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Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Here is the first of our reef puzzles. Post your low score in the comments section

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The numbers should help you arrange the pieces. You can always click on the “original” button to see the photo.

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Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Matt and Carol have created an absolutely stunning 75 gallon mixed reef tank. This video was shot under Actinic lighting and displays the amazing colors and diversity of this aquarium. This aquarium was about a year old in this video, and every piece of SPS coral was grown from 1″ frags.

Here are the aquarium specs:

75 Gallon Custom Corner Flow
2 Vortech MP 40 Wave Making Pumps (1 at 50% 1 at 25%)
Maxi-Jet 400 with Eco mod
1 Euro-Reef RS100 Protein Skimmer
Aquactinics MH/T5 classic 2×250 MH Mogul Lighting system
Reeflux 12k Mogul x 2
15 gallon sump
Mag 700 return
Chaeto Refugium (reverse lighting schedule)
Reefkeeper 2 Reef Computer (with expansion socket for MH fixture)
Pressure Sensitive RO/DI freshwater top off
2 clip on fans for cooling
2x Drews Doser peristaltic dosing pumps for Bionic 2 part

SG 1.025
Alk 8.5
Cal 425
Temp 80
PH 7.9-8.1
MH on for 6.5 hours
Actinic on for 12 hours

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

With so much focus placed nowadays on bigger reef tanks, it’s always impressive to see what some people can accomplish in a nano reef tank. Using a pretty basic all in one 12 gallon JBJ nano Cube, Francesco Donnici has put together a fantastic looking tank. Simple aquascaping, and efficiently using every inch of the back compartments, has resulted in a thriving reef environment. This relatively straightforward approach will show you that sometimes less is more.

Aquarium started on April 3, 2009. Tank description: 12 Gallons JBJ Nano Cube DX, 17 pounds of live rocks, 12 pounds of live sand,red sea reef salt, hydrometer, digital thermometer, aqueon heater, active carbon, ceramic rings, oceanic bio cube protein skimmer, test kit for: ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, calcium and alkalinity ,2 buckets, extra heater, extra pump, extra thermometer for water preparation, tube feeder. List of aquarium inhabitants: Fish: bi-color dotty backand ocallaris clown. Crustacean: cleaner shrimp. Invertebrates: red starfish, black turbo snails (4), bubble tip anemone. Corals: yellow polyp, green polyp, zoanthus, sarcophyton leather, bright red mushroom, green star polyps, metallic green torch coral,Xenia.

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Check out this magnificent reef tank. Full of movement and color, this spectacular coral reef makes me green with envy. Take a look at the complete system and take note of the use of a refugium, protein skimmer and canister filter.

Started in february 2008, 6 ft, 130g display, 70g sump, 3x MH 400W 20 000 K XM lights, 2x hydor koralia 4, ph meter, refractometer, cheato in sump+ 70 lbs live rock, fans, 1x 250 watt heater, 30g water reserve, 100 gpd RO/DI, KENT MARINE salt… Corals : tabletop Acropora sp, green montipora, orange montipora, salomon pink and orange superman monti digita, frogspawn, different anemones, kenya trees, sarcos, white pumping xenia, purple xenia, green star polyp, green hydnopora, coco worm, different riccordera, orange favia, green brain, orange brain, many kind of mushes, many kind of zoos, candy cane, devil hand, cauliflower coral, elegant coral, blue ridge, green pocillopora coral, and many more! Fishes : 12 chromis, 2 orange ocerallis, 2 onyx clowns, 1 yellow tang, 1 hyppo blue tang, 1 sailfin tang, 2 dragonnets (mandarin), 1 neon goby, many snails, conch, etc.

Monday, October 4th, 2010

ZeoVit has released the Fourth Dream Tank of the Quarter for 2010. This amazing 275 gallon reef tank owned by Lionel Mahler is absolutely stunning. This beautiful reef tank uses T5s with a 10 hour photoperiod. We have added some of the info below, as well as a link to the complete thread.

AQUARIUM DATA
AQ. Information:

1600x1000x650 LXBXH 1040 LTR – Display Tank
1200x500x450 Dimensions sump – Sump
Volume 275 US gallons

Lighting:

14XT5 80 watt – SEE DETAILS BELOW UNDER LIGHTING

System parameters

Alkalinity: 6,5-7 (tropic marin)
Calcium: 400 mg (macherey-nagel,tropic marin)
pH: 7,9-8,4
Magnesium: 1390 mg (tropic marin)
Temperature: 25-27
Po4 (Phosphate): 0,01-0,04 mg (hanna photometer hi 93713)
No3 (Nitrate): generally 0 mg (tropic marin)
Salinity: 34 PSU
Density: 1,023 Kg/m^3 (@ 25°C – 77°F)
The salinity is measured with a digital conductivity meter gmh 3430 FA GREISINGER

MORE EQUIPMENT SPECS with DETAILS BELOW.

Filtration /Additives SEE BELOW.

LIGHTING

Lighting Setup
3xLUMIMASTER fa aqua connect 2×4 and 1×6

Detail discription lighting system 10xKZ NEW GENERATION – 2xKZ FIDJI PURPLE – 2xAQUASCIENCE BLUE change every 7 mounth

Photoperiod
Every T5 bulb 10 hours from 11.00AM to 9.00PM.

ZEOvit Products:

Which ZeoVit priducts are used / details about dosage

zeostart 2×0,8mldaily

zeobac12drops 2xweekly

b-balance 20ml 2x weekly

Pohls extra 5 ml 3xweekly

jod 12drops 1xweekly

kalium iodid 12drops 1x weekly

sponge power6drops 3x weekly

vitalizer 20 drop 2x weekly

AAHC 12 drops 1xweekly

K-balance on demand

korallsnow12 ml 2xweekly

ZEOZYM 1 tea spoon weekly

ZEOSPUR on demand

STYLO-POCCI GLOW on demand

All can vary depending to the look of the corals.

KZ Actived carbon 0,75 ltr change every 4 weeks

aminoacid concentrat fish 5 drops 2x weekly mixed with the food

immun stabil fish 5 drops for newcomers

Salt: reefers best change 10%every 2 weeks

Experiences with the products: I am very happy with it to develop individual colours

EQUIPMENT & MAINTENANCE

Ca / KH addition CACO2 reaktor or other technique – KZ kalkreaktor model L filled with coral gravel

Reverse Osmosis: AQUA MEDIC EASY LINE WITH SILICAT FILTER TDS METER FA TUNZE

Water Circulation: 2xtunze 6100 with 2 osci -motion t 12000 ltr pumps run continuously without impulse

Cooling System: 2x3ventilators from the company GHL

ZEOvit Reaktor ZEOVIT-FILTER EASY LIFT MAGNETIC MODEL M with 3,5 LTR zeolith and 1200 ltr flow-trough

Protein Skimmer: BUBBLE KING 250 EXTERN Company ROYAL EXCLUSIV

Please view this tank online here

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