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Dec 2014

How I use my RO/DI system, and why

By: melev | Tags:

A lot of hobbyists own RO/DI systems but they don't seem to have a method to making water, and often run into issues.  This video shows how I use it each week, and explains my reasoning. A few helpful tips are included, just for you.

11

Dec 2014

Tools I use

By: melev | Tags:

Every Thursday a new video releases on the melevsreef youtube channel.  This week is the "Tools I Use" overview that discusses my favorites.

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Oct 2014

The frag tank needs an upgrade

By: melev | Tags:

For about 3.5 years, I've run a small frag tank tied into the main reef to hold small coral fragments, interesting NPS corals and other recent acquisitions.  It's badly in need of being replaced.

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.