We are always on the lookout for unique and beautiful aquariums and this Azoox aquarium from “Uhuru” that was selected as the featured this month on Nano-Reef fits the bill. A non-photosynthetic aquarium is no easy task in itself, let alone getting it to a nice healthy state like this one, so we appreciate the effort and skill Uhuru put into this setup. Housed in a 20g Elos Mini, he has had his fair share of hurdles the last two years to get this Azoox gem where is is today. This aquarium is a nice blend of rare specimens from fish, invertebrates and NPS coral.
Those of you thinking you want to go home and shift your SPS tank to Azoox might want to consider Uhuru constantly feeds his tank with peristaltic pumps and manual feeding throughout the day. His feeding ritual is quite intensive and includes:
- Continuous 0.40 mL/hr Reed Mariculture Shellfish Diet.
- Continuous 1.10 mL/hr Reef Nutrition Roti-Feast.
- Mix of frozen rotifers, Cyclop-eeze, Ocean Nutrition Instant Baby Brine Shrimp, Fauna Marin Ultra Sea Fan, Ultra Min F, Ultra Min D and Elos SVC Zooplankton target fed about 10 times a day.
- Mix of Fauna Marin Ultra Clam, Ultra Min F, Ultra Sea Fan, Ultra Life, Ultra Pac, Elos SVC Zooplankton and Prodibio Reefbooster dosed manually about 5 times a day.
- Frozen mysis shrimp, New Life Spectrum small pellets and Fauna Marin Ultra LPS Grow + Color soaked in vitamins and/or Selcon target fed to LPS corals once a day.
- Live feeder fish or shrimp fed to Antennarius pictus one to two times a week.
To help keep the tank in balance with the heavy feeding, he does two 25% water changes a week, activated carbon and runs an oversized Euro Reef RC80 skimmer plus an Ozotech Poseidon Ozonizer. This may seem like a lot for a small tank but with that amount of food, an aggressive filtration and water change strategy is probably best. To get a full rundown of what’s in this aquarium as well as the entire genesis of the project, head on over to Nano-Reef.