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Good News, Bad News

A quick diary update. First the casualties. After a seemingly good start the Medusa Worm has sadly been getting smaller and smaller over the last few weeks and has now vanished from the system. I was going to fish it out into the sump and it might reappear yet but I fear the worst. I do have to say this is probably my last foray into that side of the invert world. Maybe these things should be left in the wild. The hearth Urchin has also died. I have no idea why it seemed active and healthy all along and was doing a grand job of keeping the substarte clean and sifted. No answer to this one. One of the Mithrax is also MIA. The female. I did catch the crabs mating about a … Read entire article »

Filed under: 600ltr Mixed Reef

The 100 Years War against the Algae continues

I have gone against some more of my founding principles. I call it Live and Learn. I now have 7 Scarlet Legged Hermits (Paguristes cadenati) in residence. Never wanted non commensals but I have had crabs in a FOWLR many moons ago and they didn’t cause any issues so I’ll play this by ear. Not only that but also 5 Electric Blues (Calcinus elegans). These are a little more in the terror department if they don’t have everything their own way but again I’ll be keeping a close eye. One worrying thing was I got a an imposter: Thanks to some detective work I think it is an Clibanarius eurysternus. I have also got an auto water change system moving 35 litres in and out a week. Once my coral stock is in and eating … Read entire article »

Filed under: 600ltr Mixed Reef