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1000 liters tank of the month under Atlantik iCon

1000 liters tank of the month under Atlantik iCon

Reef to reef tank of the month: Maxwell's Journey to a Marine Masterpiece!

In 2023, Orphek experienced an outstanding year marked by incredible client feedback and stunning photos showcasing their clients' exquisite aquariums. Numerous aquariums were highlighted in widely shared videos on various social media platforms, others earned recognition for excellence and prestigious prizes.

In December of last year, Orphek proudly took the spotlight as the Reef to Reef Tank of the Month. Today we're thrilled to use this remarkable achievement as the perfect launchpad for our latest updates, starting with an in-depth feature on this outstanding reef tank. Stay tuned for an immersive exploration of its unique features and success story.

Maxwell's long lasting passion for the hobby combined with Orphek LED lighting for reef tanks began in 2015 when he established his beautiful tank in his home in the United Kingdom. At that time he had installed 2 units of our Atlantik V2.1, then later they were upgraded to Atlantik iCon units.

Tank Info:

Measures: 54'' L x 30'' W x 30''D glass tank
Orphek Lighting: 2 units of Orphek Atlantik iCons + OR3 LED Bars

Sump: a four section sump , 1/ return via filter socks and heater . 2/ reef octopus skimmer elitte 150sss and a AF110 media reactor , 3/ Miracle Mud , 4/ 2l Torqz reactor return pump
Protein skimmer: Reef Octopus Elite 150sss
Carbon/phosphate filtration: Rowaphos
Return pump: Jecod DCP10000
Water circulation: 2 x MP40's , 2 XF350x , 1 x Tunze

Calcium/alkalinity/magnesium dosing equipment: I run a Dastaco , A KHG test/doser , Kamoer X4 using MR KSR 7.7
Auto top-off: This is a DIY unit with a float in bay 4 of the sump it has a controller and a DD peri pump topping up from a 25L tub of RODI
Heating/cooling: 600w heater in bay 1 of sump controlled by a DD dual controller unit and cooling fans
Controller: No controller system; automation is the Dastaco and KH Guardian

Check the photo below for a glimpse of how the tank appeared back in May, 2015.

Maxwell's tank under Orphek Atlantik lights in 2015
Photo credit: Maxwell

Fast forward two years and we snapped this incredible photo. The reef has visibly improved and flourished remarkably.

Maxwell's tank under Orphek Atlantik lights in 2017
Photo credit: Maxwell

Years later, the layout of the tank has changed due to the growth and spread of the corals. His Atlantik iCon units are running a light program from 9:00 am, going to their peak at lunch time and turning off at 8:00pm.

Maxwell's tank under Orphek Atlantik iCon lights in 2023
Photo credit: Maxwell/Reef2Reef

The beautiful coral reef that Maxwell has created is the home of Yellow, Chevron and Regal tangs; Copper band, Coral beauty, Royal gamma, 6 line wrasse, Yellow wrasse and 2 clowns. It is also the home of many invertebrates such as 10 Peppermint shrimp, 10 Bumblebee shrimp, 2 Harlequin shrimp, 10 Cerith snails, 2 Emerald crabs among many others!

Maxwell's tank under Orphek Atlantik iCon lights + OR3 LED Bars
Photo credit: Maxwell/Reef2Reef

The corals

Maxwell's exquisite layout is composed by Acroporas, Montiporas, Elegance coral, Goniopora, Grape coral (LPS).

Last time we spoke with him the corals living in his aquarium were:

Microcladis – 8 or 9 variations of SSC in colors and form, Echinata ice fire, WD colored tenius, Tricolor x 2, Setosa, Blue tort, Loripes, Forest Fire, Nana, Acro sp -yellow, Hisuta, Aspera, Histrix, Fibre optic poci, Pink Poci, Suharsoni, Secale, Sarmentosa, Thick wild green blue tip stag, Milka, Spathulata, Red Disney milli, Sunset Milli, Bali Shortcake x2, Mr Myagi, wild lilac/blue with green polyps, Bali slimer, Gomezi, Red planet, Yellow sustainable reefs frag, Yellow sp colonies x2, Green plate, Purple plate, Aculeus – Tierre Del fuego, Red Milli, Watermelon chalice, Pearl berry, Purple spath red polyps, Purple spath green polyps, Sustainable reefs teal with blue polyps, Orange crush, Titanium, Captain jack, Other wild pieces names not known.

Unleashing vibrant coral colors

One of the most remarkable aspects of Maxwell's reef tank is the vibrant colors exhibited by his corals. Thanks to the Atlantik iCon and OR3 LED Bars, he has achieved a stunning array of hues that captivate the eye.


The spectrums provided by the Atlantik iCon is instrumental in enhancing coral coloration. This carefully designed spectrum promotes the production of pigments like chlorophyll and carotenoids, which are responsible for the vivid and natural coloration seen in Maxwell’s corals. From cool blue and green hues, striking vibrant yellows and oranges, to intense purples, the color palette on display is simply breathtaking.

In the following images, you'll witness a stunning showcase of vibrant coral hues.

As you can see in the next set of photos, corals are showing good health. Polyps are showing signs of growth, and they have developed strong vibrant sharp coloration and incredible density of coral tissue.

The blues & greens


The green, purples and pink corals

The fluorescent color of the green, purple-ish and pink corals are popping out, looking both strongly brilliant and natural. Take a look in the next set of photos!


How can I order Orphek Atlantik iCon lights/ Orphek OR3 LED Bars?

Orphek offers you two ways of ordering your Atlantik iCon/OR3 LED Bars:

Go to STORE to buy in our online shop

Orphek online shop that is a brand new shopping experience for Orphek products in many languages, many currencies and forms of payment. Our online shop offers free consultancy from our sales representative near your location. We offer Free shipping – With our Door to Door worldwide Express Delivery.

Atlantik iCon Applications:

  • SPS/LPS coral reef salted water tanks
  • Designed to enhance beauty of both natural and synthetic compositions!
  • Public venues / Private aquariums
  • Indoors
  • One unit is perfect for 48″ x 30″, 120cm x 75cm SPS/LPS Corals reef aquariums
  • Perfect for giving your tank the natural look, mimicking nature at its fullest
  • Perfect for coral farming

Atlantik iCon comes with incredible features:

  • Intelligent Connectivity – friendly technology, operating through Orphek awesome new App., compatible with both IOS and Android, voice control and many other cool features.
  • Wi-Fi / Bluetooth – with iCloud support, 5G internet connectivity, high speed response, extra data security.
  • 10,000% dimming control system – never offered in the market before!
  • 78 customized high quality, high efficiency 5w Dual-Chip power LEDs – total of 156 individual LEDs Chip.
  • 10 optimized different types of Dual chip 5W wide range LEDs for maximum photochemical efficiency.
  • 26 glass lens for all UV/violet LEDS – no yellowing over the time!
  • Plug and play technology – effortless part’s replacement for simple and easy light maintenance.
  • Pre-installed program for optimal coral pop color & growth
  • Wide convex 120 degree lens
  • Customization: For Deep Aquarium 90 / 60 / 45 / 15 / and 5 degree lens
  • Mean well Fan-less IP65 power supply
  • New additional awesome features for your corals and jellyfish
  • Six separated control and programming channels
  • Pre-installed program for optimal coral pop color & growth
  • Minimum light spillage
  • New improved heat dissipation and cooling system & 4 fans
  • Improved internal lens to make sure you are getting the best Orphek LEDs!
  • Extra data security

Combine Orphek products with Atlantik iCon:

Atlantik iCon Upgrades

YES! Orphek products are built to last!!
Orphek offers UPGRADE possibility of its systems. That means that you will use the same Atlantik body over and over again! It means that if you have the previous versions of Atlantik you can upgrade to our newest Atlantik model: The Atlantik iCon.

What can you upgrade?

Orphek hanging solutions

Orphek offers many options for hanging/mounting its LED Solutions. Click HERE HERE and HERE to get to know them!

Last Published Mounting Solutions Post

New Orphek Mounting Solutions Combo Kit – 3-in-1 Fixing Bracket Universal Mounting Arm & Extension Combo Kit

How can I order Osix/ OR3 LED Bars/ Orphek Mounting Solutions / Combos or each product individually?

Go to STORE to buy OR3 LED Bars/ Orphek Mounting solutions/ Combo Fixing Brackets + Universal Mounting Arm+ Extension kit in our online shop.

(Obs.: Osix and Osix + OR3 Combo is not currently available in our online shop)

Go to CONTACT to buy Osix and Osix Combo

* Orphek online shop that is a brand new shopping experience for Orphek products in many languages, many currencies and forms of payment. Our online shop offers free consultancy from our sales representative near your location. We offer Free shipping – With our Door to Door worldwide Express Delivery.

** Orphek online shop sells worldwide, but if you cannot find your country in our online shop, contact us.

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Check our groundbreaking innovations!

  • We are the first and only company in the world offering 10,000% dimming control system (0-100% and 0.001-1% for Moon Cycle)!
  • First and only company relying on decades of academic research to develop and engineer the the One and Only Real Moon Cycle in LED Reef lighting Solutions reproducing Nature at its fullest.
  • First and only company developing the best technology for coral growth, health, color, spawning and biological clock  correction.
  • First and only company offering lens adjustment and LEDs substitution without loosing waterproof protection/ customized power supply for best electricity transfer and stability – Orphek patented technologies.
  • First and only company developing LED lighting solutions focused on enhancing virtual and augmented realities.
  • First and only company developing and offering a smart device that allows aquarists to create their own fixture.
  • First and only company developing and offering a smart device that allows aquarists to allows you to program, control, monitor, dim and integrate all Orphek iCon LED solutions together at the same time.
  • We are the first company to develop “pop it up” spectrum technology for coral color enhancing.
  • First company to introduce Aquarium LED lighting Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
  • First company to develop solutions to deliver light spectrum for depths over 15 meters.
  • First company to develop and offer true UV/violet LEDs in reef aquariums (since 2012!).
  • First company that provides a wide spectrum red without using normal 660nm and 640nm LEDs.
  • First company making its own wide spectrum blue LEDs.
  • First and only company to make its own proprietary white UV LEDs.
  • First company to use high Kelvin white LEDs.
  • First company to make 100-watt matrix multicolor LED chips and first to have the technology to customize the chip to any Kelvin temperature desired.


We invite you to explore the content showcased on Reef2Reef. We also would like to invite you to browse our website and participate with your Orphek experience. Let us know about your tank and share it with other hobbyists in Orphek Facebook Group and Instagram!

Sharing is very easy! All you have to do is to send us the basic information about your tank, usually starting from the beginning (when you started your tank), what are you running in the tank, the living creatures you have in your tank and of course, pictures