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Dwarf Zebra Hermits

I tracked down some Dwarf Zebras at Real Reefs! I added 15 to start with – they really are tiny – to see how they go. Here are some pics: Hoping they will start sifting that sand bed. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Seagrass Lagoon Biotope

Video Day 112

I have added some new live rock under the weir this week in an effort to give the CHromis somewhere to sleep. They have ignored it completely of course! The diatoms/dinos are stillĀ prevalentĀ and I have started taking a toothbrush to the seagrasses and branch rock. The good news is it really isn’t spreading back to the rockwork very quickly. Syphoning it off the sand bed simply sees it appear again within a day or so. I’m going to try a few small hermits if I can source them (Calcinus laevimanus). These are reputed to eat cyano although there is much debate. Simply sifting the sand is good enough. I am now dosing coral snow (3ml) every day and also dosing Zeozym once a week. I’m a little sceptical but I have the pots … Read entire article »

Filed under: Seagrass Lagoon Biotope