October 2nd, 2016 - Photo Update

As I've done at the start of each month, here is a recap of the last 9 months of reefing.
Thanks for looking

View October 2, 2016 21:00
Tank is up for sale

It's with mixed emotions that I communicate that the tank is now up for sale. If interested,
here is the link to the FS thread.

We are moving to a new house in November and this tank is just too large for the new house.

View September 29, 2016 21:33
September 26th, 2016 - Photo Update

It's been a week since my last update, here are a few recent shots of the tank.

Humilis meets Slimer - My ORA Slimer has made many appearances over the past 9 months but this may be the nicest shot of it yet. I love the color and detail in the slimer and then the contrast to the Purple Humils really makes it pop. Both of these corals are mounted high and get lots of light and flow.

Midnight Stag - What this coral lacks in color, it makes up for in the texture of the skin and rapid growth. I recommend you zoom in to really see the detail in this coral. I have this mounted high in the aquarium, it gets flooded with light and flow.

Deep Water Acro - This is yet another coral given to me by one of our local reefers. It looks a lot like a Myagi Tort to me. I think I have this coral a bit higher than it needs to be. If I were to lower it, I think I could pull more green out of the base.

Cherry Corals - Kick A$$ Horrida - Today's post is of a coral from Cherry Corals. I really wish that I could view this coral in the same fashion as this top down because it's pretty stunning. From the side, you miss all of that polyp goodness.

Here is a post is of my Tri Color which is a bit odd, cause it's not much of 2 colors let alone 3. It's a nice coral all the same, especially viewed top down like this.

Pearl Berry - My favorite of all time

Bio Reef Green Goblin - The greenest of green corals, the Green Goblin from Bio Reef! This is a really cool coral, actually in the anacropora family. It's truly like no other coral that I have.

View September 26, 2016 22:27
September 19th, 2016 - Photo Update
It's been more than a week since my last update. I've been focusing on top down macro shots over the last week or so. Here are a few of my favorite shots. Comments, questions are always appreciated.
Thanks, for looking!

ORA Verde

ORA Red Planet - How can you not love this coral

ORA Green Planet - ORA should have named this Shagtastic, reminds me of shag carpet

The Porter - Self titled coral after one of my favorite local reefers

Jason Fox - Fox Flame

Turquoise Stag

WWC Fire Breather

ORA Purple Plasma

ORA Joe the Coral

View September 19, 2016 21:45
September 13th, 2016 - Photo Update

The journal rolled over to a new page. I hate when there are not photos on every page. Here are a couple new photos. Thanks for looking.

September FTS - Living Room Side

September FTS - Hallway Side

August 2016 - Photo Recap

View September 13, 2016 20:41
September 11th, 2016 - Photo Update
Time for my weekly photo update. Here are some images that were taken in the last week. As always, views, likes and comments are appreciated. Any question or suggestions are appreciated even more.

Thanks for looking!

September FTS - From Hallway Side

A small window into some coral goodness.

WWC Fire Breather

Forest Fire Digitata

WWC Red Gonipora

Efflo - Taken in hopes of one day showing some good growth comparisons


Strawberry Fields - Taken with a bit of red LEDs added.

View September 11, 2016 17:39
September 4th, 2016 - Photo Update

It's been about a week since I last updated the journal so here you go. FTS, FISH, CORAL, FISH, CORAL. Thanks in advance for looking. Views and comments are always appreciated, questions and feedback even more so.

Here is one of the latest FTS taken with only LEDs running. This is how I like to view the tank when I get home in the evenings.

My Starry Blenny - If you don't have one of these go get one. There is not downside to these guys

Blastos - This coral dates back to my original nano cube, I've had it at least 8 years now.

ORA German Blue Digitata

Geo - The Geometric Pygmy Hawkfish

View September 4, 2016 14:07
8 Months of Reefing I've been taking a photo a day of my reef since January 1st. The recaps below are from each month of the year thus far. I hope you enjoy the compilation of images that make up 8 months of my Project 365.

Thanks for looking. Comments and questions are always welcomed.

View September 1, 2016 20:11
August 31st, 2016 - Photo Recap for August of 2016

As I've done in each of the previous months, here is a recap of the photos I took of the aquarium in August. I look forward to any comments or questions folks may have on the tank.

View August 31, 2016 20:18
August 27th, 2016 - Weekly Photo Update

It's been a week since I've posted so its time for another weekly photo upload. If you missed the photo I posted a few days ago, please have a look at that. That was my first attempt at video through the DSLR. I have a lot to learn with the video but it gives you a better sense of the tank.

August FTS - I find it hard to take a photo that shows the cabinetry and the tank in decent light. This was the result of several attempts.

Middle section of the tank, taken from the Living Room

These first 3 photos are all of my ORA Hawkins Echinata. This is one of my all time favorites. I liked how this series of shots shows the macro and wide views of how the coral looks in my tank.

Strawberry Shortcake

I don't keep many LPS, only 3 acans in the tank but this one is by far my favorite.

This is a coral given to me by one of our local reefers. He didn't have a name on the coral so for now I'm calling it "The Porter", named after the guy that gave it to me.

Pearl Berry - Under Actinics

View August 27, 2016 10:04