As one would imagine, the basement is crowded. I have tried to take pictures but can only get glare. The setup is unique and a result of over 25 years of serious trial and error. Most of which was error. But so it goes. It has been refined to the point of low labor, while still being able to maintain the high degree of care needed for supporting aquatic life.
The system includes a prefilter system, not quite pure RO
water, but it does filter out any harmful elements and impurities. Reservoir tanks with high output pumps charging the "automatic top-off" system. Filtering is usually provided by sponge filters, some driven by powerheads(the Marineland 660r is the pump of choice) and some power filters. I think that I may be Emperor's best customer.
The tanks are basically set up in banks that require similar water conditions. These are set up back-to-back so that a single reservoir can feed both sides. I am blessed with having neutral pH and good GH
. I have lived in areas previously that really caused problems in "taming" the water conditions.
Salt tanks? I have one. A 29g with live rock and inverts, no fish.