Tuesday, March 31, 2015


This is another slow month and I hardly visited many lfs. In fact, I don't even have time to go to the Pasir Ris Farmway area at all. 

The updates are presented below.

Aquarium 1 (1 ft cube - 27 litres)
Ok, the Possum Wrasse is still around and for that, I am happy because I was worried it wouldn't have enough things to eat. This is not the first Possum Wrasse I kept so it is kind of special for me. 

This aquarium is seriously lacking in colours and I vow to colour it up.

The list of livestock is as follows:

  • Fishes 
    • 2 true Percula ocellaris Clowns
    • Regal Blue Tang
    • Possum Wrasse
  • Invertebrates 
    • 3 Turbo Snails 
    • Nassarius Snail
    • Tuxedo Sea Urchin
  • Corals
    • LPS
      • Acan
      • mega Blasto
      • Bubble Coral
      • Duncan Coral
    • Soft Corals
      • Rose Bud Tip Anemone and Bud Tip Anemone
      • White Tree Coral
      • Orange Tree Coral
    • Polyps
      • Anthelia
      • Zoas
      • Green Star Polyps
    • Mushrooms 
      • a few blue Actinodiscus mushrooms
  • Macroalgae
    • green Caulerpa
    • green cup algae
    • red algae
    The technical information is as follows:
    • Atman HF-0600 HOB Filter
    • Maxspect Razor Nano 60W (10,000K) 
    • Tunze Osmolator Nano
    • Boyu Cooling Fan

    Aquarium 3 (3 x 1.5 x 1.5 feet and sump - 250 litres)
    Somehow, all the Poccis in this aquarium started to go downhill. I do not know the cause but I suspect it's partly due to my neglect in the daily dosing. Most of them are goners now and another possibility is a bleaching event brought about by high temperatures again. 

    I will also gradually remove the sand because they are causing sand storms every now and then and contributed to some coral deaths when the sand covers them for extensive periods.

    I am having problems with my SPS and upon a recent visit to Aquarist Chamber, I saw how beautiful their LPS aquariums are. Perhaps I should just stick to LPS and soft corals for the time being.

    By the way, I managed to net the Six Line Wrasse, which was sleeping in a Montipora digitata sps and brought it to the office. Now I have the chance to introduce other wrasses and fishes, which didn't make it previously because of the very aggressive nature of the resident Six Line Wrasse.

    The updated list of livestock is:
    • Fishes
      • false Percula Clown Fish
      • 2 black Clowns
      • Purple Tang
      • Blue-yellow Damsel
      • Yellow Tang
      • Yellow Clown Goby
      • Flame Angel
    • Invertebrates
      • Turbo and Nassarius snails
      • red Linckia starfish
      • purple Linckia starfish
      • 2 Tuxedo Urchins
      • 2 Cleaner Skunk Shrimps
      • Fire Shrimp
      • Yellow Fan Worm
      • Fromia starfish
      • brown polyps Gorgonian
      • yellow polyps Gorgonian
      • Sea Fan
    • Corals
      • SPS
        • Horn Coral
        • 2 frags of green digitata
        • frag of Fibre Optic Pocci
        • frag of sunset Monti
        • orange Cyphastrea
        • Red Planet
        • green Pocci
        • maroon Pocci
        • green purple Pocci
        • purple digitata
        • Strawberry Shortcake Acropora
        • yellow digitata
        • Birdnest
        • green pink Stylophora
        • red digitata
        • pink-green Millepora
        • green Millepora
        • Watermelon Millepora
      • LPS
        • 4 Acans
        • Hammer Coral
        • 3 Supersun Coral frags
        • yellow Bubble Coral
        • Octo Coral
        • green and blue Goniopora
        • red Goniopora
        • peach Hammer Coral
        • Elegance Coral
        • green Candy Cane
        • yellow Elegance Coral
      • Mushrooms
        • orange Ricordea yuma mushrooms
        • green Ricordea yuma mushrooms
      • Soft Corals
        • 2 Chilli Corals
        • red Flower Rock Anemone
        • 2 pink Rose Bud Tip Anemones
        • Toadstool Leather Mushroom
      • Polyps 
        • purple Zoas
        • Fiery Red Zoas
        • green Palythoa
        • 5 green Star Polyps
        • 4 assorted Zoas
        • Clove Polyps
        • Clove Polyps with green eye
        • 2 golden Gloves
        • green Glove Polyps
        • grey pulsing Xenia
        • mixed Glove Polyps
        • 4 frag plugs of Zoas
    • Macroalgae (in sump)
      • Caulerpa
      • Chaetomorpha
      • red Bamboo
      The technical details are:
      • Jebao Marine Aqua DC-6000 return pump
      • Maxspect R420R 16,000K 160W
      • Reef Octopus BH1000 skimmer
      • 2 Two Little Fishes Phosban Reactor running Phosban
      • 2 Cooling Fans
      • Fluval 3 external filter
      • MP25 and RW-8 wavemakers
      • Tunze Nano Osmolator
      • Marine Magic Triplet Dosing
      This fts photo is taken based on 100% white and 50% blue lights

      left side of aquarium

      right side of aquarium

      a browned out Strawberry Shortcake

      a Watermelon Millepora

      a green Millepora

      a pink Millepora

      a yellow Elegance Coral

      a green Candy Cane

      3 new Zoas from Steven (LCK 201)

      Aquarium 4 with IOS (Office)
      I have posted this aquarium before and in reality, it looks better in person than in these photos. The Caulerpa used to grow well but now it's gone and overtaken by the green sea grapes that's growing at the top left of the photos. The Anthelia that spread all over was recently receding too leaving the sand bed rather empty.

      At the height of my work display, I didn't notice that the original Yellow Tang disappeared. So I got a new one to replace it, together with a pair of small Royal Grammas. I also found that a shrimp that I introduced weeks ago is still around. A Bubble Coral that didn't do well in my main aquarium also appears to be recovering here.

      Then there was the other office Aquarium 5 which I have never shown.

      Anyway: the inhabitants of this aquarium are:
      • blue yellow Damsel
      • golden Maroon Clown
      • Yellow Tang
      • pair of Royal Grammas

      a fast growing pink Finger Leather Coral

      a recovering Bubble Coral

      a happy Yellow Tang

      sea grape and submarine is Aquarium 5

      the resident Yellow Tang and new Six Line Wrasse