Added 2 fishes to replaces loses:
1 Bangai Cardinal
1 Purple Firefish
View February 16, 2014 15:43
Aquascape collapsed completely. Killed 3 fish and at least 1 fire shrimp.
Nearly all reef bones and branches removed.
View February 16, 2014 15:42
The white reef bones on the reef are what I found on the beach in Mexico. About 1/2 mile offshore is the Meso American Barrier Reef, which i was fortunate to snorkel.

Looking forward to the bones colouring up.

The fallen/broken look to the bones was inspired by a huge mound of broken stag and other branching corals just behind the reef wall.
It adds a different look to the usual piles of LR and provides lots of gaps between the branches. This allows really good flow around the tank and provides lots of swim throughs and hidey holes for fish and inverts.
View February 6, 2014 08:40
Very unhappy with the readings taken on 27/01/14. Took a water sample to my LFS to double check.

My Nitrate is running about 10, which is significantly lower than my test.
Ca & Mg are low, but not enough to worry.

Should be rectified with a 15-20% water change.

Also have D-D refractomter so will check LFS salt water & ammend with Red Sea salt myself.
View February 4, 2014 05:23