Gallon Red Sea Shallow Fore Reef

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Twin peaks of live rock allow ample swimming room for an impressive collection of fishes from the waters off Saudi Arabia

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Aquanetics ChillerDowndraft Skimmer

The behind-the-tank utility room has a large downdraft skimmer, UV sterilizer and heavy-duty chiller, all fed from a 90-gallon sump via a 150-gallon live-sand refugium.

A lack of invertebrate life is balanced by the electrifying colors of the fishes, such as the Masked Butterflyfish, Sohal Tang, and Lyretail Anthias, in an elegant, active aquascape.

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atural methods can be readily adapted to tra- watering trough catches detritus from tank and contains ditional "fish-only" systems, as in this dramatic Red Monaco-style live sand bed. Secondary: US Plastics 90-gal-

Sea tank with a stony fore-reef aquascape. More than Ion polyethylene tank serves skimmer, chiller, return pump.

400 pounds of live rock and sand serve as a huge bi- Other: Aquanetics 25-watt UV sterilizer ological filter, with some 250 small hermit crabs and Reef sea ping: 200 pounds western Pacific live rock; 100

snails scavenging waste and algae in rockwork and

Le pounds Samoa Pink coral sand (Worldwide Imports)

Livestock: 250 'reef janitor" hermit crabs and snails of mixed species—these are subject to some prédation by the Lighting: Hamilton Technology 72-inch fan-cooled alu- fishes in this system and may be periodically replenished minum hood with three 400-watt 20,000 K metal halides (Geothermal Aquaculture Research); Masked Butterflyfish

150-gallon live-sand refugium behind the aquarium. Aquarium: Inter-American glass (72 x 24 x 30 inches)

and two 160-watt Super Actinics

(Chaetodon semilarvatus), Half-Moon Angelfish (Pomacan-

Temperature Control: four Ebo-Jager 250-watt thus maculosus), Checkerboard Wrasse (Halichoeres hortu-

heaters; Aquanetics V3 hp chiller

Skimming: ETS Gemini 800; Iwaki 70 RLT

lanus), Purple Tang (Zebrasoma xanthurum), Sohal Tang (Acanthurus sohal), Lyretail Anthias (Pseudanthias squamip-

Primary Circulation: Iwaki MD 100 RLT; water re- innis), Golden or Red Sea Mimic Blennies (Escenius turns through two Aquagate oscillating wavemakers graviert) (all from Al-Sawaee Red Sea Marine Fish via

Sumps: Primary/refugium: Rubbermaid 100-gallon stock Global Marine and Marine Wholesale Inc.).

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