Buffing Acrylic

Lately I have added many new species of SPS to my coral collection so I have decided to build a new grow out tank. I picked up a 240 gallon acrylic aquarium off of craigslist for cheap but it was pretty scratched up. Since I would like to be able to take macro shots through the acrylic I did some research on buffing acrylic to improve the clarity. This article is the results and steps I ended up with by copying the instructions found on this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnIwVp2a7F8. Overall with a few tweaks it worked out great, full credit and thanks to this video on buffing acrylic!

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Coral Pictures 06-19-2013

More random coral pictures for some eye candy. Hope you enjoy the coral pictures. You can click on the images below to get a larger view.

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Coral Pictures 05-23-2013

Random coral pictures for some eye candy. I thought they turned out pretty good so I thought I would share.

Hope you enjoy the coral pictures. You can click on the images below to get a larger view.

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Mushroom Coral

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Mushroom corals are a multi colored and beautiful group of soft coral species which are fantastic beginner corals and bring a beautiful range of colors to your aquarium. Personally, the key attraction to this coral is the extreme hardiness which helps it survive through some of the “newbie” mistakes beginners may find they are making when starting with saltwater coral keeping. I recall a story related to me from a worker at a reef farm that someone had once dropped a bagged mushroom coral under a table and didn’t realize it. A month later they found the coral very shriveled and angry but still alive. The coral ended up surviving the ordeal (very low light, zero flow, and the same bagged water for that long period of time), now that’s a hardy coral!

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Reef Angel Review

I purchased two Reef Angel controllers in June of 2012. I thought I would do a Reef Angel review since I have used them for almost a year. I’ll get into more detail through the article but the three great things this product has going for it is the ability to upload your own operating code, competitive pricing with other reef controllers, and the customer service which is fantastic. I don’t know if I have ever had better customer service with any product I have purchased. However it’s my opinion, the actual hardware itself isn’t even close to being one of the top three “positives” and has been a problem and a major headache for me.

 

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