My home page can be found at: http://home.attbi.com/~monaghan (Editor's Note: Site gone as of 04/21/04)
My tank is: 310 gallon custom made acrylic tank (96" X 30" X 25"); Oak stand with a separate area to house the ballasts (avoid adding heat to the sump) & an oak canopy.
Lighting: 5 400 watt German 10K Metal Halides; 4 96 watt blue power compacts; 4 160 watt actinic URI VHO's; The canopy is fan cooled and the tank temperature is maintained with a chiller.
Filtration: Wet dry with two homemade protein skimmers; Refugiums (to keep the nitrates at 0); UV Sterilizer which keeps my powder blue tang ich free!
Supplements: Kent Marine Tech I - 1x / week; Kent Marine Tech M - 1x / week; Kent Marine Strontium & Molybdenum - 2x / week; Kent Marine PhytoPlex - 2x / month; K2R calcium reactor used to maintain calcium and alkalinity
Water Flow:; Two Mag 2400's are used to pump water from the sump and into two 1" sea swirls.
I have around 50 fish and over 90 corals at the present time. I feed the fish quite heavily which adds extra nutrients into the tank. I believe this is one reason why I've had such fast growth rates with my corals.
As noted above, Patrick's site can be found at http://home.attbi.com/~monaghan
(Editor's Note: Site gone as of 04/21/04). It can also be
reached via http://www.spsfrags.com
(Editor's Note: Site gone as of 04/21/04). Patrick also
sells captive raised frags via his site.
- Elizabeth M. Lukan, Fish 'N' Chips