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Aquarium Lighting Change – Day to Evening


Here’s the lighting change that occurs at 9 PM. I really enjoy watching the tank when only the actinic lights are on (early in the morning and late in the day).

Marine Betta, Marine Fish, Betta, Marine, Saltwater Tank

 

Marine Betta

 

Day Light, T5, Lighting

 

Day Light & Actinic T5s on.

Actinic, T5, Lighting, Giesemann

 

Actinic T5 Lights on

Rabbitfish, Actinic Lighting, T5, Reef Tank

 

Rabbitfish saying “Boo!”

Actinic Aquarium Lighting


Giesemann T5 Powerchrome Actinic Lighting - Pure Actinic, Actinic+

A few photos of the actinic lights turning on in the morning. This is the first and last series of lights to be on each day. Lots of blue and purple! The bulbs are Giesemann T5 Powerchrome Pure Actinic & Actinic+.

90 Gallon Refugium Update


Red Mushroom Corals

An update post of our 90 gallon refugium. I don’t see it very often with the lights on as it’s reverse lit (11:30 PM – 7:00 AM). I really like how big the mushrooms are when the lights (48″ Tek Light T5) are on. The mushrooms kind of cover up the mantis shrimp’s PVC cave system.

Mantis Shrimp Cave System Installed & T5’s Ready for Break-in Period


Happy New Year!

The Mantis Shrimp new cave system has been installed.  My last post shows just the PVC.

 

He stayed in his old tube the whole time I was doing construction.

 

 

Oh and here are a couple pictures of the new T5 bulbs installed and raised up 7 inches for the break-in period.

 


New T5 bulbs installed. by devonmorton, on Flickr


New T5 bulbs installed. by devonmorton, on Flickr

90 Gallon Salwater Refugium Update


I recently pulled a bunch of algae out of the refuge and thought I would take a couple update photos. The peacock mantis shrimp is the only creature living in the refugium. He pretty much lives in a conch shell buried in the rocks on the right side of the tank. He often chops off pieces of SPS coral to build with, lol. Since the damselfish removal the bug population has exploded! I’m really happy to have the bugs/pods back!

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