Here's a macro shot of my Tyree L.E. - years ago I got a beautiful tricolor Acropora sp. from Steve, and after some major issues, it died. However, prior to that happening, I'd banked a small piece with a friend who's been caring for it ever since. I just got it back recently, and after a brief quarantine period and coral dip, it is back in my reef. I'm excited to see how this piece does, and hope it will surpass the previous one's growth.
I added a page about the little Suncoral Tank, which can be found in the left hand column of My Reef Tanks. It has been running for about a year, and deserved to be featured on its own page. Did you spot the tiny eel in this picture?
Here's my new Tort frag! I did the iodine dip test and found no flatworms, and it looked safe for my system. I picked it up at Fish Gallery in Dallas.
For your viewing pleasure, some top down shots:
A plating coral - I don't know the name.
A frag from Next Wave. Acropora sp.
The Acorpora secale
I've been wanting to make a video of the various corals in my tank, displaying their movement. A camcorder would do this beautifully, but I don't have one. Here's the best I can do with my Fuji S602Z. It shoots video, but not in macro mode, plus you can't use the zoom button once you start recording.
I'd suggest you Right Click, and Save As to your harddrive.
Corals in Motion (41 megs)
Finally. The UPS delivery I've been waiting for for weeks. I ordered a Kill-O-watt device on Dec 14, and never heard from the company again. I emailed them thrice, and still no reply. I got a statement on Saturday showing they got my money though.
Here's something new that I'd not seen before in my tank. I think this coral is possibly wanting to spread to a new spot in the tank. If I'm correct, this could be the indication of Polyp Bailout. Look at the top of this favia.
I want to thank everyone that took the time to call, email or PM their thoughts, suggestions, and personal (similar) experiences. It really was tough to accept my mistake, since it cost the lives of the animals I choose to care for on a daily basis. Day by day, I felt a little better and was able to accept the situation and focus on what I still have. The losses were terrible, because many were with me for many years and several are very difficult to replace due to their specific needs.
Fang, my clown goby, has been evicted from my 280g reef. It spent the last two days eating one of my new MACNA frags that Zenya had given to me. Watching it kill a perfectly healthy SPS coral is just sickening. Fang is now in Casper's tank, where it can perch on the zoanthids.