Today's the 10th, and that is when I have my camera out to take an updated picture of my reef. I spent time yesterday cleaning the glass in preparation, plus it always looks better after a big cleaning. So here are some pictures for your enjoyment.
Each day when I roll out of bed, the first thing to greet me is my reef. The actinics are on, and I get a nice view to start my day. As I work in my office, this is my view. Of course, I refill my coffee cup repeatedly, so I also get to check on all the anemones and clowns. And Dory of course. She's at the bottom in this picture, at 7 o'clock.
Three pictures from today of what my reef looked like. No reef-related gifts this year for me, other than some scuba-related ornaments for the tree.
My tank turns two years old today! It is in the tiny entry way/foyer of my home. It holds about 20g of water, with an angled front panel to look down upon many of the corals. Here's a picture of it from June 2008 when I installed the light fixture finally.
Clean up crew:
3 Emerald Crabs
1 Tigertail Cucumber
2 Tongan Nassarius snails
1 Fighting Conch
The newest page added to my site is a propagation tank I built recently.
This tank is going to be used at each Next Wave conference, allowing us to display the corals offered in the raffle.
Factoids about my tank:
My female red Mandarin came out today briefly. :) She's fat and happy.
A lot has happened in the past few weeks since my last entry.
The biggest event was my decision to not run for a Board of Directors position for DFWMAS again. After 5 years as a BOD member and 3 years as club president, I felt it was time to take a break and recharge. The new president will start his term on July 1, a few days from now. I'm sure he'll do a great job.
Our club had another Tank Tour, with my reef being one of the scheduled stops that day. We had a great time visiting 6 tanks that day, two LFS, and ended with a BBQ at a member's home.
Over the weekend, I decided it was time to treat the tank with Chemi-Clean again. The refugium was full of cyano, and a couple of spots in the reef as well. I'm going to let it run for 72 hours instead of 48, then do a 55g water change and run fresh carbon. And finally restart the skimmer that has been off for the past two days.