On Nov. 12th, SAAC members gathered at the field station "cabin" lab to help the coral team build racks on which coral fragments will rest on. The racks were a DIY project using inexpensive materials such as egg crate (lighting diffusor), PVC pipe and zip ties. holes were drilled into the PVC pipe to allow zip ties to go through and attach to the egg create creating legs.
Locally collected invertebrates such as hermit crabs, shrimp and mud crabs have been added to the tank to help with cycling the tank. We are working hard to prepare the system for winter break hopefully being able to continue working during break and plan on having the first batch of corals in by the start of the spring 2021 semester.
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