An Epic Reef Part 10 – Tour of the Strange

An Epic Reef Part 10 – Tour of the Strange

This post is part 10 of the epic reef series. Life undersea is so different from the terrestrial beings we are used to! Corals look like plants but they are really animals that have to be fed food. Life forms like urchins and starfishes move in a fascinating way. Invertabrates continually surprise me. And the fishes,… Continue Reading An Epic Reef Part 10 – Tour of the Strange

An Epic Reef Part 9 – Hobby of Patience

An Epic Reef Part 9 – Hobby of Patience

This post is part 9 of the epic reef series. I read on multiple sites that saltwaters aquariums are a hobby of patience. That is not something you should start if you are not able to wait. There needs to be time for cycles to complete, for an equilibrium to be reached. Fishes should be added… Continue Reading An Epic Reef Part 9 – Hobby of Patience

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

A New Year, A New Habit

A New Year, A New Habit

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Will Durant (often inaccurately attributed to Aristotle) Forming Habits In 21 Days? We often hear that it takes 21 days (or any other exact number of days) to form an habit, but this is inaccurate. In reality, it really depends… Continue Reading A New Year, A New Habit

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!

I Wish You Curiosity

I Wish You Curiosity

Yes, you read that right: this year I am wishing you curiosity. I wish you curiosity to try new activities, curiosity to live exciting experiences, curiosity to challege yourself to see what you are capable of, to feel you are fully living your life. I wish you to have a year filled with curiosity. Sometimes,… Continue Reading I Wish You Curiosity

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