LittleGoat wrote:Thanks for the heads up on the loc. That's awesome to hear about your finds!
How was Seal Rock by the way?
Seal Rock was awesome
Some great pools to snorkel in and TONS of life. Big Lings, Kelp Greenlings, Buffalo Sculpin, Red Irish Lords, Brown Irish Lords, Rock Greenlings, just about every kind of snailfish, Flatfish, Octopus, Blood Stars, Sun Stars, Painted Anemones, Crazy colored Moonglows all over the place.......tons more, literally in less than 5 ft of water.
With the amount of stuff I find free diving and snorkeling in the shallows it may be a while before I actually go full scuba now, lol.
guitarmaker wrote:How do you keep your aquarium cold enough for our local species?
I have a couple differet systems right now but all with chillers.
One is a refurbished 110 gallon Marineland Lobster tank with a 1/2 horse chiller plumbed with a 100 gallon marineland side by side tank.
The other is a 500 gallon fiberglass system with a 3/4 horse chiller thats being setup up, I'm gonna try some geothermal cooling methods with this one as well since the chiller is already going under the house and I have lots of room to trench down and coil pipe.
The one thats going in the house is a 1" think 30 gallon acrylic tank with a 1/10th HP chiller and a minifridge auto feeder that will house pipefish, tubesnouts and other species that need a lot of food.
I just broke down a 200 gallonish 60"x20"x36" acrylic tank to make room for the new fiberglass system.