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    The Drop Off LPS Reef of Mariusz

    We previously showed you Mariusz’s sun coral dominated LPS reef aquarium. Since then Mariusz has been working on an upgrade, but he did not want your typical rectangular or cube tank. Given his taste in azooxanthellate corals he opted for a split level, drop off tank to mimic a reef wall. The aquarium is roughly […]

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    We previously showed you Mariusz’s sun coral dominated LPS reef aquarium. Since then Mariusz has been working on an upgrade, but he did not want your typical rectangular or cube tank. Given his taste in azooxanthellate corals he opted for a split level, drop off tank to mimic a reef wall. The aquarium is roughly 71″ long with a 16″ height difference between the two levels of the aquarium.

    reef-wall-aquarium

    Mariusz has stuck with his orange dominated theme, extending to the fish and corals–with subtle highlights of blue and purple in sponges, tube anemones, chromis and anthias. He has become a popular discussion topic among LPS keepers for the reported 40 cubes of mysis he feeds his sun corals each day! To cope with this waste, a large ┬áDeltec AP 703 skimmer is used.

    tubastaea-sun-coral

    blue-sponge

    chelmon-rostratus

    mariusz-lps-reef

    This aquarium is relatively new, with most of the inhabitants being transferred from a previous system. Unfortunately Mariusz has had a host of issues with the tank itself due to poor construction, which lead to a leak and a host of other headaches. We wish him the best of luck to resolve this, and to continue working on this tank–pending the outcome we’ll have more updates on this unique aquarium.

    For more reef wall inspiration be sure to see Philippe Grosjean’s drop off reef.

    4 Comments

    1. Brandon
      December 10, 2009 at 8:53 AM | Permalink

      I have always loved tubastreas and would love to have an aquarium that packed. But 40 cubes a day!!! WOW!

    2. unknown reefer
      December 10, 2009 at 9:07 PM | Permalink

      whats that blocking the tank.

    3. ZiyaadB
      December 11, 2009 at 7:53 AM | Permalink

      EEEK!!! 40 cubes a day!!!!!
      I dont want to even imagine the skimmate smell

    4. December 11, 2009 at 4:29 PM | Permalink

      @unknown reefer nothing is blocking the tank, that is how the tank & stand are shaped. Here is a better picture with the lights on so the stand & set up are more visible http://tinyurl.com/y8jsp4d

      I have been following this tank build for a while, it is sad to here all the head aches and heart aches that this tank build has been enduring. Wish him the best of luck with his unique drop off reef build.

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