Just got stung by my Volitan and I figured I would say Hello

Orphek OR3 reef aquarium LED lighting

G Santana

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Manny D. Mandarin

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Long time lurker and recent member. I recently had a total knee replacement so I have watched as many BRS videos as possible. Love those guys. I was just cleaning my tank and thought the volitan was on the other side when I stuck my hand in. Didn't go well but not the first time. Looks like I'll be on benadryl and ibuprofen for the day.

I have been a reefer since the mid 90's and a nerd all my life. Journeyman Patternmaker, Machinist, Mechanical, Electrical, And Software engineer.

My first tank was a 150g plumbed through the floor with 55 gallon drums for a wet/dry system, Sump and 3 drums for anaerobic digestion. It was successful and sold with the house. Been experimenting ever since. I have researched lighting and anaerobics for years and am looking to add to my toolbox of knowledge.

My current tank is an ongoing experiment. 72g bowfront with fiberglass sculpted background and a center refugium for growing pods.


Not glorious but it's a test tank for lighting and anaerobics. I still haven't been able to talk the wife into a 200g livingroom peninsula but she loves the critters when she comes into my office. I'm getting close to convincing her.
The backdrop of your tank is so cool and something I would want to swim in!!

What percentage of blue versus white lighting do you think makes the best coral growth combo?

  • All Blue

    Votes: 12 2.6%
  • Mostly Blue

    Votes: 287 62.7%
  • Even Balance

    Votes: 112 24.5%
  • Mostly White

    Votes: 38 8.3%
  • All White

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 8 1.7%