Yes! A spotted what I had hoped to be a hitchhiking sea star, not the case! A bristle worm lives in my tank. Pictures to come.
View October 18, 2015 18:06
My Cleaner Shrimp unfortunately passed away three days after a water change. It took him several days to finally pass. He is rather large. I'm thinking it was probably from old age? I hope...
View October 18, 2015 17:55
I will most likely pick up a few new fish at the store this coming Tuesday. My clown fish seems rather lonely. He's been hiding in one of the barnacles at night by himself.
View October 18, 2015 17:55
I just purchased some live black sand, micro algae, a new pump for the hang off the back 2nd sump/refrigium, and Tigger pods...

I'm looking to create a habitat for possible breeders and have proper protected food supply for a future pshycadelic mandarin fish.

The macro algae will reduce the amount of ammonia produced from the unbound nitrates and nitrites. Tonight I'll assemble it all and post a few pictures.
View October 12, 2015 21:23
I just purchased some live black sand, micro algae, a new pump for the hang off the back 2nd sump/refrigium, and Tigger pods...

I'm looking to create a habitat for possible breeders and have proper protected food supply for a future pshycadelic mandarin fish.

The macro algae will reduce the amount of ammonia produced from the unbound nitrates and nitrites. Tonight I'll assemble it all and post a few pictures.
View October 12, 2015 21:23
I'll make a long story short and say this,

I was impatient and didn't want to spend over $2k on a 30 gallon saltwater setup so I bought a working tank that was 'broken in' at roughly $850 dollars.

It came with more things than I'll want to list however I calculated everything at current market price and it was a few hundred dollars short of $2k, not including tax or shipping.

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Current times. The tank has been running okay. However, I've now got the hang of keeping things in balance. I got my office direct sunlight levels down by adding curtains, I've been testing the water frequently for imbalances, frequent water changes, I keep it looking fairly clean. There is now only more room to improve.

The tank came with a clown fish and all of the coral you see in my current pictures from Oct, 2015. I have a really sweet CPR refugium I need to buy a pump for so I can get it running then grow macro algae and copepods.

I'm still debating what other coral I'd like to add. Fragging seems very interesting to me. 30 gallons of real estate is a nice start for trialing different species of fish, coral and inverts...

More to come.
View October 12, 2015 16:44