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Mar 2004

A bad day for the BTA

By: melev | Tags:

I decided to take pictures of the Bubble Tip Anemone every hour for 24 hours, especially as it was looking miserable again. I didn't quite get it every hour, but I got pretty close. In the first shot you can see just how deflated it looked.

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Feb 2004

Colt Coral is gone

By: melev | Tags:

The first soft coral I ever bought was a "Colt" coral. It is listed on my 29g's webpage. Mushrooms, Xenia, button polyps, etc are all corals, but I don't look at them like that.

24

Feb 2004

Oceanic Salt mix - did some testing

By: melev | Tags:

I tested out the new salt Oceanic is producing now. They'd mailed me a trial sample to make 5 gallons. Adding the entire amount to exactly 5 gallons of water, I let it mix for an hour. It was clear within 5 minutes, and dissolved completely.

22

Feb 2004

I picked up some new corals

By: melev | Tags: micro zoas

Yesterday I got a few nice pieces from Dallas Marine, and wanted to post a few pictures.

Here are some beautiful zoanthids that I put in my 29g under PC lighting. They opened right up.

20

Feb 2004

Rapid Tissue Necrosis (RTN)

By: melev | Tags:

When RTN (Rapid Tissue Necrosis) hits a coral, there is little time to act. I've been growing a tiny frag of "bird's nest" for about six months or longer, and as of yesterday it looked like it was really taking off.

04

Feb 2004

Make sure your powerhead stays put

By: melev | Tags:

ARGH!!!!! I walked into the living room and saw the 55g was a little too white, like it snowed in there. The actinic lights were the only ones turned on, so it took a second for me to figure out what had happened.

03

Feb 2004

I added a new sump page

By: melev | Tags:

The new sump I built to go under my 29g was installed this evening. It is working just as planned, and looks great! I made a new webpage with all the details and pictures.