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

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

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

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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




Addictive Used







Tank Maintenance


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


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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

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


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