View Full Version : Highly recommended
02/12/2008, 10:28 PM
Matt has been a tremendous help in setting up my two tanks (12g, 34g). He has a no-compromise approach to his equipment, water-quality and livestock. It's obvious he loves what he does and his enthusiasm is rather contagious. If you are after quality and rarity, then you should definitely give Austin Aqua Farms a try.
Here's an amazing Rose Bud Anemone I purchased from Matt. He was kind enough to hold it for me (even when offered more than I paid) until my tank was ready for the anemone.
(pic does not do the anemone justice)
02/13/2008, 08:27 AM
that is a very nice anemone. do you live in the vincinity of Austin Aqua Farms? Have you been to their facilities?
02/13/2008, 12:02 PM
Thank you for the kind words. I am terrible when it comes to photographing my aquarium.
I have been out to visit Austin Aqua Farms several times. Austin Aqua Farms hosted a store opening party last year. His setup is really impressive and very well engineered. He's actually in a town near Austin, not Austin proper. If he were closer, I'd probably visit more frequently. I think such a large facility would be prohibitively expensive if located near the other fish stores. If curious, you might check his website for photographs.
02/13/2008, 03:47 PM
Thanks for the info. i'll be sure to do that. did you use a dive camera with a housing for the photos or is that through the glass?
02/13/2008, 11:16 PM
Using my Canon Elph compact camera. I couldn't get the electric pink color using the standard white balance. A few of Matt's photos on his website feature this anemone. You'll recognize it when you see it. He is more of a hard coral guy, but he collects the nice stuff, including anemones, when he sees it!
02/13/2008, 11:49 PM
I've been playing around with my dive cameras (with housings) in my tanks and getting some great pics using the macro. I'll try to get some uploaded for you all to see. There were some AMAZING anemones that were for sale about a year ago out here in Colorado. I bought one of them and luckly still have it in one of my tanks, it was pretty expensive but definitely worth it.
03/01/2008, 11:44 PM
was that that awesome neon pink anemone he had in the tub??? That thing was gorgeous I wondered who ended up with it. If it ever splits let me know I live in San Marcos.
03/05/2008, 09:00 AM
Sure is! Thank you. Yeah, if I end up with a bunch of clones I'll definitely be posting them on here.
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