Reef Tank Aquascape

Its been one year now running a reef tank and we decided it was time for a change. We spent the evening doing a totally new aquascape on the tank and it was well worth it. Let me know if you think its better than before? we are very happy with it ;)

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Its been one year now running a reef tank and we decided it was time for a change. We spent the evening doing a totally new aquascape on the tank and it was well worth it. Let me know if you think its better than before? we are very happy with it ;)

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Aditya kumar
Aditya kumar - 4 years ago
What you feed to your fish
Tom Ashton
Tom Ashton - 5 years ago
Nicely done! More interesting than stacked walls of coral and rock, lots of channels for fish to swim through. also allows for future growth of corals. When you go diving or snorkeling this resembles more of what it looks like in the ocean. Great job!
Nick Ward
Nick Ward - 5 years ago
I take it u lost your powder blue? ?
Nick Ward
Nick Ward - 5 years ago
That's good news then
shardinio
shardinio - 5 years ago
No mate, it started going nuts on my regal so he had to go! its in a later/earlier video
Abhijeet Dutta
Abhijeet Dutta - 5 years ago
thats indeed an awesome tank to enjoy :) great job :) loved it
TheSUMKINDAGUY
TheSUMKINDAGUY - 5 years ago
Hey shardino are you using Marine Pure?
Grady Bamill
Grady Bamill - 6 years ago
Thank you for making it look and function more naturally. Fish seem to be swimming more relaxed. Better water flow. wonder if you added a phosphate reactor. Look at that Golden angel swim in and out, so nice. 
 I I guess the Moorish Idol didn't make it. 
Mike Goodhart
Mike Goodhart - 6 years ago
nice tank man. Im starting a tank and wanting the same lighting structure. what kind of lighting are you using for yours?
Brandon nikel
Brandon nikel - 6 years ago
What size tank is this?
Jutta Maier
Jutta Maier - 6 years ago
Would have been nice to see the tank before the change.
shardinio
shardinio - 6 years ago
simple, look at all my old videos on my channel. Ive shown it evolve from no tank, through the entire build to now ;)

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Victoria Campbell
Victoria Campbell - 7 years ago
Can I use this video in a documentary its for class so there will be no gain of money and you will be credited for the video?
shardinio
shardinio - 7 years ago
of course!
matthew mansfield
matthew mansfield - 7 years ago
Love the new aquascape, looks so much better and more natural.
steven hilton
steven hilton - 7 years ago
Alright mate love the tank, great aquascaping, one question were did you get them fake rocks from?, im from Mcr myself keep up the great work also love the series.
Blackbookproduct10ns
Blackbookproduct10ns - 7 years ago
What are the dimensions of this tank?
shardinio
shardinio - 7 years ago
cant remember but it is posted on a previous video. Its around 6 foot wide
shardinio
shardinio - 7 years ago
I bought it in sheets from my lfs and cant remember the brand, its getting coralline on it but doubt it will ever get completely covered. as far as fixing goes it was a little tricky as the damn stuff floats! I had to use a quick setting underwater glue (which wasn't cheap! and cant remember the brand) I then had to wedge it in place with some magnets that fitted perfectly but it set in about 20 mins I think. was good stuff ;)
richwong888
richwong888 - 7 years ago
Shardy, what fake rockwork did you use to cover your overflows? Will that get covered in coralline algae? Was it easy to fix?
Luke Hanley
Luke Hanley - 7 years ago
Ino mate I have a 500 litre reef tank no wer as gd as urs lol cost me around 2000 so far
shardinio
shardinio - 7 years ago
cheers bud! uploaded one and more on the way ;)
shardinio
shardinio - 7 years ago
no probs! I actually do so many things that I am amazed I get time myself! I have to be doing something all the time to keep my mind active and doing these videos helps me learn and reinforces my knowledge of this hobby
shardinio
shardinio - 7 years ago
thanks, I am just being myself and telling it how it is from my point of view. Glad you enjoy watching them. Many more to come ;)

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shardinio
shardinio - 7 years ago
about 10k mate! not a cheap hobby ;)
shardinio
shardinio - 7 years ago
done!
shardinio
shardinio - 7 years ago
Thanks so much! I am starting a series off now to help beginners so appreciate you comments and hope my up and coming videos help people out :) good luck with your tank
shardinio
shardinio - 7 years ago
funny but true! ;)
pskcatlet
pskcatlet - 7 years ago
Amazing tank!! I hope to one day have a tank this size. I also live in the Manchester area. :) keep up the great work & look forward to seeing your next post
Luke Hanley
Luke Hanley - 7 years ago
How much would u say this setup has cost u altogether ? If u dnt mind me asking love ur lighting to Wud love leds but cnt afford a decent set lol sticking to t5s ho
Luke Hanley
Luke Hanley - 7 years ago
Yes shardi bin following ur videos for a while now scape all I can say is woow lol I would love a tank the size of urs I have a 48x28x18 and I just want bigger ahha
ROBBIE WILLIAMS
ROBBIE WILLIAMS - 7 years ago
Scape is a million times better mate
peteninja24
peteninja24 - 7 years ago
more vids soon please
Graham Pither
Graham Pither - 7 years ago
Hi, love this look of your tank so much better than your previous aquascape you can hear it in your voice that you're much happier too. I've been watching your videos over the past 6/7 months and loved all of them. I've kept fish for years and last year decided after having a lovely Cichlid tank that marine was really what I've wanted all along. So i'm a month on now and just added clean up crew who have done a great job. Your tank is an inspiration to people in the hobby so keep the vids coming

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shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
Hi and yes you are right, I forgot to mention that i put algae rings on my glass a few times a week also. I meant that i dont feed any frozen foods like brine or misis which are very annoying to prepare.
Ben Brannigan
Ben Brannigan - 8 years ago
Stunning tank shardi, we're setting up an upgrade of just a bit larger in size. You say you only feed flake, and although the flake does contain some derivative of plant matter, for tangs and angels, the mainstay of their diet needs to be algae, algae sheets, it's cheap enough, and for the fish to be as healthy as possible and thus live as long a life as possible, then you want to be feeding algae sheets to them, on a regular basis, 5 or so times a week, we personally, feed algae sheets daily.
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
good luck with it man! ;)
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
Thanks, i feed my tank fish flake only and occasionally put some coral foods in.
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
thanks and agreed! ;)
Isaiah Furrow
Isaiah Furrow - 8 years ago
Needs more Zoanthids...LOL Nice tank!
Henry Ly
Henry Ly - 8 years ago
What do you feed them? And amazing tank
frostbcc
frostbcc - 8 years ago
Great work!! I really like this version of your tank. The rock work is much better than before. Awesome job!! I plan on starting up my tank build very soon and I want to setup the auto water change like what you have. Nuff said..keep up the great work.
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
thanks man! really sorry but i cant remember the brand name and have thrown the box away
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
Hi I am not as familiar with this method but there is a local aquarium near me which does this on their reef tank very well. They are called the Abyss and based in stockport in manchester uk. You can look them up and email or call them and they will advise you on the proper set up. sorry i cant be of more help
ReefDVMs
ReefDVMs - 8 years ago
Great to see you back, glad the tank is doing well.....LOVE the new rock used on the overflow, you did a great job on those, which product did you use to cover them?
random fun times
random fun times - 8 years ago
Looks super. Thanks for showing this
Johny vinoth xavier
Johny vinoth xavier - 8 years ago
I already use a Sun Sun canister filter and hang on top filter in my existing freshwater. would i be able to use the same if i convert it to marine tank. wherever i ready they say canister filter is Nitrate factory, thats why i was skeptical about using it. I will be having fish only or with some anemone's. its illegal to have corals here. Incase i am using a canister filter and a protien skimmer 4 a fish only tank with say the number of fishes you have. what should be the maintenance schedule.
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
cheers bud!
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
I dont think a sump is needed but you will still need room under the tank or somewhere to accomodate some sort of canister filter and you could need a chiller depending on the temperature where you live. A really good canister filter should do it as i have seen succesfull reef tanks using this method without a protien skimmer. You will need some good powerheads to keep the flow up in the tank
Johny vinoth xavier
Johny vinoth xavier - 8 years ago
Hi one question. I would like to convert my fresh water to a marine aquarium, but I would not be able to accommodate a sump as there is no space beneath my aquarium. Could you please let me know what other best option I have for filtration.
Johny vinoth xavier
Johny vinoth xavier - 8 years ago
Hi one question
starfish4220
starfish4220 - 8 years ago
Wow that looks great fella, covering the weirs has gave the tank so much more depth. New scape looks great as do your corals but for for me its your fish selection I love and I'll be adding some of them to my tank in the future. You have a beautiful reef there fella well done.
Chris Tomkinson
Chris Tomkinson - 8 years ago
Sorry mate-Thought you wanted more fake comments from mates-like the ones below. Good to see that big Phil finally got a PC- I Rememeber you bullying him at school and forcing him off to Canada
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
you haven't got a tank you dick! ;) stop kissing my arse hahaha

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Chris Tomkinson
Chris Tomkinson - 8 years ago
Great tank! Very informative video- has given me loads of inspiration and ideas for my tank design
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
yeah they were tiny when i put them in there, thanks mate
inthesump
inthesump - 8 years ago
Beauty tank bro. Love the scape. Man those chromis are huge.
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
thanks man, I shot all my old videos with a nikon d7000 which i just sold and the last video and the one that i am just uploading is shot on my new canon 5d mark iii. The video that i am uploading used a 100mm macro lens and a 24-70mm zoom for all the wider non detailed shots. Its not cheap though but photography/ videography is one of my other many hobbies so i dont mind paying for something that I get alot of use out of.
Phil Maznyk
Phil Maznyk - 8 years ago
Your new aquascape looks 'wicked' you guys did a bang on job! Your fish and coral will surely love it. What camera are you shooting your video's with Shardi?
bobbonecrusher
bobbonecrusher - 8 years ago
like the new look
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
big shout to the Canada Crew! and thanks so much for watching
Phil Maznyk
Phil Maznyk - 8 years ago
Absolutely fantastic Shardi. Me and my buds at the office here in Canada love watching your videos! Keep up the great work.
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
the moorish idol died for some unexplained reason. He was eating and seemed fine then we awoke to find him dead
Tom Ramsell
Tom Ramsell - 8 years ago
Yeah I'm already a subscriber to that :) very nice tanks
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
very kind mate but there is about 4 or 5 tanks ive seen where the corals are just jam packed with so much growth. thats what i want. check out vivid aqauriums as they have some amazing tanks
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
thanks. will be doing many more updates soon but you can look at all my other videos for a detailed look at my filtration
sbazain
sbazain - 8 years ago
love it great aqua scape if you can give us a vid on your filter system interested and how many gallons are you running
Tom Ramsell
Tom Ramsell - 8 years ago
I would love to keep sps, I just don't have the ££££ to uprate my gear at the moment so I'm sticking with an anemone see how it gets on, looks healthy so far though :) ill try and get a video for you, yeah some tanks I've seen on YouTube might have the size but don't look as nice as yours mate
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
thanks man. I hope in years to come it will be the tank i truly want as some of the tanks ive seen on youtube make mine look like a complete infant! i dream of sps covering every inch!
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
im still undecided about water changes really. still have the awc but have gone as much as 3 months without one and the tank has been fine. I mainly have done them to try and correct the tank when it is unbalanced with alkalinity and have still not got the perfect regime for dosing calc and alk. The tank has pretty high flow which is why i cant keep lps very well. i got the rock cover from my lfs and cant remember the brand name sorry.
Tom Ramsell
Tom Ramsell - 8 years ago
Shardi your tank rocks mate
Fabrizio Bortoletto
Fabrizio Bortoletto - 8 years ago
Hi shardi, very nice set up! Couple of question if you can help me, are you still doing automatic water change and how much per week? How much is the flow in the tank? And where did you get from the nice rock to come the overflow?
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
he was a git and started beating my regal badly! never seen fish move so fast and my regal is now scarred! needless to say he had to go!
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
nevr had a flame angel but still have my flame hawk fish. My powder blue was basically going nuts on my regal so had to go! got a video on it i will upload soon
PowderTangJon
PowderTangJon - 8 years ago
What happened to the powder blue and flame angel?
TheMarkenzo007
TheMarkenzo007 - 8 years ago
Whey what happened to your powder blue tang
ArcAngel9008
ArcAngel9008 - 8 years ago
Awesome Aquascape! good work
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
good to be back ;)
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
will do mate
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
cheers
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
yeah the largest one is a real bugger but i like him as he makes my chromis stay in a shoal and is too small to bother any of my other fish. He is like the sheep dog of the tank!
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
I clean my glass every day as a matter of course. It only takes 2 mins with the magnets and is part and parcel of having a tank. It also keeps the clean up crew on the rocks and not the glass
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
agreed and thanks!
MrPninja
MrPninja - 8 years ago
Awesome to see you back
915Mang
915Mang - 8 years ago
Welcome back Shardino, keep those videos coming.
psuhurdler
psuhurdler - 8 years ago
looking good man congrats with the success
Dirtbike Hooligan
Dirtbike Hooligan - 8 years ago
looks great! love the new scape! :D
JImbo0662
JImbo0662 - 8 years ago
you mentioned that you have no algae in the tank. are you getting anything growing on the glass? that's the only thing i'm getting and i've got to clean the glass every two to three days.
tennyson988
tennyson988 - 8 years ago
Well I cant believe its been a year already!!! Really like the new look. To be honest the last layout didn't work for me personally, I felt there was tons of wasted space.. But NOW it is looking amazing. Really filled the tank up and the fake rocks in the corner really help keep your eyes on the good stuff. Again great work and keep the updates coming.
dm002a8686
dm002a8686 - 8 years ago
Looks Awesome buddy... Keep videos coming
Master Williams
Master Williams - 8 years ago
Love the new look man.
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
coming soon ;)
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
thanks man
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
cheers
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
will do mate and thanks for watching
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
You always leave me great comments Frank and its much appreciated!
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
agreed but it is a damn site better than those blue weirs i had before. i dont really want a frag rack as i think they look ugly but i may well mount some corals on those walls
Aggy Vega
Aggy Vega - 8 years ago
Mate your tank still looks the nuts!! Looking foward to a proper update. Lol
vulcan rider
vulcan rider - 8 years ago
looks awesome
Cichphreak
Cichphreak - 8 years ago
Beautiful tank! Just love it!
subarusti1768
subarusti1768 - 8 years ago
I like the new aquascape but the fake rock wall covering the overflows is kind of plain imo, i would make some kind of frag stand or frag plug holder for the rock wall and have corals coming out from it. But the tank looks amazing cant wait to see more videos!!! cheers
Frank Vadala
Frank Vadala - 8 years ago
Hey!! Great to see an update. Bro, your tank looks amazing!! I love the rocks covering the overflows and the "center" island with the caves. I am jealous!! "Duncan can grow in a toilet" LMAO!! Love the SPS and the way you have the tank set up. Congratz on the 1000 subs. That's because your vids are awesome! look forward to seeing more of the tank and system. Huge Thumbs Up!!
Ron Marsh
Ron Marsh - 8 years ago
You have come along way, I think we started up are tanks around the same time, Your tank is looking just great!!! Love the idea how you can see both sides. And ya don't wait so long to make a video for us :) Keep up the great work on your reef.
epicnas12342
epicnas12342 - 8 years ago
Looking great :)

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rbwaller
rbwaller - 8 years ago
Great video man. Bummer about your LPS issues = / but, your tank looks brilliant and I'm glad you still enjoy the hobby.
Reef Channel UK
Reef Channel UK - 8 years ago
Looks great mate I look forward to seeing more update
Neptunes Marine Aquaria
Neptunes Marine Aquaria - 8 years ago
Looks great!
Wesley Forbes II
Wesley Forbes II - 8 years ago
Freakin bad ass man! I love it! I will be looking forward to more videos, just not 4 months in between please :-)
Dee From Brooklyn
Dee From Brooklyn - 8 years ago
I have to say the tank looks splendid. Circulation is much better too.
Kertis Alleyne
Kertis Alleyne - 8 years ago
Love the tank man but missing the powder blue what happen. also wonted to know the dimensions of your tank I'm looking to upgrade from my 45gallon so I can get the bigger tangs but keep up the good work the tank is looking better than ever
Carter Russell
Carter Russell - 8 years ago
What size tank?
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
ill show you on my next update, It went psycho on my regal! Ive never seen fish move so fast and my regal was getting battle scars and wasn't able to leave the corner of my tank with out getting battered! I said enough was enough and returned him to the shop. Took me over an hour trying to catch the bugger!
DevinsAquatics
DevinsAquatics - 8 years ago
i have been subbed for quite a while lol
Betta Gene
Betta Gene - 8 years ago
like 3 months now and still my glass gets gren and my sand its killing me lol
Josh Stepka
Josh Stepka - 8 years ago
Were's your powder blue, he was beautiful.
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
yeah and was surprised how fast we got it all done really. Thanks for watching ;)
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
nice one!
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
thanks for subbing!
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
me too! ;)
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
cheers
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
their in the post mate ;)
786TAPOUT
786TAPOUT - 8 years ago
Nice one mate that looks amazing good job pal.
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
thats weird! how long have you been running a phosphate reactor?
DiscusMagic
DiscusMagic - 8 years ago
Quality
DevinsAquatics
DevinsAquatics - 8 years ago
Tank looks great Congrats on 1000 subs
Pulherst
Pulherst - 8 years ago
Can't wait to see more SPS!
Matt Allen
Matt Allen - 8 years ago
OK ... the Jazz player look ... yeah you can pull that off :D Tanks looking great chap ... looking forward to a full update and what you've found has and hasn't worked etc ;)
Betta Gene
Betta Gene - 8 years ago
how do you keep you water so clear i have the dam algae bloom and cant get rid of it n im using RO water plus gfo n u name it im using it n still have the dam algae bloom lol
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
thanks mate
Betta Gene
Betta Gene - 8 years ago
looking good budy its being a long time since your last video lol the tank looks awesome my friend
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
hahaha quality! and yeah it is a bit evil ;) gonna do that right now!
Matt Allen
Matt Allen - 8 years ago
Good to see you back fella ... but change your picture ... the misses says you look like a serial killer... ;)
shardinio
shardinio - 8 years ago
appreciated ;)
rktman56
rktman56 - 8 years ago
Very nice update, tank is looking awesome!

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