January 2012 archive

The Coral Bug…

Well, with my birthday on 1/25/12, the urge to buy more coral is overwhelming me! LOL On this Thursday, 1/26/12, I purchased a green acan and a large purple base montipora with green polyps.

Snow!

Some of you may have heard how Seattle was hit with the biggest snow storm since 1987! Living in Issaquah, we’ve had as much at 6″ of snow for about a week! On Thursday, 1/19/12, the power went out at 7am! Immediately the tank started cooling off from its normal of 78 degrees. The temp …

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Tank Stats

I posted new tank stats. The calcium is really low, which explains why the SPS seams to have slowed in growth. I think the lack of water changes has depleted the calcium levels. I’ve made it priority to get the calcium reactor back online, but for the meantime I dosed liquid calcium and magnesium. It …

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Vertex Bio Pellets

Vertex Bio Pellets Biopellets—A New Stage in Reefkeeping. What if one product could single handedly make maintaining a saltwater tank as easy as freshwater? What if that same product made eliminating nuisance algae and keeping crystal clear water effortless for even the most inexperienced reef keepers? And what if that same product was affordable enough …

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Update…

Well, I have a list of maintenance tasks I’ve been neglecting. Water change, sump cleanup, add more bio pellets, heavy trim down on Chaeto, clean excess algae of glass edges. I’m working through them on a daily basis. I started with the cleanup of the excess algae on the tank edges, took about 20 minutes …

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ONeil Reef Store!

The ONeil Reef store is now online! It will be featuring items for sale from my tank! Currently items are only available for local delivery.