Welcome to My Reef Page!
Last Update: July 2005
I will need to start with a little disclaimer. I am not a professional aquarium keeper. Nor do I have any specialized training in the fields of chemistry, biology, geology, or any other area of specialization applicable to aquarium keeping.
Since there do not seem to be that many of
us doing things the way I do I thought I might as well try to document some
of it. I hope that you enjoy reading about my experience with aquariums in general and Man Made Live Rock (Aragocrete, Aragonite Rock, Home Made Live Rock, DIY Live Rock, or whatever other name you know it by) in specific.
If you have any specific questions, suggestions for
material, or wish to counter any of my opinions feel free to send me an Email.
I have tried to organize this site in some fashion
of logical order, but do not mistake me for a web designer. If something
does not clearly fit in any other category it will most likely be found
in the "General" section.
Below is a synopsis of what you will
find in each section of this site.
- Here you will find some of my background as it relates to
aquariums in general and how I decided to delve into building a mini reef.
- This is where I will go over all things hardware. Both
current as well as past experiences with anything hardware related will
be found here.
- This is where you will find general topics such as water
quality, livestock, etc.. Essentially everything that doesn't clearly
fall into one of the other categories.
Man Made Live Rock
- This section deals only with my experience with Aragocrete,
Aragonite Rock, Home Made Live Rock, DIY Live Rock, or whatever other name you know
it by. I've heard it called many things, yet have chosen to call my
particular formula and methods Man Made Live Rock because that seems the simplest
thing to call it that defines what it is.
- In this section I will highlight to various degree all
the things that I have done regarding aquariums that make me look like
an idiot. Mind you I do this for the benefit of anyone who can use
this information to avoid these pitfalls themselves as my ego couldn't handle
doing it for any other reason.
- I will add links to all the pictures on the whole site so that
if your looking for one in particular you should have no trouble finding
- Where to find help when you need it. I will have
some basics outlined and also add some links that I have found valuable