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@reefweeds Blog

A blog about my 150 gallon mixed reef tank!  A little reefing, a little art and lots of fun.  

Reefweeds the Story: Year One in Review and a Photo Montage

After losing my entire article last night, I figured I would break “the story” into three parts:  Part 1 - A general timeline of events from the beginning of Reefweeds to today full of a LOT of photos; Part 2 - Lessons Learned:  The good, the bad and the ugly ; and Part 3 - My tie between reef-inspired art and the reef keeping obsession.  So, without further adieu, here’s Part 1! 

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Rachel Fogle
Disaster Narrowly Averted - Dangerous Temp Spike and What I Learned

When I installed the Apex, I thought it was cool to have a pH probe along with the temp probe, ORP (oxygen in water) and salinity.  I figured since I was switching from 2-part dosing to Kalkwasser it was also handy to monitor pH spikes which can happen if Kalk isn't dosed properly or dosed too quickly.  I set up the probe and kept the standard alerts for high and low range and called it a day.   I never imagined the pH probe would literally save my tank.  Keep reading to find out what happened, how I plan on keeping this from happening again and what I learned.

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Rachel Fogle
Introduction of the Purple Monster, Clam Woes and Happy 2018

So much has happened since I last posted!  Ok, not really.  But 2018 did show up, I did add the largest meat coral I've ever seen to my reef tank, I got a good photo of Iko on Christmas, I have a list of events for 2018 where you can buy reefweeds art, Bevo is still cute and I can't wait to see what 2018 has in store! 

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Rachel Fogle
Happy Holidays and Keep On Reefing!

I'm really excited for my friend, Scott Crowe's Expo, the Keep On Reefing Expo. I've been helping him out with some of the marketing and such and have really been enjoying it.  OH!  And there's only 60 more days until the Northeast Frag Farmer's Market.  I have a LOT of painting to do.Keep reading to find out more!

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Rachel Fogle
2018 is less than two weeks away!

As the year comes to a close, I always find myself reflecting on the year quite a bit.  2017 was a pretty darn good year!  I started painting UV reef-inspired art.  I have found a renewed passion in the hobby with this new build.  I've made some really good friends thanks to this hobby!  

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Rachel Fogle