I had my tank for over a year now. I had set it up January 13, 2010, and now it's exactly 1 year, 3 months old. Wow...it has been a trial that I swore to myself I wouldn't do again. Uh, huh...sure! lol
Attached is the updated photos of my tank. Things have changed, some things have matured. Can you imagine I battled green algae blooms, slime algae blooms, not cleaning for a full month and a half, adding a few handfuls of sand to create another slime algae attack which decimated 3/4ths of my inverts, to this. As you can see, I'm still battling the slime algae, but I'm doing it the old fashion way, the way I got rid of the stuff before I even did the handfuls of sand. True, I wouldn't have had the slime algae at all if it wasn't for Pet Solutions stupid dead coral they sent me. I didn't know it was dead until a week later, and by then the slime algae took hold.
In the meantime of that going down, I had bought other corals, for which two are doing super, while 1 died and another seems like it's dying. The Watermelon Zoa has spread out from the place that I put it - yes, zoas are semi-aggressive, and if anyone tells you differently, screw them...lol. I think the only thing that might stop it is slime algae...wish me luck after i get the slime algae out of the tank.
The CCGC Aquacultured Evergreen Starburst Polyp, or suppose to be a GSP variant, still is baffling me. At the very top of the tank I had placed it (at the time, I didn't know it was so easy to break the bond of epoxy putty) This thing hasn't moved off it's plug at all! It's a freakin miracle, considering other people's experience with GSP. Maybe my variant is a deformed kind? Come on, my zoa reached over to two other rocks with ease that had more gaps between them than this plug has...lol.
I'm saddened to know that I may have scrubbed my Yellow Button Polyp to death. I used a soft toothbrush to brush off the slime algae off the rock, but they have yet to pop back out of their 'holes' to fully be out. I'm gonna put a picture of that in the coral forum to have others tell me something I may already know.
I still have 1 clownfish, 1 black goby, watermelon zoas out the butt, ESP or GSP, whichever to want to call it, and one hermit.
I hope to expand to a 24g DX JBJ Nano-Cube this summer, and transfer what I have left over to that by fall.