On this site you will find tips and tricks to taking care of a reef tank or saltwater tank. These are things leanred from first hand experience with both good and bad results.
Lawn Mower Blenny and a Clam
Notice the Lawn Mower Blenny laying in the clams mantle. His name is Lenny the Blenny. I know real creative. Don't see him? Look close all you can see is his face. Its almost like he is using the clam as a blanket. He is in the middle back of the clam.
This is one of my favorite corals. Before you decide that you would like to own one of these do your reasearch. They come from two different parts of the world. If you get the wrong kind it will be difficult to keep alive.
First few days of the new tank
This tank was set up after my 90 gallon reef tank crashed and all of my corals died. It was a sad day in my house when this happened and unfortunately for me it was due to a mistake that I made.
This clam is'nt the prettiest clam but its impressive size makes up for that. The fish like to hang around the clam often.
Elegance Coral and a Snail
My elegance coral being annoyed by a Mexican Turbo Snail.
Aussie Duncan Colony
Aussie Duncans are beautiful corals and pretty easy to maintain . This colony has approximately 50 heads on it.
Aussie Duncan Colony
Another shot of the colony. These corals will capture small pieces of meat and food floating in the water and eat them. Its pretty cool to watch.
Aquarium after a few weeks
Arrow Crab Molting
My Arrow Crab molted and it took me a few minutes to realize this was an empty shell. Notice the anemone in the background. This is one of the few pictures I have of it because it has decided to move the the back of the rocks where I can only see it from up top.
This star fish is rarely seen during daylight hours. This picture was taken in the middle of the night after hours of darkness. These guys are great skavengers.
Chilly Corals are odd. They are non photosynthetic and as such spend most the daylight hours deflated, with an appearance like melted wax. I was lucky to get this picture one day when he decided to stay open. Notice the sand sifter in the fore ground. His name is Edward Teach because he has a black beard like the pirate.
Edward Teach (Sand sifting Goby)
Edward in his home. He spends every evening getting it ready for bed. He cleans out loose sand and then blocks the opening as night falls. I suppose even fish like to feel secure when they sleep just like we do.
Notice his purple hands. Makes me think of the singer Prince. He looks like what I imagine the martian fighting machines from the book War of The worlds would look like. I
Large reef tank
This is a broad shot of my larger reef tank. It has been rearranged since this picture was taken. Most notable is the elegance coral in the front middle. He didnt like this spot so i moved him more to the right.
Bob and the Clam
This guy's name is Bob. I didn't give him that name the wait staff did at a restaurant I stopped at on the way to bring him home. He is very inquisitive and loves the clam. Notice the yellow and white sponge growing on the clam shell.