Dive into the allure of a Chromis school tank, echoing the magic of an ocean reef dive. Witness the synchronized dance of Chromis amid protective acro branches, evading lurking predators. Discover their survival strategies and the mesmerizing interplay between predators like the majestic grouper. Explore this journey to bring the essence of ocean reefs into your own tank, unveiling their captivating world.

Chromis School Tank
Chromis School Tank
Chromis School Tank
Chromis School Tank

Throughout the series, each tank is built around the livestock and put together in such a way as to create a particular environment in which the chosen animals will thrive.  Every single piece of equipment, down to the epoxy and glue used to build the aquascape, plays a vital role in the overarching ecosystem. The table below is your key to the equipment we used on the Chromis School Tank. Take note of how we broke down the gear into specific categories based on their intended function which is an important theme across the entire 52 Weeks of Reefing series. 

Chromis School Tank Gear List

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Habitat & Biome
Tank Aquaforest Oceanguard 980 (193 Gal)
Rock Tampa Bay Live Rock
Sand Tampa Bay Live Sand
Adhesives Coral Putty, Super Glue Gel, and Accelerator
Light Energy
Primary LEDs 3X Kessel 360X - Tuna Blue
Kessil Mounts & Accessories A-Series Mounting Arm, Spectral Controller X
Fill Light LEDs 2X AI Blade Glow 48"
Fill Light LEDs 2X AI Blade Grow 48"
Blade Mounts & Accessories Multi-Light Hanging Kit, Power Supply Bracket
Gas Exchange
Protein Skimmer Maxspect Aeraqua Duo AD600 
Powerheads 1 4X EcoTech Marine Vortech MP40
Powerheads 2 2X Maxspect Cloud Gyre XF350
Battery Back-Up 2X EcoTech Marine Battery Backup
Major, Minor, & Trace Elements Triton Core7 Base Elements
Refugium Elements ChaetoGro Refugium Fertilizer
Dosing Pumps 4X EcoTech Marine Versa
Auto Top Off Tunze Osmolator 3155
Tube Mounts Neat Aquatics 1/4" RO Tubing Brackets
Auto Feeder Neptune Systems AFS
Amino Acids Brightwell Aquatics CoralAmino
Fish & Coral Foods TBD based on livestock additions
Pollution Control
Suspension Powerheads
Particulate Organics N/A
Dissolved Organics Protein Skimmer, Ozotech Ozone Generator
Inorganic Nutrients Refugium - Kessil A360X Tuna Sun & Chaetomorpha
Dilution Neptune DOS for Auto Water Change
Return Pump Neptune Systems COR-20
Parasite & Disease Control
Quarantined Livestock Sourced from Marine Collectors
UV Sterilizer Aqua UV 57 Watt
UV Mounts Neat Aquatics UV Sterilizer Mounting Clamps
Thermal Energy
Heaters BRS 200 watt Titanium Heaters
Temperature Controller Helio Universal Controller
Cooling Fan Tunze Aquawind
Control & Monitoring
Controller Neptune Systems A3 Apex Pro
Neptune System Modules & Accessories MXM, PM1, Trident, MPR Probe Rack
Probes pH, Conductivity, Salinity, ORP, Temperature
Tablet Amazon Fire 10
Algae Cleaner Tunze Care Magnet