The aquarium is a custom build shallow rimless all glass tank, measuring 63″ x 44″ x 14″. The total system incl. Sump is 210 Gallon in volume. The overflow is positioned on the back of the tank, on the whole width.
The stand is a wooden frame, with removable panels, for easy access to the sump and equipment. The aquarium has an open top, so there is no canopy.
I build a light rack out of light-weight aluminum. The whole rack was powdercoated after construction. Lighting consists two 400 Watt Aqua-Connect SE MH, and two 2×80 watt T5 with Aqua-Science bulbs.
I ran my HQI for 6 hours a day and the T5 for 12 hours.
The flow was provided by 3 Tunze 6101 pumps and a 6201 pump, pulsing 30-100% every 10 seconds, creating a random flow throughout the tank.
I personally bought the skimmer it KZ headquarters in Cologne, Germany. I’ve used this skimmer for almost two years now, and I’m very happy with it. I never had to make much adjustment, it just works.
The daily maintenance consisted of checking the equipment, temperature, and feeding/checking the inhabitants. I checked if all the inhabitants were there, and make sure their behavior was normal. I cleaned the skimmer when the cup is full, every 3-4 days. Cleaning of the glass was done every 2-3 days.
Topp-off was done by a kalkwasser Reactor.
Calcium and Alkalinity was added by a Schuran Jetstream II in the beginning, later I switched to the Balling Method. I’m very happy with the change I made.
The fish were fed 2-3 times daily with small amounts of food. 2 times dry food, and one time frozen food. I vary with the food from day to day, to create some alternation.
O.S.I. Spirulina Flakes
New Life Spectrum Thera A+ granules