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Clownfish Bite! Not so Nice Nemo


My friend Kelan’s clownfish isn’t happy about moving the tank! Clownfish truly are the piranhas of the sea (something they forget to tell you on Finding Nemo)! Our true percula clownfish bit my wife why she was trying to feed a piece of nori to the tank. I’m pretty sure that was the last thing she was expecting to happen and when it bit her she screamed and saltwater ended up all over.

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Saltwater Aquarium Update


A couple update pictures:

Squamosa Clam and True Percula Clownfish

The big squami leaves just enough room for the clown to sleep.

blotched two bar rabbitfish

The Rabbitfish waking up in the morning looks pretty cool!

Longspine Cardinalfish (Zoramia leptacantha)

A couple new Longspine Cardinalfish (Zoramia leptacantha) for the tank. They are a little scared now but seem to be getting more comfortable with their tank mates.

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True Percula Clownfish hosting in T. Squamosa Clam


True Percula Clownfish hosting in T. Squamosa Clam

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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 10-28-14 – 11 Months


Wow has life been busy here lately. A few big deadlines at work due by the end of the year… hopefully after that I can get back into water world. I’m still changing water and doing routine maintenance but the hair algae still persists. Water tests this evening showed phosphates registering at ~0 and nitrates at ~7 ppm. The tank has been up and running for 11 months now and I’m hoping to hit the “less green” phase. 🙂

Here’s an update video of what the refuge and tank looks like:

Aquarium Update 9-15-14 – 9.5 Months


Aquarium Update 9-15-14 – 9.5 Months

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Fish and Tank Update – 6 Months


6 Month Update

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4 Month Tank Update


I took a couple quick videos of the tank yesterday. Everything has been up and running for about 4 months now. My nitrates and phosphates are settling down. The refugium is showing great growth in the bug/pod populations. 🙂

This video turned out a little choppy but I figured I’d post it anyway.

A meeting at the algae clip!

 

Clam Hosting Clownfish


Squamosa Clam, Giant Clam, Saltwater Tank, Reef Tank, Clam, Squami

Our percula clownfish has decided to take up residence in our biggest squamosa clam. I’m not too sure the clam is excited about it but it seems to put up with it. The one thing that worries me is that the clownfish rubs and cleans on certain parts of the clam’s mantle, especially any parts that protrude like the siphon. Hopefully they will get a long! But, I think I will look for something new for the clownfish to host in.

True Percula, Clownfish, Nemo

True Percula Clownfish


True Percula, Clownfish, Hammer Coral  True Percula, Clownfish, Nemo

True Percula Clownfish – NEMO!


I think Nemo is taking a liking to the Hammer Coral. The Hammer is big enough that I don’t think it will mind being annoyed by a clownfish. 🙂

True Percula, Clownfish, Nemo

True Percula, Clownfish, Hammer Coral, Nemo

Hammer Coral is getting BIG!


Hammer Anchor Coral

A short update video of our hammer coral. I can’t believe how much it’s grown over that past couple of years!

Clownfish Cookies


Saw these cookies at the Rosauers’ bakery and got a good laugh. They had rainbow trout right below them. 🙂

Clownfish Nemo Cookies

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