Soooo.... Been lazy on the skimmer changes, happening about 1 per week sometimes longer. Going to start with 2 times per week.

Also let crabs get pretty low, bought about a dozen a couple weeks back. Need more.

Also have not been running carbon for the last couple of months.

Need better circulation. I have so many corrals in the sand due to frags of leather corral and peters corral. Ideally I remove many of these items.

Time to change it up,

Getting some cyano bacteria in areas, not horrible but unsightly.
View December 14, 2014 20:17
Cleaned all three power heads with vinegar soak and brushing.
View March 14, 2014 07:59
Popped off red mushrooms and spread out into groups in tank 1-10-14. They look best on flatter surfaces. 1-18-14 some may be duplicating!
View January 18, 2014 12:15
Water change 20 gallons. Used the sink siphon pump. 1 hour start to turning back on the systems. Siphoned sand I could reach. Not a ton of silt detritus coming out. Sand did have some color on it. Green and brown algae? Used the turkey baster to pull silt from sump.
View January 6, 2014 23:48
Have noticed a persistent fuzz on rocks, snails, crabs, pumps, and back glass. No color, short. Tail spot blenny is fattening up on it!
View January 1, 2014 22:51
Added Red Dragonette. And Red Mushroom corals yesterday. Dragonette is now swimming and seen pretty consistently in front right of tank, hides and hunts in rocks.

13ish red mushrooms. One is separate from others. Thinking of popping them off the culture rock as they look as if small pieces were glued to it, think it would be pretty easy for most. Popped off red mushrooms and spread out into groups in tank 1-10-14. They look best on flatter surfaces. 1-18-14 some may be duplicating!
View January 1, 2014 19:53
Water change 20 gallons. Vacuumed out the sump with newly acquired maxi jet 400 and tube rigging. No sand siphoning.
View December 7, 2013 23:58
Skimmer cleaned. Scrubbed then a 24 hour soak in 50 50 water vinegar.
View November 26, 2013 23:05
Maint.
Power head clean and vinegar soak.
Return pump basket rinse.
Skimmer dump and rinse.
View November 19, 2013 23:00
Added coral banded shrimp. Smallest I have ever seen at about 1.5 inches large arm to arm. One inch body.
View November 9, 2013 14:16