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Seagrass Ahoy

Seagrass Ahoy

The seagrass finally arrived today, and how! I was expecting one rhizome per plant order but instead got a whole bag stuffed with seagrass. Waaaay too much in reality. Here is how it arrived: I learnt a lot from trying to plant the Cymodocea serrulata. I spread the roots out in one big bundle, dug a big hole in my substrate and tried to plant it. Epic fail. To be fair I gave it a good old go. … Read entire article »

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Day 56 Video, pH probe added

Attached is the bideo from Day 56. Some notes from the Trenches… The Kole Tang had 5 days of looking happy as Larry and eating all the diatoms in the tank, hoovering up flake and frozen food. Now he has had two days of sulking under the branch rock. A little bit of a worrying trait for a Tang. Currently, because it looks in good colour and is still quite alert and mooching about under there it may be it has a sore mouth / some other minor ailment. Certainly can’t be aggression and all the tank tests were spot on. On the note of ┬áparams – I calibrated and added the pH setup today. This will eventually have two probes – one connected and controlling the calcium reactor. The fighting conch has been … Read entire article »

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Update/Maintenance

The Jawfish is doing well. Now taking pellets from the water column – especially in the morning. It has been furtling about during the night looking to build another burrow but it has been doing it at the front of the tank where the bed is most shallow so probably gave up when it hit the glass. Changed the Zeovit stones. About 2 weeks behind on this first change. The new stones are very fine so I had to get some filter material cut down to place in the base of the chamber to stop them falling through under the grille. … Read entire article »

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Day 49 video, Jawfish, Hermits and a Fighting Conch

Purchased a Jawfish (probably “ruby jawfish”) on Friday, two Halloween Hermit crabs (Ciliopagurus strigatus) and a fighting conch (very small). The Jawfish has finally settled after a few days of being quite shy. I dropped some pellets near the Jawfish’s hole this morning and it came out and readily ate them before they hit the sand bed. It’s also perched a lot higher out of its hole and all round more active. So the only potential worry from my purchases Friday is the conch which was quite a small one and has vanished. I’m a bit worried the Jawfish may have made a cave wall out of it… httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p83IeRswDd0 … Read entire article »

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Day 42 Video, Seagrasses inbound, New fish on horizon

Amwell have ordered my seagrasses and they should be here on the 19th!! …and I have reserved a Jawfish at the LFS. I’m guessing it is probably an undocumented species. Certainly doesn’t seem to match any on fishbase. I have seen mention of a “Ruby” Jawfish but it was never formally identified. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vQUyHTc8so … Read entire article »

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Day 35 Video… No News is Good News

Not a lot to report campers. That’s always good news. The diatoms have been combated with 3 dosings of ZeoZym but mostly by sand bed agitation with more flow. Tuned the skimmer a bit more as it beds in. All good there so far. Just done the first water change. 20ltrs. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k0YUn-uNjs … Read entire article »

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