Entries categorized 'Reef'

02/24/09 Tank Photos

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Posted by john on Tuesday, February 24 2009 No Comments

11/22/08 Tank Photos

I purchsed two gobies today. And someone local gave me a nice frogspawn coral. This tank is starting to look quite nice. It is right next to my computer, so it is a constant source of distraction....

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Posted by john on Saturday, November 22 2008 No Comments

11/16/08 Reef tank update

I've been checking my nitrates once or twice a week when I do water changes, and have recently gotten down to 0ppm. I added a few new inhabitants yesterday, so I decided to run my full testkit. If/when I ever add an LPS coral, I'll have to buy an alk and cal test kits. Ammonia: 0 ppm Nitrite: 0 ppm Nitrate...

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Posted by john on Sunday, November 16 2008 No Comments

10-25-08 Tank Photos

A little starfish of some sort crawled out of his hiding spot. Some sort of creature building itself a home. Every day, the structure is a little larger. It sweeps out its tenticals, and brings home little pieces of sand. I dont know what this is yet. I think this might be an aptasia, a dreaded pest...

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Posted by john on Saturday, October 25 2008 No Comments

10/23/08 Reef Tank Photos

Full tank shot. Closeup of a snail that came with the rock....

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Posted by john on Thursday, October 23 2008 No Comments

Starting a reef tank

I've started a new fishtank. It is an Oceanic BioCube 8. I plan to have a pico reef, with corals, crabs, shrimp, maybe a small fish. I just got the live rock situated in its final(?) arrangement this afternoon. The rock is fully cured, so I should not exerience a huge ammonia spike. But I plan to keep...

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Posted by john on Wednesday, October 22 2008 No Comments