Corals/Plants: ROCK AND SAND
-400 plus lbs of tonga, mashall island, vavavu live rock i had flown into me from the islands
-600 lbs. of live sand: 4 sand grain mixes
-Over 6 varieties of mushroom corals, 50~70 in total. (Blue, red, green, red w/ blue spots, striped, bumpy).
-Large kenya tree (Capnella) coral frags (15~20).
-Several varieties of polyps (including green star).
-Large pavona (Cactus) metallic green coral.
-Small pink leather coral.
-Large green sinularia coral.
-Chalice Coral Echinophyllia
-Purple rim cap
-Blue tip stag
-Green Ricordea Polyps
-Bottlebrush Acropora Turaki
-Green Acropora Austera
-Pink Eyed Acanthastrea Lordhowensis
-Chaetomorpha and Caulerpa macroalgae
Volume: 1000 L (nominal)
Filtration: 260 kg live rock from Lombok/Bali (Indonesia); Sump 120x50x50 cm (300 L), half of which is used as freshwater deposit for refilling; skimmer Aquamedic 5000 Shorty 2; 180 L macro-algae refugium.
Circulation: About 28000 L/h of circulation: 2 main water pumps Eheim 1060 (2280 L/h); 2 internal circulation pumps located in the sump with specific overflow; 1 internal alternated circulation pump Tunze Stream 4000/12000 L/h in conjunction with a single-controller Tunze; 1 continuous stream 6000 L/h; 2 water falls with output distributed to skimmer and refugium.
Lighting: 2x400 W HQI´s BLV 10000 K + 2x40 W fluorescent acrobuespecial + 2x40 W acrocolor + 3x9 W Power Compact; 1x70 W HQI for the refugium.
Substrate: 60 kg CaribSea Aragamax Sugar-Sized.
Others: Refill controller/leveller Aquamedic Aquaniveau, Eheim 800 pump for freshwater refill, 180 liter macro-algae refugium.
Fauna: Fish: 8 Chromis viridis, 2 Chrysiptera cyanea, 1 Chrysiptera parasema, 1 Synchiropus splendidus, 1 banana wrasse (Helichoeres chrysus), 2 Amphiprion ocellaris, 1 Amphiprion clarkii, 1 TMC clown Amphiprion ocellaris, 1 Amphiprion polymnus, 2 Gobiodon citrinus, 5 Pseudanthias squamipinnis, 2 Pseudanthias pleurotaenia, 1 Siganus unimaculatus, 1 Chelmon rostratus, 1 Pygoplites diacanthus, 1 Naso lituratus, 2 Zebrasoma flavescens, 3 Paracanthurus hepatus, 1 Acanthurus leucosternon.
Invertebrates: 50 Marshall Islands bumble bee hermit crabs, 35 ophiuroids, 2 Tridacna squamosa Marshall Islands, 1 Tridacna maxima ultra blue Marshall Islands, 1 Tridacna hippopus Marshall Islands, 1 Tridacna crocea ultra Marshall Islands, 18 Turbo snails, 25 Tiger Tail Cucumbers.
Corais: SPS: 45 assorted Acropora, 18 assorted Montipora, 9 assorted Seriatopora, 3 assorted Pocillopora, 1 Echinopora lamellosa, 1 Porites cylindrica, 2 Hydnopora rigida, 3 Stylophora pistillata pink.
LPS: 2 Euphyllia parancora green, 2 Euphyllia paradivisa green, Goniopora lobata Marshall Islands, Goniopora stokesi red, Heliofungia actiniformis, Plerogyra sinuosa.
Soft: Xenia elongata pulsing brown, Xenia umbellata pulsing white, Sinularia, Pachyclavularia sp., Palythoa sp., Ricordea, Rhodactis gigantea, 5 rocks with Actinodiscus, 2 Sarcophyton trocheliophorum, 1 Sarcophyton sp. Tonga.
Comments: I'm Portuguese and the Brazilian version of the Age of Aquariums was among the first sites where I initiated the hobby. Since then a long time has passed and nowadays I have this 1000 L reef tank. It's not easy to set up an aquarium in Portugal, the equipment is expensive and the livestock isn't beautiful, so I travel regularly to the coral propagation farms in Germany to acquire what I have today. I'd like to see my tank distinguished on the Age of Aquariums.
About Yourself:I got into the hobby because I was fascinated with the fish and went from there.
Fish Kept:Hybrid gold rim/achillies tang, purple tang, flame fin tomini tang, pair black saddleback clownfish, male and female lyretail anthias, yellow coris wrasse, melanuris wrasse, 2 dragon face pipe fish.
Corals/Plants:Primarily SPS corals. Far to many to list.