I try to be acurate with the information i put in my topic about my tank.If things are bad in my tank i post them and keep track of them,along with things that are postive.
There are a few things that make taking the rock out of my tank not exzactly easy.
Hammer may be attaching to the rock from the side.
I dont think this coral has taken to the rock yet.It has a small pebble on the bottom that keeps it in the hole.It poped out about a 2 weeks ago from the hole i droped it in but it has grown some since and it finally looks like when it inflates enough to keep it in the hole.At night it slims some the foot or sides should be taking if it has not already done so.
Pineapple sponges on underside of rock
Sea squirt or something simmilar is in the rock
35 asteria starfish throughout the tank
Naserius snail somewhere in the sand
Sponges.....some connected to both rocks
This sponge was taken from the coral eating crab that was in the water change jar.I will throw him some regular sponge from somewhere and he should clip it to fit his back and throw it up there.It was lose on his back a few days ago and i threw it in my tank.I found it in the back and placed it on the rock after ich treatment.
Here is the same sponge thats been in its spot for a few weeks.I took a little clipping of it when i first got the crab and stuck it in a hole.
Corals are growing in the direction of the light forming skeletons
Candy canes connecting to the rock.......if this falls out of the hole it is in there is no good way to grab it and try to get back into the hole.
Dasiy Polyps sending out tissue connecting to the rock holding the frag in place
Baby mushrooms in the sand.
Not disturbing the sandbed,spagetti worm tubes,green hair algae,cheato,houses made by copepods.
Star polyps are tied onto branch work finaly attaching May 12th photo
Zoas connected to rock but mostly in the sandbed
Correct placement of coral which had to be discovered.
Ive already stated that there is no competiton between the differnt species,only within there own.
No posts say all the corals are dying.There are pictures of the ones effected.
Tossing up another tank isnt a option since im not soupposed to have this one in this apartment.Not to mention the cost of setting up another tank.I also think taking the fish out at their ich stage would have stressed the yellow clown gobys since they were in the tank for a reasonable period.There is also the risk of injuring the corals by taking them into the new tank since things are only slightly attached.It was a risk doseing in there and i knew that.Theres also the risk of moving things.Loseing 1 acan colony and 1 mushroom proved to be the cost of saveing the fish which i find acceptable.In time i think the current acans and mushrooms i have will replace them with growth.Since the tanks been running there has been more growth then deadloss......Well not exzactly true.A coral eating crab took out a coral that was a descent size but thats what that crab does in a reef enviroment so i guess thats natural.Plus that flatworm ate some snails.They are both in my water change jar and not in the toliet along with one astepia.
Hot glued my airline in place.
Added Briareum Asbestinum "Purple Corky Gorgonian"
2 jar water change after shrimp feedings to corals.
Camo mushroom is attaching to the glass and seems to be recovering.
Clear sponge on sponge rock has depleted a litttle though it looks fine now.Im not sure when this took place.
Caulepera was showing signs of fadeing.I think it was from the ph swing from large water changes.Remaining caulepra was removed.
Xeina is poping out heads slightly and has a purpleish color to the base.
Fish not showing signs of ich.Everything else seems fine.Ricordea inflated.
Edited by Builder Anthony, 22 May 2011 - 09:18 PM.