Monthly Archives: July 2012

Apex Lite Aquacontroller Aquarium Controller

The newest addition to our aquarium is a Neptune Systems Aquacontroller Apex Lite. This little box doesn’t look like much, but it allows us to monitor and control our aquarium from anywhere.      The display module on the right allows … Continue reading

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Using carbon in a reef aquarium

As with most topics surrounding reef aquariums, the use of activated carbon in a reef aquarium brings controversy, opinions, concerns, and accolades. Activated carbon for the aquarium is carbon (mostly from coal or lignite) that has been treated (heated or by chemicals) to increase the amount of … Continue reading

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Correcting Fish Behavior?

After we placed the escaped Sharknose Goby back into the display tank, he became harassed constantly by our second Sharknose Goby. He was being chased and pushed around (I don’t think they have teeth to bit each other with) and … Continue reading

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The Not-So-Great Escape

We hadn’t seen one of our Sharknose Goby’s for a day or so and started getting concerned that he was no longer alive. There’s quite a few places in a reef tank for a fish to hide, but it is highly unusual … Continue reading

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How to Identify Corals

We purchased this pretty Zoanthid coral at Preuss’s (for only $15!) but forgot to ask its name. I called back and they said they were not sure since it was brand new, and I should use an ID site to … Continue reading

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