Jun 2014

Comparing PAR of new & old bulbs

By: melev | Tags: reefbrite

I recently purchased some new ballasts and bulbs for the 400g.  I've been observing the livestock and debated whether to change the current configuration to only 250w bulbs or to upgrade all the way across to 400w bulbs.


May 2014

Interviewed at Reefapalooza Orlando

By: melev | Tags:

Thomas Brown did a nice compilation of the interviews at RAP-Orlando, and my interview is interspersed within several segments of the episode.  I made it a point to mess with him the entire time, so it would be fun.


May 2014

Back to back shows

By: melev | Tags: nextwave

For the past two weekends, a big Melev's Reef booth was set up to tell others about the new site, the new products available for purchase, and to meet and greet with fellow reef enthusiasts.


Apr 2014

Well that was fun... not

By: melev | Tags:

So I updated the website to the latest software, following the instructions to a T.  And it broke the site.  I should have saved a screenshot. 



Apr 2014

It's never 100% perfect...

By: melev | Tags:

One coral in my reef turned very pale. And oddly enough, that same exact species is in two other locations and did the exact same thing. It's very light, after shedding its zooxanthellae for whatever reason.


Feb 2014

Day 107: All is going well

By: melev | Tags:

The tank is running very smoothly, and is oblivious to the weather outside.  It's been icy cold, and then a few days later in the 80s.  They call this winter, but it doesn't feel like it to me. Here are a few pictures from February.


Jan 2014

Day 56

By: melev | Tags:

The 400g has been running with livestock for almost two months now.  I need to do better about updating this blog section (I've been blogging about my tank on Reef Addicts since 2010), so I'll endeavor to get those updates made here as well.


Jun 2013

June Pictures

By: melev | Tags: shooting Photography

Still awaiting the replacement tank to arrive, but that doesn't mean the livestock is on hold.  It continues to grow and thrive, and here are some pictures taken this month.