Today marks four years when the livestock was placed in my 400g reef. Here are all the links I talked about in this video:
Unnarrated filming of my 400g set up, showcasing everything from the light rack to the refugium, helping you visualize where everything fits together. I shot this with my iPhone 4 prior to a trip, allowing me to share the video with others during my travels.
While construction of the new fishroom was underway, the livestock awaited their future home in Rubbermaid feeding troughs. It was like living in a mad scientist's lab, and no I didn't enjoy it. But what can you do when your reeflings need a new home? You improvise.
Check out the 60g Anemone Cube and the 400g reef, as well as a few moments of the sump area.
To make the day special, I took some time to document the system and explain the gear I use to keep the 400g healthy and thriving.
Part 2 of this video showcases the corals. It was filmed under 20,000K lighting so those colors really pop, and I discuss a few husbandry practices.
9-15-2017: After more than 3.5 years of growth, some colonies were dominating the aquarium blocking light and impeding flow. Duane helped me with this project, which involved cutting out the huge corals and planting smaller choice bits to reset the reef. It's not an easy task, and mentally it can be challenging as well. I had to give him the reigns because left to my own means, I would have saved every coral instead of sacrificing the bulk to attain new beauty.