We have returned home earlier this week from another well deserved and relaxing trip to Maui,... Leaving my tank alone for ten days in the care of my brother was kind of nerve wrenching to say the least but leaving him a full diagram of all the parts and pieces and how they interact with one another and what to watch for etc seemed to calm him down alittle,...I left him little ziplock bags in the freezer with the fishes food etc to make things as simple as possible .,... All and all he did a very good job and was rewarded with Hawaiian coffee and trinkets upon my arrival back home again.
A nice glass cleaning and a partial water change took care of most of the little maintenance issues,...corals etc seem to have survived the vacation well.
We snorkeled down the southern side of Maui and despite a south swell which stirred the water up alittle we had a blast watching all the tangs ,wrasses,moorish idols ,parrotfish etc dance along the reefs,...plenty of the giant sea turtles as one would normally expect see over there and of course my favorite, the humu's were in full force too.
It's back to work tomorrow morning at 3:30 am to start raising some money for next years trip back to the reefs.