Friday, February 28, 2014

TIME LAPSE - 24, 26-27 FEB 14

Tank 1
office tank

This is not a real photo but one that was superimposed by the programme

tank 2

tank 1


Tank 2
The month may be shorter than the usual but it was definitely full of interesting stuff.

There were some additions to tank 1, such as my first Purple Tang ever which I so love it, GSP, Ricordea yuma and so on. For tank 2, the new additions are Hammer Coral, my first Fungia, Xenia, Goniopora etc, including the Marina Magic Triplet Dosing Pump. Hopefully, I can re-introduce some sps soon when the parameters are more stable.

My biggest grouse is still that my camera and iPhone camera are unable to produce the right colours. They looked less stunning and more drab. The following are the livestock and technical updates:

Tank 1 (1 ft cube - 27 litres)
The list of livestock is as follows: 

  • Fishes 
    • 2 Clown Fish
    • Flameback Angel
    • Dragonface Pipefish
    • Purple Tang
    • Yellow Goby
  • Invertebrates 
    • 2 Cleaner Skunk Shrimps
    • 2 Pom Pom Crabs 
    • big red Hermit Crab & 3 small red Hermit Crabs 
    • 2 Turbo Snails 
    • Nassarius Snail 
    • red Coco-worm 
    • 1 big brown, 1 big yellow-brown and 2 small yellow Feather Duster worms
    • clam
  • Corals 
    • SPS
      • brown Monti Cap
    • LPS 
      • grey red Acan
      • orange blue Acan
      • orange green Acan
      • green red Acan
  • Mushrooms 
    • plate of blue Actinodiscus mushrooms 
    • 5 Ricordea yuma mushrooms
    • Soft Corals 
    • Chili Coral
  • Polyps 
    • 2 purple Goniopora
    • frag of pink-green Palm Tree (Clove) Coral
    • rock of golden Clove Coral
    • rock of brown Daisy Polyps 
    • mixture of Zoas
    • yellow Parazoanthus
    • Sympodium
  • Macroalgae 
    • green Caulerpa
    • purple algae
The technical information is as follows:
  • Sobo WP-607H hanging filter
  • Dolphin H-200 hang-on-back filter
  • Maxspect Razor Nano 60W (10,000 K)
  • Tunze Osmolator Nano 
  • Dymax Vortex W-9 Cooling Fan 

Tank 2 (1.5 feet cube - 56 litres)
The updated list of livestock is:
  • Fishes
    • Yellow Tang
    • Blue-yellow Damsel
    • Flame Angel
    • Royal Gramma
  • Invertebrates
    • Fire Shrimp
    • Cleaner Skunk Shrimp
    • Turbo snails
    • Nassarius snails
    • 2 Bumble Bee snails
    • electric blue Hermit Crab
    • 3 Clams
    • red Linckia starfish
    • green Carpet Anemone
  • Corals
    • SPS
      • grey Monti Cap
    • LPS
      • Bubble Coral
      • Hammer Coral
      • Frogspawn Coral
      • orange Fungia
    • Mushrooms
      • orange and rock of purple-pink Ricordea yuma mushrooms
      • Ricordea florida mushrooms
      • 4 red Actinodiscus mushrooms
      • 2 rocks of Discosoma mushrooms
    • Soft Corals
      • Finger Mushroom Coral
      • Chili Coral
      • Xenia
    • Polyps
      • 7 rocks of mixed Zoas & plugs of Zoas
      • 2 mats of Green Star Polyps
      • brown Daisy Polyps
      • yellow Parazoanthus
      • green Palythoa
      • white Organ Pipe Coral
      • blue Sympodium 
      • Goniopora
      • Alveopora
  • Macroalgae
    • Halimeda
    • Caulerpa
The technical details are:
  • Eheim 2213 external canister filter
  • Bubble Magus Q3 skimmer
  • AquaBeauty 70W LED lights
  • Two Little Fishes Phosban Reactor running Phosban
  • Dymax Windy W-7 cooling fan (42 CFM)
  • Hydor Nano and Boyu (WM-101) wavemakers
  • Tunze Nano Osmolator
  • Marine Magic Triplet Dosing
An amazing Frogspawn Coral

A true Percula Clown that died

I was so sad that both died and I don't know why

I like this Torch Coral too but it died

I brought this Elegance Coral to the office aquarium

The orange Fungia seems a tad faded when I bought it

Tank 1

A beautiful red Ricordea yuma

Yellow Goby and an orange Ricordea yuma

Goniopora and Bubble Coral


Alveopora that was first introduced in tank 1 but later shifted to tank 2
Opening Goniopora

Sad state of Acan which toppled over the Yuma mushroom

Office aquarium with 8 fishes with Clown Fish from Tank 1

Black Clown and Yellow-Blue Damsel

Black and False Percula Clown

This was separated from the original 3 from Tank 1 at home

Flame Angel

Six-Line Wrasse, Yellow-Blue Damsel, Yellow Tang and Black Clown

The Alveopora finally opened up

The Goniopora which closed up with 2 tube worms

Purple Tang with 2 remaining False Percula Clowns

Remaining Dragonfaced Pipefish

red Linckia starfish