About our Reef Tank
My name is Devon and I live in Missoula, Montana. I’ve been keeping saltwater tanks for around 8 years. My better half, Shelby, has been there all along the way helping me attain my degree from Bend Over University.
We have a 270 gallon reef aquarium that’s been up for a little over 5 years in one location, then moved January 2014 to it’s current location. Under the display is a 100 gallon stock tank sump, 1/3 hp chiller, 1 Mag Drive 24 (return), and a Reef Octopus 6″ Recirculating Skimmer (DDNW-150-6530B), previously a Prizm Pro Skimmer. Incorporated with the display tank is a 90 gallon refugium with a deep sand bed. I used to grow Chaetomorpha macro algae in the fuge for nutrient export but have now added an SURF2 algae scrubber from Santa Monica Filtration. Inside the tank I use two EcoTech MP40 pumps to add flow and turnove.
For lighting I run a Current 3X150W MH w/ LEDS & 3 – 2′ 96W T5 Tek lights on the display & a 4′ 324W T5 Tek light on the refuge.
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