Reef Builders features another of our custom builds

In a recent post on the popular site, Reef Builders covers the design of one of our portfolio builds; Don’s High-tech Reef. Check out the post, where they say flattering things like, “this perhaps is one of the most polished and futuristic reefs we’ve ever come across.”  Cool.

Here’s a recent video of this tank:

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  1. Gavita’s fan cooled Plasma light is not the kind of light you’d want to hand over an open top reef tank, nor is it adequately protected for saltwater exposure but its price is much more in the affordable range. The Gavita Pro 300 LEP is one of the most polished electrodeless halide assemblies we’ve seen so far that is using Luxim’s LIFI Plasma technology. Unfortunately, that huge magnetron producing the microwaves gets extremely hot and so far all the plasma light designs we’ve seen are loaded up with tons of aluminum heatsink to passively cool the unit. All that extra metal makes most Plasma lights very bulky and extremely heavy, and all that heft and weight adds up in the total cost of plasma lights pushing them well over a thousand dollars for the base price. If solid state specs and some noise is not a concern or if you really want to pump out that heat, the fan cooled plasma light from Gavita is smaller, lighter and much cheaper.

  2. What is probably the most interesting about Don’s High-Tech Reef is the web portal controller automatic fish feeder, which allows the user to feed the fish remotely with under water webcams and all. Yes, with underwater webcams, so the owner of this tank is not only able to feed his, but is also able to see which fish are feeding. The web portal furthermore allows the user to select between “large” and “small” pellets, so different fish can be fed at different times.

  3. In a recent post on the popular site, Reef Builders covers the design of one of our portfolio builds; Don’s High-tech Reef. Check out the post , where they say flattering things like, “this perhaps is one of the most polished and futuristic reefs we’ve ever come across.” Cool.

  4. In a recent post on the popular site, Reef Builders covers the design of one of our portfolio builds; Don’s High-tech Reef. Check out the post , where they say flattering things like, “this perhaps is one of the most polished and futuristic reefs we’ve ever come across.” Cool.

  5. Strange things happened at midday. The glittering sea rose up, moved apart in planes of blatant impossibility; the coral reef and the few stunted palms that clung to the more elevated parts would float up into the sky, would quiver, be plucked apart, run like raindrops on a wire or be repeated as in an odd succession of mirrors. Sometimes land loomed where there was no land and flicked out like a bubble as the children watched. Piggy discounted all this learnedly as a “mirage”; and since no boy could reach even the reef over the stretch of water where the snapping sharks waited, they grew accustomed to these mysteries and ignored them, just as they ignored the miraculous, throbbing stars. At midday the illusions merged into the sky and there the sun gazed down like an angry eye. Then, at the end of the afternoon, the mirage subsided and the horizon became level and blue and clipped as the sun declined. That was another time of comparative coolness but menaced by the coming of the dark. When the sun sank, darkness dropped on the island like an extinguisher and soon the shelters were full of restlessness, under the remote stars.

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