CORAL Feature Video: Aaron Belandre’s Pico Reef

06 Jun, 2013

This 3-gallon (11-L) reef, complete with stony corals and an astonishing array of marine organisms is tracked as it matures and evolves over its three-year life by owner Aaron Belandre, known to members of the Nano-Reef.com forum as El Fab—a bit of a legend in his own time among pico reef enthusiasts.

Spoiler alert: Belandre had to move the tank toward the end of the time period, and the results are dismaying to watch.

CREDIT: Aaron Belandre | YouTube

 

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1 Comment

  1. Reef To Rainforest
    June 07, 2013

    This video ends with no explanation about what caused the reef to crash. Matt Pedersen sleuthed around and found the answers:

    Matt wrote, “Halfway down – he moved the tank and it didn’t recover. I can relate…none of my tanks from Chicago went without incident in the move to Duluth…I had some livestock losses etc.
    http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/136990-el-fabs-pico-reef-20072010/page-56

    Here’s where he pulls the plug, giving up (he has some other tank going at the time he’s writing this) –> The end of the tank – http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/136990-el-fabs-pico-reef-20072010/page-59

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