Aug 2015

A sneaky alkalinity swing

By: melev | Tags:

I recently had an alkalinity swing creep up on my reef.  Normally I like to keep the tank around 8 dKH, and yesterday I noticed the duncans in my frag tank (part of the same system) were closed up.


Aug 2015

Day 669 - 22 months update

By: melev | Tags:

The reef continues to do well. I mentioned on the first what I'd done for the reef. I treated the tank with Phosphate Rx to knock down PO4, and have pretty much only kept up with wiping the glass down every couple of days.


Aug 2015

August Update

By: melev | Tags:

Over the last couple of months, I've been busy with work and physical therapy to strengthen muscles in my back that are meant to work with my neck.


Jun 2015

More buttons

By: melev | Tags: apex, buttons, yellow button

This month's club meeting included a visit from Dave Botwin who did a really nice presentation about how to use inexpensive parts to make your Apex controller more handy.


Jun 2015

A first time visitor

By: melev | Tags: customer

Tonight a club member and customer of mine brought over a new hobbyist to pick up a RO/DI system.  When he came to my door, he exclaimed "It's the guy from YouTube!" as I invited him inside.


May 2015

Hope you found that helpful

By: melev | Tags: donate

I appreciate you contacting me and hope you found the answers useful. Below is a donate button so you can give whatever you feel is appropriate for the time and knowledge involved.


Mar 2015

Happy fish

By: melev | Tags:

I just got back from a trip to California and was happy to see my reef alive and thriving.  Here's a quick video of some of the fish and corals from today.


Mar 2015

Acropora spider

By: melev | Tags: spider

When I hear about a new pest, I'm always curious to learn more.  Here's a thread about a spider (Pycnogonid) that actually eats acropora tissue.  


Feb 2015

Putting clowns in an anemone

By: emasis | Tags:

When I got my new clownfish, I was a little worried about how I'd get them into their anemone without incident.  I didn't want the new fish to host in other corals, or even worse get eaten by one of the wrasses.


Feb 2015

How to drill a hole in glass

By: melev | Tags: drilling

A few years ago I had to drill some holes in a 40g breeder aquaarium, and filmed / photographed the process.  A couple of computer upgrades occurred and I lost track of those files.