ok sorry its been a while since ive been on. taking 5 classes this summer is a pain. So this is my last blog http://www.reefaddicts.com/entry.php/28019-150g-build. since then ive aded a new light and decided to stay with MH for now, you just cant beat the results from growth and coral. New fixture is a lucky find on craigslist, its a 2x250w and 2x54w t5, i paid $500 for it, brand new in the box unopened so i was happy. Had to track down the hanging kit as its discontinued and also had to extend
I unexpectedly bought a Galaxea Green frag today... Left the car at the washing station, 45 minutes queue, went for a walk with the kids and decided to check out an LFS closeby which I hadn't been to in years.
Well, they had a small Galaxea Grenn frag which looked good and wasn't expensive (R$80 ~ US$40) so I decided to get it. I've got good flow in the tank now, good lighting too, so it should work out.
Picture after arrival:
I came across this video on Facebook and figured you'd enjoy it as well. Shot with the GoPro.
Screenshot from the facebook page:
I got a compliment today regarding one of my recent images, as it was true to life. To me, what I share on the web needs to match as closely to what the eye sees, and I try my best to keep it accurate. A few years ago, I specifically remember a guest standing in front of my reef tank and they said "wow, your corals look like your pictures." I had to laugh, since that should be our goal after all. Still, we often see images of corals that look incredible and wonder why ours don't look as nice.
The tank is really doing well lately, but that doesn't mean stop taking care of the mundane stuff. Tonight I hopped off the couch and scraped the inside of the sump clean of everything, siphoned it all out down the french drain, wiped down the skimmer body and cleaned the collection cup. While the two Dart pumps were off, the 5" strainers were soaked in vinegar & water, as well as the frag tank's Durso & perforated pipe. Sponges and other creatures were clogging the holes, and what I'm assuming
Updated 06-28-2012 at 02:15 AM by melev