Image Courtesy of @charle_shallowreef

Powered By ATI Featured Aquariums: @charle_shallowreef

@charle_shallowreef has a stunning system filled with vibrantly colored Acropora that you have to see to believe. This Powered By ATI reef comes to us all the way from Metz, France. Be sure to drop Charle a follow on Instagram in order to see more of the stunning photography throughout this profile. The ATI Sunpower T5 fixture is putting in some serious work to help grow and color up a diverse range of SPS corals. Find out more about Charle’s reef and approach below.

About @charle_shallowreef

Image Courtesy of @charle_shallowreef
Image Courtesy of @charle_shallowreef

Social Media Profile: @charle_shallowreef on Instagram

Location: Metz, France

Years in the Hobby: 10 Years

Type of Tank: Shallow Reef

Favorite Coral: Strawberry Shortcake Acropora

Favorite Fish: Odonus Niger

Aquarium Specs

Image Courtesy of @charle_shallowreef
Image Courtesy of @charle_shallowreef

Tank Size: 130 x 65 x 45cm

Tank Volume: 380 liters

Lighting: ATI T5 Sunpower Fixture & Bulbs

Sump: Custom 180-liter acrylic sump

Skimmer: Bubble King SuperMarin 200

Image Courtesy of @charle_shallowreef
Image Courtesy of @charle_shallowreef

Other Filtration: 40-liter sump refugium

Return Pump: Maxspect DC 12K

Powerheads/Water Circulation: Tunze 6105 and Jebao SLW20

Dosing Equipment: Xepta AutoBalance

Dosing Container: DIY acrylic dosing container

Controller: None

ATO: None

Primary Dosing (Ca/Alk/Mg): Aquaforest component+1+2+3 

Other Additives (Nutrients, Trace Elements, Other): Aquaforest power Elixir, Build, Energy, PureFood, and Life Source

ICP Testing: Aquaforest

Secrets to Success: weekly maintenance, keeping parameters stable, ICP test tracking

Goals for the Future: Have many more varieties of Acropora and why not try another ATI Straton or 6x54w Hybrid lighting!

If you’d like us to showcase your “Powered By ATI” tank in a future article, please tag us in your posts on Instagram and let us know what ATI equipment is powering your reef. Keep your eyes peeled, and you may make the cut!

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