Well, it's been maturing a bit, and I've slowly added to it. Also got some of your common new-tank algae growing on the tank walls.
Water going into the fuge was gurgling enough to annoy me, so I built something to quiet it down. It's pretty much a modified durso, but you could also consider it similar to a j-trap that would be under your sink. Vertical piece has a piece of filter sponge to act as a noise baffle (also have this up on the top durso). The resulting dual-durso design results in the drain being PERFECTLY quiet, thankfully, as it's in my bedroom
I added a small astrea snail, 2 blue legged hermits, and 3 tiny sub-1/4" red leg hermits (LFS gave me free due to size). While not ever considered 100%
reef safe, the hermits give the tank some more life, and they've been behaving quite well so far. They've never bothered any corals, and don't even try walking over them, aside from one baby red-legger that likes to hide just under the outter lip of one of the teal florida rics. Also added a orange-brown & white fanned feather duster worm. Threw in a few asterina stars from my 5.5g, and willl get some white mini brittles when I can catch them. Also moved over a shell that a 2-tentacle worm decided to make his home(can't remember name). He sits in the corner constantly pulling sand, etc.. to him looking for food.
As for corals, added a small pom-pom xenia frag, which I also found a single polyp growing off to the side all by itself. Attached to the rock the FD worm was on(slate) was a baby green-striped shroom (bonus!). Gently removed him by scraping him off the flat slate with a razor blade, and put him in the tank. Of course, it was blown around, but settled and quickly attached to the rock, and moved about 2" to it's current spot (common with it's type, IME). I also wanted to get some baby torch corals at LFS, but they were firmly attached to larger rocks. The 4-head maroon/green blasto is actually making a come-back, all 4 heads too. Baby purple yuma rescued from my currently-having-problems holding tank is doing ok, but still not "well". All other corals are doing very well. Just ordered a very nice selection of zoos which should get in this week. Most frags have mutiple types, so will have a good variety soon.
Of course, people want pics. Clickable thumbnails as usual.
FTS with flash
FTS without flash
Interesting parts listed. Main lights were originally off, so many things are closed up due to night-mode and/or because I turned lights back on.1.
Purple star polyps | 2.
Candy Cane (withe feeding tentacles out) | 3.
Baby red-leg hermit | 4.
Zoos | 5.
Zoos | 6.
3 & 2-mouthed Teal florida ricordea (used to be 5-mouth before split) | 7.
Tiny 4-head maroon w/ green center blasto merletti ($7!) | 8.
Small pom-pom xenia frag (haven't decided position yet) | 9.
2-mouth teal florida ric | 10.
2 baby purple yumas | 11.
blue florida ricordea | 12.
Orange florida ricordea (things diretcly under this on sand are emtpy shells for hermits) | 13.
green-stripe shroom on other side of rock extrusion | 14.
shell with one a 2-tentacle worm inside | 15.
Single pom-pom xenia polyp | 16.
Some filter feeder that made it through everything since I got that rock | 17.
orange-brown & white feather duster worm | 18.
Small Astrea snail
Edited by Daemonfly, 08 March 2006 - 09:15 PM.