Sorry for my lack of posts. Sometimes life happens and my reef aquarium can't always be my first priority. I am excited to announce a new Youtube series I will be creating. It is all bout finding the hidden gems in the online coral business. I will explore it and try to find the best kept secret sites that you can snag deals for low prices or just flat out get the best corals at. Expect it sometime in late July to appear. I need some names for the show though so let me know if you have any ideas!
This is my 30 gallon Nuvo nano reef aquarium. The tank is made by Innovative Marine but I have made a lot of upgrades. I know I have been asked to do this update for a very long time by my subscribers. I just reached 2000 subscribers and I would like to thank all of you with this new tank update. I have Rapid Led's Onyx lighting system. I have a AquaEuro Nano Protein Skimmer 2. I have a EcoTech Marine Mp10 along with a Sicce Pump.
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It is the spring of my junior year right now and the academics, and pretty much everything else in my life, is picking up. The second semester, of junior year, for a high schooler brings chaos and stress that can result in sometimes just losing it.
This is an issue many people face when in need of dry goods. The local fish store with the best prices is far away from me. The local fish store that has the best corals, at reasonable prices, is far away from me. The store with the decent stuff at terrible prices is right next me. It also is the biggest one and has well trained staff who I know. For a while now I have been purchasing my equipment online. Why? Well, because of course its so much cheaper in price. Why spend extra on a marked up price not including tax? Well, because its really nice to support local and small businesses. As much as I love the stores around me, I think it is incredibly hard to compare products, specifications and prices, in a store. It's much easier to simply do this kind of stuff online, and if local fish stores don't figure something out they will be suffering big time. I usually tend to look for stuff that other aquarium owners are trying to sell online before I hit up online sites or stores. I do and will continue to support my local fish store, that I rarely go to anymore, by buying RODI water. I just cannot afford to go and spend my money for overpriced corals and equipment.
Being a teenager, one of the most challenging aspects of the hobby I face is the huge price tag that comes with it. Reef aquariums are really expensive, and as of now, I don't have a job or get an allowance. Sometimes I have to use my savings, because
I went snorkeling for about the third time during my spring break. Even though there were not many corals, it was the coolest thing ever. I can't even imagine how cool an actual coral reef would be. The most frustrating part is that I can't take anything! I am a little scared of things like sharks and the pressure pounding my ears will face during free dives. If I dove constantly I would get over and adjust to fears like these. Anyways, I want to get my scuba certification so I can do that at an actual coral reef and at cool diving spots. I called a place and said I could get it in a two week course. My mom is scared to death because she knows that it is so dangerous. It will take some nagging but eventually I feel like I will get her on board with my idea. I don't know when or where I will get it, probably in the summer, but my little scuba adventure fueled my drive to physically explore our worlds underwater creatures!
After walking into my local fish store, I was talking tanks with a couple guys who worked in the store. Both were a little past middle aged and both I have known to work there for a long time. Eventually the question came up about why I was asking about something, and
My YouTube channel has reached 1500 subscribers and this is an accomplishment, I thought I would never reach. I started it when I was younger, maybe 12, but did not seriously start making great helpful videos until a year or two ago.