my tank is an AllGlass 55 gallon tank, previously home to a pair of lionfish. Much of the equipment from the lionfish tank
is in use on the Reef tank, including 3 powerheads, and an over the back powerfilter, now used for circulation and surface
skimming, as well as providing a safe home for many detrivores.
this is the protien skimmer, another important componant of the reef tank. Mine is an AquaC Remora .
The light assembly was also made by me, from 3/4 inch white pine. The lights are a vital part of the reef aquarium, as most
coral is photosynthetic. Good, intense light in the proper spectrum is the key to keeping coral long term. My lights consist
of two 110 watt Very High Output (VHO) flourescent lights, one actintic blue, one actintic white, powered by an Icecap 440
ballast. The lights in the center are two 65 watt PowerCompact Flourescent (PCF) bulbs, in a 50/50 spectrum (50% natural white,
50% actintic blue). The light assembly is cooled by an Icecap 4 inch fan.