Aug 2015

August Update

By: melev | Tags:

Over the last couple of months, I've been busy with work and physical therapy to strengthen muscles in my back that are meant to work with my neck.


Jun 2015

More buttons

By: melev | Tags: apex, buttons, yellow button

This month's club meeting included a visit from Dave Botwin who did a really nice presentation about how to use inexpensive parts to make your Apex controller more handy.


Jun 2015

A first time visitor

By: melev | Tags: customer

Tonight a club member and customer of mine brought over a new hobbyist to pick up a RO/DI system.  When he came to my door, he exclaimed "It's the guy from YouTube!" as I invited him inside.


May 2015

Hope you found that helpful

By: melev | Tags: donate

I appreciate you contacting me and hope you found the answers useful. Below is a donate button so you can give whatever you feel is appropriate for the time and knowledge involved.


Mar 2015

Happy fish

By: melev | Tags:

I just got back from a trip to California and was happy to see my reef alive and thriving.  Here's a quick video of some of the fish and corals from today.


Mar 2015

Acropora spider

By: melev | Tags: spider

When I hear about a new pest, I'm always curious to learn more.  Here's a thread about a spider (Pycnogonid) that actually eats acropora tissue.  


Feb 2015

Putting clowns in an anemone

By: emasis | Tags:

When I got my new clownfish, I was a little worried about how I'd get them into their anemone without incident.  I didn't want the new fish to host in other corals, or even worse get eaten by one of the wrasses.


Feb 2015

How to drill a hole in glass

By: melev | Tags: drilling

A few years ago I had to drill some holes in a 40g breeder aquaarium, and filmed / photographed the process.  A couple of computer upgrades occurred and I lost track of those files.


Feb 2015

Visiting an 800g reef

By: melev | Tags: 800g

Early last year, I built a huge sump for a customer in the Dallas area. In January I reached out for an update, and was sent a few pictures showing a beautiful reef that resulted in a trip out there to capture this on camera for everyone to enjoy.


Jan 2015

Securing & pegging frags

By: melev | Tags:

You end up with some loose frags. Here's how to secure them to frag plugs. If you haven't heard of pegging, you'll find this interesting.


Jan 2015

Bubble Tip Anemone Care

By: melev | Tags: rbta

What can you do to assure a BTA in your aquarium will live for years? Here are my thoughts, based on person experience. My original BTA is over 12 years old, and my original Sherman RBTA is 8 years old.