SunnyX is Coming Back

by | Jan 19, 2015 | Corals, Equipment, Eye Candy | 0 comments

reefs.comSunnyRimlessDo you remember seeing the name SunnyX around forums? Do you remember drooling over all of his gorgeous pictures? Do you remember reading about organic carbon dosing, T5 lighting and keeping systems simple from one of the reef aquarium masters of our time? I do. And I’m lucky enough to be local to this fantastic aquarium guru and have known him for a decade now. Recently SunnyX (Sonny Harajly) has been teasing us on Facebook with notions of starting a new aquarium, and has even launched a new website called Reef Site. I highly recommend perusing the site and gaining a little knowledge, if not just to refresh what you already know. A little bird told me that we may even be graced with future articles from  Sonny linked right here on For now, follow the break for some more amazing pictures from Sonny’s past aquariums. Credit for all photos goes to Sonny.



Sonny’s famous in-wall aquarium.



Sonny’s large “Shallow Rimless” reef.


Close up of Sonny’s in-wall reef.



Sonny’s sump for “Rimless Reef”. Sonny always preached the “K.I.S.S.” method (Keep It Simple Stupid) which has been my go-to for years. Large skimmer as the heart of your L.S.S., good water flow, and proper husbandry go a long ways. This sump had a powerhead in the bottom to keep detritus suspended, and relied on two-part additions to keep Alk and Ca stable. This system also relied on carbon dosing to keep nutrients at bay.


  • Austin Lefevre

    Austin Lefevre founded and owns Aqua Box, a group of passionate professionals who bring unique aquarium systems to fruition worldwide and offer fully quarantined and conditioned fishes to the US retail market. Austin has been a bonafide fish nerd for his entire life. When the kids in elementary school were reading Dr. Seuss, Austin was reading Jacques Cousteau. He's been in the aquarium industry since 2002 working in local fish stores, coral farms, and headed up a fish breeding program. He's been an avid SCUBA diver since the age of 12 and consistently seeks new aquatic adventures.


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