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11-14-2014, 07:04 AM
This is hopefully a start to a video log or VLOG, as I've heard its called, about my 14GAL BIOCUBE. I was searching on Canreef for the right spot to place this and here it is. I will try my best with all the updates but check out our blog www.mantarei.com for the concept behind this "community tank"

Here is a link to the first episode of the series. Hope you enjoy!


12-02-2014, 05:55 AM
Hey guys... not sure if anyone actually watches these but here is episode 2 of my tank. hope you enjoy the video


12-02-2014, 06:33 AM
Very well done. Looking forward to episode 3 and more fishhhhhh :biggrin:

12-19-2014, 10:22 PM
Itís more than a Hobby, is the title that Ronald gave this episode, but Iím calling it, AquaBuddies.

I canít believe we have three episodes of Aquaman! Itís kind of surreal. Ronald went and saw Thomas and Albert and they hooked him up with some more coral and some fish! Rei is very stoked about the fish. Let me introduce the five inhabitants. We have a zebra clownfish who we call either Rafael (his official name) or the black Nemo. We also have the ĎBig Nemoí who is a large orange clownfish and three blue fish who weíve named after some bunnies who go on an adventure in one of Reiís stories: Wynken, Blynken and Nod. The aquarium is very cool and I love seeing Rei interact with it. The other day she was taking off the lid to the second tank (Iím not sure of what itís called, but itís a second tank hidden under the show tank used to filter water and put more stuffÖnot sure of the specifics), but Reianna was about to grab some of the little brittle star fish to show gramma. Gramma got scared she was going to wreck something and told her to stop, Rei had immediate tears, but the moral of the story is that she was excited to show Gramma and share her new little buddies. :)

This episode sees Ronald visiting Thomas and Albert and seeing their tanks. These guys have amazing tanks and have grown them and loved them to an extent that surpasses a hobby Ė hence the name. Iím not sure what to call salt water tank fascinations: hobby, pastime, sport, obsession, or my favourite, a girlfriend. My husband spends serious time with his tank, to the point that Iíve named her Ė Sandy.

ĎHowís Sandy doing today?í

ĎAre her levels okay?í

ĎDoes she need new water?í

Sandy is so high-maintenance and demands constant attention. I feel like a hobby is something you can put down when you feel like and pick it back up when you feel like it. Like badminton or painting, maybe model airplanes or stamp collecting.

People donít normally call fish their pets, but I feel they are pets and are definitely a living part of the family. You need to feed them, water them, clean them, balance them and you need to check up on them constantly. If you have a big tank, it could be considered work, but if you love it, itís love Ė pure and simple love. And thatís why a fish tank, particularly a salt water tank, is more than a hobby, itís a beautiful woman.


12-19-2014, 10:35 PM
awesome video blog . just watched all 3 . Looks like you are meeting some great reefers over there.
look forward to the next VID .

12-20-2014, 02:08 AM
Sweet Video Ronald. Keep up the good work, and thanks for the feature. Love it!

12-20-2014, 02:25 AM
Awesome work! Tank looks great thomas