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May 2004

Fresh bulbs arrived

By: melev | Tags:

My 10,000K XM bulbs arrived today, so I swapped them out with the one year old 10,000K Ushios. I got them for a good price, and now I just hope they have the right coloration so the tank looks good again.

All the powerheads were cleaned today. Next project is all the return pumps.

19

May 2004

What's a whelk?

By: melev | Tags:

What is the difference between a Whelk and a Nassarius snail? Here's an image below. The creature on the left is a Nassarius, the one on the right is a whelk. Btw, whelks get much larger, while Nassarius don't.

15

May 2004

Found a very lost clownfish after being missing for weeks!

By: melev | Tags:

Running the T-5s today, I noticed two things. The tank looked the same as when I've run VHO actinics, so the new bulbs are working out perfectly. The other thing I noticed is the tank is running a half degree lower than usual, and that is a good thing. Less heat, less wattage, same look!

11

May 2004

Cooling with fans

By: melev | Tags:

I added some cooling fans to the 55g's canopy finally. Since the water temperature has been reaching 83F and we aren't even in summer yet, I knew it was time to get this done. Over the weekend, I modified the woodwork and reflector to allow for the cooling fans.

06

May 2004

Got a new coral today :)

By: melev | Tags:

The Rose BTA looks good sometimes and at other times it looks near death. I updated that webpage today. If you've wondered how badly they can look, this is the page to see.

29

Apr 2004

A gift from a friend.

By: melev | Tags:

Yesterday, I was able to net the Ocellaris (False Percula clownfish) from my 29g and put it in the refugium. I'd like to catch the larger female as well, so the BTA can be left alone for a while to finish splitting or grow. It is just not doing well with the clowns in it all the time.

26

Apr 2004

The Crown Conch

By: melev | Tags: crown conch

Day before yesterday, to my surprise, my Crown Conch appeared. It lives in the refugium under my 29g reef, and is always submerged beneath the sand where it can't be seen. I really enjoyed watching it travel around in the open, and took a number of pictures.