@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.
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
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
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
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!
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