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May 2017

Cyanide-free fish?

By: melev | Tags: cyanide

This is a very interesting story, and thus I want to park it here on my site so I can find it in the future.  Being able to detect cyanide to know if a fish is at risk or not is huge.  

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May 2017

An exciting development (pun!)

By: melev | Tags: breeding

While I was talking to a friend on the phone today, I was gazing at my aquarium and when I spotted this surprising activity, I had to quickly change topics to share my excitement.  The Anemone Cube has been running for 3.5 years, and it was my hope that my clownfish would start laying eggs.

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May 2017

3.5 years later

By: melev | Tags: anniversary

Today marks 3.5 years since the 400g went up for the second time.  November 10th, 2013 was the day all the livestock was moved from the temporary 215g tank into the 400g and the 60g anemone cube. This would be Day 1278.

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Apr 2017

Excel at what you do

By: melev | Tags:

As I go through my daily routine, I often end up recalling things I've done in my past. They seem perfectly normal to me, but often others marvel at what I was able to accomplish.

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Apr 2017

A nicer fan bracket?

By: melev | Tags:

A customer requested I build a fan bracket that fits her rimless sump, so I designed something different that the CNC could cut out. I also changed the order of gluing joints, and I think overall it's a nicer looking final product.

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Apr 2017

The importance of hoarding

By: melev | Tags: alkalinity, magnesium, soda ash

After making myself (literally) do all my water testing today on both systems, I'm quickly reminded why I prefer to only run one reef at a time. Those people that run multiple tanks or frag systems deserve heavy praise for being able to keep so many separate systems thriving.