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2/7/2012 - Marc's Cube

Marc's Cube
Marc R
Tank Size: 28 gallon
Lighting: LED - day, dawn/dusk & moon
Filtration: Refugium, Chemi-Pure, Eco Phos
Pumps: 2 x Accela Pumps
Supplementation: Brightwell Aquatics, Bio Trace, DT's
Test your water parameters often. Do not completely rely on the dosage recommended on the bottle. You may need to increase the amounts depending on your bioload. There is no standard dose since each tank is different.

4/28/2011 - Jake's Sanctuary

Jake's Sanctuary
jacob c
Tank Size: 29 gallons
Lighting: T-5
Filtration: canister, protein skimmer
Pumps: Hydor Koralia
Supplementation: Reef Accelerator
A beautiful aquarium does not mean having a gigantic setup but having the pride and passsion within it creates its own beauty.

5/10/2011 - Simple Reef

Simple Reef
John R
Tank Size: 29 gallon
Lighting: Twin 65W pc and L.E.D Moonlight
Filtration: Tunze Nanopack 200
Pumps: EcoTech MP10 and Koralia Nano
Supplementation: SeaChem and Boyds products
This is a small reef to keep me happy 'til I get funds and time to set up my 75 gallon and 10 gallon nanos.

11/26/2015 - Daf's 65 Reef

Daf's 65 Reef
darrin f
Tank Size: 65
Lighting: AI LED's Hydra 26 x 2
Filtration: Sump
Pumps: Sicci Lifegard
Supplementation: None
About a year old. Mostly LPS and soft corals.

1/5/2013 - Clayton's ADA 60F

Clayton's ADA 60F
Clayton G
Tank Size: 8.5 Gallons
Lighting: Kessil A150W 15k Special Blend
Filtration: Fluval 105 (Chemi-pure, filter floss, Purigen)
Pumps: Vortech MP10wES
Supplementation: AquaVitro


8/13/2013 - Better than TV

Better than TV
Steve H
Tank Size: 29
Lighting: AquaticLife T5
Filtration: Deltec MCE300
Pumps: hydor koralia
Supplementation: Reef Builder, Reef Advantage Calcium
Love saltwater. Been in it for 15 years or so. Been blessed with a 'green thumb' for this hobby. I irritate friends because I have and use no test kits at all. Kits would be helpful in maintaining parameters 'just so' but would probably cause me to fret and be testing all the time :o) Also do not have any challenging corals. Cheers to all others who enjoy this the way I do.

5/5/2014 - Jeremy's mixed reef

Jeremy's mixed reef
Jeremy G
Tank Size: 150 gallons
Lighting: LED
Filtration: Zeovit
Pumps: Hydor
Supplementation:
I am in the process of converting this tank over to a ULNS. I want this approach, as it will allow the removal of the refugium and miracle mud, offering a clean and easy maintenance sump. With the high fish load, ULNS is a good choice for constantly cycling nutrients in the water.

2/25/2013 - 120 mixed reef

120 mixed reef
Brandon E
Tank Size: 120 gallons, 35 gallon sump, 40 gallon refugium, 40 gallon breeding tank for clowns all plumbed to central sump/ filtration
Lighting: Radion Pro LED (3), sunrise through sunset & complete lunar cycle
Filtration: Custom Trigger systems sump (35 gallon), UV (18 watt), JNS 3 Skimmer, 3 chamber media reactor (2 biological, 1 carbon), kalkwasser reactor, 40 gallon refugium
Pumps: Sicce 4 return, EcoTech Marine MP40wES
Supplementation: Aquavitro Fuel trace Elements Brightwell Vitamin C, Magnesium, Strontium, Iodine
The proper reef salt salt and a quality RO/DI system & filters, go a long way in maintaining a reef tank. Quality testing kits, along with frequent monitoring of water parameters, can make the difference too. Keep a tank log so you can track your tanks health and notice fluctuations early on.

4/7/2013 - Eli's Mixed Reef

Eli's Mixed Reef
Elijah B
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Lighting: 4? AI sol
Filtration: Sump, AquaC Protein Skimmer, 4? Media Filters(Bio pellets, carbon, PhosBan, ammonia neutralizer), and UV Sterilizer.
Pumps: 4? Hydor Koralia Evo 1400 with Smart Wave, 4? Maxi Jet 1200 in sump, ATO top off and Blueline return pump
Supplementation: Kent superbuffer dkH, Kent purple tech, Kent coral vite, coral frenzy and Kent phytoplex
I've been in the hobby for almost a decade now. I'm completely addicted and Love spending my free time staring at my accomplishment. I created the aquascape myself using a 3:1 ratio of dry rock to live rock, then drilled and attached the rock to egg crate I had shaped to form a reef outcropping. I then used pond foam to fill in some of the cracks making sure to leave tunnels and holes. I built my aquarium from the ground up. It's been about 6 months up now after having had it down for a year while I was deployed to Afghanistan. it's doing great!! 80 or more of my coral has come from Pacific East Aquaculture.

8/3/2016 - 40 Breeder Reef

40 Breeder Reef
Dariush M
Tank Size: 40 gallons
Lighting: Full spectrum LED from BuildMyLED
Filtration: Sump with Reef Octopus skimmer, BRS calcium and GFO reactor
Pumps: 2x Jebao RW8
Supplementation: SeaChem magnesium as needed
This is a build-up from a 20g nano tank. I drilled the tank myself and installed a BeanAnimal overflow system with an acrylic box I designed and fabricated. The corals are nearly outgrowing the tank at this point, especially my frogspawn and a recently added colt coral. My fish and inverts love it, and with weekly water changes, the tank is healthy and strong.

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