Pieter chooses Orphek Atlantik – FOR HIS GORGEOUS 20 FOOT LONG REEF DISPLAY
The owner of this remarkable reef aquarium resides in the Netherlands and is well known among many reef aquarists for his huge 20 foot long reef aquarium.
Our client definitely wanted to cut his energy and maintenance cost that his previous metal halide system produced. He was previously using 6, 400 watt HQI, 14,000K lamps, 3, 1000 watt HQI, 14,000K, and 4, 140 watt actinic 03 fluorescent lamps.
This used 5.8 kilowatts of power per hour. Our client then installed 16, DIF 100 pendants (PIETER VAN SUIJLEKOM’S REEF AQUARIUM REVISITED)
and at a later date switched to our Atlantiks because of their versatility and ability to program individual channels to suit his needs. Based on energy use in the US, the yearly savings in energy would amount to $2,250.00.
He was not going to trust just any brand of LED lighting to provide thousands of dollars worth of corals their photosynthetic needs. He wanted LED lighting that was going to be capable of providing the intensity, ability to penetrate deep tanks, and most importantly, the correct spectrum that is required for good coral growth. After much research and recommendation by Aquacompleet, He chose Orphek LED lighting for his gorgeous display.
The owner’s massive aquarium is controlled by electronics in a separate relay cabinet which includes motor starters for the large water pumps, heaters, and other components and has circuit breaker protection for all components connected to it.
Orphek is pleased to be a part of this system and with the owner’s knowledge of corals and their needs; it can only help us design even more improvements into our LED systems. Orphek would like to thank Pieter (owner), Tanne, and Arie (Aquacompleet) for their effort as all had a huge hand in getting this system to its present state. We especially would like to thank Tanne for filming the video and sharing it with us. Arie is the owner of Aquacompleet, one of the nicest fish stores in the Netherlands. Aquacompleet is located at:
Van Beethovensingel 32, 3055 JK Rotterdam