TotM May 2015

This month's Tank of the Month belongs to Nicholas Sahpekidis!

View a video of Nicholas' tank on his YouTube Channel.

  • * Moorish Idol
  • * Blue Tang
  • * Yellow Tang
  • * Purple Tang
  • * Powder Blue Tang
  • * Sailfin Tang
  • * Chromis
  • * 2 Clown Fish
  • * Hermit Crab
  • * Sea Cucumber

How big is your tank?
The dimensions are 80x60x60cm
Sump 60x45x45 cm
With a total of 320 litres.

What equipment are you using (filtration, lighting, heater, CO2 gear etc)?
Zetlight 6600 at 90% capacity
2 x Sicce 3 4500 litre p/h wavemakers
Aquamedic turboflow blue 1000 500 litre protein skimmer
Filter sock
Refugium (reverse cycle lighting)
Eheim compact+ 5000
Return pump

What aquascaping have you done (gravel, plants, corals, etc)?
Crushed coral substrate with 40 kg of rock
Acropora frag
An assortment of soft corals, leathers, mushrooms, lps corals all growing nicely
An anemone and a clam
Maintained on the entire range of RedSea products plus micro plankton.

How much time do you spend maintaining your tank per week?
I prefer smaller more frequent water changes about 10 % every 4 days. I spend 4 - 6 hours a week on maintenance.

What do you feed the inhabitants of your tank?
They are fed Spectrum and on a range of frozen foods.

Tell us some interesting/unique about your tank?
I'm planning on dosing pumps and a chiller in the near future.


If you'd like to be our next Tank of the Month winner, please email photos or youtube videos with a brief description of your tank, and the species being kept to online@coburgaquarium.com.au. The winner receives a $50 gift voucher that can be spent in-store or on-line. Good luck!