The first picture shows the center of the reef with a group of Xenia and other soft corals that thrive with
the SPS - small polyp stony corals - in this aquarium. One of my favorite corals is in the upper right corner of the picture.
The purple Pocillopora is very bright and it has finally started to grow faster now that it has been cloned several times.
Below the Pocillopora is a bright green Acropora gemifera we call the mound because it grows thick pyramid shaped branches.
The large green round shaped coral in the center of the picture is a Stylophora. This coral was one of the ones that
attracted me to sps corals in 1994 because it has large polyps that move in the water currents.
Notice the bright colors of the Zoanthids in this reef. You can see that it is possible to have both soft
and stony corals in the same reef.
This picture shows many more the corals that are growing and spawning in this system. One of the rare
corals in this picture is the pink Anthelia in the center of the picture. This coral looks like a Xenia but it is much larger
than the two Xenia just below the blue fish. In the center of the picture you can see a star shaped snail that is one of many
that hatch and grow in the reef. This 55 gallon system has six - 48" VHO bulbs, and it has a small skimmer in the sump.
The only thing that has been added to the system is Instant Ocean salt and SeaChem products.
NEW PAGE 2/05/01 - VISIT SALLY JO'S 40 WATT REEF
ON DAY ONE
EVERYTHING ABOUT STARTING A 40 WATT BULLET PROOF REEF
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