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Category Archives: SPS Coral

Aquarium Update 10-28-14 – 11 Months


11 month update. Fish and corals are fairly happy. The refugium is full of pods. I still need to get the green hair algae under control. Phosphate levels ~ 0, Nitrates ~7 ppm.

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Aquarium Update 9-15-14 – 9.5 Months


Aquarium Update 9-15-14 – 9.5 Months

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Green ORA Birdsnest Coral (Seriatopora guttatus)


I really enjoy this green birdsnest in the aquarium but since the move I do not have room. Guess I will have to find a new home for it locally. 😦
Green Birdsnest Coral - Aquacultured, ORA (Seriatopora guttatus)

Reef Tank Pan Left to Right


Panning from the left to the right of the tank.

 

Reef Tank, Saltwater Tank, Reef Aquarium, Saltwater Aquarium

Quick Reef Tank Pan


A quick video pan from right to left of our reef tank.

 

Reef Tank, Saltwater Tank, Reef Aquarium, Saltwater Aquarium

Coral Frags


Did a little “fragging” this past week. Sent a few corals up north to a new home.  I think it’s important to cut corals back to keep them healthy. Finding time to frag seems to escape my to-do list though.

Overgrown Frag Rack


I think it’s funny that I let my frag rack get this overgrown, it’s more like a coral rack now.  I just recently broke the main stalk of this acropora off as the weight was causing the rack to almost fall off. The rack’s magnets aren’t quite strong enough to support a “Coral Rack.” Remember to not let your frags grown into corals on the rack!

Overgrown Coral Frag Rack

Reef Club Meeting – May 2012


Here a few shots taken from our local reef club (NWMRC – threads) meeting this past weekend that we hosted.  We discussed a bit about tanks and controllers but mainly I think people were hungry. 🙂

Thanks to all who showed up for the BBQ and a special thanks to Charlie for taking photos!

Easter Weekend Aquarium Update Photos & RO


Between reloading and hitting the range this weekend I took a few update pictures of the tank. Oh and I also ordered a new BRS 75 GPD RO/DI 6 Stage Deluxe System as the Easter Bunny thought I should upgrade 😉 (it was actually about time to replace the membrane and filter).

As for the tank, everything seems happy. The Achilles and the Rabbitfish are even getting a long most of the time. It’s kind of funny but the leg that the Serpent Starfish lost is still moving round on the bottom of the tank. It actually looks like the starfish is growing another leg (pictures), I wonder if the leg will try to grow another body, lol.

Reef Tank - Aquarium Update Picture 4-6-2012

Orange Guttatus Birdsnest Coral Die Off


The other day I noticed my ORP levels had jumped up 30 points, which is kind of unusual, so I began investigating.  The only thing that I could find was that my Orange Guttatus Birdsnest Coral (Seriatopora guttatus) frag was turning white.  My tank levels tested normal so I took the coral out of the tank. It’s a bummer to lose a coral but I would rather get it out before it caused further problems.

Happy but Skeptical Fish :)


Thought I would post up a recent video of my happy, but skeptical fish.

Achilles Tang (Acanthurus achilles), Radiant Wrasse (Halichoeres iridis), Lyretail Anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis)

Part 2

NWMRC Meeting – Charlie Ehler’s 300 gallon SPS Tank – Part 2


Just wanted to follow up from the first post and put up some pictures. Charlie had a lot of various Acropora and Montipora corals in his system.

 

NWMRC Meeting – Charlie Ehler’s 300 gallon SPS Tank – Part 1


Here are a few videos from our last Northwest Montana Reef Club (NWMRC) meeting (2-11-2012). Charlie Ehler was nice enough to host our meeting at his house up the Fleathead. Hope you enjoy his 300 gallon SPS reef tank! More pictures to come.

Saltwater Reef Tank Update Video – Right Side SPS


A quick underwater tour of the right side of our reef tank.  Mostly montipora caps, acros and birdsnest.

Yellow Scroll Coral (Turbinaria), Hammer (Euphyllia paranchora), Acropora


A quick macro video highlighting our yellow scroll coral, hammer coral and deep water acropora.

Saltwater Reef Tank Update Video – Center


An underwater adventure update film of the middle section of our display tank. There’s a nice close up of the Hammer coral and a deep water Acropora, etc.

Green Stylophora (Stylophora pistillata) and Pink Birdsnest (Seriatopora Hystrix)


Close up quick video, in the tank, of our Green Stylophora (Stylophora pistillata) and Pink Birdsnest (Seriatopora Hystrix) corals.

Orange Guttatus Birdsnest Coral (Seriatopora guttatus)


Just a short close up video of our Orange Guttatus Birdsnest Coral (Seriatopora guttatus) and a Pajama Cardinalfish. I got this coral from Live Aquaria a few years ago and it has grown pretty well.

Coral Fragging


The EcoTech Marine Facebook crew sent me a small bottle of their coral glue after winning a contest. The new EcoTech Coral glue (gel) makes fragging kind of fun actually as it cures extremely fast! I have to say that I really like it, better than my other fragging glue (BSI IC-GEL).

My friend Kelan and I did a little coral fragging this evening. I hope the montipora caps grow in a neat pattern!

Coral frags by devonmorton, on Flickr Coral fragging by devonmorton, on Flickr

12-31-2011 Aquarium Update Pictures and Videos


Some new pictures from this morning :


Green stylophora by devonmorton, on Flickr


Orange Guttatus Birdsnest Coral – Aquacultured (Seriatopora guttatus) by devonmorton, on Flickr


Green Birdsnest Coral, ORA (Seriatopora guttatus) by devonmorton, on Flickr


Squamosa Clam (tridacna squamosa) by devonmorton, on Flickr


Spiny Sea Cucumber, Green w/Pink & Yellow (Pentacta anceps) by devonmorton, on Flickr


Pink Birdsnest Seriatopora Hystrix, Green stylophora by devonmorton, on Flickr


Squamosa Clam (tridacna squamosa) by devonmorton, on Flickr


Red Green Open Brain Coral by devonmorton, on Flickr


Squamosa Clam (tridacna squmosa) by devonmorton, on Flickr


Deep water Acropora without flash by devonmorton, on Flickr


Blue Acropora, Yellow Scroll Coral by devonmorton, on Flickr


Yellow Scroll Coral, Blue Ridge Coral by devonmorton, on Flickr


Green Blue Montipora Capricornis by devonmorton, on Flickr


Blue White Montipora Capricornis by devonmorton, on Flickr


Aussie Doughnut Coral (Scolymia australis) by devonmorton, on Flickr


Red Orange Green Blue Montipora Capricornis, Blue Staghorn Acropora by devonmorton, on Flickr


Orange Guttatus Birdsnest Coral – Aquacultured (Seriatopora guttatus) by devonmorton, on Flickr

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