Saltwater Livestock SALE!!!

20-offThis week only (3/25/2014 – 3/30/2014) take 20% off all Saltwater Livestock!

New livestock arrives today so don’t miss out!

I’ll see you at The Studio!

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Custom Builds

300-sump-fuge-whiteDid you know that Elegant Reef designs and builds custom filtration and aquariums? Give us a call @ 210-308-7333 or shoot us an email and find out how Elegant Reef can help you design your next sump or aquarium!


Find out more by visiting our Custom Work section of our website!

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Watch “Mr. Porters 190G SPS Tank” on YouTube

Follow us on YouTube for updates on Mr. Porter’s 190G SPS Tank.

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Filtration Eye Candy

Still not sure if you’re ready for a custom Sump from Elegant Reef? Check out Tony’s awesome sump designed to fit under a DSA 190G Pro.

This sump features triple 4in filter socks, probe holder, effluent line holder, heater holder, built in reservoir, and my favorite feature: an adjustable water table!


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New Saltwater Livestock

New saltwater livestock arrives today @ The Studio.

Bookmark our Saltwater Stock List Page for more info!

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January 8, 2014 Newsletter

If you aren’t signed up for our newsletter you might miss out on exciting new happenings at your favorite LFS!

The web version is available here.

I’ll see you at The Studio!

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New Shipment

Check out all these amazing animals that just arrived at The Studio!

Orange Lemon Peel Angel
Pigmy Angel (Car.)
Bicolor Angel (Fiji)
Coral Beauty Angel (Fiji)
T/R Black Occellaris 2″
Blue Tang (Indo) 2.5″ – 3.4″
Naso Tang (Haw.) Md
Yellow Tang 2-2.4″
Gold Naso Tang (Indo) Lg
Flame Angel Sm/Md
Blue Damsel (Indo)
Chromis Green (Indo)
Three Striped Damsel (Indo)
Snowflake Eel Sm
Garden Eel
Marine Betta Md
Powder Blue Tang (Indo) Md
Kole Tang (Haw.) Md
Atlantic Blue Tang Md
Purple Tang (Sri) Sm/Md
Christmas Wrasse True S/M
Haw Africa Cleaner Wrasse
Scott’s Fairy Wrasse Md
Banggai Cardinal Tank Bred
Black Cap Basslet (Car.)
Orbicularis Batfish (Indo) Sm
Copperband Butterfly (Indo) Sm
Longnose Butterfly (Haw.) Md
Pakistan Butterfly (Indo) Sm
Pearlscale Butterfly Md
Two Spot Blenny
Clown Green Goby
Clown Yellow Goby
Firefish Goby
Mandarin Green Goby Lg/Xlg
Mandarin Spotted Goby Sm
Scooter Blenny Lg
Watchman Yellow Goby Md
Lawnmower Blenny Md
Twin Spot Goby
Rainford Goby
Tail Spot Blenny
Pantherfish Sm
Spotted Sweetlip Lg
Striped Sweetlip (Indo) Md
Spiny Puffer
Blue Spotted Puffer (Fiji)
Achilles Tang (Haw.) Md
Clown Tang (Indo) Md
Sailfin Tang (Indo) Md
Sailfin Tang (Aus) Md
Huma Trigger (Indo) Md
Birdfish Black Wrasse Md
Birdfish Green Wrasse Sm/Md
Half & Half Wrasse (Indo)
Six Line Wrasse (Indo)
Green Coris Wrasse (Indo) Md
Foxface Md
Goatfish Sm
Hawkfish Spotted
Moorish Idol (Haw.) Md
Green Filefish
Bicolor Pseudo Chromis
Purple Pseudo Chromis
Fiji Foxface (Fiji) Lg
Squamipinnis Female-indo
Squamipinnis Male Africa
Gold Striped Maroon Sm
Shark Egg
Green Bulb Anemone Sm
Ritteri Anemone (Indo) Lg
Rose Anemone Md
Sebae White Anemone (Indo) Sm
Porcelain Crab
Blue Linckia Star Md
Sand Shifting Starfish
Featherduster Lg
Urchin Long Spine
Urchin Tuxedo
Maxima Ultra 5″-6″
Sea Hare Nudibranch Lg
Urchin Pencil
Flashing Electric Scallop
Plate Coral Color Md
Finger Leather Green Md
Flat Brain Sm/Md
Red Flat Brain Sm/md
Galaxea Coral Md
Pink Cladiella Soft Coral M/L
Totoka Rock Grade A
Flower Pot Green Sm
Clove Polyps Sm/Md
Yellow Flower Pot Md
Color Zooanthid Polyp Md
Purple Goniopora Md

And many more quality specimens to choose from!

I’ll see you at The Studio!

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Happy New Year

From my Elegant Reef Family to yours, have a safe and Happy New Year!

I’ll see you at The Studio!


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Holiday Hours


Elegant Reef wishes you and your family a safe and happy holiday season!

Holiday Hours

12/24: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
12/25: CLOSED
12/26: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
12:27: 10:00am – 7:00pm (Resume Regular Hours)

New Years:
12/31: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
1/2: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
1/3: 10:00am – 7:00pm (Resume Regular Hours)

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160G Rimless from Planet Aquarium

Custom Aquariums are awesome! Check out Mark’s build – Planet Aquarium 160G Rimless Aquarium!!!

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Want to upgrade?

Ricardo's 120GReady for a tank upgrade?

Ricardo was growing tired of his aquarium, he didn’t like the way the tank looked in his living room and wanted a modern setup. He already had many nice tank upgrades including a custom Elegant Reef sump & A.T.O. Reservoir. Ricardo wanted to re-use his equipment but his major concern was how to transfer his existing tank without losing his livestock.

That’s where we come in. We found him a tank of similar size that would meet the following requirements: a modern and elegant system that would support all the existing livestock and equipment.





The 105G Rimless Tank from Planet Aquarium was the perfect tank upgrade, but first the existing aquarium had to be removed.

We begin by draining the aquarium and removing all livestock.




After the tank was torn down and equipment was removed and cleaned we began the process of installation.

The new Planet Aquarium 105G Rimless Tank in its place, time to begin plumbing the system.


It can be a tight squeeze but sometimes you really have to get in there!



The plumbing to the filtration system is complete. Elegant Reef Modern Sump & Auto Top Off Reservoir with JBJ ATO, Seaside Aquatics CS7 Skimmer, NextReef MR1 Reactor. Nice equipment!



Now we can begin setting up the aquarium.



The tank came together nicely, the equipment fit perfectly and all Ricardo’s fish we’re happy.
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I present to you the Planet Aquarium 105G Rimless Aquarium on Coastal Aquatics Classic Oak Stand in Mahogany.


When you’re ready for an upgrade don’t hesitate to give us a call, your fish will thank you!

Elegant Reef – Tropical Fish Studio - 210.308.7333













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