Ellery Wong

Ellery is a mechanical systems engineer at a Fortune 500 technology company. He has automation experience in the automotive, appliance, printing and robotics industries as a product development professional but also has over 25 years of saltwater aquarium experience as a hobbyist. He currently maintains a 7 tank / 510 gallon SPS/LPS/Mixed systems. DIY is his forte!

Recent Blog Posts

Reef Mentoring: Part 8 – Two Month Update

Reef Mentoring: Part 8 – Two Month Update

Preface: This Reef Mentoring article series is to document my recommendations to a hobbyist I have been mentoring. I am basically building a reef tank with his setup at my house and maintaining it for a year with weekly hands on sessions. It has now been approximately...

Reef Mentoring: Part#5 – Adding Live Stock

Reef Mentoring: Part#5 – Adding Live Stock

Preface: This Reef Mentoring article series is to document my recommendations to a hobbyist I have been mentoring. I am basically building a reef tank with his setup at my house and maintaining it for a year with weekly in person hands on sessions. After a few weeks...

Follow Up Product Review: Orphek Atlantik Icon

Follow Up Product Review: Orphek Atlantik Icon

I have been using the Orphek Atlantik Icon for 6 months since my initial review. During that time, the 120 gallon test system had transitioned from an 8 year old Montipora dominant system to a Euphyllia and Fimbriaphyllia dominant system.  The Atlantik Icon has more...

DIY: How To Simply Clean and Restore Used Tanks

DIY: How To Simply Clean and Restore Used Tanks

Very seldom is used equipment cleaned and stored properly prior to selling. It may sound obvious but this is how I tend to clean up a used tank to be like new prior to setting back up to get the most out of my investment. Resources Needed Light acid (white vinegar or...

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