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Editorial: May 2005

By Terry Siegel Posted May 14, 2005 08:00 PM Pomacanthus Publications, Inc.
Following are a few new pictures of Greg’s reef tanks that I took on my recent trip.

Last weekend I had the opportunity to travel to the New York Metropolitan area from the tip of Cape Cod. The trip allowed me to visit fellow reef keepers and a wholesaler who specialized in reef animals. Naturally, I took a lot of pictures, most of which I will make up most of this editorial.

The highlight of my trip was spending a day with one of our columnists, Greg Schiemer. Greg is certainly the equal of any reef keeper when it comes to husbandry, along with his ability to create truly beautiful artificial reefs. Although there are probably as many theories about the right way to create and maintain and artificial reef as there are reef keepers, for me the proof of the “pudding is in the tasting.” Greg’s reef pudding is about as good as it gets. Following are a few new pictures of Greg’s reef tanks that I took on my recent trip.

Next issue I’ll show new pictures of Randy Donowitz’s tanks at Pratt Institute, and some of the stock at Reef Splendor. The photo for the cover of this issue was taken at Reef Splendor.

Greg’s 500-gallon reef tank

This is a photo of a large section of Greg’s 500-gallon reef tank.

Catalaphyllia jardinei

Greg’s Catalaphyllia jardinei. Greg has had this beautiful coral for many years. Once thought of as beginner’s coral it has recently proven to be very difficult to keep healthy. It appears to be very subject to bacterial infection.

T. gigas

Greg’s T. gigas has grown so large over the years that it now has a tank of its own, and is threatening to break open the walls of that tank. Greg told me that the clam when expelling water can dump close to a gallon of water onto the floor, or in your face if you’re too close.

Grow-out tank

This is Greg’s grow-out tank. Many of us would love to have a display tank as beautiful as his grow-out tank.

Purple Acro

Greg’s purple acro.  This is a coral of Greg’s that he had for many years, and fragments of which have found homes in many reef keeper’s tanks. Like Julian Sprung, Greg has supplied over the years fragments to numerous reef keepers.

Regal Angel

Greg’s regal angel is very a very colorful specimen.

SPS corals

These are more of Greg’s SPS corals. The Acropora millepora is especially beautiful, although my picture of it does not do its colors justice.

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