Friday, October 16, 2009

Aussie Corals

Some Australian SPS corals from Live Aquaria's Diver's Den.

Australian peach Acropora Millepora with green polyps $169.99

Australian pink Acropora Millepora $129.99

Australian blue & green Acropora Paniculata with purple tips $149.99

Australian teal, blue and purple Acropora Latistella $129.99

Australian pink Acropora Hyacinthus $129.99

Australian purple Acropora Nasuta with blue tips, and a smaller blue polyps Nasuta on one rock $149.99

Australian Fuchsia Acropora Millepora $129.99

Australian glowing green and pink Acropora Millepora $169.99

Australian green and blue Acropora Elseyi with purple tips $139.99

Australian green and orange Acropora Nasuta with purple tips $149.99

Australian purple Acropora Anthocercis with green tips $169.99

Australian blue polyp Acropora Tenuis with pink tips on rock with yellow birdsnest coral $179.99

Australian green, powder blue and purple Acropora Secale $249.99

Australian pink Acropora Nasuta with purple polyps $149.99

Australian green and blue Acropora Granulosa with purple corallites $129.99

Australian blue Acropora Hoeksemai $149.99

Austalian pink Acropora Digitifera $129.99

Aussie Bushy Acropora Divaricata $89.99

Aussie Bushy Acropora Nasuta $169.99

Australian neon green polyp Stylophora $129.99

Australian teal and sky blue Acropora Latistella $149.99

Australian green Montipora Venosa with pink polyps $149.99

Australian neon green Acropora Anthocercis $129.99

Australian green Acropora Robusta with purple tips $199.99

Australian green Acropora Selago with blue polyps $299.99

Australian green Montipora coral with pink polyps $199.99

Australian green Acropora Anthocercis with blue tips $299.99

Australian green Acropora Stoddarti with pink tips $129.99

Australian green Acropora Subulata with purple tips $129.99
Australian blue & purple Acropora Verweyi $129.99

Australian green Acropora Abrotanoides with pink tips $129.99

Australian purple and orange Acropora Divaricata $129.99

Australian super blue and purple Acropora Loripes $179.99

Australian purple Acropora Secale with neon green polyps and blue tips $179.99

Australian purple and sky blue Acropora Nasuta $199.99

Australian intense purple with blue tips Acropora Nana $139.99

Australian teal, blue, purple and green Acropora Loripes $129.99

FTS Top Down

Here is a full tank top down shot, it consists of four photos pieced together.

This is a picture of my Sailfin displaying

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Awesome Japanese Reef

Anagonbe has one of the nicest reef tanks I've ever seen. His tank measures 48″ W x 24″D x 24″ H, for a volume of 120 gallons but it looks much bigger because the fish are only 2-3"! Almost all of his corals are wild colonies.
- Wavebox, two seaswirl returns and a few Maxi Jet 1200 powerheads.
- H&S protein skimmer is used to reduce nutrients and a UV filter for water clarity.
- 3×150w Superkaru fixtures using two Deep Blue and one Aquablue lamp. In addition to this he uses multiple MT-250w DE Metal Halides (10K & 14K) and 2 other Mogul Based 250w Halides with blue filters. The 10K lamps on the left are to emulate the shallower water that these staghorns live in. The deep blue light on the right is to mimic the deepwater environment for the deepwater tabling acroporas.Check out these two videos of his tank, make sure to click on the HQ button (to view in high quality). Click here to view his blog.

VorTech MP10 pushes over 1,800 GPH!

Dana Riddle field tests the new Vortech MP10. You can view his findings at Advanced Aquarist. I wonder if the MP10's have as wide of flow as the Koralia 4, if so I may replace the Koralia's. Not only is the in tank footprint of the MP10 much smaller than the Koralia, it also doesn't heat up the tank because the motor sits outside of the water.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Carpet Surfing

I lost the Red Fin Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus rubripinnis) today. The netting wasn't on tight last night and the wrasse went carpet surfing.