Saturday, April 1, 2017


A quarter of the year is officially gone and I have almost come to a halt when it involves visiting the lfs. This post is a day late.

Aquarium 3 (3 x 1.5 x 1.5 feet and sump - 250 litres)
My aquarium is almost fully stocked and I don't have room for more stuff, much as I want to. I am not in a hurry to replace my lost hammer coral etc and prefer to look out for something good. I suspect that my other gsp is dead since no polyps have appeared since 2 weeks ago.

Since losing my beautiful Flame Angel, I managed to introduce a pair of them on 16 Mar 17 into the aquarium. As they were introduced at the same time, there was minimal aggression when the slightly bigger one went after the smaller fella but it managed to either fight back or swam away. They have also started to eat pellet food.

The green bubble algae was so irritating so I cleared most of it.

The livestock update is as follows:
  • Fishes
    • 2 Blue-yellow Damsels
    • 2 Royal Grammas
    • Yellow Clown Goby
    • Yellow Tang
    • 2 False Clown Fish
    • 2 Flame Angels
  • Invertebrates
    • Turbo and Nassarius snails
    • 3+1 Sea Urchins
  • Corals
    • SPS
      • Horn Coral
      • 2 green Poccillopora and 3 frags
      • orange Cyphastrea
      • red Acropora digitata and 4 frags
      • 2 green Poccillopora frags
      • red Montipora
      • red/brown Poccillopora
      • 2 pink Birdnest
      • green branching Stylophora
      • beige/purple Montipora plate
      • blue Acropora
      • Acropora valida (in 3 separate frags)
      • 2 Radioactive Birdnest frags
      • red Montipora plate
      • fibre optic Poccillopora
      • Acropora
    • LPS
      • green Candy Cane
      • Duncan Coral
      • yellow Torch Coral
      • Bubble Coral
      • green Goniopora
      • green Elegance Coral with blue tip
      • green Frogspawn Coral
      • orange Plate Coral
    • Mushrooms
      • green Ricordea yuma mushrooms
      • red mushroom
      • green mushroom
    • Soft Corals
      • Chilli Coral
      • Toadstool Leather Mushroom with luminous polyps
      • luminous green Tree Coral
      • pink Rose Bud Tip Anemone
      • green Tree Coral
    • Polyps
      • purple Zoas
      • Fiery Red Zoas
      • 5 assorted Zoas
      • 2 green Palythoa
      • 4 types of green Star Polyps and 
      • 3 gold Clove Polyps
      • pink Zoas
      • green base purple skirt Paly
      • green base brown skirt Zoas
      • orange Zoas
      • Sympodium
      • Organ Pipe Coral with sea squirts
  • Macroalgae (in sump)
    • red Bamboo
    • unknown red algae
    The technical details are:
    • Jecod Marine DC Pump DCS-7000 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 NP reducing biopellets
    • Jebao Cross Flow CP 25
    • Jebao WP 25 Wavemaker
    • Tunze Nano Osmolator
    • Marine Magic Triplet Dosing

    the gsp that I suspects to be dead

    I rotated this Pocci around, hopefully the bare corner will grow back

    the only new Acropora bought in March

    the brown polyps Stylophora turned green when I moved it towards the Hydra 52 HD

    some parts of this Pocci are dead

    the unknown red algae is growing slowly

    the Sympodium recovered too

    I am curious to see what colour develops from this Acropora