In this video, brought to you by AmericanReef, we discuss using miracle mud for one year on the 110 gallon tang tank. We’ll also demonstrate replacing 50% of the miracle mud for the annual maintenance of the miracle mud sand bed.
Our 1/22/2014 corals/sponges exhibit meeting at the Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California. In blue is me, to my left is Jerry Schubel, president and CEO, behind the fence is Chris Carr, facing us is John Rouse, VP of operation and next to John is Perry Hampton.
Tank Arrives April 14, 2014
Long Beach Sponge Tank Exhibit
Tank has been set up for about 6 weeks now…almost. Everything is doing well.
About a year ago we at EcoSystem set up four identical reef aquariums, each of which was run on a different filtration system methodology. We posted photos of these tanks every couple of months, so you can see how each tank has progressed over time. From photos that were recently taken, it is clear that there are some significant differences in how the tanks have progressed. Nuisance algae has grown significantly more in the tank using the Berlin system relative to the other aquariums using different systems. This same finding validates what Tom Frakes observed in his comparison of these methods in the SeaScope article in 2000, after he had done an 18-month comparative study.
The best coral growth is seen in the tanks using the EcoSystem Plus methodology (modified Paletta method in which the protein skimmer is run approximately six hours per day). The second most successful system is the one using only the EcoSystem Method (no protein skimmer). The growth rate is slightly slower in the Berlin system and the Paletta method (protein skimmer run 24/7 similar to the Berlin system, but with an additional refugium using 10 pounds of Miracle Mud), but the difference in growth is relatively small. However, it is clear that the Berlin system produced significantly more algae growth than any of the systems using Miracle Mud, as is clearly shown in our latest video.
Please watch the video clip below, and you will notice the large number of fish and coral in this 500 gallon EcoSystem Aquarium. You will see that the fish and coral are all very healthy and are a part of thriving reef aquaria.
How is this particularly high bio-load maintained? It’s the result of the filtration capabilities of our EcoSystem Miracle Mud Method filter, which allows the tank to support a much denser fish and coral population than conventional systems that do not use Miracle Mud.
This robust filtration allows us to heavily feed the aquarium, which also promotes large and healthy fish and coral. This particular system does not even use a protein skimmer, and requires very minimal maintenance!
Just by adding Miracle Mud to your system, you can increase the bio-load that your aquarium can maintain. Try it out today!
Don’t believe what you’re seeing? Come visit our lab in Laguna Hills, or email me to discuss.