Great Reef Pics

The Awesoome Great Lakes Aquarium Visited

We visited the great city of Duluth, check out this wonderful aquarium.  Check out the video on it.

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Best Northern States Zoo and Aquarium

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,...Read More »

MACNA 2015 Show Tanks

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Check out the setups we saw in 2015 Washington DC show, they are great looking.

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Took a Few Pictures this Morning.

Few great pics via the tank this morning….Enjoy



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Update on the Dream Tank 2015.

The Dream Tank is doing great….we made a update video on the progress, supplies we use and critters we have in it.

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Coral Shot by Us

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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SNAPSHOTS via Denver MACNA '14

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MACNA 2014 Denver

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 »

Creating a Cool Coral Colony

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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.

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Creating a Duncan Coral Colony

the alternative reef shelf rock

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.


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New Corals in the Dream Tank

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.

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Great Clown Tank

This is great clown tank, the reef is a little over-packed but its successful just the same.

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Caribbean Pygmy Seahorse Scientific name – Hippocampus zoestrae

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 »

Cool Jelly Fish Tank

This little tank is awesome and we just saw it at MACNA 2013.

Jelly Fish Tank

Cost is about $1400-1500 and this would look great in our office area.

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A wonderful Blenny to own and eats algae like crazy

The Lawnmower Blenny (Salarias fasciatus) is known as Algae Blenny, Jeweled Blenny, Jewelled Blenny, Banded Blenny and Banded jewelled blenny. 

Facial shot of this great creature

The Lawnmower Blenny lives in tropical parts of the Indo-Pacific.

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Ever wonder how fish and invertebrates can disappear over night?

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 »

Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab

Scarlet Hermit Reef Crab is a great reef addition for they are part of a awesome clean-up crew for anyone’s reef tank.

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
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
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Caribbean, Indonesia
Family: Diogenidae


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Ahh hated by some and loved by others, but definitely one of the sea life critters lots of us have. 

ASTERINA STARSwhite starfish crawling around on your glass.  Asterinas are mostly friendly in our tanks and are good, but...Read More »

Red Mushroom (Actinodiscus sp.)

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. 

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Green Polyp Duncan

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

Attitude: Peaceful
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
Diet: Omnivore
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

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Red Tip Hermit Crab

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 »