We visited the great city of Duluth, check out this wonderful aquarium. Check out the video on it.Read More »
Road trip time, yes road trip. I know most people will be driving north to see this zoo but we have to actually drive south, it is the best northern zoo in our opinion: Minnesota Zoo in the Twin Cities. Check it out for yourself, it...Read More »
Check out the setups we saw in 2015 Washington DC show, they are great looking.Read More »
ReefDVMs...Read More »
The Dream Tank is doing great….we made a update video on the progress, supplies we use and critters we have in it....Read More »
These are a great couple of shots of coral we took, we just love to see the extensions of coral in feeding.
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We are at MACNA 2014 Denver this year and what an exciting show to behold starting tomorrow for the public. But today as setup is occurring, photo shoots, etc we traveled behind the scenes and got to see the Downtown Denver Aquarium and do a lot of reconnecting. We will...Read More »
We use The Alternative Reef rock again and made another cool colony of coral.
The best part is the enjoyment of watching the colony grow and develop....Read More »
We decided the first colony of coral to place in the tank would be the Duncans. We made a little video to show how we made this colony and got it established in the dream reef tank.
The plan is to continue to grow this colony and work towards a...Read More »
We are placing the corals in the dream tank.
Sure is a slow process but it is starting out well.
We decided to use The Alternative Reef shelf rock and make a colony of Duncans.
The shelf rock allows for the structure to be placed anywhere on the...Read More »
Little can be said but beautiful, elegant little creatures of the sea are these horses.
Common name – Caribbean Pygmy Seahorse
Scientific name – Hippocampus zoestrae
Temperament – Peaceful. Very slow eater; Needs non-boisterous companions; feed live food
Aquarium Setup – Densely planted (algae) aquarium
Food and Diet: pygmy seahorse’s...Read More »
This little tank is awesome and we just saw it at MACNA 2013.
Cost is about $1400-1500 and this would look great in our office area.
The Lawnmower Blenny (Salarias fasciatus) is known as Algae Blenny, Jeweled Blenny, Jewelled Blenny, Banded Blenny and Banded jewelled blenny.
The Lawnmower Blenny lives in tropical parts of the Indo-Pacific.
The Lawnmower Blenny...Read More »
Ever lost a fish and/or shrimp overnight and they seem to just vanish? Well it’s due to things like this. Here a tongue coral eats a molted shrimp skeleton in less then an hour; if we had not seen this on camera it would have been gone and recorded as...Read More »
|Care Level: Easy|
|Reef Friendly: Yes|
|Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025|
|Max. Size: 1½”, depending on shell they pick|
|Color Form: Red, Yellow|
|Origin: Caribbean, Indonesia|
Ahh hated by some and loved by others, but definitely one of the sea life critters lots of us have.
ASTERINA STARS, white starfish crawling around on your glass. Asterinas are mostly friendly in our tanks and are good, but...Read More »
The Actinodiscus Mushrooms . They were previously in a genus called Discosoma. These invertebrates display a wide variety of colors, textures, and patterns. The red specimens can vary from a light pinkish purple to a vivid red.
They are hardy and...Read More »
Duncan colonies form via long, tubular corallites with stunning neon green oral discs.
Tentacles that retract when disturbed, but otherwise remain out. They were imports of Australian corals shipped to the United States, but now raised here.
Care Level: Easy
|Reef Safe: Yes|
|Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-11, pH 7.8-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025|
|Max. Size: 3½”|
|Color Form: Black, Orange, White|
|Compatibility: yes, tank bred often to make more compatible|
|Origin: Australia, Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Africa, Tank Bred – Asia, Tank Bred – England, Tank Bred – USA|
Family: Premnas biaculeatus
Dwarf Red Tip Hermit Crab,
It is very hardy and requires minimal care in a well-established system. These small hermit crabs have an appetite for detritus and algae. The hermit crabs are very peaceful towards their tankmates.
AKA names: Blue Leg cousin
Like other hermit crabs, an ample supply of empty shells should be...Read More »