Monday, October 31, 2016


Some of the fishes are getting bigger and more aggressive and I need to find ways to net them out so that I can reduce the bioload and add new fishes following that. It is true that it is easy to add new introductions but it is difficult to remove them thereafter.

Aquarium 1 (1 feet cube - 27 litres)
The juvenile Blue-Lipped Angel didn't make it, which was not unexpected with its reputation of being not easy to keep. Out of the three juvenile Clown Fish, one mysteriously disappeared and I couldn't find its body. It was the outcast which were often chased away by the other two.

I also gave away 3 fishes - the pair of damsels and the Golden Maroon Clown, to Ah Heng from AquaMarin on 18 Oct 16. My plan was to eventually consolidate everything in a single aquarium. At this moment, that is my plan but whether it will happen remains to be seen.

I saw a bobbit worm hiding in the big rock and I have to find a way to remove it someday. My sea urchin also started to shed all its spines after I changed the water 2 days ago and I am really worried about it. I transferred it to aquarium 3 in case it is starving.

The livestock are:
  • Fishes
    • 2 common Clown Fishes
    • Royal Gramma
  • Invertebrates
    • Turbo Snails
    • Cleaner Skunk Shrimp
    • 2 Camel Shrimps
  • Corals
    • LPS
      • Fox Coral
    • Soft Corals
      • cyan Tree Coral
    • Polyps
      • brown Paylthoa
      • Zoas
      • green Star Polyps
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)
I recently found that the Maxspect Gyre wasn't rotating and took it out for a wash. After assembling it, it still didn't work. Right now, I don't think it is worth the money to buy any more of this and will likely still to the conventional wavemaker.

The 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
    • Tomato Clown
    • Yellow Wrasse
  • Invertebrates
    • Turbo and Nassarius snails
    • 3 Sea Urchins
    • Cleaner Skunk Shrimp
  • Corals
    • SPS
      • Horn Coral
      • green Poccillopora
      • orange Cyphastrea
      • red Acropora digitata
      • green Poccillopora - 2 frags
      • red Montipora
      • red/brown Poccillopora
      • 2 pink Birdnest
      • green branching Stylophora
      • red Acropora digitata frag
      • green/blue Acropora
      • purple Montipora plate
      • blue Acropora
      • pink sps
      • Acropora valida
      • strawberry shortcake Acropora
      • dark purple Acropora
      • Radioactive Birdnest
      • red Montipora plate
      • unknown Acropora
    • LPS
      • Hammer Coral (purple green)
      • green Candy Cane
      • Duncan Coral
      • yellow Torch Coral
      • Bubble Coral
      • Goniopora
      • green/brown Frogspawn Coral
      • green Brain Coral
      • green Elegance Coral
      • red Brain Coral
      • green Frogspawn Coral
    • Mushrooms
      • green Ricordea yuma mushrooms
      • red mushroom
      • green mushroom
      • blue mushroom
    • Soft Corals
      • Chilli Coral
      • Toadstool Leather Mushroom
      • luminous green Tree Coral
      • pink Rose Bud Tip Anemone
    • Polyps
      • purple Zoas
      • Fiery Red Zoas
      • 5 assorted Zoas
      • 2 green Palythoa
      • 3 green Star Polyps
      • 3 gold Clove Polyps
      • pink Zoas
      • green base purple skirt Paly
      • green base brown skirt Zoas
      • orange 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 SN143 skimmer
    • Two Little Fishes Phosban Reactor running Phosguard
    • Two Little Fishes Phosban Reactor running NP reducing biopellets
    • Jebao Cross Flow CP 25
    • Jebao WP 25 Wavemaker
    • Tunze Nano Osmolator
    • Marine Magic Triplet Dosing