Monthly Archives: April 2012

Reef tank casualty

We had our first reef tank casualty this week, a peppermint shrimp, and we are unsure of the cause of death. We have one cleaner shrimp and two other peppermint shrimp, although we rarely see the other peppermints. We added … Continue reading

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Adding lights to a reef aquarium

Adding lights to a reef aquarium canopy really puts the finishing touches on  your setup. However, you may find out that you need more of them to get the look you are after. When we added the canopy to our … Continue reading

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How to clean the glass of an aquarium

I never thought I would have to ask this question: How to clean the glass of an aquarium? I envisioned using a scraper or squeegee and a lot of manual labor. I was surprised to find the complete opposite! To keep … Continue reading

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Tube worms on our Cerith Snails

We have noticed that there are Tube worms on our Cerith Snails. Since Cerith snails burrow into the substrate, and the other snails in our tank do not, this may explain why only the Cerith snails have these worms. They … Continue reading

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Amphipod Cleaning Sand… One Piece At a Time!

Check out this Amphipod cleaning sand… one piece at a time! I caught this little guy scurrying out as quickly as he can from his hole and grabbing a single piece of sand and then dragging it back to his … Continue reading

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