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Preuss Pets 200g Deep Dimension SPS Tank

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    Default Preuss Pets 200g Deep Dimension SPS Tank

    We set this tank up in our Saltwater department in the Summer of 2008. It features a bank of overdriven 48-inch T5 HO's. We've been very happy with the growth rates and coloration on the corals in this aquarium. The main struggle has been in maintaining the vigorous water flow for the corals without blowing the fine sugar sand around. This has been largely resolved, but has encouraged us to reconsider the use of fine sand like this in a 27-inch deep 48-inch long tank full of water flow loving SPS. All but one of the SPS corals were placed in the tank as small frags, and have grown from there.

    Equipment & Maintenance

    Tank - Marineland Deep Dimension 200g starphire front with dual overflows (48"x36"x27")

    Sealife systems Berlin Reef Sump -- 300 -- (42"x16"x18")
    Two 7" 200 micron filter socks -- changed weekly
    Eheim 1262 Return pump -- Energy efficient
    Fluval E-heater 300w
    Reef Dynamics XRC 180 Protein Skimmer
    Korallin 1502 Calcium reactor
    10 lb CO2 Tank
    Aquatic Life Regulator

    Water Movement
    1 - EcoTech MP40w
    2 - Tunze 6085

    8 T5s -- overdriven with Sunlight Supply reflectors
    2 - ATI Aquablue special
    3 - ATI Blue Plus
    1 - UV lighting Aqua Sun
    2 - Korallen-Zucht Fiji purple
    2 - 660 Ballast

    1/4 horse Arctica chiller
    57-watt Aquaultraviolet UV sterilizer -- run 24/7/365
    2 -- 4-inch CoralVue cooling fans
    Parameters and Maintenance

    Salt - Seachem Salinity and/or Tropic Marin
    Kept at 1.025-1.026

    Reef Nutrition PhytoFeast concentrate, Oysterfeast and Rotifeast -- several times a week.
    Arctipods, Mysis shrimp soaked in Zoe, Zoecon and Garlic guard daily
    Ocean Nutrition Formula 1 and Formula 2 pellets daily


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    Added by jimsflies:

    Special thanks to @BeakerBob for taking the awesome photos for this Tank of the Month.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Canton, Michigan
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    Awards Fishbowl Drawing Winner Tank of the Month


    Looks awesome!!!!!!...loving the size and growth...nice job...

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    jimsflies - Reefkeeper

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    Aug 2009
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    Awesome tank!

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    bluwc - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Mar 2011
    Clio, MI


    Very nice tank!

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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
    Team CR

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    Nov 2010
    Houghton Lake
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    Awards Monthly Giveaway Winner Fantasy Football Champion Referral Award Monthly Giveaway Winner


    My favorite display tank at Pruess! You can stare at it for hours.
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

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    CR Member
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    Aug 2011
    Clinton Twp.
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    Default WOW!!!

    All I can say is WOW!! I guess it helps a tank to be set up in the middle of a salt water dept. of a retail store. My wife and I need to talk!!!!

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    Hey.... I recognize that tank! Thank you Jim. It's an honor to be selected for the TOTM!

    Check out our website

    preusspetsbanner4 - Preuss Pets  200g Deep Dimension SPS Tank

    Open Monday-Saturday 10-9 and Sunday 11-6
    1127 N. Cedar St
    Lansing, MI 48906

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    Fish Dad - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Jun 2011
    Flushing MI
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    Sweet, super cool tank

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    Tom@HaslettMI - Reefkeeper
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    Oct 2009
    East Lansing, MI
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    Awards Yugo Award - For helping with the CR Booth at MCES Monthly Giveaway Winner Monthly Giveaway Winner Photo of the Month Tank of the Month


    It has been fun watching this tank grow... I feel like it was just yesterday that I saw it sitting empty next to the LR bins.

    Nice work to all of the staff at Preuss for creating and maintaining such inspirational display tanks.


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    Feb 2010
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    I have always enjoyed this tank. What substrate is being used?

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