BRS Reef Savvy Tank Upgrade: EP 11 -- How to Start a Saltwater Aquarium
So that is the tank -- what about all the equipment? We upgraded to two Kessil A360W LED light pendants with Gooseneck mounts. We love the shimmer of these lights and think they most closely emulate the sun.
We started with new sand and decided to go with the Caribsea Fiji Pink Arag-Alive! Reef Sand. It's got a high surface area for bacteria and is a popular size among reefers.
The rock we used and just transferred over from the old tank is Pukani. This is our lightest and most porous rock and a customer favorite.
For the return, we are going with a Speedwave DC Pump. They run super quiet, are controllable and even come with a feed mode.
We are continuing to use the Elos Digital OsmoController ATO. It has a low-profile probe that easily fits into the sump and there are no moving parts to fail.
Protein Skimmers. At BRS, we always say -- choose the best possible skimmer that fits into your budget and the space you have available. We are going with the Vertex Omega 150. The build quality is exceptional and quite simply, it works.
For heaters, we decided on the Cobalt Aquatics Neo-Therm Submersible heaters. They have an ultra-low profile and haven't failed on us yet.
So what about a powerhead? We chose the VorTech MP40w ES from EcoTech Marine. They are a reliable pump and for this set up can be operated at 60-70% which should extend the life of the pump.
And finally CONTROL...We had an Apex Controller from Neptune on the last tank and we are going to stick with that. It has all the features we need: leak detection, salinity probe, can control the VorTech pumps and the Kessil LED lights, notify if there is a power outage and connects to the internet for easy monitoring.
So have you ever upgraded to a new tank? Tell us about it in the comments below.
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