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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 »

Filed under: 600ltr Mixed Reef, Seagrass Lagoon Biotope

Trying NOT to feed the Tang

I’ve never been a huge fan of Tangs in reef tanks. You’d never have guessed huh? Still, my Kole is in their to do a job. Clean my seagrass of epiphytic algae and keep the rocks clean. Problem is, he likes flake and frozen a whole lot more. The cheek! Eating so much introduced food makes him lazy. Less browsing, more algae must ensue. To nip this in the bud I have been trying to search for food the Kole won’t eat. That’s not an easy task, after all Koles, like many Tangs, even eat poop. I have found two food types it seems to avoid. Floating pellets, in this case 0.5mm aquathrive, are one such. Cyclopeeze (frozen popsticle) is another. The Chromis devour both. The Jawfish will take a larger Ocean … Read entire article »

Filed under: Seagrass Lagoon Biotope

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 ¬†params – 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 »

Filed under: Seagrass Lagoon Biotope