Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on Lee Shipley
2014-11-02 20:18:26 -0800

new videos

Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on Lee Shipley
2014-10-14 18:13:09 -0700

more photos on my photobucket... anyone want to help me pick which ones to add to my tank profile on here?

Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on Lee Shipley
2014-10-07 18:22:53 -0700

Well, bad news, the clam did not like being knocked off the rocks and into the sand three times a day by snails, hermits and fish... then changing the aquascape... So it died, and kudos to Live aquaria they helped me out and I got a replacement.

Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on Lee Shipley
2014-10-02 21:44:10 -0700

New videos.... rescaped the tank

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Lee Shipley posted on Lee Shipley
2014-09-29 21:11:16 -0700

New vid, new critter... My daughter named it "butterfly"

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Lee Shipley posted on Maxima Clam
2014-09-22 17:44:04 -0700
Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on Lee Shipley
2014-09-22 17:41:25 -0700

new DIY project

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Lee Shipley posted on Maxima Clam
2014-09-16 19:25:32 -0700
Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on Lee Shipley
2014-09-16 18:44:45 -0700

'nother video

Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on Lee Shipley
2014-09-06 21:15:20 -0700

New videos... I know its been forever.

Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley updated Orange Bam Bam Zoa
2014-08-24 13:25:11 -0700
Orange Bam Bam Zoanthids are easy to keep and are a great choice for the beginner. Zoanthids and Palythoa will grow and reproduce by budding. Lighting & Flow Requirements: Orange Bam Bam Zoanthids require moderate water flow and low to moderate lighting (PAR 100-250) to maintain their color. T5's, Metal Halides, or LED's can all grow Zoanthids and Palyhtoa when the proper PAR levels are provided. We recommend a 14-20K color spectrum for best coloration. Water Chemistry: It is important that proper calcium (420-440 ppm), alkalinity (8-9.5 dkh - run it 7-8 if you are carbon dosing) , and magnesium levels (1260-1350 ppm) are maintained. Raising magnesium levels gradually up to 1400-1600 ppm can help to combat algae outbreaks, just keep CA and Alk in line as you raise the Mg. Nitrates should be below 10 ppm and phosphates should be below .10 ppm. We recommend doing a water change when Nitrate levels rise to 10 ppm. It is important to replace your phosphate media when phosphates rise to .
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Lee Shipley posted on Orange Bam Bam Zoa
2014-08-24 13:25:10 -0700
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Lee Shipley created Orange Bam Bam Zoa on Orange Bam Bam Zoa
2014-08-24 13:24:40 -0700
Orange Bam Bam Zoanthids are easy to keep and are a great choice for the beginner. Zoanthids and Palythoa will grow and reproduce by budding. Lighting & Flow Requirements: Orange Bam Bam Zoanthids require moderate water flow and low to moderate lighting (PAR 100-250) to maintain their color. T5's, Metal Halides, or LED's can all grow Zoanthids and Palyhtoa when the proper PAR levels are provided. We recommend a 14-20K color spectrum for best coloration. Water Chemistry: It is important that proper calcium (420-440 ppm), alkalinity (8-9.5 dkh - run it 7-8 if you are carbon dosing) , and magnesium levels (1260-1350 ppm) are maintained. Raising magnesium levels gradually up to 1400-1600 ppm can help to combat algae outbreaks, just keep CA and Alk in line as you raise the Mg. Nitrates should be below 10 ppm and phosphates should be below .10 ppm. We recommend doing a water change when Nitrate levels rise to 10 ppm. It is important to replace your phosphate media when phosphates rise to .
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Lee Shipley posted on wnk0809/wyoming-game-and-fish-it-tank
2014-08-07 20:57:21 -0700

what was the slimy thing on your finger?

  • wnk0809
    wnk0809
    2014-08-08 08:52:15 -0700

    Good question, i'm not actually sure what it was, these pictures are from my initial tank setup over 2 years ago. It came with our live rock though.

  • Lee Shipley
    Lee Shipley
    2014-08-08 09:21:53 -0700

    did you keep it?

  • wnk0809
    wnk0809
    2014-08-08 09:27:12 -0700

    Yes but once put in the tank I don't think I ever saw it again

Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley updated Green Pufferfish
2014-07-31 20:00:03 -0700
Often sold as freshwater fish, but this species actually thrives in brackish water and may even require saltwater when reaches adulthood. Source: [wikipedia] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_freshwater_aquarium_fish_species) _Tetraodon nigroviridis_ is one of the pufferfish known as the **green spotted puffer**. It is found across South and Southeast Asia in coastal freshwater and brackish water habitats. _Tetraodon nigroviridis_ reaches a typical maximum length of about 15 cm (5.9 in), with reports of up to 17 cm. In February 2009 it was successfully bred in captivity at University of Florida using a new variation of the ovarian lavage technique. In the Aquarium This Pufferfish, known as "M**idori Fugu**" in Japanese is a popular aquarium pet. Typically younger fish are sold with a length of 2–3 cm.
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Lee Shipley updated encrusting gorgonia
2014-07-27 17:16:11 -0700
The Encrusting Gorgonian Erythropodium caribaeorum is an attractive, robust gorgonian. It forms a smooth stolon, or mat, that is tan, cream or coffee colored. Fine long tentacles emerge from star-shaped pinholes on the surface, and they are usually cream or light brown but can have a blue or green cast to them. It is a fast growing species, rapidly spreading to encrust all hard surfaces it comes in contact with. Thus the common names Encrusting Gorgonian or Encrusting Polyps. The Erythropodium genus is easily confused with species from the Briareum genus like the common Encrusting Gorgonian Briareum stechei, which is another encrusting type of gorgonian. However there are some distinctions to help identify them. When the tentacles are retracted, the polyps on the Briareum species are housed in raised calyces or bumps on the surface, rather than having a smooth surface like the Erythropodium coral. The Briareum coral can also form short upright extensions, fingers, or lobes arising from the mat. These are mostly absent from the Erythropodium species. The Erythropodium genus is very easy to care for since they are not picky about light or water movement. They have a symbiotic relationship with a marine algae known as zooxanthellae, and receive some of their nutrients from it.
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2014-07-27 17:16:10 -0700
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Lee Shipley created encrusting gorgonia on encrusting gorgonia
2014-07-27 17:14:23 -0700
The Encrusting Gorgonian Erythropodium caribaeorum is an attractive, robust gorgonian. It forms a smooth stolon, or mat, that is tan, cream or coffee colored. Fine long tentacles emerge from star-shaped pinholes on the surface, and they are usually cream or light brown but can have a blue or green cast to them. It is a fast growing species, rapidly spreading to encrust all hard surfaces it comes in contact with. Thus the common names Encrusting Gorgonian or Encrusting Polyps. The Erythropodium genus is easily confused with species from the Briareum genus like the common Encrusting Gorgonian Briareum stechei, which is another encrusting type of gorgonian. However there are some distinctions to help identify them. When the tentacles are retracted, the polyps on the Briareum species are housed in raised calyces or bumps on the surface, rather than having a smooth surface like the Erythropodium coral. The Briareum coral can also form short upright extensions, fingers, or lobes arising from the mat. These are mostly absent from the Erythropodium species. The Erythropodium genus is very easy to care for since they are not picky about light or water movement. They have a symbiotic relationship with a marine algae known as zooxanthellae, and receive some of their nutrients from it.
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Lee Shipley updated Keyhole Angelfish
2014-07-27 17:04:37 -0700
_Centropyge tibicen_ is a marine angelfish from the Western-Pacific Ocean. It sometimes makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 19cm in length. (8") Source: [wikipedia] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centropyge_tibicen) Description **Keyhole Angelfish** is a _Centropyge_ type species. It is overall black with an elongate vertical black blotch on the middle of the upper sides. When small, Keyhole Angelfish is mainly black with a white bar. The dorsal and anal fins have a submarginal blue line and most of the pelvic and the anterior portion of the anal fin yellow. The caudal fin has a submarginal blue line. Although **Dwarf Angelfish** are smaller and generally more manageable than their larger counterparts, they still have some specific care requirements.
Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on Lee Shipley
2014-07-27 17:02:18 -0700

new fish, please excuse the cloudy water, the new rock is making a mess

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    Lee Shipley
    2014-07-27 17:02:25 -0700
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    2014-07-27 17:02:44 -0700
Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on Lee Shipley
2014-07-24 10:04:41 -0700

Made my own fish food...

Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on Lee Shipley
2014-07-13 11:26:42 -0700

A little project I did this weekend

Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on Lee Shipley
2014-07-11 15:29:33 -0700

new pictures

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Lee Shipley updated Hydnophora Coral
2014-07-05 12:46:18 -0700
Lighting & Flow Requirements: Green Hydnophora requires moderate to high water flow and bright lighting (PAR 250-350) to maintain its color. Placement: Mount the Green Hydnophora using IC gel glue, or putty, on an exposed rock or ledge in the aquarium where it will receive direct flow and light. Leave 2-3 inches between it and other corals as it has a potent sting. The most often found species of Hydnophora are Rigida and Exesa,these can be easily confused with each other when they are small but as the coral grows the longer branches of the Rigida become apparent over the encrusting\plating growth of the Exesa.Both corals are most often seen in a neon green or some times a yellow green,there are pinkish specimens that are harder to come by. Lighting can be high for this SPS coral but unlike many SPS the Hydnophora can be kept in the lower moderate lighting if kept higher in the water column.
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Lee Shipley updated Rainbow Rose Bubble Tip Anemone
2014-07-01 20:02:23 -0700
Bulb Anemones do well with strong lighting and medium currents. They will sting other corals, fish, and invertebrates. This anemone hosts a wide variety of clownfish in the wild and in captivity often A. ocellaris. They should be offered meaty foods when no clownfish are present and hosting. Sizing between 4" - 7".

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