p/h. I have a Aqua Via 4800 to replace this eventually that is rated at apx 1400gph and uses apx 85 watts.\r\n\r\nIn tank circulation pumps are Koralia 2 #4s and 1 #3. I only have 2 of the number 4s turned on until my anemones settle in more. There is way too much flow with them all on. I'm planning to run either 1#3 and 1# 4 or 2 #4s. Time and more experimenting needed. With all three, and including the main return on, they're pusing apx 4100 gph or 41x turnover (only slightly overkill. If not for the anems, would have all three on) Don't use Koralia's AC version on any tiimers, controllers or wavemakers, as they sometimes spin backwards and wont work they way you want them to. Trust me. If anyone has a good wavemaker system that works with the AC versionpost it here on this thread. Koralia, made by Hydor, strongly advises not to use them on wavemakers; and not just so they can sell their 0 plus DC version which looks pretty sweet if you have the money.\r\n\r\nIf your interested in the other circulation pumps I'm using, feel free to ask on this thread. Note: Nothing special to write home about.\r\n\r\nI only use R/O for WC and / or Distilled for top off (I make it myself). I make 5-10% WCs twice a week. I target feed Reef Nutrition's Oyster Feast, Rotifers, EOS Phytoplankton, Seachem's Fuel, Liquid Life Bio Plankton, Mysis, Cyclopez, and Flake daily and rotate feeding routine daily. I check Trace Elements and water quality a few times a week (I don't like surprises)\r\n\r\nThe tank has apx a 4" DSB (apx 170lbs), apx 200 lbs of aged live rock and 9 fish 1 of which I've had 10 years (Yellow Tank- Sunshine):\r\n\r\nFish Family:\r\n\r\nYellow Tang (Purchased 12/1998)\r\nAnthias - Huchtii\r\nAmphiprion Ocellaris\r\nBlue Damsel\r\n4 Stripe Damsel\r\nBlue/Green Chromis\r\nFlame Angel, (Traded 11/01/09)\r\n\r\nThat's it (glad I did this exercise, so I have it all in one place now yea).\r\n\r\nLet me know if you have any questions, concerns or corals you think I would be interested in.\r\n\r\nAlso, I am interested in meeting "Tank Buddies (?)"at the meetings, so we can discuss caring for each others' tanks when we are on vacation or ill (that kind of stuff). I have someone very good and well trained by me when I travel, whose taken care of my tanks for years now, but you never know, people move and that kind of stuff. So I'm interested in meeting like minded persons. Word of caution: My wife is very particular (even more than I am) who she would consider; hopefully you are too.\r\n\r\nHere is the Welcome/Introduction link / node with some information about me: [url=http://www.bareefers.org/home/node/2379?page=47]New Member Area/Introduce yourself thread | Bay Area Reefers[/url]. I'm about 1/2 way down the page.\r\n\r\nThank you reading this and the consideration,\r\nJoel\r\nReef Keeper\r\n\r\nPLEASE ENJOY MY RAMBLINGS AND PROCESS (You can follow this thread by clicking on the link below to "Joel's Journal 'Mini Forum'."\r\n\r\n[url=http://www.bareefers.org/home/node/8238#comment-100682]Joel's Tank Journal(s) "Mini Forum" For Discussions | Bay Area Reefers[/url]\r\n\r\nThere, you can post comments and exchange communications - if you care to. I appreciate your comments, insights and suggestions. Enjoy!