Snorkeling under the Mangroves

Snorkeling under the Mangroves

This adventure took place in Mexico last December (2018), more specifically in Playa del Carmen at the Sandos Caracol Eco Resort. This is indeed a resort that I recommend to everyone, especially families. All the photos of this post were taken on site within the resort. Snorkeling in the mangrove river was one of the… Continue Reading Snorkeling under the Mangroves

An Epic Reef Part 8 – Best friends forever

An Epic Reef Part 8 – Best friends forever

This post is part 8 of the epic reef series. Good news: Lily, our tiger pistol shrimp, is doing better. She seems to have recovered from the attack of the bad crab (see Part 7 – Crab and shrimp saga). Her claws grew back and she started digging again. Shrimp and Goby Symbiosis Lily’s best friend… Continue Reading An Epic Reef Part 8 – Best friends forever

An Epic Reef Part 7 – Crab and shrimp saga

An Epic Reef Part 7 – Crab and shrimp saga

This post is part 7 of the epic reef series. Crab Discovery … In Part 6, I mentionned that we discovered a surprise crab in our fish tank just before moving everyone to the 90 gallon tank. We could not identify what kind of crab it was, but we decided to keep it on the basis… Continue Reading An Epic Reef Part 7 – Crab and shrimp saga

An Epic Reef Part 6 – We think bigger

An Epic Reef Part 6 – We think bigger

This post is part 6 of the epic reef series. The 90 Gallon Aquarium The Furniture We had waited for it impatiently, the furniture has finally arrived! It is our friend Francis Grondin with his workshop “L’Atelier des Nains” who made this strong piece of custom furniture for our aquarium. The empty aquarium seemed heavy already, yet… Continue Reading An Epic Reef Part 6 – We think bigger

An Epic Reef Part 5 – Finding Nemo… He’s here!

An Epic Reef Part 5 – Finding Nemo… He’s here!

This post is part 5 of the epic reef series. While waiting for the big aquarium (sic), we continue our adventures with our 10 and 30 gallons tanks. We had already bought 6 hermit crabs as well as 4 turbo snails (one of each have unfortunately died), not to mention the clandestine immigrants who arrived at… Continue Reading An Epic Reef Part 5 – Finding Nemo… He’s here!

An Epic Reef Part 4 – A little more life in the aquarium

An Epic Reef Part 4 – A little more life in the aquarium

This post is part 4 of the epic reef series. Waiting for the cabinet for our 90 gallons is soooo long… Sebonaut and I tend to have little patience, so we went out and bought even more live rocks(see Part 2). With more surprises! This post will also show you the evolution of the tank after… Continue Reading An Epic Reef Part 4 – A little more life in the aquarium

An Epic Reef Part 3 – Reefscaping

An Epic Reef Part 3 – Reefscaping

This post is part 3 of the epic reef series. Reefscaping is the activity of arranging our rocks together so that they look good in our reef tank. Dry Rocks While we had a few live rocks (see Part 2), we also decided to buy a 50 lbs box of dry rocks. Dry rocks are,… Continue Reading An Epic Reef Part 3 – Reefscaping

An Epic Reef Part 2 – Live rocks

This post is part 2 of the epic reef series. Rocks that are “alive”? In fact, the rocks referred to under this term are in fact inert rocks, but which are covered with a bacterial life beneficial to the reef ecosystem. Our Live Rocks We were lucky to get our hands on fresh live rocks… Continue Reading An Epic Reef Part 2 – Live rocks

An Epic Reef Part 1 – Saltwater aquarium supplies and equipment

An Epic Reef Part 1 – Saltwater aquarium supplies and equipment

This post is part 1 of the epic reef series. Here you will find all the equipment we have procured to create our saltwater reef. Equipment Aquarium / Tank The first element that must be decided is the size of the desired tank. An aquarium too small may be difficult to stabilize for a beginner… Continue Reading An Epic Reef Part 1 – Saltwater aquarium supplies and equipment