Tank of the Month - February 2006

WMAS - Tank of the Month
David Poulson

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Hi, Future Tank of the month WMAS member! Thank you for allowing us to showcase your tank on our website. To assist you in your write up, we have compiled a list of things to consider:

1) Your name, location and occupation. Include how long you have been an aquarist, how long you have been a WMAS member and how you heard of our club.
David Poulson
98 w. 500 s. Mona
Rad Tech
How long have you been in the hobby?
3 yrs
How long have you been a member of the club?
3 yrs
How did you hear about the WMAS?

2) Describe your tank. Acrylic or glass? Size in dimensions and gallons. How long has it been set up?
Acrylic / Glass:
Size in gallons:
Age: (how long has the system been running)
3 yrs

3) Describe your lighting system, including your photo-period. Add what you would change if you could.
2x400w MH (14k/20k)
2x39w T5 Actinic

4) Describe your filtration system. Include: How deep is your sand bed, plenum, your skimmer size and model and how long you run it, your circulation pumps (how many and their size in gallons per hour), your sump/refugium including Reverse Daylight, biowheels and skilters, HOT systems, clean up crew.
4” Sand bed, 200lbs live rock
ASM G2 Skimmer
Little Giant external pump

5) What are your maintenance techniques? Include water change schedule.
10 gallon water change monthly

6) What additives do you use?
Kalkwasser, Strontium, Molybdenum, Iodine, Magnesium, Other
Reef Builder 2tbs every other day
Calcium every other day

7) Describe your feeding philosophy. Include your schedule, and what you prefer to feed your system?
Feed as little as possible. Uses brine shrimp and flake

8) DIY ie, Calcium reactor, stand / hood, skimmer, sump, ect. Any Do-it-yourself items of interest? Web-sites that you may have referenced?
35g DIY Sump

9) Stand and Canopy
built into wall

12) What experiences and challenges have you had with the tank? Any lessons learned? Is there anything you do differently than others (or differently than previously)? If so, why?
Be patient and ask a lot of questions…Loves the WMAS

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