Switching Aquarium Stands

Well… we finally got it done. The old aquarium stand is gone, and the new stand, freshly painted, has taken its place. As you might guess, this took a little doing. I’ll walk you through the process in this post.

More Live Rock

We purchased more live rock a few weekends ago.  I fell like we’re getting close to enough. You’ll notice a big gap in the middle of the aquarium.  I plan to add a table like rock to bridge the gap.  You can see that I have some rocks already there, ready to support it.  Chances [...]

Coralline Algae

Most algae is not that attractive, and is not very useful (unless you are a hermit crab).  Green algae makes your rocks and aquarium walls look like a Chia Pet.  Red slime algae looks nice, but it gets everywhere.  There is, however, one type of algae that aquarinists love to see: coralline algae. The coralline [...]

New Animals

I noticed something new in the aquarium yesterday.  It was small, pink, had spines on it, and moved quickly.  It was about a millimeter in diameter, and the part I saw was about 10 to 15 millimeters long.  It lives in a tiny hole near the top of one of the live rocks.  I wish [...]


Last week I discussed purchasing some “Reef Janitors”. Well, they have been hard at work, cleaning up the aquarium. I have to say, I’m very pleased. One of the live rocks has lots of hills and valleys, and it’s about half way up the aquarium. Last week green algae, and a little bit of red [...]