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    Posted: June 05 2010 at 5:12pm
I've been on the site for a few weeks now.  While I don't recomend getting any type Eclipse tank as a reef, so far it has done well. Hopefully it will continue to do well.

Equipment
Eclipse System 3(3 Gallon)
Stock Eclipse Filter with Bio Wheel Removed.
Via Aqua 302 Power head set at 1/2 flow.
13 Watt Coralife 50/50 PC (9 hour photo period)
DIY Outdoor Solar LED Moonlight

Base Setup
Store bought Distilled water used for all Salt and Freshwater top off.
Intant Ocean Salt-1.024 at 78 degrees.
3(?) lbs live rock from LFS and a relative's tank.
2(?) lbs Caribsea Aragonite and a bit of LS from a few other tanks.

Livestock
Orange and Yellow Gold Montipora
Green Star Polyps
Various Mushrooms
Various Zoas and Paly.
Cabbage Coral
Kenya Tree
Brown Feather Polpys(?)
Yellow Polyps
Small Feather Dusters
Four Mexican Hermits
Two Astrea snails
One White Nass Snail
a few Asternia Starfish
No Fish are in the tank

Maintenance, Doseing, Feeding
Daily-4cc Live phytoplakton fed two days in a row; Third day two drops each
Kent Microvert and zooplankton; 6 sinking pellets Omega 1 fish food for the hermits and fireworms.
Nightly-1/2 cup kalkwasser and the rest freshwatter topoff added to the tank to bring the level to the top.
Weekly-15%(6 cups) Water change; Inside acrylic scrubed with a toothbrush; Filter pad rinsed
Monthly-All pumps and filters taken apart cleaned; Filter pad replaced


Tank has been setup since 4-17-2010

Special thanks to those who helped stock my tank:

bugzme(Gren Stars)
Scott W.(Orange Monti)
Aquaristnebie(Fuzzy Mushroom)
boysty(Red Mushrooms and zoas)
mcbrown(Palys, starfish and Brown feather stars)
shakin06(Yellow Gold Monti)
Hope I haven't forgot anyone let me know and I'll add you!








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Very nice!
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50 gallon sump
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The pictures do not do it justice.  They look good on one LCD monitor but washed out on another.  Colors are very vibrant in real life.
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Very nice setup!
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cool little tank
IM 30L
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Some shots of the tank workings. This past week I've made a RDP refugium out of the biowheel chamber and some xmas lights.  Since I was doing this I decided to remove the DIY solar moonlight and make a blue light from the refugium lights.  Wiring is a bit crude but will be sured up better when I've decided not to keep tinkering.  I've seen other mods to this Eclipse model and I've thinking of adding yet another 13 watt bulb since others have got two to fit in the hood.










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Pic's did not work!
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Originally posted by bugzme bugzme wrote:

Pic's did not work!


Fixed.  (I hope.)
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yep
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