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SRC Tank of the Quarter - Kylve ( Dec 2013 - Feb 2014 )

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SRC is proud to fatured this quarter TOTQ winner - Kylve beautiful Mixed reef tank.



It all started when my BIL tempted me into this hobby with 1 pair of nemo ( clownfish ) with live rock in a simple 1ft tank. Within 2 weeks, I started to fall in love with this wonderful hobby and got another 2ft tank, keeping zoas . After less than 5 month, found my current tank being too small, and it so happen that a reefer is decommissioning his tank, and wanted to give away his 5 ft tank that landed me into my current 5ft setup.

I Started my new tank keeping zoas and pratas with lots of fishes. Unfortunately , Murphy's law always happens when you are not around. My chillier pump spoilt suddenly and it causes the water temperature in the tank to rise which result in all pratas melting off. Shortly after this lesson learn, I Change to a compressor chiller together with a auto temp cut off system install with my MH lighting. In 2009, when i decided to try keeping SPS corals , all the corals was growing well. That is also when I decided to rescape my tank and sold off all my fishes and corals to try out my current system with lesser rock and bioload.



I started off my tank again this time round with numerous frags and small bioload of minimum fishes. One fine day, i was poison by a SRC reefer ezman with angels fishes, that i decided to setup another tank for these beauty, so i transfer all my zoas over to another dedicated running system so that i can keep my angelfishes in my main tank. By doing so, this also helps to increase my water volume and enable me to add more fishes which i loved !!!

I still love to see my tank fill with corals with many fishes swimming around freely which looks colorful and make my tank lively !


Tank specifications

Salinity: 1.026

Temperature: 26

Ph: 8

Calcium - 430

Alkalinity– 9

Magnesium – 1500


Tank: Hardware

Skimmer: deltec 851

Dosing pump: Tom Aquatics Aqua-Lifter Dosing Pump with timer

Chiller: 1HP compressor drop in coil

Biopellet / reactor: Biopellet reactor

Main return pump: OR 3500 and eheim 1260

Wave maker: 2 x Vortech MP40W, 1 x Tunze 6250, 1 x Tunze 6850

Others Equipments : JBJ auto top up

Lighting period : De-Lighting tube

2 x Blue Plus + 2 x aquablue special (From 11am to 11.30pm)

3 x 250W MH 15K Bulb : aqua lighting(From 3.30pm to 8pm)


Addictive used

No, i dont use much addictive on my tank as I tend to feed my fishes a lot which i belive in turn will the corals in my tank.

Tank maintenance

7 to 10 days change 25L of pre salt mix using DD salt. 4 to 5 days cleaning of skimmer cup and changing of cotton wool. Every 1 week mixing and topping up of cal,mag and alkalinity solution using food grade powder.

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Live stocks – Corals


Montipora digitatas, Montiporas capricornis, Seriatopora hystrix, Seriatopora caliendrum ,



Pocillopora damicornis, Acropora tortuosa, Acropora prostrata, Acropora valida, Acropora tenuis,

Acropora anthocercis, Acropora millepora, Acropora nasuta







Ricordea yuma, Rhodactis inchoata, Trumpet coral, frogspawn coral, mini carpet



Live Stocks - Fish:

Holacanthus ciliaris (Queen Angelfish)

Pomacanthus navarchus (majestic angelfish)

Pomacanthus xanthometopon (Juv blue face angelfish)

Pomacanthus imperator (Juv emperor angelfish)

Apolemichthys trimaculatus (blue lips)

Centropyge potteri (potter's angelfish)

Centropyge aurantia (Golden angelfish)

Centropyge bispinosa (Coral Beauty Angelfish)

Genicanthus bellus (bellus angelfish)(Female)

Zebrasoma xanthurum (purple tang)

Priolepis nocturna (white tiger goby)

blue chromis

1 pair Amphiprion percula (True Percula Clownfish)

1 pair Amphiprion ocellaris var.(black clown)

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Some personal Q & A questions

1. How long have you been reefing?

Ans: 5 years

2. How did you get into this hobby?

Ans: as above

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

Ans: I love both!!

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

Ans: too many to list..lol

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

Ans: Reliability & affordability

6. What is your favorite past time

Ans: surfing SRC and going to LFS. Staring at the tank …

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

Ans: To see sps and zoas growing from frags to colony.

8. Any advice for newbie in this hobby?

Ans: Patience.. And do a lot of read up in the forum.. It helps a lot. And makes friends with all the wonderful reefing friends who will be more then happy to share their experience with you.

Final Acknowledgement and thank you note (If any).

To my wife, for her tolerance and understanding as I always spent a lot of time on the tank..LOL

To all my reefing kaki who we share corals with.. PS : u know who you are

And also thanks to SRC where we can share and learn from each other.

More photos of his setup can be found on our facebook page ; ( https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151997705258004.1073741830.109005173003&type=1 )

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Congrats!!! Wonderfull tank

.Envy bro! :) :)..

300Gallons of Pure Goodness! >Dimensions 6x2x2 (Foot)

1: Maxspect 160 Watt qty-2

2: Vortech MP 40 Wes

3:Jaebao WP40 qty-2

3: Skimz Becket Skimmer/ Ehiem 1260

4: Dymax XC 900 Calcium Reactor

5: American Pinpoint PH Controller

6: Iwaki MD 55 And MD 70 (Return)

7: Hydra Aquatics FR45 Reactor

8:Hailea 10HP Chiller

R2R forum->>>http://www.reef2reef.com/forums/photography-forum/154896-ashwins-reefing-photography.html

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Congrats upon congrats , Klyve.

Your reef mix is so natural that staring at it a bit longer makes me feel like being a fish swimming in your tank.

Absolutely stunning and daring with the Angels amongst the corals.

Truly inspirational .



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Congrats, beautiful reef tank with equally beautiful angelfishes!!

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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Beautiful reef.....



Reviving my reef tank :

Crystal glass 53" x 22" x 17" rimless (inclusive of 12"x22"x17" IOS)

Life Reef HVS3-24 with mazzei venturi

ATI Sunpower 8 x 39w T5 (4 x Blue plus, 2 x Aqua blue special, Coral plus)

ZET Light 3 x 3w LEDs moonlight

Arctica 1/3 Hp + 1/4 Hp back up

Vortech mp40w x 3 + Jebao wp25

Eheim 1264 x 3 + water blaster 5000

Vortech back up battery

TLF-150 + Rowaphos

Activated carbon

Kamoer 3 channel + CaCl2 + NaHCo3

150L Refugium with DSB, miracle mud, cheato

2ft T5 x 2 light tubes for refugium

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Congrats bro. Impressive!

Simple equipments n maintenance get amazing results.

And Ur queen never touch ur chalice n zoas?! Lucky

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Thanks bro, what I felt is stable perimeter will have amazing result..

Hmm actually all my zoas and chalice is in another tank, linked up system..lol.

but I have small colony of dragon eye on DT which so far the angels never touch it.

Awesome looking tank. Congrats!

thanks bro

Grats!!!! beautiful tank! Must have spent plenty of man hours staring at it. haha

thanks bro, yes most of my free time is spent on staring on the tank..lol

Congratz!! Awesome bro

thanks bro

Congrats!!! Wonderfull tank

.Envy bro! :) :)..

thanks bro. your zoas collection are very nice..

Awesome and congrat!

thanks bro

Very nicely done! Congrats

thanks bro

wow congratulations, like the low maintenance routine =)

thanks bro.

|| Tank: 5x2x2.5 || Sump 3.5x1.5.1.5 || Lights: DeLighting 2x80w Aquable Special T5 ||

|| Return: 2 x ehiem 1264 || Skimmer: Skimz SM251 ||

|| CR: deltec denitrator || ATO with custom make reservior tank||

|| FR: TLF running Rowas ,UV ||

|| Wavemaker: Jebao RE20& RW15|| Chiller: Daikin 1HP Compressor ||

|| Monitor 1: American Marine Pinpoint Temperature monitor ||

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