Reefkeeping: Old School vs. New School

AvatarBy Leonard Ho 6 years agoNo Comments

Here is an “old school” soft coral aquascape featuring earth-tone brown color palette and full spectrum lights.  This type of aquarium ruled the scene in the late 80s to early 90s.

And here is a “new school” stoney-dominated aquascape featuring brilliantly pastel “ultra-low-nutrient-system” coloration and blue lights.  This type of exhibit dominates our hobby today.

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 Leonard Ho

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I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

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