One of the most satisfying parts of building out the new Reef Builders Studio is how well my home reef tanks are coasting. Despite minimal attention and falling behind on feeding, dosing and basic maintenance, the reef tanks at my house are looking pretty phenomenal.
In fact, one of the driving forces behind the studio – other than it’s like a really really cool idea – is that I was running out of space in the home tanks, and wanted someplace to grow corals LARGE. So in this latest video I bring viewers along for some routine reef tank maintenance, including removing a buncha corals to take to the studio.
I think you’ll agree that the 60 cube SPS reef tank is doing pretty well, all the frag-grown corals are growing super fast and looking about as luscious and colorful as one could expect. The home reef feels much better to look at now that there’s actually fewer corals, and the reduced mineral demand should help to keep the chemistry even more in balance.
With this tank all buttoned up and ‘spring cleaned’, next I will turn my attention to the other two reef tanks at home in a future video. Hope you guys enjoy this rare look at my personal reef tank, the other mini system is quite different from this one so you’ll definitely want to stay tuned to see how these tanks are set up and maintained.