Liam Lovatt | MAX S-650

Reef Care Recipes | SPS Dominant

Reefing has interested me from an early age, because my dad was a professional diver and we lived in tropical areas. He often used to bring me interesting things from the sea or tell me interesting stories.

 I started reefing around 20 years ago, back in the days of Tufa Rock and Undergravel Filters, where you were lucky to keep a tube worm alive for longer than 6 weeks. Back then it was all about the fish for me, with very little information about corals.


After quite a few glass boxes with rusting metal lids and External/Undergravel Filters, I found the Red Sea range of tanks. I decided It was time to stop killing corals! The first step was to get a good understanding of what they needed. At around the same time, decent affordable lighting and better coral information was becoming readily available online. 


I spent many hours using the search function on forums but the thing that really made me understand what corals need to flourish was Red Sea’s Reef Care Recipes. As soon as I got my head around the basics, it all seemed to fall into place. I now had the confidence to splash out on more expensive corals. The corals grew so fast I quickly upgraded from a Red Sea 130 to a Red Sea 250, before arriving at this Red Sea MAX S-650.

Here is my Red Sea Reef Recipe:

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