May 17, 2010
June 18, 2010
July 12, 2010
In the past 2 months I began to notice my anenome was slowly starting to bleach. I decided to move it up as I thought it was bleaching due to insufficient light. After some research and discussions from anenome experts we concluded that the problem was not the lights. The bleaching is due to my very high water temperature, constant 84. This explains the progressive bleaching as the Summer months begin to get warmer. It's still doing very well (eating, sticky and a strong foot deep in the rock ) but I've put it up for trade on a local reef forum as I don't have plans to invest in a chiller at this time.
The rest of the tank is thriving, everything is growing extremely fast and healthy. I have to give credit to the cheato in the middle chamber. Since added the growth rate of all corals has significantly improved. Even my hairy mushroom that wouldn't open has opened and getting large.
August 5, 2010
Current FTS - August 17, 2010
My tank had been aquascaped around my RBTA so not that its gone (a local reefer) I decided to redo my tank and go for a zoa, mushroom and ricordea tank. Mainly because my water temps are constantly high and those corals have proven to thrive in my tank. Really enjoying my new tank. The colors on those ricordea are awesome.
Stock Biocube 14 - Specs
15lbs CaribSea Arag-Alive - Bahamas Oolite
7lb live rock (Tonga Branch)
4lb live rock with zoa colonies
Biocube is the new version with the window in the back of chamber 2
Hydor Pico Evolution 1200 (Works great!)
Removed Bio-Balls from chamber 2
Hydor Koralia Nano
Theo 50 watt heater in chamber 1 (false floor out)
Oceanic Protein Skimmer (removed) - Performance started out ok but quickly got worse
Purigen moved to this chamber when cheato was added
Top rack with filter floss
False floor in with Chemi-Pure Elite.
Middle Chamber now has cheato with Nano-Glo light being used through the window in the back. Got small zip bag of cheato and 1 month later it has now doubled in size
Hydor Pico Evolution 1200
4 Hermit crabs
15 Blue Hermit Crabs
1 Cleaner Shrimp
2 Ocellaris Clownfish
15 Ricordea Florida (Coral Morphologic)
1 Live rock - 3 colonies of Zoas (Member from another forum gave to me)
1 Green / Purple Frogspawn
Purple People Eater Palys
1 Large Hairy Mushroom
1 Purple Mushroom Frag
1 Blue/Green Mushroom Frag
Reverse gorilla nipple Zoas
Yellow polyps frag has grown really fast into large colony
(Started Adding PurpleUp once a week)
5/17/2010 - PH 8.2 / Ammonia 0 / Nitrite 0 / Nitrate 0
Edited by uxdesigner, 17 August 2010 - 08:08 AM.