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SRC Tank of the Quarter Winner -wilsontantw (sept 2012 to Nov 2012 )

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We are proud to featured this quarter Tank of the Quarter ( TOTQ ) winner . Wilson aka (wilsontantw) beautiful SPS dominated reef tank to be be showcase . We had a hard time on the selection for this quarter since there is so many beautiful tank on sight recently, but we hope to be able to featured all of these member tank one by one. Congratulation again to Wilson !

Theme of your wining tank - The 5ive

Brief Introduction of your history of setting up your tank

Evolution of The 5ive

My reefing experience began in 2003 with the typical 2-feet “Luo Han” tank with overhead filter (OHF). Without sufficient knowledge nor the ability to invest in the right equipment from this first foray, the tank didn’t do too well, so I took a sabbatical from reefing.


Fast Forward to 2008, my passion was reignited when I found a very new (nine months old) resale 30”x24”x24” tank from the Forum’s Pasar Malam section (Bro SunnyMau). Soon, the addiction grew stronger and stronger, and before I knew it, I was running 2x 2feet tanks side by side, both fully stocked with SPS.


Finally in Aug 2011, my application for a new tank to my ‘Home Affairs Minister’ was approved, and after two months of preparation and production, The 5ive was delivered on 24 October 2011. With advice from the reefing gurus and help from fellow reefers in scaping and coral selections, The 5ive began to take shape very quickly; coralline algae can be seen from second month. It is now about a year old and livestock have settled down and growing without many new additions for the past six months. You can find out more about the setup

The 5ive - tank specifications

The Main Display Tank measures 60”x24”x22” (LxBXH), customised with 2 panels of Clear Crystal Glass. It also comes with an External Over Flow (EOF) box. Main tank water overflows to the under-tank sump via two over-sized 40mm PVC downpipes that come with 40mm union valves to handle 10,000L/hr water turnover. The overall volume of Main and sump tanks is around 196Gallons, or slightly over 740Litres of water.


The Cabinet is also customised to ensure sufficient workspace and access area to accommodate a dedicated electrical ‘panel’.

This allows me to DIY a neat and systematic wiring of all the countless equipment required to “automate” the operations of the tank.

On the reverse side of the same panel, I got some ‘hangars’ from Daiso and this optimises the storage area for quick access to frequently used tools/equipment, such as scissors/torch light.

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Due to keeping of SPS, tank parameters are kept constant at these parameters.


Salinity: 1.028
Temperature: 26-28 degrees Celsius
Ph: 8.3
Calcium - Ca: 430
Alkalinity– KH: 8.2
Magnesium – Mg: 1300


Addictive used
3x 20L dosing jerry cans (Ca/Kh/Mg) [Daily]
Strontium, Potassium, Iodide, Reef Pearls [fortnightly]


Tank: Hardware

Skimmer: Skimz SM201 – weekly wash and empty skimmer cup

Mechanical filtration: “Tea bag – Filter sock” – changed weekly

Dosing pump: Bubble Magus BM-T01 (Kh/Mg/Ca) + BM-T02 (FW auto topup w/ 3 spares)

Chiller: 1hp Mitsubishi StarMex with titanium drop-in coil and external probe

Biopellet / reactor: JNS BioPellet Reactor – Alpha 2

Chemical filtration: Rowaphos and Rowacarbon

Main return pump: 1xEhiem 1264 + 1x Reef Octopus Water Blast HY7000

Wave maker: 2x VorTech Mp40w + 1x Tunze 6055 (single controller) + 3x Tunze 6025 (modded)

Fans: 2x computer fans to cool MH

Lighting Controller: 2x digital timers (with 6 powerpoints)

Lightset: Giesseman Infiniti (courtesy of Ketchup and Desideria)

4x54W T5 + 2x250W Double-ended MH + 2X moonlight (DIY)

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1x Yellow Tang (Hawaii)

1 X powder Blue tang

1 x Rusty Pygmy Angelfish

1 x coral beauty pygmp angelfish

1x Sherpadi pygmy angelfish

1 pair Flame pygmy angelfish

1 pair Flame pygmy angelfish

1 x Pair Flame hawk

3x Barlett anthias

3x Springer damselfish

1 x Yellow Wrasse

1x Red-elongated dottyback

1x Mandarin dragonet

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Some personal Q & A questions

1. How long have you been reefing?
Ans: Serious reefing started only from 2008.

2. How did you get into this hobby?
Ans: An ex-colleague (angry) introduced me to SGREEFCLUB forum back in 2003.

3. Are you a fish guy or a Coral guy?
Ans: I think this is a trick question, so my response is: I am straight.

4. What is your main concern when looking around for your reefing equipment?
Ans: Cheaper, Better, Faster… Ok, seriously: Reliable, Value-for-Money, Resale Value.

5. What is your favorite past time
Ans: Toying around with my ride: Forester 2.5XT, In-Car-Entertainment and Single Malt whiskey.

6. What is the satisfaction you got from this hobby?
Ans: Winning this TOTQ! And of course, witness the growth and ever-changing shapes of the SPS.

7. Any advice for newbie in this hobby?
Ans: Read (a lot) but do not believe everything you read. Dedicate some time for Trial and Error to find out what works for you. Go Slow, Be Patient and Disciplined. Finally, make some friends in the forum; there are plenty of very helpful reefers who can ease your learning curve.

Final Acknowledgement and thank you note (If any).
I’m deeply humbled by this win, which is, coincidentally just days before I turn 38. Thanks for the nomination and awarding TOTQ to The 5ive. It will be a memorable one for me!

And now, the Oscar speech, there are really too many people to thank. But truly, with amnesia becoming a real problem for me lately, please forgive me, as you know, I tend to be quite absent-minded.

So here it goes:

Larry, thanks for taking over this forum and starting this award, hopefully it can inspire more non-reefers to join in this hobby!

JoeP, Fuel, ShootSimon, Pak Hon (Hon), FishChemist (Brother-In-Law), YellowTang, HotSoup, Sunny Mau.
Past TOTQ winners: Jeremy (Eniram), Crispin (Clee), Bellina (Bellinayu) and Gary (MengYang_Neo). My humble tank is honoured to be mentioned in the same breath as yours.

The one and only (Best Fish Friends) BFF whatsapp chat group: JackyWong, AhSiang, Luke (Digibee) Ignatius (Kikobananas), ZM (Comycus), for sharing your ideas and experience during my tank build. Jane and Leslie (Desideria and Ketchup) – the model reefing couple, congratulations on your twins! Ray (Raydiative) – Many thanks for your help in the scaping of the tank buddy! Congratulations on your engagement, really happy for you! And Jeremy (Eniram) again – Bro, your tank has always been an inspiration. All the best for your newly re-scaped tank. Hope it wins another award for you!
Cedric Ang, aka Dr. Ang. Very grateful to you for sharing your knowledge, not just SPS but in life! This win, is possible with your patience and guidance.

Finally, a big thanks to my family for their continuous support and all the sacrifices they made to accommodate my hobby.


Like Father, Like Son ! :drunk2:

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Tank : 4 X 2 X 2 with low iron front panel and external overflow

Skimmer : BK SM200 with waste collector

Return Pumps : Red Dragon 6m3 and Ehiem 1262

FR : 2 X Deltec 509 & powered by AB2000

Nitrate Filter : Deltec NF 509 and tee off from AB2000

Calcium R'tor : Deltec PF 501 with RM secondary chamber

Kalkwasser R'tor : Deltec KM500

Chiller : Pansonic 1 HP Compressor with 20m titanium Coil

Wave Makers : 4 X Tunze 6055 with 7096 & Vortec MP40w

Controller : GHL Profilux

Lighting : ATI Powermodule 10 or 8 tubes

Water Top-up : Water Top-Up tank powered by Tunze Osmolator

External Monitor : American Pinpoint pH and Temp. Monitor for main tank and GHL Profilux Controller to measure temp, pH, Redox

Ozonizer : Sander C50

UV : Corallife 6x

Algae Scrubbler

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congrats! beautiful tank! :score: :score:

(click to see my tank thread)

Skimmer : Deltec SC2560

Chiller : Sanyo 1HP Compressor with copper coil

Lighting : Ecotech Radion XR30w x 3 + 5 ft ATI power module 4 tubes

Dosing - Bubble magnus 7 channel

Main pump - reef octopus 7000

FR : Skimz phosphate reactor + FR45 Biopellet reactor

Wavemaker - Vortech 3X MP40W + 1 x sun sun

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Well done & Congrats, :cheers:

Display Tank : 36" x 20" x 20" Herbie overflow box design, Sump : 36" x 21" x 17", Frag Tank : 16” x 20” x 16”, custom built by Tank Culture.

Lightings : Ecotech  Radion XR15 Pro x 2 for Main Display Tank, Inled R80 x 1 for Frag Tank.

Chiller : Dalkin 1hp compressor with build-in drop coil.

Skimmer : Skimz Octa SC205i Protein Skimmer.

FR : H2Ocean FMR75 Fluidised Media Reactor with Hailea HX-2500 (Feeder Pump) running Rowaphos.

CR : Skimz Monzter E Series CM122 Calcium Reactor.

BPR: Marine Source Biopellet  Reactor with Continuum Reef Biopellet Fuel. 

Main Return Pump : SICCE Syncra ADV 9.0 & Jebao ACQ-10000 Water Pump.

Wavemaker : Jebao MOW-9 x2 for Main Display Tank & Jebao SLW-20M  Sine Wave Pump for  Frag Tank.

Water Top Up: AutoAqua Smart ATO Lite.

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Nice collection of spses Bro Wilson. Still remember the very 1st day knowing you last 4yrs when u start small.

Good hard work had paid off!!

Congrat bro!

Mix reef-Main tank 3x2.5x2.5ftA

TI 3ft 8tube

Hitachi compressor unit 1HP

1 x AP- 702 Deltec

1 x Coral Lab CR with Ph controller; 1X AquaMedic Kalk Reactor top off

Baby fish dosing kh/Sr&Kcl/mg

DI water thru kalkwasser

1 x Skimz Fr with BRS gfo

2 x Rio 32hF main pump

1 x Pinpt Orp monitor

1 X Pinpt Ph monitor

Aquamedic wave maker

Sump 3x1.5ft plumbed together with;

1.5ft cube live rock

Frag tank 5x1x1ft


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Congrats Will I Am.... Oops I mean William.

"Reefs, like forests, will only be protected in long term if they are appreciated"
Dr. J.E.N. Veron
Australian Institute of Marine Science


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Congrat bro. :thumbsup:

5x2.5x1.5ft Rimless Dream Tank (06/03/12)
Skimmer - Reefoctupus

Return Pump - 1 x Eheim 1264, 1 x water blaster 7k
Wavemaker - 2 x mp40es
Chiller - Daikin compressor with coil drop in
Lighting - 4 x 80w T5 Pair 1(6hrs23/12/12),Pair 2(16/06/12312hrs 2 x 80w De-lighting Retrofit (1/3/12) -(15/11/12)6hrs and 2 x 80w De-lighting Retrofit (13/10/12) -6hrs)
Reactor - Dosing pump (01/01/11)

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