Precisely four months ago we called out Vivaldi’s new reef tank as being destined for greatness. The set up of Bon’s Lagoon is meticulous; ultra modern trimless tank and low profile reefscape and high tech equipment including Ecoxotic LED Cannons, Vortech water pumps and Vertex Moceans oscillating water return devices. Back then we knew that this kind of attention to detail goes hand in hand with a certain meticulous level of reefkeeping, a great advantage for running a high energy stony coral reef tank, and the four month update video above only reinforces that notion.
When a reef tank is done the right way from the start it is so much easier to have a better looking and stable reef aquarium down the road. Bon’s Lagoon is a perfect example of this and his great looking reef scene is what you get when the reefer’s focus is on doing it right. The low profile reefscape we saw back in December has turned into a great foundation for supporting many stony coral colonies which have also been arranged in a very pleasing and natural way.
It appears that the Ecoxotic LED Cannons are doing a great job of sustaining the Acropora and SPS colors. The appearance with just blue and white multichip LEDs is a little bit frosty but running an SPS tank like this on mostly 250 watts of LED lighting is practically unheard of. The Moceans and Vortechs are clearly providing enough flow, especially since the reef isn’t clogged with an excvess of rock, now all that’s left to see is what kind of growth rate and coloration will come from this system in the long haul.
Hats off to Vivaldi to a job well done so far and we look forward to future updates on Bon’s Lagoon.