We know almost nothing about this large French reef tank other than it resides in the West of France. The aquarium belongs to a fellow who goes by the name Phil56 on the forums and apparently, Phillipe has a handle on how to do this reefing thing as evidenced by this large and well laid out reefscape.
The mixed reef aquarium appears to be at least eight feet long and the lack of glitter lines tells us he is probably using T5 fluorescent lighting.
The balance of the fish population is perfect by our standards and that large, asymmetrically placed and angled cleft in the scape really divides the whole scene in a very pleasing way. The trench of the reef divide is loaded with plating corals and diverse coral groups are well represented and well grouped into little microhabitats on both sides of the reef. Phil’s large reef tank may not have the sophistication of Julian Sprung’s reef, the Japanese layout of Ali’s reef or the sheer grandeur and large colonies of the rocky mountain reef tank, but the next time we’re in France this is one reef we’ll definitely be aiming to visit.
Update: Here’s a write up of Phil56’s 1900 liter reef tank on Aquariophilo.com.