Biotoptype US Style
A reef from another world.
What we experience here are corals like from another world. Here, in the basement of the reefs, an unusual blaze of colour develops. Below 30 m, the water appears deep blue, and many corals use intensively fluorescent proteins to make the most of the little light radiation that is still present here.
Our unique system aims to successfully care for these coral species and to bring out the full splendour of these corals. Us Style aquariums recreate the depth range from 30m. They take advantage of the adaptability of many corals, but also offer them exactly the habitat that deep-water corals need. Beautifully glowing hard corals can be maintained here with LPS as well as soft corals.
Because of the low amount of light, US Style corals need a good food supply, and fish and shrimps fits well to the US Style habitat.
Fauna Marin recreates reef aquariums
We have understood to think no longer in systems, but in biotope types, in habitats. Every coral reef consists of different zones having completely different environmental conditions. And in order to feel comfortable and develop well, each reef animal requires an aquarium where the appropriate biotope type has been created.
With our biotope types and matching products, you will be able to care for the corresponding corals and bring perfect small sections of the reefs of our world into your living room and enjoy nature.
A reef tank:
US Style – mysterious glow in all colors
In this aquarium we encounter a magical colour spectacle of corals, which at first sight seem artificial. Are these corals real? The mysterious glow of fluorescent green acroporids attracts the first glance, then bright yellow disk anemones at the bottom attract attention. As soon as the gaze wanders through the tank, all the colours of the rainbow appear. Cream-coloured branches with deep blue growth tips, pink and violet corals, a wine-red Acropora plate between those, growing into the open water in the middle of the tank. Next to it, Montipora branches stretch upwards in strong orange. All colours are strangely intense. The colourfulness seems dramatic and at the same time somehow unreal. Nothing but the fluorescent corals is visible. Everything else disappears in the dark blue of the mysterious depth.
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.
Recommended water values
|Recommended partial water change||2 x 10 % monthly|
|Low light||up to 300PAR|
|Color||5 h a day: Daylight 8-10.000 K Color and then 5–6 h pure blue and actinic lighting|
|Duration||10–12 h daily|
Basic supply of calcium/carbonates
Balling Light System; the dosage depends on the individual consumption of the respective aquarium. The basis for this is the measurement of the KH value as well as the calcium value. The usual consumption is in a ratio of approx. 1:4 Ca/KH when the chemical stability of the aquarium is reached. The dosage of the trace elements is adapted to the system.
Per batch: Trace 1 50 ml, Trace 2 40 ml, Trace 3 25 ml
Please watch our video about the US Style system.