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SRC is proud to featured this quarter TOTQ winner - Alvin aka tht79 beautiful Mixed reef tank.

Theme of tank ; What a surpise “ TOTQ”

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Tank specifications

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Tank: Hardware

Tank Size : 30” (L) X 30” (W) x 24” (H)

Skimmer: Deltec SC1455

Mechanical filtration: Filter Sock

Dosing pump: Bubble Magus BM-T01

Chiller: Arctica 1/4HP

Biopellet / reactor: TLF 150

Chemical filtration: Rowaphos , Rowacarbon.

Main return pump: Eheim 1264

Wave maker: Vortech MP40, Tunze 6055, WP40, WP25

Others Equipments : JBJ ATO

Lighting period : Photon 24 led set, 5sets of Par38, 2sets of Par30.

Just change the Photon 24 to 250W MH to try out on sps growth.

Par 14K 0800-1700, 250wMH 1130-1400, Ledstrip moonlight 1700-2300.

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Water parameter

Salinity: 1.026

Temperature: 26 ~ 27

Ph: 8 ~8.3

Calcium - 450

Alkalinity – 8 ~ 8.3

Magnesium – 1420

Addictive used

Polyp Lab Reef-resh set

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Tht79 tank keeps getting nicer even after the award! Tank of Gems, Tank of Beauties, Tank of Health, Tank of Excellent Lights and Tank of Supreme Delights. Reefer Friendly and Helpful too. All r

Tank maintenance

10% of water change weekly with D&D salt. My calcium, alkalinity and mg solutions which I mix every 3rd week. Filter socks are replaced every 3 -4 days. I usually change carbon and rowaphos every 4 – 6 weeks.

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Live stocks – Corals

Multiple varieties of Zoanthids, Palythoas.

Echinophyllia sp. (chalice)

Euphyllia parancora (Hammer)

Plerogyra sinuosa (Bubble)

Goniopora sp.

Acropora sps.

Montipora

Millepora

Various small and large polyps corals

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Live Stocks - Fish:

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Acanthurus leucosternon ( Powder Blue Tang )

Zebrasoma flavescens ( Yellow Tang)

Pseudanthias bartlettorum ( Barlett’s Anthias x 2 )

Gramma loreto ( Royal Gramma )

Chromis vanderbuilti x 3

Neocirrhitus armatus ( Flame Hawkfish )

Calloplesiops altivelis ( Marine Betta )

Salarias ramosus ( Starry Blenny)

Priolepis noctuna ( Black Barred Convict Goby )

Wyoming White A.ocellaris Pair, etc..

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Some personal Q & A questions

1. How long have you been reefing?

Ans: Started from 2003, and it was until 2010 that when I getting serious into a mix reef tank.

2. How did you get into this hobby?

Ans: When I started snorkeling with my cousins back in 2002, discover the beauty of underwater world and that is also when I decided to start my marine tank in 2003.

3. Are you a fish guy or a Coral guy?

Ans: Both, I love fishes and exotic colors of corals !!

4. Any dream fish or coral you wish to own one day ?

Ans: Earlei fairy wrasse?

5. What is your main concern when looking around for your reefing equipment?

Ans: Reliable and after sales support.

6. What is your favorite past time

Ans: loitering around LFS with my kakisJ

7. What is the satisfaction you got from this hobby?

Ans: When the corals growing and its time to frags;0

8. Any advice for newbie in this hobby?

Ans: Passion, Patience, do lots of research, and make lots of friendly kakis here in this forum to help you on the way during your reefing .

Final Acknowledgement

· Thank you Singapore Reef Club ( Larry and the Moderators )

· A big thanks to my westie buddies whom share knowledge and livestock around.

· And our lfs/ sponsors that brings in exotic livestock and many affordable equipments to us .

More photos of Alvin's Gems below and on our facebookpage ;https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151700183063004.1073741828.109005173003&type=3&uploaded=2

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Congrats!!!

If ever anyone doubts the TOTQ award, just visit his tank and you will be won over.

Totally mesmerizing and a riot of colours of a mixed LPS and sps.

Photos can't captured the 3D effect of his rock scape ,and what you see is quite flat, unfortunately.

If anyone needs inspiration or a renewed of passion, just pull over his place.

A super friendly reefer, actually a reef maniac,

he will be more than glad to welcome you.

Congrats to a truly deserving winner!

The challenge is really on how to climb higher from here.

Cheers,

YT.

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Very nice arrays of colors in your mixed reef and not to mention that it's only a nano tank makes it even more spectacular!! Well done & congrats!!

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 : Inled R80 x 3 with 2  x Illumagic Vitamini Super Actinic LED Striplight Bars.

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.

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

Wavemaker : Jebao SOW-16M, SLW-30M & SLW-20M  Sine Wave Pump.

Water Top Up: Reef Octopus ATO.

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Congrat Tht79 very nice cube tank. With amazing lps collection. Like your rainbow gono. Amazing zoas too.

Thank you bro, you have a awesome large sps tank that I admire :big_boss:

Very nice bro,your zoas are wow wow wow :score: .

Thank you bro.

Awesome looking tank. Congrats!

Thank you.

very nice bro :)

Thank you bro.

Absolutely spectacular. My dream nano tank right here.

Thank you. With passion, your dream tank will come true :thumbsup:

Congrats bro. Well done.

Great zoas collection and a very nice chalice. I lost count already. ..

Esp i like ur light. Powerful n solid.

Thank you bro. My flower lighting is on trail for sps growth :P

Very nice arrays of colors in your mixed reef and not to mention that it's only a nano tank makes it even more spectacular!! Well done & congrats!!

Thank you

Congrats sir. Finally everyone get to see your powerful tank.

Amazing collection of sps and zoa. i can spend hours looking at his tank...

Thank you Sir.

You have lots of nice collections too :eyebrow:

Passion in reefing!

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Congrats!!!

If ever anyone doubts the TOTQ award, just visit his tank and you will be won over.

Totally mesmerizing and a riot of colours of a mixed LPS and sps.

Photos can't captured the 3D effect of his rock scape ,and what you see is quite flat, unfortunately.

If anyone needs inspiration or a renewed of passion, just pull over his place.

A super friendly reefer, actually a reef maniac,

he will be more than glad to welcome you.

Congrats to a truly deserving winner!

The challenge is really on how to climb higher from here.

Cheers,

YT.

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Thank you Sir Mike,

There's lots of inspiring tanks around yet to be discover, Im just lucky to won this quarter totq.

I believe whoever been to your place will get deeply poison, and Im one of them :chair:

Passion in reefing!

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Hidden Dragon !

Rare & humble collector!

Rare Zoas!

Rare Palys!

Rare SPS!

Rare Clams!

Rare LPS!

Rare Fishes too!

Easily Worth more than 10k in LS. WOW

A Big Congratz to u Bro.

Thank you bro.

:cheers:

Passion in reefing!

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Thank you Sir Mike, There's lots of inspiring tanks around yet to be discover, Im just lucky to won this quarter totq. I believe whoever been to your place will get deeply poison, and Im one of them :chair:[/r us toquote] How about a video for us to watch.
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It's Kakis like you that make this passion going.

For me now is: zoas out, blastos , chalice, acans and hums in

Always changing the landscape and inhabitants to feed the passion going.

Your reef is a dreamland, Alvin in Wonderland.

Who says only a 5-6 footer sps tank can be a TOTQ?

Alvin's nano has blown the myth.

Your lighting is indeed very effective and has a potential to be a standard feature for serious nano players.

Good Job, th79!!

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Congrats Alvin~ Very nice indeed. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Thanks bro.

talking about lightning, first time seeing a MH + LED combi!

Im on the trail for this MH + LEDs combination for coloration and corals growth.

Truly amazing tank

Congrats bro tht79

U deserve the totq

Thanks bro.

Congrats! You made us proud as the wesr side reefer.

Now u use MH, your sps and zoas Color slowly more intense.....cheers

Thanks bro,

Still have lots of beautiful marine tank, haven't show up yet and I like your large sps tank :bow:

Passion in reefing!

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