Recent news from the Reef:
Posted on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 2:39PM by Jack Servedio
Today I did the first real deep cleaning of the tank and broken it down entirely. When doing maintenance like this, you really are able see why having a well planned tank is so critical.
Because my entire "aquascape" is just a single rock, I was able to pull it all at once without making a mess. I cleaned all of the glass, replaced all of the filtration, cleaned the pump, stirred up the sand, and did a 100% water change.
With the move to Madison right around the corner, it is important to get this done so any jostling in the truck doesn't stir up detritus and cause a mini-cycle.
Coming Along Nicely
Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2:31PM by Jack Servedio
Things are doing well and I haven't lost a single coral yet - even in such a small space.
I have added a few more things - namely a Montipora Capricornis, a Blastomussa Merletti, and some more Acanthastrea Lordhowensis and they seem to be adjusting well to the tank.
I finally hit my first roadblock with this tank and it is Bubble Algae! Luckily, I have successfully dealt with this in my larger reef and it shouldn't be a problem. Diligent water changes, scarce nutrient input, and manual removal should keep them at bay and under control.
Here are some neat top-down shots of the reef: