Thursday, June 30, 2016


I am actually quite happy that a few new sps that I bought this month are also colouring up nicely with the combination of the AI Hydra 52 HD and the chiller.

Aquarium 1  (1 ft cube - 27 litres)
I moved the Maroon Clownfish, which was growing humongous, to the office after I bought a Flame Angel to add to this aquarium. I have also introduced 3 of my all time favourite False Percula Clown fishes.

The livestock are:
  • Fishes
    • Flame Angel
    • 3 common Clown Fishes
  • Invertebrates
    • Turbo Snails
    • Cleaner Skunk Shrimp
    • Camel Shrimp
  • Corals
    • LPS
      • Supersun Coral
      • Fox Coral
    • Soft Corals
      • 2 pink Rose Bud Tip Anemones
      • cyan Tree Coral
      • pulsing Xenia
    • Polyps
      • green Palythoa
      • Zoas
      • green Star Polyps
    • Macroalgae
        • green Algae
        • Chaetomorpha algae
    The technical information is as follows:
    • Atman HF-0600 HOB Filter
    • Maxspect Razor Nano 60W (10,000K)
    • Tunze Nano Osmolator
    • AOL 60 litres chiller

    Aquarium 3 (3 x 1.5 x 1.5 feet and sump - 250 litres)
    The colouring up of the sps is quite encouraging but I find I still lack some vibrant colours such as red, purple, blue etc to achieve the reef look that I sort after. Unfortunately, the iphone doesn't quite capture the actual colours of the corals too.

    The monthly updated list of livestock is as follows:
    • Fishes
      • 2 Blue-yellow Damsels
      • Flame Angel
      • Regal Blue Tang
      • Orange Striped Prawn Goby
      • True Percula Clown
      • Royal Gramma
      • Yellow Clown Goby
      • Yellow Wrasse
      • Majestic Angel
      • Yellow Tang
    • Invertebrates
      • Turbo and Nassarius snails
      • 2 Tuxedo Urchins
      • Cleaner Skunk Shrimp
      • Golden Stenopus Shrimp
    • Corals
      • SPS
        • Horn Coral
        • green Poccillopora
        • orange Cyphastrea
        • red Acropora digitata
        • green Poccillopora - 2 frags
        • unknown green
        • green Acropora digitata
        • 2 unknown Acropora
        • red/brown Poccillopora
        • red Millepora
        • brown with blue-tip Millepora frags
        • green deep sea Acropora
        • Forest Fire Acropora digitata
        • pink Birdnest
        • red Acropora digitata frag
        • Acropora valida frag
        • green/pink Acropora
        • green/blue Acropora
        • green/pink Millepora
      • LPS
        • Hammer Coral (purple green)
        • green Candy Cane
        • Duncan Coral
        • yellow Torch Coral that turned green (left 2 heads)
        • Bubble Coral
      • Mushrooms
        • green Ricordea yuma mushrooms
        • red mushroom
        • green mushroom
        • blue mushroom
      • Soft Corals
        • Chilli Coral
        • Toadstool Leather Mushroom
        • luminous green Tree Coral
        • 2 red Rose Bud Tip Anemone
      • Polyps
        • purple Zoas
        • Fiery Red Zoas
        • 5 assorted Zoas
        • 2 green Palythoa
        • 3 green Star Polyps
        • 2 Clove Polyps (2 gold)
        • pink Zoas
        • green base purple skirt Paly
        • green base brown skirt Zoas
    • Macroalgae (in sump)
      • Chaetomorpha
      • red Bamboo
      • green Bubble algae
      The technical details are:
      • Jebao Marine Aqua DC-6000 return pump
      • Aqua Illumination Hydra 52 HD
      • Sanrise Aqua Pro (without wifi) 30 cm
      • Hailea HS-66A chiller
      • Skimz skimmer
      • Two Little Fishes Phosban Reactor running Phosguard
      • Maxspect Gyre
      • Tunze Nano Osmolator
      • Marine Magic Triplet Dosing
      one of the cyan blue Acropora

      a Millepora that coloured up but effect is not visible from this photo

      a beautiful Acropora with purple tips and green body

      a small frag

      presumably a green Pocci

      my only Montipora frag below a green Acropora frag

      a Bird Nest frag and assorted Zoas

      another same Bird Nest frag

      this Acropora was originally green, lost its green and is regaining its green again

      a stowaway Sea Urchin

      an unimpressive FTS

      the Majestic Angelfish

      a pink Bird Nest colony with salmon Pocci

      my beloved Flame Angel

      view from the top

      a FTS

      a new Zoas bought from Seasonal Aquarium

      the stressed Pocci

      Purple Death Zoas?

      one of my favourite Zoas

      such beautiful polyps extension

      this is colouring up beautifully