Taking a look at Rico's Reef Tank - 300-gallon SPS Dominated Reef

Welcome back to Tidal Gardens. Today, we are taking a look at this amazing aquarium by Rico’s Reef Tank. This SPS dominated reef is a 300-gallon mainland deep dimension tank. Special thanks to Rico for having me over and showing me his tank. He’s a fellow youtuber so go check out his channel if you want to know more about this setup. Music: Tracks: “The Complex” Artist: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) License Terms: Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Video: Camera Gear List on Amazon - http://amzn.to/2tvsODd Canon C200 Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS macro Canon EF MP-E 65mm f/2.8 macro Sigma Art 18-35mm f/1.8 Free Fly Movi Pro Stabilizer Copyright Information: This video was shot and edited by Tidal Gardens. Tidal Gardens owns all intellectual property rights to this content.

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Welcome back to Tidal Gardens. Today, we are taking a look at this amazing aquarium by Rico’s Reef Tank. This SPS dominated reef is a 300-gallon mainland deep dimension tank. Special thanks to Rico for having me over and showing me his tank. He’s a fellow youtuber so go check out his channel if you want to know more about this setup. Music: Tracks: “The Complex” Artist: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) License Terms: Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Video: Camera Gear List on Amazon - http://amzn.to/2tvsODd Canon C200 Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS macro Canon EF MP-E 65mm f/2.8 macro Sigma Art 18-35mm f/1.8 Free Fly Movi Pro Stabilizer Copyright Information: This video was shot and edited by Tidal Gardens. Tidal Gardens owns all intellectual property rights to this content.

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Tidal Gardens Inc.
Tidal Gardens Inc. - 3 years ago
So what do you guys think of Rico's Reef Tank? Would you take it down if it were your tank?
Dani Wornath
Dani Wornath - 3 years ago
if you get bored of it , this hobby isnt for you ...
Arrick L
Arrick L - 3 years ago
You get bored over time its hard not to want to change. The most engaging part of the hobby is the setup and the journey to a beautiful tank likr Rico's.
Brett's Reef Tank
Brett's Reef Tank - 3 years ago
Tidal Gardens Inc. I am with what Rico said on his stream “I would only tear this tank down if I was getting a much larger tank”
Romeo Vashishth
Romeo Vashishth - 3 years ago
I would definitely take it down and make it a lot bigger
EDK ReefMeister
EDK ReefMeister - 3 years ago
Cool video! Rico is a sps king!
Greg Tredo
Greg Tredo - 3 years ago
Looks amazing!! If that was my tank I definitely couldn't see taking it down, you can tell that Rico spent a tremendous amount of time planning this tank and the placement of all those purdy sticks! But will def stick around to see whatever he decides to do
Teri Sullivan
Teri Sullivan - 3 years ago
This is exactly what I hope my tank will look like in time. DON'T take it down!!!  If you want to go larger, do it in another room!!! Please don't take this one down!
Alex Juarez
Alex Juarez - 3 years ago
its a stunning tank, I agree go bigger!
Darian Campbell
Darian Campbell - 3 years ago
Awesome tank
nautaki
nautaki - 3 years ago
Obviously fantastic tank and video but also nice music in the background, what is it?
Randy Potter
Randy Potter - 3 years ago
incredible tank love the simplicity of his set up thanks for sharing

10. comment for Taking a look at Rico's Reef Tank - 300-gallon SPS Dominated Reef

Klay Blake
Klay Blake - 3 years ago
Stunning tank! I can't wait to see what his next one will be like. Can anybody ID the beautiful white Chromis/Damsel in the first 20 seconds?
Reef Community Worldwide
Reef Community Worldwide - 3 years ago
An absolutely amazing tank, it needed 4K to show how beautiful it really is. i'm not jealous one bit honest .
Aslam Abraham
Aslam Abraham - 3 years ago
Upgrades are always exciting.
He has created a well balanced ecosystem.
I would be hesitant.
Nice reef Rico.
Inappropriate Reefer
Inappropriate Reefer - 3 years ago
Man, seriously gorgeous video of the Live Stream King! I'd be sad to see this tank get taken down... would love to see how these colonies look a year or two down the road. Maybe Rico would be down to maintain two tanks...? ;-) Great video and I'm a fan of the blue cloves!
Tidal Gardens Inc.
Tidal Gardens Inc. - 3 years ago
The blue cloves are a unique feature. I don't ever see that.
Cycnoches2012
Cycnoches2012 - 3 years ago
I love this tank!
CUBAN REEFER
CUBAN REEFER - 3 years ago
All I can say instead of changing I wish that my tank can look like that, amazing work, but how he doesn't change water ?
JCS Reefing
JCS Reefing - 3 years ago
Im so glad you did this vid and help get Rico on the conversations. He is a great dude with tons of knowledge. This was a great, clear, and peaceful video truly showing how amazing his tank is!
Great vid Than!
dangappa
dangappa - 3 years ago
Oh yeah! Time to upgrade! Four digit gallon size here he comes!
mallo _man95
mallo _man95 - 3 years ago
That tank is beautiful as!!
Dos Maiz
Dos Maiz - 3 years ago
What does he use for flow?
Jamie
Jamie - 3 years ago
Dos Maiz reef flow dart hybrid return *
Jamie
Jamie - 3 years ago
2- gyres, 2-wp60 and dart hybrid 3500 gallons per hr return

20. comment for Taking a look at Rico's Reef Tank - 300-gallon SPS Dominated Reef

Don Lidtke
Don Lidtke - 3 years ago
What would you replace the clown fish with? I am still putting together my fish list and I was intrigued by your statement about clown fish.
thatsLITfam 22
thatsLITfam 22 - 3 years ago
i can still dream to have something like this...
HybridHerps
HybridHerps - 3 years ago
The only 2 things I'm seeing that are bugging me about this reef are that the bottom of the seratapora looks like its died off (I assume that's common with a large colony like that though due to self shading no?) and that one yellow tang with the messed up fins.

I'm also not currently a reef keeper and those are probably super nitpick details, but otherwise I love this tank and that blue polyp covering the rocks is a super dope idea!
Dan O
Dan O - 3 years ago
Awesome work Than, that new camera is something special, I can see why you've been impatiently excited to get it. Great footage of Rico's amazing tank!
Jonathan Chavez
Jonathan Chavez - 3 years ago
love ricos tank, such a beauty
Jennifer
Jennifer - 3 years ago
I basically do the same technics as Rico... No water changes! Here is a link to my reef https://www.reef2reef.com/index.php?threads/320333/
DM’s Reef Tank
DM’s Reef Tank - 3 years ago
I would not take it down but I think rico is bored with this tank he want more corals an he may want a little change so if he does do it I think he will be ok with achieving the same thing in the bigger tank so with that said nice looking tanks
Gb J
Gb J - 3 years ago
Than, as you mention about Xenia taking over. Are there any (in-tank) methods to remove these from the rocks. (I cannot remove my rocks from the tank). When I try and rip them off the rock, they slime up, and shrivel back into crevices, etc making them nearly impossible to remove. Also once ripped, their little pieces float around the tank and setup up shop elsewhere : /
Matthew Pinkston
Matthew Pinkston - 3 years ago
WOW WOW WOW ! AMAZING Video Mr T!!!! Thank you for making it ...
Murphy's Reefing
Murphy's Reefing - 3 years ago
Wow, Breath taking! I'm sure whatever Rico decides to smack with his pimp hand will do great!. Go for a bigger setup Rico. And 1 question for Than? How close does this look to an actual reef? I've never really seen a reef in real life.

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DrOfWelshMagic
DrOfWelshMagic - 3 years ago
Rico's tank is as i have said many times before, one of the very best on YouTube from the diversity of life inside it, to the 'goings on' outside of it. As for an upgrade, goodness please yes, he got this 300 gallon DD looking this good so imagine what an upgraded version would look like in a few months/years with Rico at the helm..... Sanjay who? Mike Paletta who? (joke, those are 2 of very few ppl who could class themselves in the same league as Rico..... or vice versa) and all 3 deserving of their success due to their dedication alone, even if Mike is a hoarder lol.
This was so nice to watch as i have seen Rico's tank many times... but not quite like this. Well done Than and thank you!
Jbsmarines
Jbsmarines - 3 years ago
Awesome tank
Olga Litvinsky
Olga Litvinsky - 3 years ago
what happened to that poor yellow tang? Somebody chomped on him?
JCS Reefing
JCS Reefing - 3 years ago
I could be wrong but I think Rico took him in to heal it.
Sans35
Sans35 - 3 years ago
The video looks great! congrats on the new camera!
Daniel Salt
Daniel Salt - 3 years ago
Finally! You deserve some spotlight Rico, and great video Than :)
Reefgrrl
Reefgrrl - 3 years ago
What a great video tour of Rico's setup! I loved seeing it in such detail. And of course the answer to an upgrade always has to be YES, GO FOR IT!!
My Reef Life
My Reef Life - 3 years ago
Beautiful! And for a bigger tank, yes!
Kurt Scoville
Kurt Scoville - 3 years ago
The footage with the new camera is great. Rico's aquarium is very impressive.
Cherrelle
Cherrelle - 3 years ago
You must be in LOVE with your new camera!!!! Video quality is amazing!!!!!!!!!
MikeTheReefer
MikeTheReefer - 3 years ago
I been waiting for this video for a long time! Great job!
Duraticate reef
Duraticate reef - 3 years ago
wow so i watched the video first on my company phone. but watching on my lg v20 that is just down right awesome.
Tidal Gardens Inc.
Tidal Gardens Inc. - 3 years ago
Thanks! I wish I had a 4k display to see my own videos. I think everyone is going to see it in 4k before I do lol
tomer levi
tomer levi - 3 years ago
It's a stunning aquarium , Do not dismantle it I repeat Do not dismantle it People pray to succeed in such a way Rico do not do it
jassimps
jassimps - 3 years ago
Great video update Than so a tank, calcium reactor, refugium and big skimmer plus that secret Rico sauce and maybe a little kalkwasser sprinkle-in... Did I hear singing to your corals once a week too? lol but nonetheless an amazingly Beautiful Sps Dominated Reeftank!!!
Duraticate reef
Duraticate reef - 3 years ago
Than you might have to go back and retake videos of coral and their care that you made a year or more ago. lol
Tidal Gardens Inc.
Tidal Gardens Inc. - 3 years ago
It's a good excuse to do so. It's hard to think of good topics to cover after having done hundreds of videos. Now with the new camera it would be nice to go back and shoot those topics but with more insight after another year or two of experience.
Duraticate reef
Duraticate reef - 3 years ago
wow thats a really nice tank. if i could get one or two acros to grow in my system i would be giddy. thanks for sharing Than and Rico. waiting patienttly for more videos.
DC Reefer
DC Reefer - 3 years ago
Wow that was incredible. Seeing the tank with this camera makes it seem like I was right there. Rico you should link this video to your Facebook page
Dave's Nano Tanks
Dave's Nano Tanks - 3 years ago
This tank is awesome. Rico shares his knowledge in his live streams. Be sure to stop bye
Dave's Nano Tanks
Dave's Nano Tanks - 3 years ago
Tidal Gardens Inc. So is the stream lol
Tidal Gardens Inc.
Tidal Gardens Inc. - 3 years ago
I've popped in once or twice but I can never stay too long. Always running!
MileHighReefers
MileHighReefers - 3 years ago
I love this tank! great job.
Tidal Gardens Inc.
Tidal Gardens Inc. - 3 years ago
Glad you like the video! It's one of the nicest I've seen in person.
Non Average- Reefer
Non Average- Reefer - 3 years ago
He's the live stream king
Non Average- Reefer
Non Average- Reefer - 3 years ago
you guy's would be talking for hours
Wil Santiago Reefing
Wil Santiago Reefing - 3 years ago
Beautiful SPS reef tank! Awesome footage with this camera. Glad we could see Rico's Tank in 4K! Looks amazing.
Tidal Gardens Inc.
Tidal Gardens Inc. - 3 years ago
I'm having a lot of fun with the new camera and shooting a nice looking aquarium makes it that much easier. Ironically, I don't have a 4k screen to watch it on :/

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Dee From Brooklyn
Dee From Brooklyn - 3 years ago
Rico's a great dude. . Tank speaks for itself. PS your footage looks great Than
Tidal Gardens Inc.
Tidal Gardens Inc. - 3 years ago
Thanks Dee, the tank is super impressive.
PsychedelicBabe
PsychedelicBabe - 3 years ago
This was an amazing video rico certainly has one of the best tanks on you tube. The knowledge rico brings to the table is priceless .... you got amazing footage
Tidal Gardens Inc.
Tidal Gardens Inc. - 3 years ago
Thanks PB, I'm glad you like the video!
Roi
Roi - 3 years ago
Finally seeing Rico's tank with good camera equipment. Not that I have any complaints Rico! lol
Tidal Gardens Inc.
Tidal Gardens Inc. - 3 years ago
I always say just shoot with what you have. It's more important to get "any" camera out and shoot rather than not doing so at all. Having said that... there is a really big difference between a professional cinema camera and an iPhone. They both say 4k, but they are not that close lol.
reef guy 92
reef guy 92 - 3 years ago
Great video, we all love the big man his self RICO his tank is bad ass hats of to him great work and dedication he puts into this tank is fantastic
reef guy 92
reef guy 92 - 3 years ago
Tidal Gardens Inc. I've only seen it over youtube but I can agree with you on that
Tidal Gardens Inc.
Tidal Gardens Inc. - 3 years ago
It's one of the best tanks I've seen in person. Rico has done a great job and should be really proud of it.
Dominic Calliste
Dominic Calliste - 3 years ago
The quality of the video is on another level thought ricos tank Looked good on a smart phone but jeyyyz colours popping great tank mabey best I've seen all year
brian tatgenhorst
brian tatgenhorst - 3 years ago
Omg! Beautiful tank and great video than
Sabellafella
Sabellafella - 3 years ago
that camera is well worth the money! rico the tank looks great, so excited to finally see the video.
Rosco's Reef with Scott
Rosco's Reef with Scott - 3 years ago
awesome camera Than and I do love his tank. I could not imagine tearing down this tank but on the other hand we tend to always look to the next bigger tank..lol
Smithy -
Smithy - - 3 years ago
Your camera
Tidal Gardens Inc.
Tidal Gardens Inc. - 3 years ago
Thanks Smithy, I'm really enjoying the new gear.
dudesreef
dudesreef - 3 years ago
Rico is the man!
ReeferGil
ReeferGil - 3 years ago
Amazing system!
A L
A L - 3 years ago
been waiting for this video!! tank looks amazing !!
Bay Area Reefs
Bay Area Reefs - 3 years ago
Looks good one of the best I've seen on YouTube great job Rico also Than you showed his tank really good
Tidal Gardens Inc.
Tidal Gardens Inc. - 3 years ago
His tank makes it really easy to take beautiful shots.
rob sool Aquatics
rob sool Aquatics - 3 years ago
Bay Area Reefs stop kissing everybody's ass and make some videos LOL LOL
ReefDudes
ReefDudes - 3 years ago
Dang Than! I have never seen ricos tank in high def! Great video!!
pelphrey
pelphrey - 3 years ago
Because I like to watch others take care of large systems I say go for it!!!
Tidal Gardens Inc.
Tidal Gardens Inc. - 3 years ago
It's a great way to enjoy the hobby too.
Lucas Aragon
Lucas Aragon - 3 years ago
Link to Rico's channel?
Clayton Jessup
Clayton Jessup - 3 years ago
It's beautiful aquarium , I am in awe for this tank ;) Don't take it down keep the reef up and running
Daniel Yepez
Daniel Yepez - 3 years ago
That was fast, lmao! Thanks for the awesome video. I appreciate the hard work you do for all of us to enjoy.
AcuaTV
AcuaTV - 3 years ago
I was waiting to see Rico's tank with your camera! It looks amazing!
Tidal Gardens Inc.
Tidal Gardens Inc. - 3 years ago
Thanks AcuaTV, the footage came out great.
Tim
Tim - 3 years ago
Great video than. Rico is a great guy and his tank is great everyone check out his channel and his live streams he does a lot for the reefing community
Russell The Fish Guy
Russell The Fish Guy - 3 years ago
Rico has an amazing tank!
Zypheras_Dat1Guy
Zypheras_Dat1Guy - 3 years ago
Just watched in 4k. Awesome video as always and an amazing tank. Im shocked i havent met Rico yet as i live in the area and attend almost all of the swaps and frequent shops in the area. I need to stop by the greenhouse soon and pick up a few new pieces. Im running out of space in the 180 so now its time for more zoas and encrusting corals.
Tidal Gardens Inc.
Tidal Gardens Inc. - 3 years ago
Time for a new tank. Maybe Rico's 300 when he's done wink wink.
Carlos Pina
Carlos Pina - 3 years ago
Holy smokes that's one sexy system! I would leave it as is and build another system elsewhere.
Carlos Pina
Carlos Pina - 3 years ago
yassss
Tidal Gardens Inc.
Tidal Gardens Inc. - 3 years ago
"why not both?"
Hernan Azofeifa Mi Arrecife
Hernan Azofeifa Mi Arrecife - 3 years ago
Tks to share
Speedy
Speedy - 3 years ago
absolutely beautiful. Rico is one of the best!
hustlecoral vlogs
hustlecoral vlogs - 3 years ago
I wouldnt take it down but Id probably ad another tank of the same size plumbed into the system :D
J Carey
J Carey - 3 years ago
I love it!!
Lisa DiMercurio
Lisa DiMercurio - 3 years ago
If this was my beautiful tank I would not take it down but I would get another tank either the same size or bigger. After all bigger is better right? Well not always better
Tidal Gardens Inc.
Tidal Gardens Inc. - 3 years ago
I'm all about bigger and better :) If it were me though, I would find a way to add another tank without taking down the existing one.
prsnlty6
prsnlty6 - 3 years ago
Great video of Rico's system Than! Love his tank :D

You commented about how acropora can be beautiful one day and the gone the next Happened to me :( All parameters were good AND stable, color and growth was excellent. Nothing had changed. The only thing that I could come up with is paly toxin nuking the tank. I will probably never know for sure. It's in recovery mode for the LPS as not one acro survived. (Good time for reaquascaping!)
googIereallysucks
googIereallysucks - 3 years ago
Did you ask what his no3 and po4 was?
Brett's Reef Tank
Brett's Reef Tank - 3 years ago
narcosis corals I think I have heard .05 or .1
Narcosis corals
Narcosis corals - 3 years ago
It's undetectable no3 an po4 he Reilly don't test for but I herd him say once 0.07
Lisa DiMercurio
Lisa DiMercurio - 3 years ago
Than or Rico any ideas on how to make my rbta stay in one spot?
Tidal Gardens Inc.
Tidal Gardens Inc. - 3 years ago
Mine almost never stay in the same spot and like to do laps around the tank. If they settle on some other coral I like, I have to go in there and move the other piece.
Duraticate reef
Duraticate reef - 3 years ago
Lisa DiMercurio my rbta has made its home on a piece of shelf. i have moved the shelf 3 times and the rbta stayed put. i think it likes the idea of retracting at night under the shelf.
Rico's Reeftank
Rico's Reeftank - 3 years ago
Lisa DiMercurio you really can't they have a mind of their own. Usually once they settle into a spot that they like! usually they will stay.
ZaoRain
ZaoRain - 3 years ago
lol 360p... i may wait for the better quality thanks Than! youtube sucks they shouldn't let anyone watch till they ready to show full definition
Tidal Gardens Inc.
Tidal Gardens Inc. - 3 years ago
It seems to take a few hours before the full 4k 60p version gets processed.

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