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06

Apr 2004

Livestock update

By: melev | Tags:

This morning, the Anthias came out for a few minutes, after not seeing it for the past 48 hours. I dropped in some food that it ate, but it is out of sight again. Still, I have hope that it will become a happy family member in the reef tank.

04

Apr 2004

Water chemistry - wish it was more stable

By: melev | Tags:

Both tanks are continuing to do well without B-Ionic, but my every-other-day dosing of the two Seachem pH/Calcium buffers seems pretty haphazard. Both tanks have high Alkalinity now (14 and 15dKH) and high Calcium (460 and 470ppm), but the livestock seems fine.

26

Mar 2004

Got a deal on salt today

By: melev | Tags:

I have been out of ESV's B-Ionic for a full seven days now. It is on backorder and I'll have to wait two more weeks! ARGH! For now I've been dosing with Seachem's pH buffer and Calcium, but it is not a stable system and I worry my tanks might suffer during the wait.

15

Mar 2004

March pictures

By: melev | Tags:

I took a few pictures yesterday, and hope you enjoy them.

This is my 29g, after the bubble tip anemone split. The image looks a little strange, but it gives you a peek none-the-less in the above picture.

This is my 55g. First the left shot, the center, and the right side.

10

Mar 2004

A new bubbly baby! It's a nem!

By: melev | Tags:

A new star is born!

Melev's Reef is proud to announce the new arrival of a bubbly baby Bubble Tip Anemone at 4:19am. The proud parent labored for a good 24 hours and is now resting. Pictures will be available soon.

06

Mar 2004

Usually warm water temperatures

By: melev | Tags:

For the past few days, things have been 'odd' and I couldn't really figure out what was the cause. Both of my tanks were suffering from depressed pH readings, to the point that I became very concerned. pH 8.0 for the high at the peak of the lighting period is not good at all.