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.
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.
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.
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.
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.