The top pic shows the stand and tank shortly after set up.
The second picture is a close up of some of the original 45 pounds of live rock (from Marine Depot).
The third picture is how the tank looked July 9, 2003, about three months after set-up. I've added an additional 15 to 20
pounds of live rock (from various local suppliers). Since the lighting is low (4 48" fluorescents), I'm trying to develop
the look of a "low light reef." To this end, I've added a number of mushroom corals, polyps and xenia (i.e. "soft corals"),
all of which may be kept under low to medium lighting. The polyps and xenia seem to prefer to be up higher on the rock, closer
to the available light. This tank does not have a sump, so all the macroalgae I've got is in the tank (halimeda, caulerpa,
The fourth pic on this page also shows the right side of the tank, with one of two ocellaris Clownfish near the green fearther
caulerpa and pink xenia elongata. The greenish-brown plant in the top left is some sargassum that volunteered to grow on
the live rock.