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kla posted on kla/55-reef-tank
2013-04-02 19:36:35 -0700
55 Reef Tank
 
55 Reef Tank
 
55 Reef Tank
 
  • kla
    kla
    2013-04-02 19:37:48 -0700

    Finished painting the lighting mount and one of my new zoa frags.

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kla posted on kla/55-reef-tank
2013-03-28 10:25:46 -0700
Radions with diy mount I made
Radions with diy mount I made
  • kla
    kla
    2013-03-28 10:27:32 -0700

    Just a quick photo of the mount I made for my new radions. Still need to paint it black and clean it up a bit but it's been too cold for painting.

  • kla
    kla
    2013-03-28 10:30:16 -0700

    Also still playing with the settings. Need to turn down the whites so it's more blue.

  • firstlight10
    firstlight10
    2013-03-29 14:49:30 -0700

    Very nice mount! Your tank looks spectacular

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kla removed Squamosa Clam on kla/55-reef-tank
2013-03-28 10:24:17 -0700
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kla posted on Banded Trochus Snail
2013-03-28 10:22:45 -0700
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kla added Banded Trochus Snail on kla/55-reef-tank
2013-03-28 10:21:36 -0700
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kla posted on kla/55-reef-tank
2013-03-21 18:05:30 -0700
55 Reef Tank
 
  • kla
    kla
    2013-03-21 18:05:54 -0700

    My weekend project

  • clay
    clay
    2013-03-21 20:29:31 -0700

    PICS + DIVX

  • bubble
    bubble
    2013-03-22 10:04:03 -0700

    I see you in a new light

  • JDH
    JDH
    2013-03-23 12:32:08 -0700

    o_O Glorious.

  • kla
    kla
    2013-03-24 14:00:42 -0700

    Lights are up and running. Everything seems to be responding well so far especially the zoanthids that have not been doing well the past couple of months.

    Still need to paint the diy mount I made out of aluminum. Will post some pics soon.

  • firstlight10
    firstlight10
    2013-03-25 13:24:35 -0700

    I am jealous, you probably spent more on lights than I have invested in my entire system!

  • afeldwinn
    afeldwinn
    2013-03-25 15:59:38 -0700

    Awesome. I have loved mine: http://i.aquarist.me/image/e6/1590/closeup_e69d2f6d8b.JPG
    I love all the adjustability. I just wish I didn't have to drag my laptop over to them to change the settings.

  • FishFace
    FishFace
    2013-03-26 06:30:55 -0700

    Ditto!!

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kla posted on kla/55-reef-tank
2013-03-13 21:09:15 -0700
Snail eggs all up in my zoanthids?
Snail eggs all up in my zoanthids?
  • FishFace
    FishFace
    2013-03-25 09:12:20 -0700

    Have the eggs developed into anything yet?

  • kla
    kla
    2013-03-25 13:14:14 -0700

    They are gone now. Didn't ever see anything.

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kla updated Tiger Conch
2013-03-18 13:37:51 -0700
"The Tiger Sand Conch is a hardy member of the Strombidae family. Despite their name, they are peaceful toward other tank mates. They are excellent sand sifters, and are very beneficial in the reef aquarium. As they burrow and dig through the aquarium substrate, they clean and aerate the bottom." (source:http://www.aquacon.com/snails.html) I noticed that there is a third eye located on the end of the feeding proboscis. Tiger Conch have good enough eyesight to be able to see and recognize the aquarist when they approach the tank.
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kla updated Tiger Conch
2013-03-16 15:20:37 -0700
"The Tiger Sand Conch is a hardy member of the Strombidae family. Despite their name, they are peaceful toward other tank mates. They are excellent sand sifters, and are very beneficial in the reef aquarium. As they burrow and dig through the aquarium substrate, they clean and aerate the bottom." (source:http://www.aquacon.com/snails.html) I noticed that there is a third eye located on the end of the feeding proboscis. Tiger Conch have good enough eyesight to be able to see and recognize the aquarist when they approach the tank.
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kla posted on kla
2013-03-14 19:59:37 -0700

Adding descriptions to your photos should be a little bit easier now. Just click on one of your photos and in the photo window that opens you should see an "add a description!" link below your photo. #new

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kla posted on firstlight10/sean-s-reef
2013-03-11 08:14:22 -0700

What are the plastic bags for? Don't see them in subsequent photos so maybe they were just temporary?

  • firstlight10
    firstlight10
    2013-03-11 17:08:33 -0700

    When I moved the frag rack to clean it the magnets on the outside of the tank lost their plastic covering. I didn't want to scratch my tank or leave heavy metals exposed so I came up with this fix. It was supposed to be temporary and honestly I forget to fix it.

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kla posted on michael-amadeus-chri/desk-very-low-tech
2013-03-11 08:05:33 -0700

What's the name of the green macro algae? Looks like there are two kinds in here?

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kla posted on Magnificent Foxface
2013-02-28 21:27:44 -0800
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kla posted on kla/55-reef-tank
2013-02-28 21:23:22 -0800
xenia forest in the sump
xenia forest in the sump
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kla posted on Threadfin Butterflyfish
2013-02-28 20:37:40 -0800
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kla posted on kla/55-reef-tank
2013-02-28 08:55:15 -0800
55 Reef Tank
 
  • kla
    kla
    2013-02-28 08:56:00 -0800

    Interesting looking feather duster in the sump. It's got some kind of bell like thing coming out of it.

  • FishFace
    FishFace
    2013-02-28 08:59:18 -0800

    Neat! Can I borrow your macro lens? :D I'd love to update my pics, specially now with the Radion.

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kla posted on kla/55-reef-tank
2013-02-24 22:05:16 -0800
Mouth looks similar to a snails
Mouth looks similar to a snails
It's head and tiny eyes
It's head and tiny eyes
Sea hare laying giant green logs
Sea hare laying giant green logs
  • kla
    kla
    2013-02-24 22:07:11 -0800

    This sea hare is an algae eating machine.

  • FishFace
    FishFace
    2013-02-25 09:58:06 -0800

    This in your refuge?? what happened?

  • clay
    clay
    2013-02-25 10:28:27 -0800

    The fuge is getting a bit thick with hair algae and detrius, we want to primarily export through the algae scrubber and the chaeto but the thick HA is starving out everything. This guy will help keep the sump under control.

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kla updated Rhomb Barb
2013-02-13 21:18:15 -0800
These small tropical barbs are commonly kept as inhabitants of a warm water aquarium, and many species are commercially available. Breeds with elongated fins or differing colors have been produced of some of the more extensively traded species. _Puntius_ barbs are easy to feed, taking a wide variety of foods including dried food. Note that these inquisitive fish are active and unafraid, and many species have a reputation as "fin-nippers". These are unsuitable for aquaria with slow-moving, long-finned species. Source: [wikipedia] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puntius) This species of barb is very active but not considered as aggressive. _Puntius rhomboocellatus_ do best in a well planted tank with high water quality.
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kla updated Melon Barb
2013-02-13 21:17:22 -0800
The **melon barb** (_Dravidia fasciatus_) is a tropical freshwater cyprinid fish. It originates in inland waters in Asia, and is found in peninsular India. This species is the only member of its genus. Physical description The fish will grow in length up to 6 inches (15 centimeters). Habitat It natively inhabits flowing rivers. They live in a tropical climate in water with a 6.0 - 6.5 pH, a water hardness of 5 dGH, and a temperature range of 72 - 79 °F (22 - 26 °C). Importance to humans
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kla updated Fiveband Barb
2013-02-13 21:16:22 -0800
The **pentazona barb** (_Puntius pentazona_), or **fiveband barb** is a tropical fish belonging to the Barb genus of the minnow family. It is a native of Southeast Asia, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam. They are also referred to as Barbus pentazona. The fish superficially resembles the tiger barb, except that there are five black vertical bands on an orange or gold body instead of four bands on the tiger barb. The fish will grow to a maximum length of 2 in (5 cm). The fish lives natively in calm tropical waters in the lowlands in water with a 5–6 pH, a water hardness of 5–12.0 dGH, and a temperature range of 74–84 °F (23–29 °C). The fish has commercial importance in the aquarium hobby and is frequently inaccurately referrered to as a tiger barb (_Puntius tetrazona_). Pentazona barbs are egg-scatterers that spawn among a course gravel bed in open water. Once spawning is finished, they will usually eat any of the approximately 200 eggs that they find.
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kla posted on Undulate Triggerfish
2013-02-12 12:13:09 -0800
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kla updated Angel Squeaker
2013-02-10 20:31:06 -0800
_Synodontis angelica_ is a species of upside-down catfish commonly named **polka-dot African catfish** or **angel squeaker**. This species is native to the Congo Basin of Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo. This species grows to a length of 55 centimetres (22 in) TL. In the aquarium The polka-dot African catfish is mostly nocturnal. These catfish will excavate the substrate and may nibble plants. They eat smaller live foods and prepared foods. They prefer a water temperature of 22-28 °C, a pH of 6.5-7.5 and a hardness of 50-150. Appearance
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kla updated Reticulated Hillstream Loach
2013-02-10 20:28:34 -0800
_Sewellia_ is a genus of _gastromyzontid_ loaches native to Southeast Asia. Source: [wikipedia] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sewellia) Specimens of _Sewellia lineolata_ do not mind lower temperatures as this species of fish is endemic to low-temperature habitats.
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kla updated True Percula Clownfish
2013-02-10 20:26:55 -0800
The **Orange Clownfish** (_Amphiprion percula_) is widely known as a popular aquarium fish. Like other clownfish (also called anemonefish), it often lives in association with sea anemones. _A. percula_ is associated specifically with _Heteractis magnifica_ and _Stichodactyla gigantea_, and as larva use chemical cues released from the anemones to identify and locate the appropriate host species to use them for shelter and protection. This causes preferential selection when finding their anemone host species. Although popular, maintaining this species in captivity is rather complex. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority regulates the number of collection permits that are issued to aquarium fish dealers who seek this, and other tropical fish within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The symbiosis between anemonefish and anemones depends on the presence of the fish drawing other fish to the anemone, where they are stung by its venomous tentacles. The anemone helps the fish by giving it protection from predators, which include brittle stars, wrasses, and other damselfish, and the fish helps the anemone by feeding it, increasing oxygenation, and removing waste material from the host. Various hypotheses exist about the fish's ability to live within the anemone without being harmed.