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    LED life

    What are your opinions on LED life? The 90 gallon I setup over 2 years ago is still getting hair algae, and other stuff coming out of the rocks. It really reminds me of a sump. My LED’s are approximately 6-7 years old and they’re the only thing that hasn’t changed on this system. I’ve tried chemicals, lights out, pretty much everything. is it possible the LED’s are out of life causing them to put the wrong spectrum out?
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    Long Spine Urchin

    Added a long spine urchin to the 90 today.
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    Fritz Salt

    Anyone still using Fritz?
  4. The Yellow Sea Cucumber which originates from the Indian Ocean is very striking in appearance. They are bright yellow in coloration and have an elongated body with spikey projections. When feeding, the Yellow Sea Cucumber extends their branchy feeding arms into the current. These are beautiful filter feeders for an established reef aquarium. The Yellow Sea Cucumber requires live rock to provide the nutrients it needs to sustain its health. It will usually find a location with moderate to strong current. It is a filter-feeding cucumber and similar in nature to the Sea Apple. If a small group is kept, spawning in the home aquarium is possible. They may also reproduce by dividing into 2 individuals. This may come about due to stress, or may be a sign of good health. The diet of a Yellow Sea Cucumber should include liquid or dried phyto and zoo plankton. They will also benefit from the substrate being stirred regularly releasing bacteria and detritus into the water. When malnourished, they will shrink in size, and may lose feeding arms. If these signs are noticed, increase the number of feedings, and target the cucumber with the appropriate food. Like other Sea Cucumbers, Colochirus robustus has the potential to poison an aquarium. The chances of this happening are very rare unless the animal is accidentally sucked into an uncovered pump intake or overflow boxes. https://www.liveaquaria.com/product/715/sea-cucumber-yellow-expert-only?pcatid=715&c=497+502+715
  5. When my reef aquarium journey began around 16 years ago, little did I know that my first ‘hitchhiker’ coral would eventually become one of my favorites in the hobby and workplace. I’m drawn to the oddball species of coral that don’t seem to attract much attention in the hobby, the type of corals that make people point and ask “what is that?” The Psammocora genus covers around 9 species which can be found growing in a variety of ways including: encrusting, branching, columnar & sometimes forming thin plates. In Australia, these corals are relatively common on the reef but aren’t always easy to obtain in LFS. In larger reefing populations like the USA & Europe I haven’t seen these corals showcased much either. Could this be due to the genus being skipped over on CITES applications when importing corals? Or perhaps it hasn’t been highlighted as a coral with aquarium potential? My best moment with Psammocora taught me the importance of fragging corals and sharing them with other hobbyists. One day my 15-year old ‘hitchhiker’ colony of Psammocora profundacella spontaneously died. Thankfully, I was able to get the colony back twice over from the fellow hobbyists I had shared with! The strain was later dubbed ‘Danger’s Psammocora’. The next time I saw this strain was at ReefStock, Denver 2019 – I spotted a Frag sitting at the Legendary Corals booth and it was great to unexpectedly see ‘Danger’s Psammocora (although not called Dangers Psammocorain the states). This got me talking to some vendors about Psammocora and a couple of them told me that they usually find them as hitchhikers on other corals, just like I did. They don’t see them available at wholesalers or on import lists very often. Should Psammocora become more common and you start your own Psammocora collection, you’ll be pleased to know that they are generally an easy to keep SPS that thrives under LED and can usually handle water quality fluctuations that other SPS would fail in. https://reefbuilders.com/2019/11/07/psammocora-an-obsession-with-this-encrusting-coral/
  6. Rhinecanthus abyssus Triggerfish, First Ever Live Specimen in Aquaria The Deepwater triggerfish, Rhinecanthus abyssus, is the rarest species of a genus of otherwise very common triggerfish. After years of covering rare fish and especially every triggerfish, the first living example of this fish has just turned up in Thailand as photographed by our friend, Ohm Pavaphon. https://reefbuilders.com/2019/11/08/rhinecanthus-abyssus-triggerfish-first-ever-live-specimen-in-aquaria/
  7. As aquarium controller companies have released more device, modules and accessories, it’s become increasingly challenging to keep everything in an organized, presentable fashion. GHL has been expanding their catalog in recent years so Adaptive Reef created a very swanky tower to showcase the many exciting products that have joined the Profilux in recent years. Once upon a time it was much easier to keep everything sorted back when most controllers only had one or two boxes beyond the primary computer. We’ve seen companies like SeaDreams specialize in building setups that incorporate all the modules for our smart aquarium tech into one holistic presentation, and even Marine Depot’s gotten in on creating ‘Controller Boards‘ that help keep everything nice and neat. https://reefbuilders.com/2019/11/11/poseidon-built-a-tower-to-hold-most-of-ghls-best-gear/
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    One will be fine.
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