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WAMAS Waves v4



Posted by treesprite , in Social 19 January 2012 · 0 views

Welcome to the "Who's Who of WAMAS"! Each issue of WAMAS Waves introduces you to the more personal side of some of our members. Please help to keep this column alive by answering our call for submissions CLICK HERE .  CHAD, Newsletter Committee Organizer   FORREST ("treesprite"),      Newsletter Contributer   DAVE ("Davelin...


The Watched Pot (sometimes boils over) - Mark (armydoc)

Posted by Chad , in Beginning Reefkeeping 19 January 2012 · 0 views

My worst aquarium hobby purchase was an aquarium controller. Contrary to its promise, it made my tank more unreliable, less stable, and led to several near disasters.I started out in marine aquaria about a year and a half ago. I purchased a running 26 gallon FOWLR from craigslist. Nothing complicated; everything was HOB. It was easy to take care of. The p...


DIY Automatic Feeder for Aquacontroller

Posted by Jon Lazar , in DIY 19 January 2012 · 0 views
Apex, Aquacontroller, Eheim 3581 and 2 more...
http://i1325.photobu...5225.jpg  Eheim 3581 Automatic Feeder DIY Automatic Feeder for Aquacontroller One of my goals in designing my aquarium was to make things as automated a possible so that I could spend less time working to maintain the tank, and more time enjoying it.  I use an Aquacontroller to control the...


A Closer Look: Mysids

Posted by davelin315 , in Microfauna 19 January 2012 · 0 views
microfauna, mysids, opossum and 5 more...
http://i3.photobucke...1 A/Mysid10.jpg http://i3.photobucke...11 A/Mysid6.jpg Mysid Shrimp - are they in your tank? Often confused with larval offspring of many popular ornamental shrimp, some of the more interes...


Marine Aquarium Disasters and How to Prevent Them (Part 3) - Scott L. Moore

Posted by Chad , in Maintenance 19 January 2012 · 0 views

The Great Tank BurstPoorly constructed homemade tanks or tanks not placed on a level surface, when filled with water, will put undue stress on the joints and seals causing a burst. Also, the seals in some very old tanks can weaken. More than one aquarist has had to deal with a hundred gallons of salt water in their living room. Consider that one gallon of...


Mixed Reef - Failure as a Design Consideration

Posted by Chad , in Reef setup 19 January 2012 · 0 views

We have all heard the stories. We at WAMAS Waves have told them in our last three issues of the Marine Disasters series. Tank catastrophes caused by a myriad of problems that led to the loss of thousands of dollars livestock, damage to equipment, damage to our homes, hits to our pride, and hasty exits from the hobby. It is a risk that we accept in order t...

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