New tank 180G DSM
Started new tank 4 weeks ago using DSM. Tank is 60"x30"x24" rimless with 3/4" glass. Setup is peninsula, with a Reef Savvy ghost overflow and Bean Animal. Below is a Lifereef wet dry trickle filter with 3 media filtration canisters - one of which has been modified to be my CO2 reactor/diffuser.
Lighting is 3 GHL Mitras 7006 fixtures - those built for freshwater planted tanks.
Substrate is ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia light.
Seems to be going well so far. Only casualties have been the the stem plants - decimated pretty much immediately. But the various lawns, the whole reason for the DSM, are doing well with no causalities thus far.
I am using an auto mister to do the mistings, generally 1 minute every eight hours with RO/DI water with some hydrogen peroxide mixed into it. Constantly tweaking the misting frequency and going manual every few days to ensure everything is getting moisture. Also draining the substrate whenever I think the water level is starting to reach a level of above the plant's roots. Covered with commercial grade cling wrap.
The other tank is a 72x26x24 reef tank with 4xGHL Mitras 7206s (made for reef tanks), and a LifeReef sump, media canisters, skimmer and refugium. Adding a AquaUV sterilzer and Red Octopus biopellet reactor next. Tank has been running with liverock and water for 6 weeks and all critical water measures are zero ppm. Fish and corals being added.
Last edited by nycman; 08-21-2017 at 02:57 AM.