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    Pieter van Suijlekom’s Non-Photosynthetic Reef

    Pieter is best known by aquarists for his beautiful 6m curved glass reef. It was February 2006’s Tank of the Month and pushed the bar even higher for large reef aquariums. This aquarium and the one I am about to show you is located in Vlaardingen just south of Holland. If you have never been to […]

    Pieter is best known by aquarists for his beautiful 6m curved glass reef. It was February 2006’s Tank of the Month and pushed the bar even higher for large reef aquariums. This aquarium and the one I am about to show you is located in Vlaardingen just south of Holland. If you have never been to Holland, it is worth visiting. I was fortunate enough to spend a bit of time there playing futbol and I hope to make a trip back soon.

    This tank is not seen by most–it’s not on display and resides in the equipment room! Unfortunately I do not have much information on this beauty, but I would like to thank Pieter and Luc for allowing us to share these photos with you. The images speak for themselves.

    The Netherlands is churning out some serious reef talent. Pieter, Jan, Luc, Leonardo, Martin, Tanne… it must be the water. 

    We’re making progress and a few like Pieter are having success with corals that just a few years ago were deemed impossible to keep. For more information on non-photosynthetic corals, be sure to check our StonyReef’s write up that includes some great links like Danny Dame’s recipe.

    3 Comments

    1. December 15, 2008 at 12:01 PM | Permalink

      Super tank. I think that’s his 80x80x80? If so,

      500 liters
      Leds and pl’s
      Chilller / 22*C
      BK 220 skimmer
      Sand Bed Filter
      Plankton Reactor
      56000 liters/hour flow

    2. December 15, 2008 at 12:04 PM | Permalink

      Oops – link to it

      Partway down is mention of possibly adding a couple Centropyge boylei…?

    3. December 15, 2008 at 5:23 PM | Permalink

      Hey L thanks for the links. Two Peppermints would be…!?!

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