Where's the pics of the new addictions thanks to your significant other?Hi,
Tank is doing ok. Still dealing with the ugly phase. Compared to last week the algae seems to be receding - assume the refugium is helping. I noticed some copepods on the glass this morning and very happy about that. Again I assume it is due to the refugium. I would like to qualify my refugium statement before I am called an idiot:
I did seem to add to the biodiversity.
- I am not expert relating to any of this
- Assumption has an appropriate and relevant definition
I started getting a clean up crew going and have following in the tank:
I am planning to move the following from my nano:
- Rocks: Banded trochus (4)
- Sand: Nessarius (1) and Tiger Sand Conch (1)
- Glass: Algae scraper
Not sure if this will be too much? I can move some of the snails to the refugium if needed. Any suggestions welcome.
- 1 Banded trochus
- 1 Turbo Snail
- 1 Nessarius
- 2 Hermits (if they survived the crash)
- 1 Cleaner shrimp
- 1 Fire shrimp
Parameters are as follows:
Things seem stable enough. But it seems the clam is starting to suck up calcium - dropped 50 ppm since last week:
I have been keeping a very close eye on all and it seems fine at the moment and my daily manual dose seems ok:
I will start to split my manual dose between mornings and evenings.
Salinity and temp has fluctuated a bit, but that is due to me not setting up the ATO and STC yet. I am hopeful I will get some time this month - work life balance is non existent at the moment.
There has been a change to the stocking plan and that I blame on my significant other. Picked up a pair of lyretail anthias - these were named by her in the holding tank so I knew they were coming home with us. Will be transferring my wrasse next weekend or closer to the end of the month.
Will be doing my second round of maintenance today. Last week took about 1.5 hours Compared to my nano this was amazing. Nano uses to take anything from 4 to 8 hours depending on the tasks.