Monthly Archives: June 2012

Mint Chocolate Chip Coral

Every time we go to “just look” at Preuss Pets, we always come home with something. Our most recent purchase is this beautiful coral. It is a Zoanthid coral and called Mint Chocolate Chip coral. I think we got a … Continue reading

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4 Month Reef Tank

Here is some updated photo’s of our 4 month reef tank. I am currently asking veteran reefers about our rock layout to see if it can be improved. We may need more nooks and crannies with the addition of fish … Continue reading

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Coral Bleaching

Our Leptastrea coral recently started turning lighter and more brown in color and we became concerned for its health. We started researching what causes corals to turn a lighter color and found that coral bleaching may be what is going … Continue reading

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Duncan Coral

Our most recent coral is a Duncan coral. It is an LPS (Large Polyp Stony) coral, and is native to Western and Northern Australia and the South China Sea, preferring deeper waters, which is why it prefers low to moderate lighting and … Continue reading

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Reef Chili Reef Aquarium Food

Since we started our tank, we have varied the food for our fish, corals, and reef so much that we currently have 6 different types we use. We use everything from Phyto Feast, Arcti Pods, Tigger Pods, fish pellets, Mysis … Continue reading

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Dosing a Saltwater Aquarium

Dosing a saltwater aquarium is important to keep the tank’s parameters as close to real ocean parameters as possible. Doing this will give you the best results and a very healthy tank. We have been dosing KH over the last … Continue reading

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And the results say…

We made a trip to Preuss Pets and had water tested for phosphates on all three water sources. We found that all three sources; the aquarium, the RO/DI holding container, and the water directly from the RO/DI filter, contained no … Continue reading

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Cyanobacteria

This purple growth is Cyanobacteria, often thought of as algae, but is in fact a bacteria that uses photosynthesis for energy. It is commonly referred to as “Red Slime Algae” even though the name Cyanobacteria translates to “blue-green”. Despite the … Continue reading

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