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Sep 2017

How nice is this?

By: melev | Tags:

It's been five days since the reef was reset. I knew I'd need some time getting used to the new look of the reef. Duane begged me to turn on the 20,000K lighting Saturday evening because "your rock is so white!" under 10,000K lighting.

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Sep 2017

Out with the old...

By: melev | Tags:

Last Saturday, Melev's Reef had a viewing party.  Locals were invited to watch the transformation of the 400g which was desparately in need of a major clean-out.  Corals had grown into massive colonies, completely shading whatever was beneath.

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Aug 2017

The frag system update

By: melev | Tags: coralline algae

The frag system has been less fun that I'd hoped.  Water quality has been an issue because it's just not as stable as I like. While skimming is hands-free as well as top off, dosing three part to the tank is an unpleasant task for me.

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Jun 2017

Skunks ascending

By: melev | Tags: skunks

Most of the time, the skunk clownfish remain in the tentacles of the Sebae anemone.  Some have migrated to some nearby Duncans and are seen swimming through the green hammers, but the Sebae is their home. When I feed, the harem tends to swim out into the open to get their share.

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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.