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    Glassbox Lighting: LEDs, LEDs and some JP Metal Halide for Good Measure

    Yesterday, those of you that are following us on Facebook, got a top down glimpse of the glassbox. (If you’re on FB, you can find us here). Included in the image were plenty of LED reflections coming from the light rack up above which spurred questions on what lighting is currently being used. Some you […]

    Banks in, Declivis Out of The Glassbox

    Sometimes mixing fish does not work as planned, and when this happens its important to have a back up plan. As I mentioned last month, after a year of cohabitation and friendliness with one another our Chaetodon declivis and Roaops hybrid had a serious falling out. After removing the Declivis for one week it was […]

    Mixing Butterflyfish is Never Easy, Glassbox Banks on New Fish

    People are often attracted to butterflyfish when they see them swimming in ┬ápairs. There is something natural about seeing two of them side by side; the sum is certainly greater than the parts. On paper one would think keeping pairs or groups of butterflies would be easy. Some species are even “monogamous”, but like humans, […]

    Glassbox Update | Building a Pinnacle Rock Structure

    I know–an update on the glassbox has been overdue. The tank has admittedly not gotten much attention until recently. Over the past few weeks I’ve engaged in a glassbox ‘audit’. If a rock or coral did not ‘add positively’ to the tank it was either rearranged or removed. It was a difficult process, but this […]

    Collateral Damage from Aquarium Feeding Frenzy

    Having fish feed aggressively can be a sign of great health and vigor. However, when this food is literally snatched from the lips of another fish it can cause significant physical damage. This is the case here. Despite keeping some distance and dinning on the scraps and missed pieces from larger fish, this Lyretail Anthias […]

    ATB Flowstar 1800 Features Silent Operation and High Flow Rates

    As the glassbox revamp is in process I decided to increase the power of the return pump and eliminate a couple small powerheads. To solve this I went with the ATB Flowstar 1800. This pump is based on the Laguna 1500 Max Flo motor block, but features en enlarged volute for improved flow rates and […]