Tampa Bay Saltwater is Rocking and Rolling

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There's not much to tour right now, so check out this paper scaled-down map that we use to figure out the layout of holding tanks, pallets of rock, packaging tables, and everything else!
Pretty good, now redo it with LEGOs.
 

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Dove at the site last weekend! Launching the boat went smoothly as well as the rest of the trip. Check out some of the amazing stuff that grows on our live rock out here in the Gulf!
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Here's some links if you'd like to learn more about some of the life found on the rocks in these photos:

Yellow ball sponge. Orange Ball Sponge - Cinachyrella kuekenthali - Common Sponges - - South Florida Reefs (reefguide.org)

Orange encrusting sponge. Citron Sponge - Agelas citrina - Common Sponges - - South Florida Reefs (reefguide.org)

Orange encrusting sponge. Orange Lumpy Encrusting Sponge - Scopalina ruetzleri - Common Sponges - - South Florida Reefs (reefguide.org)
Orange frilly sponge. Yellow Calcareous Sponge - Arturia canariensis - Calcareous Sponges - - South Florida Reefs (reefguide.org)

Pink lumpy sponge. Pink Lumpy Sponge - Monanchora unguifera - Common Sponges - - South Florida Reefs (reefguide.org)

Purple/Lavendar sponge. Branching Tube Sponge - Aiolochroia crassa - Common Sponges - - South Florida Reefs (reefguide.org)

Lavendar sponge. Lavender Rope Spounge - Niphates erecta - Common Sponges - - South Florida Reefs (reefguide.org)
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Theses are just a few of the many things you could find on Tampa Bay Saltwater's live rock!

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Just curious but does it not kill a sponge to expose the feeding cells to air like that? I honestly want to know. I would love to have these alive in my next tank.
Generally sponge can handle short periods of time exposed to air! But always try to keep sponges under water
 

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See.... you guys will have some nice pieces in your holding tanks for a Tampa Bay Open House Show and Tell.... getting closer to a possibility? Let us locals be your guinea pigs! @Wen I'll bring coffee.... LOL
 

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I spied Tampa Bay Saltwater on the move...
OK, putting this in perspective... that truck made my car look like a wind up toy. That boat drawfs the truck. That is one BIG boat.
 

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