The environments that we create for our clients are one of a kind, and we feel that each creation deserves customized, professional care. Our service professionals here at Reef Aquaria Design strive for a level of excellence above and beyond the expected, so that each living work of art always looks its best.
In order for an aquarium to transform into a living ecosystem, it needs time to create the necessary microorganisms which thrive in a natural reef. When one of our aquariums is installed, the live coral rock is the first organism to be added into the water. The live rock helps to stabilize water conditions, filtering out heavy metals and buffering the pH of the aquarium, elements which are both potentially toxic to delicate marine fish and corals.
Once the water is balanced, fish and corals are added, and the ecosystem is established. One source of filtration that is vital to the reef system is the refugium. Usually located underneath the tank, the refugium is filled with caulerpa algae and supplied with a 24 hour light source. The caulerpa absorbs nitrates and phosphates produced by the fish, just like it does in the ocean. The algae are harvested once monthly, and can even be fed to the fish!
Other aquarium components include the protein skimmer, which reduces excess waste in the water, and a calcium reactor to provide corals with the nutrients they need to flourish. Over the years our company has developed a tried and true method for maintaining any size coral reef ecosystem, and though we recognize that each system requires individualized care, our staff also believes that each customer deserves a meticulous and pleasant service experience.
So whether you’re the proud new owner of one of our fabulous aquariums or an avid hobbyist just looking for some extra assistance, rest assured that we will provide you with the highest quality service, products, and knowledge to keep your “personal window to the sea” in peak condition.