Biotope type Bali Reef

Bali’s reefs are among the most species-rich biotopes in the world. Three different ocean systems come together here and receive the input of nutrient-rich volcanic ash. All of this has created the most beautiful and species-rich reefs in the world.

The aquarium type that recreates these reef communities we call Bali Reef. A Bali Reef is particularly suitable for the dedicated beginner. The typical and species-rich mixture of different corals, paired with a selected fish population, makes the maintenance quite easy. This biotope type depends on the variety of different coral and fish species that do not compete to each other, but interact as positively as possible. Due to their robustness and undemanding nature, these animals are easy to care for.

A Bali Reef biotope aquarium is nutrient-rich and has slightly elevated water values that provide excellent biological stability. Low maintenance and a small number of care products are sufficient for successful operation. A regular check by our ICP laboratory system and the easy adjustability of the supply via our Balling-Light-Sets enable even beginners to get started.

A reef tank:
Bali Reef

Bali Reef – the entire biodiversity of tropical reefs

The biotope type Bali Reef contains the entire biodiversity of tropical coral reefs. On top at the reef edge, fast-growing acroporids stretch their branches towards the light, and the further down the outer reef wall you look, the larger the polyps of the hard corals will get. Here you find wide, flat Fungia corals or Euphyllia heads that fascinate with their strong green fluorescence, or proliferating Duncanopsammia with thick, fleshy polyps. In between, about halfway up, here and there a leather coral stretches its polyps into the open water, and there is also room for symbiotic gorgonians or a Litophyton soft coral. Between the corals, you can see bright orange anthias, yellow Hawaiian yellow tangs and also some colorful butterfly fish. The fact that this Bali Reef is also home to Caribbean species like royal grammas does not disturb this typical beginner’s tank at all, just like the Caribbean gorgonions. Any species looking for a peaceful coexistence is welcome here.

Care

The dosage suggestions we give are geared towards a well stocked aquarium with average fish population and good feeding. The dosage quantities should be adjusted according to the stocking level, technique and lighting regime.
For a Bali Reef it is sufficient to check the water values once a week after an adjustment period.
Recommended water values
Salinity 34–35 ppt
Calcium 420 mg/l
Magnesium 1.250 mg/l
°dKh 7,5–8,5
Temp 25–27 °C
Nitrate 3–10 mg/l
PO4 0,04–0,08 mg/l
Recommended partial water change 2 x 10 % monthly
Lighting
medium illumination up to 400PAR
Color white/blue 14.000 K
Source LED
Duration 10–12 hours daily

Basic supply of calcium/carbonates

Balling Light System; the dosage depends on the individual consumption of the aquarium. Decisive for this is the measurement of the KH value as well as the calcium value. The usual consumption of calcium and carbonates is in a ratio of about 1:4 Ca/KH when the chemical stability of the aquarium is reached.

Water treatment
Carb L 30 ml/100 l – replace every four weeks (mixable with zeolith)
Zeolith 30 ml/100 l – replace every four weeks (mixable with activated carbon)
Additional supply
for biology, bacteria film and corals
Organic 0,5 ml/100l/day
Amin 0.5 ml/100l/day
Water tests
Aqua Home Test 1 x per week
Reef ICP 1 x monthly
Nutrient control
Bacto Blend 0,2–0,5 ml/100 l/daily
Bacto Energy 0,5–3,0 ml/100 l/daily
Feeding corals
MIN S one drop/100 l every three days
Feeding fish
Granulated food Spirulina and Soft Mix Veggy Flakes
Frozen food Mysis, krill, lobster eggs

Tank inhabitants

Please watch our video about Bali Reef.