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Dec 2003

Cool timers available at Costco

By: melev | Tags:

I came across a good deal on digital grounded timers to Costco yesterday. Unlike mechanical timers, these have a rechargeable battery backup to keep the timer on schedule. Two for $10 is really amazing, with 3-hole recepticals. 

02

Dec 2003

Some improvement visible

By: melev | Tags:

The BTA looks a little better today. The mouth is still a little too exposed, the the tentacles are more inflated. Several of the zoa frags I traded for are not doing so well. That could be due to livestock (emerald crab?) pulling them off the rock or just a placement issue.

30

Nov 2003

The anemone isn't well

By: melev | Tags:

The BTA still doesn't look too happy. I think the move from the older tank to the new one was pretty taxing on it. It did take a little food, but....

I'll do some water tests to see if there are any issues that I can pinpoint.

29

Nov 2003

A new SPS

By: melev | Tags:

I was at my LFS this evening, and decided I couldn't pass up this acropora. The color was a golden yellow under MH, and it was a nice colony size (~5"). He'd had it about 3 weeks and it still had all its color.

The Golden Acropora is in my 55g under MH lighting.

27

Nov 2003

Those Maroon clowns should be happier

By: melev | Tags:

My son's tank came out really nice with the new canopy (VHO lighting). Because of the many fine scratches on the front glass, I reversed the tank and now the front is the former rear glass.

26

Nov 2003

Replacing a scratched tank with a newer one

By: melev | Tags:

My 29g reef is in a glass tank that is over 5 years old, and has a ton of scratches. I bought a new one with black silicone seams and waited until I had time to transfer everything into it. Here's the old tank: 

24

Nov 2003

New growth appearing

By: melev | Tags:

While studying the 55g closely, I found new growth of the blue Milleopora on the LR it had been touching until recently.

22

Nov 2003

Kalkwasser - be cautious even after rinsing area

By: melev | Tags: kalkwasser

Word to the wise: Be very careful with kalkwasser in your main tank. I mixed up a paste of pickling lime to kill one large aiptasia. I drew this mixture up into a syringe, pulled the rock out of the tank and proceeded to inject the vile beast until it resembled black tar.