I know I haven’t updated in a long time sorry. Not a whole much going on, current stock list:
Yasha Hase Goby (with candy cane pistol shrimp)
Getting some decent growth out of the corals I did loose the mummies eye chalice but everything else is going fine.
Here’s a couple of pics. The one is of my 5 year old son Micah trying to get the cleaner shrimp to clean his hand :)
well, last week i lost one of my cardinals :( its really sucks loosing a fish. i still have the one but i think I’m going to trade it for something else.
i might get a flame angel, starry blenny, and royal gramma not sure yet.
a good friend of mine didn’t have anything to do with his 250w metal halide so I got it! i now have enough lighting to keep just about any coral i could possibly want. it is a magnetic ballast with double ended bulb. ill need to get a new bulb very soon so i better start saving up haha. heres a pic of the system with the light on it!
when i put in the cleaner shrimp i also added 2 peppermint shrimp. i know for sure the next day one had died and was being eaten by the cleaner and everything else in the tank. so that was an expensive meal. i hope the other one is still alive but as they are mostly nocturnal and very shy its really hard to know. its really too bad as these are a great addition to any reef, very helpful critters. heres a pic of them right before they went in.
i was blessed by getting a bunch of great corals to start my reef! i will try to make up some single pictures and descriptions of each individual coral have on the corals page but for now here are some photos of what i got!
one of my favorites in the salt water reef is the cleaner shrimp! they are so much fun to watch and once they get a decent size they are stunning to look at!! heres a pic of the new shrimp! also its cool because i got this shrimp with my son Caleb so i decided to tell him that its HIS shrimp. its so cool to see my boys get excited about it.
sorry i haven’t been updating and A LOT has been happening!! i have added several fish, corals, and upgraded my lighting. so ill make a couple posts here to catch everything up.
my friend Cory came over last night and brought with him a 250w Hamilton MH light that i will be hanging soon. in the meantime i wanted to show my wife how it looked (See Pick #1) so i placed it on top of my glass tops. i removed the plastic part of the top because i knew it would get hot and didn’t want to melt it. what i didn’t know was that it would get hot enough over about 5-10 minutes that the glass itself would shatter and fall into the tank!!! I’m just lucky the halide didn’t fall into the water that would have been a big bummer!! so now I’m back to the dual florescent until i can properly hang the halide.