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13

Oct 2014

New media

By: melev | Tags:

The calcium reactor needed a refill badly, and the media finally arrived today. I'm using TLF's Reborn media this time. I cleaned it out and refilled it tonight and here it is, ready to go. I've had this reactor since 2004 and it has served me well.

11

Oct 2014

Celebrating 11 months

By: melev | Tags:

Day 335 commemorates the 11 month period the 400g and 60g have been running.  During that time, I've watched corals grow into colonies and fish get fatter.

08

Oct 2014

If you get in my lens' way...

By: melev | Tags:

From time to time, my fish seem to want the spotlight.  I was about to shoot a cerrtain coral and this gal (yes, it's a female Lyretail anthias) decided to swim into the frame.  Fine, if you want to block my efforts, I'll just shoot you instead. Ended up with a really great shot.

07

Oct 2014

Lightroom edit

By: melev | Tags:

I took a picture of a lobophytum with a macro lens, and loaded that RAW file into Lightroom 5.0 for the normal adjustments.

06

Oct 2014

Tiny round snails

By: melev | Tags: snail

This is a Collonista snail. It's a little hitchhiker, and doesn't grow to be bigger than a bb. Usually you'll see them late at night coming up the glass as tiny round dots. Great little grazers.

06

Oct 2014

What's that little thing?

By: melev | Tags:

Shooting a few shots with my macro lens yesterday, I spotted an oddity on a branch of the staghorn coral and focused on that area momentarily.  It looks like a SPS polyp captured a small piece of a LPS hammer's tip that came off somehow. It's about the right size and shape.

05

Oct 2014

Dosing Containers [video]

By: melev | Tags: ato reservoir

Part of what is sold on my site is built by me.  Here's a quick video showcasing two different sized triple-doser reservoirs that I recently built.  You can order the standard sizes offered or I can build something custom to suit your system's needs.

03

Oct 2014

Super cute, right?

By: melev | Tags:

Since MACNA, I've really enjoyed the mated pair of Golden Dwarf Moray eels I brought home.  They are quite active and out any time food hits the water.  While they live in the rockwork most of the time, one or both will swim in the open looking for food.