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The Himaya Reef

December 18th, 2005

Yes, we now have our very own reef. Our saltwater aquarium has already been set-up complete with corals, fish and anemone. Much to our delight, our supplier did magic to short-cut a supposed long process of setting-up a saltwater aquarium. Bambit details in her blog the process in setting up our aquarium.

We have named our 75 galoon saltwater aquarium as the Himaya Reef, after the name of our little angel, Maia. Maia was so happy upon seeing the reef and the assortment of colorful fishes (which includes, Nemo and his dad Marlin (clown fish) and Gill (a Moorish Idol)) on it. She was even able to say the word “fish” the first time she saw the aquarium after its completion.


Amâ and Maia finding Nemo

Inâ and Maia, basking on the beach of Himaya Reef :)… and Kuya Maui has a three word review for the reef…”Okay, spear gun please!”. :)

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  1. December 19th, 2005 at 06:13 | #1

    My wish is to also have an aquarium in my house. Is that going to be hard to maintain?

  2. December 19th, 2005 at 12:02 | #2

    what’s the mortality rate for the fish? i heard marine aquariums have a high mortality rate, or it may be the aquarium keeper. when i had a freshwater aquarium i at time felt like the pol pot of fish.

  3. December 19th, 2005 at 21:04 | #3

    so nice! is it hard to maintain a saltwater aquarium? we have the same size of aquarium but we only maintain one fish, horny the flowerhorn 😀

  4. Samuel Bilibit
    December 19th, 2005 at 22:56 | #4

    Hi Jo, thanks for visiting. We’re still neophyte aquarists, but with the support of our friendly supplier, maintenance seemed easy at the moment. We’re still trying to learn the skills through practice. Our expert / supplier said that all it needs to maintain a respectable saltwater aquarium is patience and devotional care. It’s like zen and the art of maintaing a saltwater aquarium. Accordingly, clean water is key for maintaining the stability of the aquarium’s environs and inhabitants. Make sure that the filter and skimmer are cleaned at least everyday. Also, proper selection of fish is important (i.e., Fish of the same species tend not to be friendly with each other and a fish that fits into a bigger fish’s mouth usually ends up there).

  5. Samuel Bilibit
    December 19th, 2005 at 22:58 | #5

    Hahaha. Manolo, I hope you didn’t set-up a Tuol Sleng prison inside your aquarium. So far the fish mortality rate in our 3-day old aquarium has still not reached genocidal proportions. I suppose the fish are still in the process of familiarizing their new habitat, so it’s still sona libre. No territorial disputes yet among them. I think high fish mortality rate is largely due to neglicence of the keeper.

  6. Samuel Bilibit
    December 19th, 2005 at 23:00 | #6

    Hi, Jeff. Hope you’re enjoying your vacation. Please refer to my reply to Jo (above), about the maintenance of a saltwater aquarium. Thanks for dropping by.

  7. December 20th, 2005 at 00:46 | #7

    kaganda naman niyan.:)

    hppy holidays, kuya sam!:)

  8. Samuel Bilibit
    December 20th, 2005 at 01:22 | #8

    Thanks BabyPink. If only the Kadurog and Tumaginting ago so mga urang sa ranaw can survive in saltwater I would gladly put them as additional species in our reef. :)

  9. December 22nd, 2005 at 03:42 | #9

    hahaha! osto den. mga seda sa ranao.:)

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