I start the frag tank build with a stand that i would make out of five 2 by 4's and two pieces of 48" x 24" x 1/2 inch plywood. I used the Low Boy breeder aquarium from Zoo Med, which is a 50 gallon aquarium, that has an area of 48 by 24 inches, and is only 10 inches tall. They are reasonably priced around $135 to $150 depending on the area you live in. I used two AI 26 for lights and some old heaters that i had laying around.
Fresh saltwater is necessary to do monthly water changes and fresh RO/DI water is needed to replenish for evaporation. So I would drive every week to my local fish store (LFS), and buy RO/DI (Reverse Osmosis/ DeIonized) water. Until one day i decided to make room in my garage and buy an RO/DI system and setup a saltwater mixing station at the house. My first obstacle was trying to find the space to store RO/DI filters, water storage containers, and saltwater mixing buckets. After some thought, I decided to use (2) 32 gallon BRUTE trashcans and will mix up about 25-30 gallons at a time. I started the saltwater mixing station build with a stand that i would make out...
For those who are new to the aquarium hobby, a quarantine tank is a smaller tank that maintains new fish and invertebrates for several weeks to be sure all is well before introduction to the main saltwater tank. If you utilize a quarantine tank you are going to dramatically increase your success rate as a hobbyist. A basic quarantine aquarium system offers a hang on the back filter, heater, and an aquarium.
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The Torch Coral is very popular in the reef aquarium hobby, and for good reason, as it is incredibly beautiful. Torch corals can come in some incredible colors such as neon green, deep purple, and the highly desirable golden tip torch. The Euphyllia Torch Coral is a large polyp stony (LPS) coral, often referred to as Trumpet Coral or Pom-Pom Coral. It has long and flowing polyps with single rounded colored tips, which are visible throughout the day and night, hiding its branching skeletal base most of the time. Colors vary widely ranging from yellow, red, brown, and green.