A couple little quick hits I wanted to share. As of Sunday December 23rd I officially added the first sps corals to the newly restarted tank. The best coral LFS in the area started ordering from ORA and have hired better employees that have that store really turning around so seeing some SPS I really could not resist so I purchased a purpleish acropora and a BoP Birdsnest which I dipped, acclimated, dimmed the lights down a bit, and within 10 minutes of placing them in the tank the polyps were fully
Hey guys, I just thought I would give a quick update since it has been a couple months since my last one. First let me start by saying I have sadly neglected my tank but not because I wanted to but I got a promotion at work then my boss took a vacation meaning I got to do his job (meaning I am typing this on my work break now.) My sps after growing and looking good went into decline browning out, loss of polyps, and in one case rtn (which has stopped at the tips of the coral.)
Below is my Birdsnet as it is today.
As you can see the core of the colony is overrun with Algae and probably dead. However, all the branches are growing like mad and putting out new tips. So, would it be better to leave it alone and hope my new clean-up crew can clean it up? Or, do I frag the healthy branches and start new colonies?
Well it's me again and again I am having questions about keeping millepora under my lighting. I have had these 4 millepora frags for over a month now and I figured I would slowly acclimate them starting from the bottom up to a higher location in the tank. I have all my brighter colored millepora just under halfway up the tank now but I have a more of a greenish colored one that I can't seem to get off the bottom of the tank. Everytime I moved it up even an inch all of it's polyps retract (I should
Some random guy named Marc, who posts here every now and then, opines that corals are best viewed and photographed from above. When the pumps are off during feeding I too, like to view the tank from above through the still surface. Last night I took a few pictures, though without the benefit of a top down photo box (someday I would like to get one, but I am busting the budget still buying frags and fish for my relatively new setup). The frags are still small, but growing!