I started reefing 6 years ago after snorkeling in Hawaii. I wanted to have a small piece of that underwater beauty in my home. After coming home from work each day, my tank provides much needed relaxation and tranquility.

Gazing at my tank reminds me of the vastness and beauty of nature. However, this beauty comes with great responsibility to nurture and treasure the creatures bestowed under my care.



Tank Volume 300 Gallons
Tank Dimensions 96" x 24" x 30"
Glass or Acrylic Lee Mar Starfire Glass
Sump Volume 80 Gallons
Aquarium Stand Material Steel, Aluminium, and Plastic


Main Return Pump Waveline DC10000 and Jebao DC6000
Plumbing PVC Pipe
Overflow External Bean Animal Overflow
Powerheads x4 VorTech MP40wES, x3 VorTech MP10wES and x1 Gyre XF150

Controllers & Monitors

Aquarium Controller Neptune Systems Apex and EcoTech Marine ReefLink
Heater x2 Eheim Jager 150 Watt
Chiller/Fans JBJ 1/3 HP Arctica Chiller


Protein Skimmer Bubble King Supermarin 250, Reef Octopus POV-DC8
Ozone 300mg/h Spa Ozonizer controlled via APEX ORP
Turf Algae Scrubber DIY waterflow Algae Turf Scrubber, Turbo Aquatics L4 ATS and Turbo Aquatics L2 ATS
Sulfer Denitrator Korallin BioDenitrator
UV Sterilizer 57 Watt Aqua UV
BioPellet Reactor Hydra Aquatics
Media Reactors x2 AquaMaxx Carbon and GFO Reactors
Media Carbon, GFO, and Seachem Matrix
Live Rock 150 lbs combined with Ceramico Rock Structures and acrylic rods
Substrate 2-3 Inches of Caribsea Oolite Sand
LED x3 Radion XR30w Gen3 Pro and x8 Kessil A350 and A360 LED Lights
Photoperiod 8am - 6pm
Moonlight Kessil A350 and A360 LED controlled via Apex
System Parameters
Temperature 75° F / 23.8° C
Specific Gravity 1.026
pH 7.9 - 8.10
Alkalinity 10dKH
Calcium 450 ppm
Magnesium 1250 ppm
Nitrate 0 ppm
Phosphate 0.03 ppm

Maintenance & Dosing

Water Exchanges 5 gallons daily
Calcium Reactor Geo 818 Calcium Reactor
Water Tests All parameters are tested every two weeks using Salifert Test Kits and Hanna Instruments Checker Colorimeters
Media Replacements Every 6-8 weeks
Salt Mix Instant Ocean Reef Crystals


Fish Ocean Nutrition Pellets 3x per day, Frozen Food Mixture 2x per day, Frozen Clam every other day and a sheet of Nori Seaweed 1x per day
Coral Coral Frenzy once per week


  • Gem Tang
  • 2x Black Tang
  • 3x Yellow Tang
  • Desjardini Tang
  • 2x Cross-hatch Trigger
  • Bandit Angel
  • Red Sea Regal Angel
  • Potters Angel
  • Hawaiian Flame Angel
  • Chelmon marginalis
  • Heniochus diphreutes
  • x3 Anampses feminis
  • Chaoti Leopard Wrasse
  • Yellow Tail Tamarin Wrasse
  • Red Tail Tamarin Wrasse
  • x3 Leopard Wrasse
  • Ornate Leopard Wrasse
  • x2 Blue Star Leopard Wrasse
  • x2 Potters Wrasse
  • x2 Flame Wrasse
  • x2 Lineautus Wrasse
  • Yellow Coris Wrasse
  • Green Coris Wrasse
  • Red Velvet Wrasse
  • Red Hooded Wrasse
  • Rhomboid Wrasse
  • Labouti Wrasse
  • x2 Cleaner Wrasse
  • Bodianus opercularis
  • x2 Skunk Clown
  • x2 Black Snowflake Clown
  • x2 Extreme Snowflake Clown
  • Yasha Goby
  • Midas Blenny
  • Quoyi Parrotfish
  • x2 Bimaculatus Anthias
  • Blotched Anthias

Stony Corals

  • Assorted Acropora
  • Assorted Montipora
  • Assorted Euphyllia
  • Acanthastrea lordhowensis
  • Echinophyllia aspera
  • Leptoseris
  • Scolymia australis
  • Pectinia

Soft Corals

  • Gorgonia
  • Purple Plating Sponge
  • Zoanthids
  • Palythoa
  • Assorted Mushrooms


  • Rose Bubble Tip Anemone
  • Tuxedo Urchin
  • Abalone
  • Hermit Crabs
  • Snails
  • Emerald Crabs
  • Cleaner Shrimp