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Hon Kit’s SPS dominant reef tank

By Shane Graber - Posted Jan 22, 2013 11:00 AM
Occasionally it's nice to see what others are doing outside of the United States, so let's head over the pond to Singapore and marvel Singapore Reef Club's Tank of the Quarter Winner.
Hon Kit’s SPS dominant reef tank

Hon Kit’s SPS dominant reef tank.

This tank, highlighted on the Singapore Reef Club's forum, is owned and maintained by Hon Kit and features a tank dominated by SPS corals.

Some specifics about the tank:

  • Salinity: 1.025
  • Temperature: 25-27 degrees celcius
  • Calcium: 400ppm
  • Alkalinity: 7.5-8.0 dKH
  • Skimmer: Skimz SM251
  • Mechanical filtration: Filter sock
  • Dosing pump: Kamoer
  • Chiller: Drop-in titanium coil with 1 HP Daikin air-con compressor
  • Biopellet / reactor: None
  • Chemical filtration: Activated Carbon
  • Main return pump: Eheim 1262
  • Wave maker: Tunze Turbulle 6125, Tunze Turbulle 6155, Vortech MP40wES
  • Others Equipments: ATI Sunpower 6X39W + DE retrofit T5 2X39W
  • Lighting period: 4 bulbs on for 9.5 hours, 4 bulbs on for 4.5 hours

Kit also uses the Fauna Marin Ultralith system (zeolite stones, bacteria, bacteria food & amino acids) to keep nitrates and phospates low as well as Fauna Marin Reef Color Elements for tweaking SPS coral colours.

Calcium and alkalinity are maintained using Two Little Fishies’ C-Balance with minor tweaks to alkalinity acheived using a sodium bicarbonate solution dosed daily with a dosing pump.

Head over to the Singapore Reef Club's forum to see more great photos of this tank.

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Author: Shane Graber
Location: Indiana

Shane has kept saltwater tanks for the last 12 years, is a research scientist, lives in northern Indiana, and is a proud Advanced Aquarist staffer.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/.

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