40g Breeder Reef Tank

40g Breeder Simple Reef 

No Skimmer – No Sump – No Problem

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10/23/13 – Lots of Plant Growth

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9-1-2013

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8-13-13

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8-7-2013

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8-3-2013

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40g Breeder Reef Tank Cost Breakdown – Simple reef – no sump or skimmer.

  • 40 Gallon Breeder Glass tank $50
  • Metal Stand $90
  • Aquaclear 20 HOB $27
  • Hydor Koralia Nano 425gph $23
  • Marineland Maxi-Jet 400 $35

Sand/Rock

  • 20lbs of Carib-sea sand $30
  • 17lbs live rock $100
  • 40lbs base rock $70

Lighting

  • 36″ T5 Coralife 42w 10k/actinic $70
  • Wavepoint 12″ 16w LED $81
  • Aquatic Life 15w 10k/actinic LED $125

Salt/Other

  • Instant Ocean Reef Crystals $20
  • Reef Master Test Kit API $20
  • API Phosphate Remover $9
  • Marine Trace $18
  • Deep Six Hydrometer $11
  • 150w Petco Heater $35
  • Magfloat $15
  • Glass Thermometer $3
  • Fish Foods $30
  • Plankton Supplement $13

Live Stock

  • Clownfish $20
  • Algae Blenny $20
  • Damsels $10 (lost one)
  • 6 line wrasse $15 (gone, jumped)
  • Scopas Tang $21
  • Hermits x 11 $11
  • Brittle Star $15
  • Coral Banded Shrimp $10
  • Turbo Snail $3 (gone)
  • Emerald Crab $7
  • Coral Frags x 7 = $110 – Brain, Birds Nest, Red Mushroom, Green Star Polyp, Blue Mushroom,  Green Polyp, Tree or Leather(not sure), Pink Softie of some sort.

Total Cost $1,097…-ouch

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Frags 10/23/13

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Polyps from overhead – 10/23/13

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Coral Frag – 10/23/13

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Scopas Tang

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Scopas Tang

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Polyps

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Red Mushroom

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Coral Banded Shrimp

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16 watt Wavepoint LED

I moved and this tank was torn down for a few months in between. It is now set back up with new gear. I will be posting an update soon. 6/16/16

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