Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley updated Janss' Pipefish
2014-03-27 21:57:26 -0600
The Janss' Pipefish is a type of reef pipefish or flagtail pipefish. This fish is a stronger swimmer than its seahorse cousins and rarely comes into direct contact with the substrate. In the wild, the Janss' Pipefish can be found swimming under rocky overhangs, corals, or close to the floor of its reef habitat where it performs the role of **cleaner fish** and often feed on parasites and dead tissue from damsels and cardinalfish. The Janss' Pipefish may also clean other types of fish in the aquarium. The Janss' Pipefish has a long, slender body with an elongated, tubular mouth and an oval, flag-like tail. The body is orange while the head and anterior portion of the trunk are blue. The tail is black with a white margin and dot in the center. The Janss' Pipefish is difficult to keep due to its unusual feeding requirements. It normally prefers to eat only live copepods in a mature reef aquarium with plenty of live rock or macroalgae. An ideal diet to start this fish on is Nutramar Tigrio Bottled Live Copepods, and vitamin-enriched live baby brine shrimp, however, live baby brine should not make up the majority of its diet.
Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on Helfrichs' Dartfish
2014-03-27 21:52:42 -0600
Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley updated Bluestripe Pipefish
2014-03-27 21:44:33 -0600
The Bluestripe Pipefish is the smallest of the reef pipefishes available in the aquarium hobby. It has a long, slender body with a tiny, tubular mouth and a round, flag-like tail. The body is orange with a blue stripe on either side running from snout to tail. The tail is maroon to red with highly variable yellow, orange, and white markings. Bluestripe pipefish are among the hardiest pipefish, but are difficult to keep due to their small size and unusual requirements. They normally prefer to eat only live copepods in a mature reef aquarium with plenty of live rock or macroalgae. They will also accept vitamin-enriched live baby brine shrimp, but this should not make up a majority of their diet. This species is best kept in mated pairs or harems of one male and multiple females in an aquarium that is 30 gallons or larger. Males are territorial and will not tolerate the presence of one another. If adding more than one bluestripe pipefish to the aquarium, it is recommended to add them at the same time. After an elaborate courtship dance, the female will attach her adhesive eggs to the concave area on the underside of the male's trunk.
Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on Bluestripe Pipefish
2014-03-27 21:42:39 -0600
Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley updated Cabbage Leather Coral
2014-03-27 21:41:53 -0600
The Cabbage Leather Coral is also referred to as Flat Leather Coral, Flower Leather Coral, or Carpet Coral. It is found in a variety of colors, usually tan to brown with lighter striations. Its flat, lobed appearance resembles a cabbage leaf. It is semi-aggressive and needs space between itself and other corals in the reef aquarium. Some species are toxic to stony corals. It is very easy to maintain in the reef aquarium and makes an excellent coral for the beginning to expert reef aquarist. It requires medium to high lighting combined with moderate to strong water movement. Fluorescent lighting should be combined with actinic lighting. For continued good health, it requires the addition of strontium, iodine, and other trace elements to the water. It is an encrusting coral that will reproduce easily on its own in the reef aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of its base).
Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on Cabbage Leather Coral
2014-03-27 21:39:49 -0600
Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley updated Aiptasia
2014-03-27 21:32:41 -0600
Aiptasia is a genus of a symbiotic cnidarian belonging to the class Anthozoa (sea anemones, corals). Aiptasia is a widely distributed genus of temperate and tropical sea anemones of benthic lifestyle typically found living on mangrove roots and hard substrates. These anemones, as well as many other cnidarian species, often contain symbiotic dinoflagellate unicellular algae of the genus Symbiodinium living inside nutritive cells. The symbionts provide food mainly in the form of lipids and sugars produced from photosynthesis to the host while the hosts provides inorganic nutrients and a constant and protective environment to the algae. Species of Aiptasia are relatively weedy anemones able to withstand a relatively wide range of salinities and other water quality conditions. In the case of A. pallida and A. pulchella, their hardiness coupled with their ability to reproduce very quickly and out-compete other species in culture gives these anemones the status of pest from the perspective of coral reef aquarium hobbyists. These very characteristics make them easy to grow in the laboratory and thus they are extensively used as model systems for scientific study. In this respect, Aiptasia have contributed a significant amount of knowledge regarding cnidarian biology, especially our understanding of cnidarian-algal symbioses, a biological phenomenon crucial to the survival of corals and coral reef ecosystems.
Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on Aiptasia
2014-03-27 21:33:22 -0600
Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on Lee Shipley
2014-03-26 20:40:46 -0600

Lol still trying to figure setup how u upload pics trying to post a pic of some of my sps?

  • Lee Shipley
    Lee Shipley
    2014-03-26 21:38:02 -0600

    easiest from a computer or laptop. I couldn't do it very well from my tablet. Go to your aquarium page, it will have a data window to the right of your tank "picture" at teh top it should say add photos... click on that

  • Mike lowry
    Mike lowry
    2014-03-26 21:39:57 -0600

    Ty will post pics soon

Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on 3eight33/mixed-100-reef
2014-03-26 21:39:56 -0600

Can't wait to see pic's. reads like a nice setup.

Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on mike-lowry/75-gal-sps-tank
2014-03-26 20:25:13 -0600

2005 years? lol

Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on xmai77/cad-lights-mini-ii-18-gallon
2014-03-25 22:34:36 -0600

looking good

  • xmai77
    xmai77
    2014-03-26 20:25:01 -0600

    thanks!

Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley updated Tiger Conch
2014-03-25 09:52:56 -0600
"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.
Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on Algae Blenny
2014-03-22 11:34:20 -0600
Algae Blenny
 
Algae Blenny
 
Algae Blenny
 
Algae Blenny
 
Algae Blenny
 
Algae Blenny
 
Algae Blenny
 
Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on Tiger Conch
2014-03-22 12:28:44 -0600
Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley updated Tiger Conch
2014-03-22 11:32:18 -0600
"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.
Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on Lee Shipley
2014-03-16 13:38:43 -0600

How to remove Bristleworms

  • Lee Shipley
    Lee Shipley
    2014-03-16 13:38:51 -0600
  • Lee Shipley
    Lee Shipley
    2014-03-17 18:20:17 -0600

    Trap worked but was empty by morning, will need to remove during the night while it is full.

  • Lee Shipley
    Lee Shipley
    2014-03-21 16:54:54 -0600

    May redesign to just use the foam wrapped around the bait and zip tied. The worms crawled into the foam and got stuck... The plastic pipe actually did nothing in terms of usefulness.

  • Lee Shipley
    Lee Shipley
    2014-03-21 19:36:47 -0600

    Just pulled an 8" monster out of the tank manually with a pair of tweezers... it almost reached back to my hand, was worried it might get me...

Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on Lee Shipley
2014-03-17 18:22:18 -0600

Was a content editor ever hired? I see the add is still under the article section. Id be happy to resubmit my resume

Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on Lee Shipley
2014-03-01 00:19:29 -0700

Hey everyone! Check out the two newest videos I posted on my youtube channel! I found baby shrimp and a jellyfish in my tanks!

Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on xmai77/cad-lights-mini-ii-18-gallon
2014-02-12 00:38:34 -0700

Remember to add slowly...

  • xmai77
    xmai77
    2014-02-12 06:37:50 -0700

    Thanks for the reminder! I only have a single clownfish in there right now. I'll probably add another fish in a few days once the tank has adapted.

Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on Hammer / Anchor Coral, Branching
2014-02-01 20:37:52 -0700
Hammer / Anchor Coral, Branching
 
Hammer / Anchor Coral, Branching
 
Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on Lee Shipley
2013-12-04 22:17:31 -0700

How do I remove species from tank profile?

  • klm
    klm
    2013-12-05 04:12:07 -0700

    In your profile to the right of where it shows Fishes, Inverts, Corals, etc, there is an icon to switch it from photos to text, click the text icon(on the far right) and then you can remove an item by clicking on the red X to the right of the text. Let me know if you can't locate it and I can send you a screenshot.

  • Lee Shipley
    Lee Shipley
    2013-12-07 08:24:08 -0700

    Thanks

Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on kla/55-reef-tank
2013-11-20 21:09:21 -0700

Can I have your tank? Lol. That's awesome

  • kla
    kla
    2013-11-21 18:38:16 -0700

    No, but you can have some frags if you're near VA!

  • Lee Shipley
    Lee Shipley
    2013-11-21 18:40:25 -0700

    That would be awesome, but I'm in Wisconsin and trying to sell my system to temporarily put a hold on my activity in the hobby.

Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on jeff-tutmark/jeff-s-40b
2013-11-20 21:07:40 -0700

Looking very nice!

  • Jeff Tutmark
    Jeff Tutmark
    2013-11-21 16:03:33 -0700

    Thanks I need to update photos again, everything is growing so well, and I got some more peices

Lee Shipley
Lee Shipley posted on luckyink/lucky-s-150g-mixed-reef
2013-11-20 21:09:52 -0700

Aquariums