Poggenpohl, St. Albans Reef Aquarium
This aquarium is a bespoke handmade system that has been completely integrated into the award winning Poggenpohl kitchen design +Artesio. The idea behind this whole concept was to showcase how an aquarium can add a dynamic and colourful element to any living space including the kitchen.
Display tank: 1190mm (l) x 520mm (w) x 675mm (t)
Sump tank: 1000mm (l) x 500mm (w) x 500mm (t)
Material: 10mm low iron float glass held together by structural grade silicone.
Total System Volume: 650 litres (170 US gallons)
Frame: 800mm tall powder coated aluminium frame
Panels: Poggenpohl +Artesio glass laminated MDF panels (Colour Arctic White).
Main pump: ATB Airstar 6000 - Total system turnover 5000 litres per hour.
Protein Skimmer: ATB Nano B
Lights: 2x AI Sol Blue LED
Boxed in fan assisted vents for cabinet ventilation and cooling.
Algae bed with 4 different species of macroalgae in sump powered by LED’s to keep the system in balance.
Ehiem twin auto feeder
80kg of Fiji Live rock
20kg of live sand
Soft coral and polyp only tank
Water changes dropped from once a week to once every three weeks with the recent addition of 2 x Deltec fluidised reactors (one with Rowphos the other bio pellets).