December 31, 2007

My new camera

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:46 pm by tomokoschum

I got a new camera for Christmas.

Just like any new electronic gadget nowadays, it has bewilderingly many options. I still don’t know what I am doing, but here are some practice shots.

My zoanthid garden on a frag tray:

Here’s a couple of yellow tail damsels. I added five of them a few weeks ago. They are doing very well. I see them quarreling among themselves here and there, but they are getting along with the rest of the community.

August 22, 2007

Chattanooga Frag Swap

Posted in Frag swap at 12:44 am by tomokoschum

I acquired a few new frags of zoanthids at Chattanooga Regional Frag Swap on August 11th. They took a few days to open up. They are still not colored up fully yet, but they are slowly getting better.

The green one is a variety called Nuclear Green. It is supposedly very sturdy and a fast grower. I also got hold of a frag each of PPE, Purple Death and Purple Hearted Emerald.

July 18, 2007

A pico reef resident

Posted in Fish, Pico tank at 1:58 am by tomokoschum

I just added a new goby to my pico tank. It was sold to me as a nano goby. I believe that it is Eviota spp a.k.a. Pygmy goby. It’s only about 2 cm. Its maximum size is supposed to be 2 to 3 cm. I added some copepods to the pico tank for the goby. I will offer some Cyclop-eeze tomorrow.

July 16, 2007

Dosing Vodka

Posted in Vodka dosing at 9:50 pm by tomokoschum

I started adding a small amount of vodka to my 120 gallon tank again on Sunday, July 15th. I am adding 0.4 ml every day. I intend to increase the dose very slowly until my SPS’s brighten up a bit. I will monitor my cardinals very carefully since they started disappearing slowly as the dosage increased last summer when I tried vodka experiment for the first time.

July 13, 2007

The pico tank inhabitants

Posted in Pico tank at 1:52 am by tomokoschum

Here’s my cute little sexy shrimp (Thor amboinensis.) It’s the only livestock besides a few soft corals in this tank. I am considering a small goby such as a Panda goby (Paragobius lacunicolus) or a Trimma goby (Trimma sp.) for its tank mate.

My new pico tank

Posted in Pico tank at 1:37 am by tomokoschum

This is my brand new pico tank. It’s a one gallon tank with a 13W compact fluorescent lamp. It came with its own small 9W light fixture and HOB fiter, but I replaced the light fixture with a Galaxy Light for more light.

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