Schwings Reef 500l

500l reef tank

Newest video (January 2014 – setup time 2 years) 

Video (march, 2013):

Aquarium setup Date: 15/09/2011

Main Tank: 130x60x60radion_seite

Sump: 80x35x35

System parameters (measured with NYOS tests)

CA: 450

MG: 1350

PO4: <0,05

NO3: 5

KH: 7-8


Since March, 2013: 3x Ecotech Radion xr30w Pro LED

Before: ATI sunpower dimmable 8x 54W (3x Aquablue special, 4x Blue plus, 1x ATI purple plus)


2x Blue: 10h00 – 24h00

6x T5 (4x white, 2x blue): 12h00 – 20h00

Filtration and circulation

2x Vortech MP40w ES (50% power max)

Return Pump: NYOS Viper 2.0

Technical Equipment:

  • NYOS Pyro True Cone 180 Skimmer
  • NYOS Monster 120 Calcium Reactor (since january 2014 back to Balling via dosing computer marine color)
  • NYOS Wirbelbettfilter 120
  • Lightening sump: 2x Aquasunspot 12W


Auto Top-Off: Tunze and 20l R/O water


  • Feeding fish and corals: NYOS Chromys (liquid Mysis), NYOS Artemis (liquid Artemia), Goldpods (liquid Calanus), Nori algea
  • Cleaning front and back glass


  • 10% water change
  • Cleaning skimmer

Coral food and water care:

  • NYOS Zero 5ml / Day
  • NYOS Absolute Aminos – 5 drops daily
  • NYOS Reef Pepper – each 2-3 days mixed with Aminos
  • NYOS Goldpods – daily as fishfood, 2x / week LPS feeding
  • NYOS Coral Nectar – 5 drops daily
  • NYOS Softfood – fishfood, daily

Coral macros best of

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Overview beginning in September 2011

2 months after set up (december 2011):

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