Jan 2018

50 months today: The 400g reef & the Anemone Cube

By: melev | Tags: fts

It's been 1522 days, or exactly 50 months since the 400g was restarted. And it's really looking more beautiful each day.  I'm enjoying the open space above the corals, seeing how the acroporas have room to grow upward and the fish to swim.


Jan 2018

Trying out Reef Welder in my reef

By: melev | Tags: reef welder, marine depot

Several years ago, I got a coral from the LFS that I thought was a green slimer. Turns out, it was a Lime In The Sky, so I call it a Limer. It grew from a 1.5" frag into a decent colony about 12" tall over the years, despite what the Shadowcaster tried to do to it.


Dec 2017

Yes, I'm still dosing Prodibio

By: melev | Tags: prodibio, coral vits, reefbooster

Every few weeks, I get a message asking me if I'm dosing Prodibio and what specifically am I dosing.  My preference has always been the big four: Biodigest, Bioptim, Stronti+, and Iodi+ which are all dosed back to back during the same session twice a month, on the 5th and on the 20th.


Dec 2017

Look really closely

By: melev | Tags: filter feeder, tube worms

I've been observing this one area of my reef for a while, which is pretty much in the center of the 400g. The sunset montipora of course is vivid and beautiful, but the leading edge of the rock -- what's going on there?


Dec 2017

I'm at the gate now...

By: melev | Tags: fiji

I got through the international security here at LAX three hours before my flight, and was able to do a short livestream from the Fiji Airways gate. I posed the question: What's the furthest you've traveled to see a natural reef.  As you can see above, this one was significant.