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Video of the Thailand DSPS 1,000 gallon reef

By Leonard Ho - Posted Aug 16, 2011 11:00 AM
Many of you already know about chingchai's breathtaking 1,000 gallon "DSPS" reef aquarium in Bangkok, Thailand. But for those who don't (or haven't followed the maturation of his reef), you're in for a real treat. This just might be the most beautiful reef aquarium in the world.
Video of the Thailand DSPS 1,000 gallon reef

If this aquarium does not inspire you, you need to check your pulse.

Originally designed with very open aquascaping, chingchai's reef has matured into a lush SPS garden.  His system profile is as follows:

  • Main tank: 120" x 48" x 48"
  • Sump: 60" x 20" x 35"
  • Skimmer: BK 650
  • Return pump: RDII 1500W
  • Water movement: Tunze 6305x8, Tunze Waveboxx4
  • Lighting: 400w Aquastar 14500Kx8, VHO 140wx4(454), VHO 110wx6{454) Eco-lamps KR99M 48" x 3
  • Cooling system: Titanium coil 5HP with compressor
  • Ca / KH addition: Schuran Calcium Reactor Jet 2, Kalk Reactor from Siamocean
  • Controller: Profilux
  • Other equipment: Ozoniser (Sander S-500)
  • Live rock: 200kgs Live sand: 180kgs


From this unique reefscape in December 2009 ...


... maturing into a masterpiece in this June, 2011 video.  Jump to 1:45 for full-tank footage; The top photo really does not do this tank justice compared to the video, and I'm sure it's even more spectacular in person.

It's ok to drool.  I know I did.

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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