Fluval Spec V SPS Dominate Reef Checklist

Last Updated: Dec. 17, 2016​

Here is everything that I'm using for my SPS dominate reef in a Fluval Spec V. The prices are in Canadian dollars including taxes and shipping. There are many places where I could have saved money, but this is what I spent.

Hardware

  • Fluval Spec V (included lighting can't be used) - $135
  • Cobalt Aquatics 75W heater (for mixing salt water, 75w) - $55
  • sBox Sprite - Reef (84W LED lighting with legs) - $162
  • DIY Stand To Hang Light (1/2" Pipe/Connectors from Home Depot) - $40
  • Jebao PP-4 Wavemaker + Controller - $93
  • 20z 100% Polyester Fiber (for mechanical filtration) - $8
  • Egg Crate (Only need a very small amount of this for filter) - $16

Hardware Total:  $509

Rocks & Sand

  • 1 piece of dry "Tufa" from Petsmart - $14
  • 1 Piece of Reef Saver dry rock 4.5lb - Sale for $8 total
  • 3-4lb Live Rock (with coraline) with 2 toxic green mushrooms. - $35
  • 1 Bag - Seachem Pearl Beach Sand 3.5kg (7.7lbs) - $36

Rock Total:  $92

Livestock & Corals

  • ​1 x Astrea Snail - $2.50
  • 2 SPS Colonies (3.5" x 4" 10+ branches each) - Walt Smith Acropora: Purple Samoensis & Yellow Samoensis - $40 total
  • 2" ​Frag - Regular Bonsai Acropora - $10
  • 2" Frag - Ultimate Bonsai Acropora - $20
  • 11 Heads Frag - Red Teal Highlighter Warcoral $20
  • 1.5" Frag - Reef Raft Wild Acropora (white tip polyps) - $25
  • 1.5" Frag - Acropora (Golden Dragon?)- $15
  • 3" Frag - Forest Fire Montipora - $10
  • 3 x 0.75" Frags - Acropora Milipora - $10 Total
  • 1.5" Frag - Orange Setosa - $20
  • 2.5" frag - Meteor Shower Cyphastrea - $20
  • 1.5" Frag - Blue Tenuis Acropora - $15
  • 2.5" Frag - Green Blue with Red Polyps Tabling Acropora - $20
  • 4" & 2.5" Frag Green Montipora Digitata - $20
  • 3"x3" Colony - Birds Of Paradise (Birdsnest) Seriatopora - $10

Livestock & Coral Total:  $257.50

Marine Salt & Water

  • Coralife Marine Salt Mix (200 gallon mix x 2 = 400 gallon, will last a while!) - $130
  • 5 Gallons of RO Water - $3 (on going cost weekly)

Salt & Water Total:  $130+

Extras

Here are some extras I already had:

  • C-Balance Part A&B For Future Dosing (32oz bottles) - $44
  • 50w Rena Smart Aquarium Heater - $30

Extras Total:  $74

  • December 16, 2016
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