Yesterday I visited a famous Brazilian veteran aquarist, Mr Joao Basso, he's been in the hobby for some 40 years now (much like Paul B), and in his recent years has experimented a lot with new tank formats and other DIY projects.
One of his recent inventions, about 2 to 3 years ago, is a tank system that has no visible overflow nor return, no visible pumps, uses a small return pump (aquarium volume turnover once per hour), looks super hyper clean and has incredible flow using a closed
Updated 11-02-2013 at 06:46 PM by snorkeler
Well it has been quite a while since I have posted anything so I will give a quick rundown of how things have been going.
First off sadly I have been a little busy caught in life to really take great care of my tank (second child born, in-laws in town, oldest back to school, etc.) so it has been running on autopilot for a while. I am fighting a fairly large hair algae problem currently and I think it stems from me not adding any live rock when I did the tank restart at the beginning
It has been long overdue since I've been on. A lot of new things going on. For starters I have another munchkin on the way. I recently acquired another dog to add to, what it seems like, "my zoo". I have decided that the tank that I started earlier this year will be called Little Ireland. Awkward name for a reef tank, I know, but it was started on St. Patty's day. Not too much going on with the tank other than some creature that appears to be wrapped around my birds nest anyone have any
Updated 09-08-2013 at 12:13 PM by melev
Hey fellow reef addicts it has been awhile since i have been around, and man it is good to be back!!! I have been on fishtank hiatus since last summer/fall when i sold all of my 20+ fishtanks. Ive been spending most of my time and money on other hobbies that the wife finds more practical/useful, but with the sale of my house pending and a move in the plans I am itching to get back in the game. I had to completely cut myself off from the forums/fish stores/TV shows about fish etc... because I knew
I mean is it me, look at how cool some of this stuff is. You can have a dog, and well, it's a dog. OK everybody has a dog. (I don't) or you can have a cat although I don't know why anyone would have a cat. (I don't have one and never will) My Daughter has one for about a year and I don't think I ever saw the thing. I have no idea what color it is, how many legs it has, nothing, it's a cat. It's name is probably, cat. Maybe Felix, I have no idea.
But fish are so cool. How many
Updated 05-08-2013 at 12:10 AM by melev