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75 gallon reef aquarium in Beverly Farms, MA with a unique stand and Pacific Sun Triton LED lighting: Vacation service for aquariums

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in aquarium service ma, Coral, Fish, green star polyps, Inverts, Lighting, Pacific Sun LED, Tropical Fish, Uncategorized, vacation care, Yellow Tang | 0 comments

This 75 gallon reef tank is one of our favorites. The customer has long been a reef keeper and home aquarist who first sought us out to care for his tank while he was away on vacation and business.   This tank comes enclosed in a unique, one-of-a-kind stand and canopy. The plumbing and filtration are hidden beneath the tank while the lights and brackets are hidden over the tank. Six holes have been cut out for easy feeding of the fish and corals inside. A hinged top makes this tank so easy to...

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Coral Corner: Green Star polyps

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in aquarium service ma, Coral, green star polyps, Inverts, Live | 0 comments

Green star polyps are usually among the first corals a reef keeper places in his tank. These colony-based animals are peaceful, colorful, and as far as corals are concerned, easy to maintain.     Green Star polyps spread very rapidly. They do this by emitting a purple mat that clings to rocks, upon which the polyps grow.       It is also along this purple mat that signals travel from one polyp to the next. For example, when one polyp is attacked, it signals the other...

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