We made a huge push in the last few weeks leading up to ReefStock not just to get everything ready in time for a few visits, but mostly to just to finally get some of these reef tanks going. After six months of build up and planning and laying the foundation for a safe, productive space for reefing and making videos, holy cowfish does it feel good to have most of the glass aquarium display up and running.
Before we switched gears for the big show, we found some time to document the four big new reef tanks, three Innovative Marine EXTs and a Waterbox Crystal Peninsula in their virgin, unadulterated forms. In this first video we show off all the new tanks as they were before aquascaping with everything running, lights, filters, pumps and running silently. This is the canvas upon which we spent so much time just getting everything ready for rock, fish & corals.
One of the most overlooked and least discussed topics about all aquariums is how to keep the fish from jumping out. The answer has always been simple and easy, just cover the tank silly! But this is easier said then done on our semi-custom, rimless aquariums of wildly varying dimensions, and what can you put on these style of looks that looks good and still does the job?
The options out there in the reefing world are limited but we think we’ve found a solution that is worthy of the high bar we set for everything in use at the Reef Builders Studio. The new Pisces EXO aquarium tops from Clearview Lids (which I mistakenly call the Tsuanmi line) are a machined hybrid of polycarbonate and mesh that creates a very strong and lightweight solution for covering the newest crop of rimless, show quality display aquariums.
We have a lot to say about the new Pisces EXO lids from Clearview and it’s all laid out in great detail in the video. But as you can see in this latest release, the tanks that these lids are covering are mostly aquascaped, stocked with & corals and have been coming along nicely for a couple weeks. Over the coming days we’ll be releasing a feature of each of these new up and coming reef aquarium displays and if I spend much of time simply watching and enjoying them, you’ll definitely want to stay tuned to see what diverse reef corals and concepts have been created within them.