Tuesday, June 30, 2015


This is the 30th month and I think I am making some headway where sps is concerned. I am not sure if it has anything to do with the chiller but I suppose it does help. Whilst most of my sps eventually bleached out previously, these new additions seemed quite stable. The green pocci that I bought from Ah Beng was doing fine for a while, so I gradually added some sps from Taiwan and they were also doing well, so I recently added quite a number from Aquarist Chamber and GO.

I haven't heard anything on the Zeolith reactor so I may just stick with the dosing system for now. I may also need to upgrade my chiller because I am concerned on the longevity of it since these days the weather has been very hot and the chiller I bought is actually undersized for my aquarium.

The updates are presented below.

Aquarium 3 (3 x 1.5 x 1.5 feet and sump - 250 litres)
The Red Planet sps was bought some months ago and for a while I thought it was dead because I didn't see any polyps or growth. I didn't remove it and gradually I noticed the polyps appearing just as the base turned more green. It was only with this change that I felt the aquarium was ready for me to add some sps.

I added one sps followed by another and another until I had all these amazing sps in the aquarium.

The monthly updated list of livestock is as follows:
  • Fishes
    • Purple Tang
    • 2 Blue-yellow Damsels
    • Yellow Tang
    • Flame Angel
    • Regal Blue Tang
    • Majestic Angel
    • Yellow Wrasse
    • Orange Striped Prawn Goby
    • 2 True Percula Clowns
    • Golden Maroon Clown
    • Royal Gramma
    • Yellow Clown Goby
    • 2 Fire Gobies
  • Invertebrates
    • Turbo and Nassarius snails
    • 2 red Linckia starfishes
    • purple Linckia starfish
    • 2 Tuxedo Urchins
    • 2 Cleaner Skunk Shrimps
    • Fire Shrimp
  • Corals
    • SPS
      • Horn Coral
      • Poccillopora
      • Cyphastrea
      • Red Planet
      • red Acropora digitata
      • monti (bleached slightly)
      • brown Poccillopora
      • green sps
      • green Poccillopora
      • red digitata
      • red monti plate
      • birdnest
      • watermelon Millepora
      • Strawberry Shortcake frag
      • pink Millepora
      • blue sps (browned out)
      • purple green sps
      • blueberry sps
      • purple pink Millepora
      • unknown frag
    • LPS
      • Acan
      • 3 Hammer Corals (peach and 2 purple green)
      • 4 Supersun Coral frags
      • 2 yellow Bubble Corals
      • 2 branched Octo Corals (half green and half peach, light green)
      • Goniopora Corals (green tentacles and purple center, 2 purple tentacles green center and brown)
      • Elegance Corals (blue tip yellow body)
      • green Candy Cane
      • Duncan Coral
      • Fox Coral
    • Mushrooms
      • orange Ricordea yuma mushrooms
      • green Ricordea yuma mushrooms
      • red mushroom
      • purple mushroom
      • green mushroom
    • Soft Corals
      • Chilli Coral
      • red Flower Rock Anemone
      • 2 pink Rose Bud Tip Anemones
      • Toadstool Leather Mushroom
      • branched Finger Coral
      • 9 Gorgonians (purple branch with brown polyps, 2 yellow  branch and polyps, 2 red branch with yellow polyps, 2 white branch with red polyps, red branch with pink polyps, half yellow and brown branch)
      • luminous green tree
    • Polyps 
      • purple Zoas
      • Fiery Red Zoas
      • 5 assorted Zoas
      • green Palythoa
      • 5 green Star Polyps
      • 5 Clove Polyps (2 gold, 1 green and 2 common)
      • 3 Daisy Polyps (brown and 2 green eyes)
      • grey pulsing Xenia
      • 17 frag plugs of Zoas
      • Zoas
      • green Clove
      • green Palythoa
      • pink Zoas
  • Macroalgae (in sump)
    • Chaetomorpha
    • red Bamboo
    • green Bubble algae
    The technical details are:
    • Jebao Marine Aqua DC-6000 return pump
    • Maxspect R420R 16,000K 160W
    • Solite 2 x 24W T5 lights
    • Hailea HS-28A chiller
    • Reef Octopus BH1000 skimmer
    • Two Little Fishes Phosban Reactor running Phosban
    • MP25 and RW-8 wavemakers
    • Tunze Nano Osmolator
    • Marine Magic Triplet Dosing
    under white lights

    green pocci under white lights

    green sps under white lights


    green Palythoa

    blue and red mushrooms

    under white lights

      Aquarium 4 with IOS (39 cm x 32 cm x 36 cm = 45 litres)

      I am still not too pleased with the look of this and have not been focusing my attention on this for now.

      The livestock are:
      • Fishes
        • False Percula Clownfish
        • black Clownfish
        • Hector Goby
      • Invertebrates
        • 3 Turbo Snails 
        • Nassarius Snail
        • Tuxedo Sea Urchin
        • Cleaner Skunk Shrimp
        • yellow Banded Coral Shrimp
      • Corals
        • LPS
          • Acan
        • Soft Coral
          • branched Finger Coral
          • Anthelia
          • Rose Bud Tip Anemone and Bud Tip Anemone
          • White Tree Coral
          • a few blue Actinodiscus mushrooms
        • Polyps
          • Zoas
        • Macroalgae
            • Bubble Algae
            • green Algae
            • red algae
        The technical information is as follows:
        • Sanrise LED Pro lights (without wifi)
        • Tunze Osmolator Nano
        • Boyu Cooling Fan
        under blue lights