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Pedro Gomes' 50 gallon reef is OMG awesome

By Leonard Ho - Posted Apr 16, 2013 09:00 AM
If you want to see what an aquarist can achieve with 50 gallons (192 liters) of seawater, here is your benchmark. You owe it to yourself to watch Pedro's latest video in HD (720p at minimum). The only thing that is higher quality than the video production is Pedro's tank itself.

Pedro's reef tank was nominated Ultimate Reef's September 2012 Tank of the Month, a distinction most deserved; Advanced Aquarist only wishes we had discovered Pedro's tank first to feature in our magazine.   We strongly encourage you to read Ultimate Reef's TOTM article to appreciate Pedro's aquarium in all its grandeur.

Here's a quick rundown of key system components:

  • Tank Dimensions: 40 x 23 x 18 inches (100cm x 58cm x 45cm)
  • 50 gallons (192 liters)
  • ATI 8x 39w dimmable T5 fixture
  • Bubble King Double Cone 200
  • 2 x Ecotech Marine Vortech MP10w ES
  • Balling Light method
  • Korallen-Zucht ULNS (Ultra Low Nutrient System) regiment


And obligatory full tank shot:


Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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