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SRC Tank of the Quarter winner - TofuBox ( Jan 2015 to March 2015)

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We are proud to showcase this quarter TOTQ winner - Tofubox beautiful SPS tank setup !! Congratulation .. :groupwavereversed:


Good day! My name is Jarrett, but I go commonly by the nick of tofubox. I would like to thank SRC for nominating my tank, and allowing me to share my passion for marine tanks with everyone here. I’ve been reefing for about 5 years now, starting off with Soft corals, LPS, Fowlr, Nano, and finally down to SPS corals in this 125 gallon tank. Throughout this hobby, I’ve went through plenty of ups and downs, both good and frustrating moments, but nonetheless I’ve enjoyed every moment of it. I thank everyone for their support and may we continuously make this hobby a fun and interesting one!


Tank specifications

Tank size : 48" x30" x20" rimless

Volume: 125 gallons

Materials: 12mm low iron glass (3 sides)

Overflow: External 2/3rds Coast to Coast with Bean Animal 1.5" Overflows (3 pipes). Overflow box is 36”x5”x6”

Tank Builder: CRA (Coral Reef Aquarium)


System Parameter

Salinity: 1.0255

Temperature: 26 - 27

Ph: 8.1 - 8.3

Calcium – 410

Alkalinity– 6.8 – 7.5

Magnesium – 1480

Tank: Hardware equipments

Skimmer: Aquamaxx coneS CO-3

Mechanical filtration: 1 x Filter sock

Dosing pump: Currently not in use

Chiller: Hailea 1/2hp

Calcium / reactor: GEO 618 Calcium Reactor with Digital Bubble Counter

Chemical filtration: Zeovit System, Seachem Matrix Carbon

Main return pump: Reef Octopus HY 10000 w

Wave maker: 2 x Jebao rw15, 1 x Jebao wp25

Lighting : ATI Sunpower 8 tube

Auto Topup: JBJ ATO,

Reactor : Zeovit Reactor

Return Pump: Ehiem 1262

Lighting period : 10hrs Two Blue plus, 8hrs 8 Bulb combination (blue+, coral+, Aquablue Special, Purple+)

Addictive used

Zeovit System:

Zeovit stones: 1250ml x 1 x 7 weeks

Zeobak: 3 drops x 1 x week

Spongepower: 4 drops x 3 x week

Zeostart: 0.46 x 2 x daily

Coral Snow: 1 capful x 1 x week

Biomate: 5 drops x 1 x week

Flatworm Stop: 5ml x daily

Fauna Marine Colour elements : 5ml x 3 x week

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Tank maintenance

Water change every 10 days

Top up ATO reservoir every week

Change zeovit stones once every 7 weeks

Change Carbon every month

Clean tank glass once every 3 – 4 days




Live stocks – Corals

1. Teal Staghorn (oz)

2. Bali Green Staghorn

3. Blue Staghorn

4. Sky Bluestaghorn

5. Red Staghorn

6. Green Staghorn

7. Aussie Strawberry Shortcake x 2

8. Aussie Candlelight

9. Aussie Blue Tenius

10. Aussie Blue Prostrata

11. Sunset Millepora

12. Rose Millepora

13. Desert Millepora

14. Bubble Gum Millepora

15. Rainbow Stylopora

16. Smooth skin Acropora

17. Pink lemonade Acropora

18. True fiber optic Poccilopora

19. Green Poccilopora

20. Blue loripes

21. Ice Fire Echinata

22. Blue polyp Capitata

23. Fairy pink Montipora

24. Chilli Pepper Montipora

25. Lime green Montipora

26. Royal purple Montipora

27. Galaxy Montipora

28. Jade Green Digitata

29. Purple Digitata

30. Blue Digitata

31. Forest Fire Digitata

32. Yellow melody

33. Cream body, green tip Birdnest

34. Pink Birdnest

35. Radioactive Birdnest

36. Birds of paradise

37. Purple Goniopora

38. Green Tenius

39. 3 x Clams



Live Stocks - Fish:

1 x Blue tang

1 x Yellow tang

1 x Flame Angel

1 x Diamond Goby

1 x Melanurus Wrasse

2 x Yellow Coris Wrasse

2 x Black ice Clownfish

8 x Longspine Cardinalfish

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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: I started off keeping shrimps and freshwater and soon got bored of it. Decided to try something new, so i started my first marine tank in 2010.


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

Ans: I’m both a fish and coral guy!


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

Ans: Currently do not have any in mind, but hope one day I can keep a tank full of anthias and staghorn corals


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

Ans: Reliability is my main concern!

6. What is your favorite past time

Ans: Besides looking at the tank mostly, I enjoy doing outdoor sports.

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

Ans: My greatest satisfaction is seeing my corals grow and colour up. This hobby can sometimes get really frustrating, but it pays off well end of the day when everyone at home enjoys a beautiful tank.


8. Any advice you have for newbie in this hobby?

Ans: Do read up on the livestock you are planning on purchasing or keeping. Bear in mind, every livestock has its own needs and requirements, try your best to cater to them, and you will be rewarded with a long lasting healthy specimen.


What did you gain from this hobby ?

Ans: I made a lot of new friends from all walks of life.



Lastly, I would like to thank my family and my partner who has been very supportive of this hobby. Also a very close friend who had introduce me zeovit system and chiong LFS with me, couldn’t have done it without him.


More photos of his setup can be found on our facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152710286078004.1073741834.109005173003&type=1

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congrats bro. awesome tank.

did u start out with zeovit or convert to zeovit?

any differences after gg the zeo way?

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Too many people spend money they haven't earned to buy things they don't want to impress people they don't like.

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Congrat bro

6.5 * 2 * 2 + 3.75 * 1.5 *1.5,(Decomn on 14/9/08)
4*2*2 + 2.5*1.25*1.25 (Decomn on 1/8/09)
5*2*2 (Fully LED light system, 140 3 watt SSC leds with 60 degree lens)(Decomm)
2.5*2*2(Fully LED Light System,96 3 watt SSC leds with 60 degree lens)(Decomm)

5*2.5*2(LED only)

Eheim return 1 * pump

1 HP Daikin compressor with cooling coil
2 Jebao OW40, 1 ecotech MP40,
1X6085 Tunze wm,

1 CURVE 7 Skimmer

  1 DIY 80 led control by Bluefish mini 

1 radion XR30W G2, 2 Radion XR15G3

Sump area lite by 5 ft T5 , 6 * SSC 3 watt red LED for refugium

1 Full spectrum E27 led light

1 CR control by bubble count

Start No Water Change since 1st Dec 2016

Add new 2.5x2x 1.5 ft 



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Bro, alw knew u gonna win totq someday, Juz a matter of when. Congrats on achieving a fabulous looking tank!!

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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Congrats Mr tofu you deserve it

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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Congratulate wor tofuboy!!!


| Display : 48x30x22 Skimmer : SK-201 skimz

| Sump : 30x24x18 Wavemaker : 2x RW-15 , 1x RW-8

| Cooling : 1HP titanium drop in coil ATO : JBJ

| Lighting : ATI Sunpower 8x54w + 48x cree xte royal blue Return : Jebao dc-6000

| Dosing : Jebao dosing pump [ CaCl2 + NaHCO3 ] Pump :

| Reactor : FSZ Z160 zeolite reactor & phosban 150

| System : ZEOVIT

decomm-ed :

Ydkm SPS reef

:wub: >><< :wub:

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