Reef tanks don’t last forever, but it’s nice when they go out on a high note. Usually when a reef is shut down, it’s because of some aquarium catastrophe, or extraneous circumstances related to the house in which it resides.
Today’s video is a happy reef tank tear down, where the reef is totally banging, corals are growing like crazy, and the tank has been an absolute joy to run and manage remotely. You know I’ve torn down other people’s reef tanks before, for help and for cash way back in the day.
When you tear down someone else’s reef tank you never know what you might find in the recesses of the sump or the tank, or in what shape the equipment will be in. But since I personally installed and maintained this tank, livestock and all the equipment, there were no surprises and the equipment was meticulously maintained.
The best part of this teardown is that every single scrap of the reef, from the tank and the rock, and especially the corals and equipment all went back in service on other tanks almost immediately. You’ll definitely want to subscribe to find out how some of the gear is being repurposed on my home tank and, as a change of pace I will be featuring it a lot more publicly on the channel.