CAD Lights Artisan 70 Gallon Reef Tank

About the Owner

The Marine Depot Customer Service team is a group of hands-on dedicated hobbyists who are just as passionate about aquariums as the customers we serve. Learning and experimenting with aquarium equipment and technology is a huge part of the MD culture and what better way to promote this then to have a beautiful reef tank right here in the office for everyone to share.

The CAD Lights Artisan 70 Gallon was supplied to promote learning and help our associates get first hand experience with a variety of different products in order to better serve our customers. The team has expressed sincere dedication and is not only maintaining a beautiful reef, as you can see in the video, but also growing corals and sharing what they have learned with peers.

-MD Staff


Tank Volume 70 Gallons
Tank Dimensions 36" x 24" x 18"
Glass or Acrylic Low-Iron Glass
Sump Volume 30 Gallons
Aquarium Stand Material 36” tall oil-based painted Piano finished cabinet made of Maple Plywood.


Main Return Pump 550 GPH CAD Lights Return Pump
Plumbing Vinyl Tubing and PVC Pipe
Overflow Herbie/Durso Drain with internal trapezoid overflow box.
Powerheads VorTech MP40wES

Controllers & Monitors

Aquarium Controller Marine Depot Customer Service Team
Heater Lifegard Aquatics 200 Watt
Thermometer American Marine Pinpoint Digital Calibration Thermometer


Protein Skimmer Vertex Omega 150 Protein Skimmer
Media Reactors Dual Media Reactor
Media AquaMaxx Phosphate Out Granular Ferric Oxide Filter Media GFO and E.S.V. Granular Activated Carbon
Live Rock 50-60 lbs of CaribSea Life Rock
Substrate 1-2 Inches of CaribSea Special Grade Reef Sand
LED x1 Radion XR30w Gen3 Pro and x1 Radion XR15w Pro
Photoperiod 8am - 6pm
Lighting Controller EcoSmart Live
System Parameters
Temperature 75° F / 23.8° C
Specific Gravity 1.026
pH 7.9 - 8.10
Alkalinity 10dKH
Calcium 450 ppm
Magnesium 1200-1300 ppm
Nitrate 1-5 ppm
Phosphate 0.01-0.04 ppm

Maintenance & Dosing

Water Exchanges 5-10 gallons weekly
Water Tests All parameters are tested once per week using Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Test Kits and Elos Test Kits
Media Replacements Every 4-6 weeks
Salt Mix Brightwell NeoMarine


Fish Ocean Nutrition Pellets 1x per day and Rod's Food Original Blend 3x per week.
Coral Polyp Lab Reef Roids once per week


  • Blue Tang (Paracanthurus hepatus)
  • Longnose Hawkfish (Oxycirrhites typus)
  • Blue Damselfish (Chrysiptera cyanea)
  • x2 Captive-Bred Ocellaris Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris)
  • x Black and White Captive-Bred Ocellaris Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris)

Stony Corals

  • Purple Montipora Capricornis
  • Red Montipora Capricornis
  • Green Montipora Capricornis
  • Green Pocillopora
  • Acanthastrea Echinata
  • Blastomussa Wellsi
  • Short Tentacle Plate Coral (Fungia sp.)
  • Branching Frogspawn (Euphyllia divisa)
  • Red and Yellow Goniopora
  • Bali Green Slimer (Acropora yongei)
  • Digitata Montipora
  • Jack-o-Lantern Leptoseris
  • War Coral (Favites pentagona)
  • Green Splatter Hammer

Soft Corals

  • Assorted Zoanthids and Palythoa
  • Rhodactis Mushrooms
  • Green Sinularia


  • Turbo Snail
  • Assorted Hermit Crabs
  • Nassarius Snails
  • Astraea Snails