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Porcelain Crab (Petrolisthes galathinus)

Porcelain Crab (Petrolisthes galathinus)

Three of these added to the Seagrass Lagoon …. never to be seen again! Can be secretive little fellas but they are filter feeders and generally keep themselves to themselves. Stunning little critters. … Read entire article »

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Pink Spiny Brain and Micromussa/Acan

Pink Spiny Brain and Micromussa/Acan

Two new corals added. Not sureif the second is a micromussa or an acan… … Read entire article »

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Four New Feather Duster Fan Worms

Four New Feather Duster Fan Worms

Added into the seagrass tank. Getting a nice collection of Fan Worms in the front corner. The first three have done well and I find them stunning little critters. … Read entire article »

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Sad News on Scooter Blenny

Sadly lost Scooter to a fungal infection today. Had moved him to a treatment tank and added Oodinex but I think it was a lost cause. I’m hoping my other fish have not been infected…. … Read entire article »

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Bubble Tipped Anemone

Bubble Tipped Anemone

Going to have another go at an anemone. This one is certainly in good nick so it has every chance to succeed! It’s quite a stunner, as usual from the LFS: Aquajardin Gloucester. Here it is: … Read entire article »

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Red Scooter Blenny (Dragonet) Moved Into Main Display

Red Scooter Blenny (Dragonet) Moved Into Main Display

Scooter has done his time in QT. He has adapted to flake and is quite aggressive at coming up into the water column to feed on the larger pieces of the New Era Flake food. He settled straight in and has been feeding in the small rubble/soft coral area for the last hour. … Read entire article »

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Cup Coral, Turbinaria reniformis

Picked and mounted a new coral today. Really chuffed I managed to get it mounted in exactly the place I wanted. Took some super glue, reef glue, a careful hand and patient other half to help! … Read entire article »

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New Corals: Blastomussa and Pectinia

New Corals: Blastomussa and Pectinia

Collected two new corals on Sunday. I really liked the form of the Pectinia and I think it fits well on the back of the branch piece where lighting and flow is moderate. The second piece is a bit I have been after for a while – a Blastomussa. I have yet to decide where to mount this – probably on one of the branch arm ends. I might cut it down a tad first though. I’ll … Read entire article »

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Tubastrea spp, The Sun Coral

I purchased a couple of Sun corals over the weekend. One has an orange flesh and the other a much more yellow colour. I had always planned to put these near the weir overhang and little cave system underneath. I have mounted one on a flat piece of live rock that I hope I can turn upside down – these corals are non-photosynthetic (don’t require light) as you may be aware. The yellow one is much more reticent at opening up both at the shop and at home. The orange one is much more willing. Here it is just before a good feed: Hopefully I can update the blog with a pic of the other when it comes out to play. Update: a couple more pics. Update 2: finally starting to open up nicely: … Read entire article »

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Decommissioning stress

Phew, finally got around to getting the Sand Wrasse out of the 600 litre system and I’m now just left with enough water to cycle the live rock. What a nightmare though. The Wrasse just wouldn’t play ball. I ended up getting about half the sand out of the bottom with a net to find the little bugger. Very murky and smelly tank ensued. It looked very upset in the bag  whilst acclimatising to the new tank (the shallow lagoon). Perked up after a while though but went and sulked behind a rock when I let it out. It did eventually start to check out its new surroundings and all was good until the Tang took a sudden dislike to its new housemate. Ahh stress. Poor Wrasse has not been seen since. I think … Read entire article »

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