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SRC Tank of the Quarter winner - ezman ( April 2015 to June 2015)

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SRC is proud to showcase this quarter TOTQ winner ezman aka Paul simple and beautiful nano reef tank. This is just another proof that with proper knowledge and patient, a successful mixed reef tank for a nano tank with bare minimum equipment is deem possible.

Ezman Nano Mix Reef Tank


I am someone who loves fishes since young and I was a freshwater monsterfish keepers for more than a decade. I have a cousin who was a reefer and used to have a beautiful 6 footer mixed reef. Whenever I goes to his house during CNY, I will get stuck in front of this tank for easily 1-2 hours. After about 4yrs later, I happened to come across this little tank of mine and bought it. That’s how my journey to reefing got started….

My first 4 yrs of reefing was only using a LED lightset + fan + skimmer keeping only fishes and LPS. I have never bother to test my water perimeter and have never understand why do I have to do so until the day when i realize that my beautiful coral is dieding one by one without any apparent reason. That is when i have to learn through the hard way of reefing which i glad that many do not need to embark on this path due to the amount of knowledge that this forum and the internet can offer.


Tank Specification

Tank Size : 50 x 50 x 70 ( cm ) With Internal Overflow System

Salinity: 1.026

Temperature: 26 Degree

Ph: 8.0

Calcium - 380

Alkalinity– 8.2

Magnesium – 1380



Tank Hardware

Skimmer: SKIMZ HS1

Mechanical filtration: NONE

Dosing pump: NONE

Chiller: ARCTICA 1/10

Biopellet / reactor: NONE

Chemical filtration: NONE

Main return pump: CHINA BRAND 3800L

Wave maker: MP10WES X 2

Others Equipments : AI HYDRA 26 X 1

Lighting period : 1PM – 10PM

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Addictive Used



Tank Maintenance

Weekly water change of a salt pail with Skimz reef salt mixed + changing of the cotton inside my IOS filtration.



Live Stocks - Corals

Acropora, staghorn, millie, chalice, zoas

Rhodatics Yuma, clams, seafan, gogornia, prata, supersun, cocoworm,


Live Stocks - Fishes



Clown pair – Black Ice + Piccaso

Flame wrasse

Flame Angel

White tiger goby (pair)

Blue accessor

Blotchy anthias

Convict tang

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Some Personal Q & A Questions

1. How long have you been reefing?

Ans: approx. 5 yrs

2. How did you get into this hobby?

Ans: influenced by my cousin who has a very beautiful 6footer mixed reef..

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

Ans: both fishes and corals as I love them.

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

Ans: nothing in particular! Anything that is nice….

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

Ans: Reliability

6. what is your favorite pass time?

Ans: Surfacing SRC, going to LFS/Farms with friends and also looking and meddling with my tank.

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

Ans: seeing my fishes and corals doing well in my tank

8. Any advice for newbie in this hobby?

Ans: be patience in reefing. Never try and go by a shorter route as it may lead to diseaster!

Final Acknowledge and Thank you note

To all my reefing kakis whom we are sharing corals with. PS: u know who you are

And also thanks to SRC where I get to meet new friends and also get to learn from them

For more clearer photos, please go to our facebook ; https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152920375108004.1073741835.109005173003&type=3

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Congrat!!! Amazing tank with simple setup

My little ocean
Mix Reef-Main tank 30 inches Length x 32 inches Width x 18 inches Height
2 X Skim DC return pump
Aquabee 2000 chiller feeder

Hailea 1/2 Chiller
1 X Tunze nano wavebox

2 X EcoTech Marine Vortech MP10W
Deltec skimmer - Internal
Lumenarc 400watt 12K Reeflux

8 X T5 ATI Powermodule
Prolifux control with external touchscreen display
Refugium keeping chaeto

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V nice growth and colours of sps..u really deserved it...


|| 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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Nice nano reef tank!! 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 : 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 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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V nice growth and colours of sps..u really deserved it...


Thanks bro! Without your help and guidance, I wouldn't have manage to keep sps.....

Congrat!!! Amazing tank with simple setup

Thanks bro. mine is nothing compared to yours....

Congratz!!! Cool looking tank .. !!



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Nice nano reef tank!! Congrats!!

Thanks bro. Your setup is also an inspiration to me.

Congratulations to a super friendly dude !

Nice to know u too, friendly and steady!

Power lah... Swee to the max

come back and join us in reefing!

Congrats Bro! :thumbsup:

Thanks bro!

Well done! Congrats bro

Thanks you. I love your setup.....

Congrats bro...

Thank you!

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Congrats bro

Thanks bro. your yellow SPS is doing very well in my tank!

Congrats bro.

Thanks bro!

Congrats bro~

Thank you!


Thanks for your frags bro!


Thanks bro!

Power!! Muackz!! You did it. . 50x50x70.. Never an easy size to scape... You deserve it Bro.

Thanks bro. Without you, I wouldn't have such power!! cheers

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