Red Algae

One of the live rocks has grown a lot of red and purple algae.  This is partly expected – algae likes light just like coral does.  It must be feeling right at home with the new lighting we got a few weeks ago.  At fist I was thinking this was pink and purple Coraline algae, [...]

Initial Setup

The aquarium itself is a 46 gallon bow front.  It’s 3 feet wide, 18 inches tall, and about a foot deep. My wife wanted a substrate that looks like small shells, so we went with that.  I didn’t do anything fancy like Dr Jaubert’s Method – just 2 inches of substrate on the bottom of [...]