Peninsula Tank Build – Coral Stocking Plan

This is Part #20 in a series of blog posts about my 225 gallon peninsula tank build.

 

I like to take my time when stocking a reef tank with corals. One […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Coral & Fish Food, Supplements and Trace Elements

This is Part #19 in a series of blog posts about my 225 gallon peninsula tank build.

 

Over the years I have not used […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Maintenance & Husbandry

This is Part #18 in a series of blog posts about my 225 gallon peninsula tank build.

 

Maintenance and tank husbandry are really important for a reef tank and I do not always look forward to it. But I know it has to be done and in the long run it […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Adding Fish to the New Reef

This is Part #17 in a series of blog posts about my 225 gallon peninsula tank build.

 

When I start a new tank I like to come up with what I call a fish stocking plan. It is a list of the fish I would like to add to the […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Monitoring and Controlling Tank

This is Part #16 in a series of blog posts about my 225 gallon peninsula tank build.

 

I have always tried to stay away from too much automation with my tanks since I don’t like to have too many moving parts. The chances of something going wrong […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Circulation

This is Part #15 in a series of blog posts about my 225 gallon peninsula tank build.

 

Peninsula reef tanks can present challenges when it comes to providing sufficient circulation for corals, especially SPS. It can be unsightly to have pumps on a viewing panel so many folks place […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Calcium & Alkalinity Supplementation

This is Part #14 in a series of blog posts about my 225 gallon peninsula tank build.

 

Over the years I have used both two-part dosing and calcium reactors for calcium and alkalinity supplementation. Two-part is good because it allows for precise […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Controlling Excess Nutrients

This is Part #13 in a series of blog posts about my 225 gallon peninsula tank build.

 

I like to keep a slightly “dirty” tank for SPS and to do that I rely on a high import/export system. I target 2 to 5 ppm for nitrates and .03 to .07 ppm for […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Lighting

This is Part #12 in a series of blog posts about my 225 gallon peninsula tank build.

 

I have never, ever used LED’s over any of my SPS dominated reef tanks but that is going to change with this peninsula tank. I have had great success with metal halides and supplemental T5’s […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Cycling The Tank

This is Part #11 in a series of blog posts about my 225 gallon peninsula tank build.

 

Good old live rock is not so easy to find these days but there are a couple of places that do sell aquacultured rock. I […]