If ever there was an incentive to clean your tank, rethink your plumbing and tidy up your electrics, then this “system” owned and run by Jeff Dick is it. Starting with the 215-gallon display tank, Jeff has a talent for making Seriatopora and Anacropora colonies look good, nestled next to Stylophora, Acropora, and a surprisingly attractive Sinularia.
The fish are fat and round, many long-term fish, some rehomed, and they glide through the coral garden, with crystal clear water, and immaculate glass.
Take a trip down to Jeff’s basement and the six-foot sump that filters the tank is pride of place, with color-coded pipework for drains and returns, neatly routed wires, and an all-important battery backup.
The sump system feeds a large frag tank too, but separate to that in the corner is a nem tank worthy of public display, with no fewer than 200 “Black Widow” anemones nestling within it.
This is what 200 anemones look like in one tank…