New arrivals and FTS

It has been a while since I posted update about my nano tank. Few creatures arrived yesteday.

  • Acropora hoeksemai
  • Acropora yongei (replacement for one which I lost)
  • Green seriatopora hystrix
  • Lobophyllia sp.
  • few Nerita sp. snails

 

I decided to try to get background of the tank covered with the coralline algae but I can only grow brown algae on the background:). So that is the reason why tank looks like a crap nowdays. There is some growth on montiporas and acans but not so much on acros.

FTS 18.2.2017

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FTS from July 2016

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FTS from first week of July 2016. New fishes (more images about them later on) added and few new corals as well (e.g. Montipora Spongodes, few unknown acros).

Everything is growing slow and the coloration started to appear as I started dosing Fauna Marin Ultra Color Elements (3 bottles). After a two week of dosing I see color change a little bit (brown color is changing).

I also found one aiptasia and few spots of bubble algae today so I need to get rid of them. Diatom algae is still present on glasses etc.

FTS

Full tank shot 08-05-2016

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Now the parameters are coming back to normal or what I targeted. I used previously Tropic Marin Reef Actif salt which parameters were way off.  I changed to DuplaMarin Premium Salt (I have changin water 7% per week now). Also started dosing Iodine and Strontium to get their levels up. Corals seems to respond well to higher magnesium, calcium, iodine and strontium levels. Calcium and alkalinity are now little bit on higher side (I have to dial dosing pump little bit down). I see little bit growth on SPS corals in last few week. I hope they start growing better now.

My current parameters:

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(PH is quess, since Salifert Ph test is not very high on precision. I ordered American Marine Pinpoint Ph device which will take care of this measurement.

 

Latest FTS

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Latest fts as 08.03.2016.

Few more corals added last week into the tank. After the war between acan and new coral the Acan lost the battle (only few tiny head survived and are now fragged). I have no idea will the tiny Acan head survive but I hope so. Lesson learned here is that newer but new corals too close to others before knowing how long their sweepers are.

Tank parameters are little bit off at the moment (Alkalinity and Calcium are ok but Magnesium, Iodine and Strontium are low (undetectable by salifert test kit)). I started this tank with Tropic Marin Reef actif salt and now started to replacing it with Dupla Premium Sea Salt. I hope the Dupla salt will correct the problem but meanwhile I have been dosing Magnesium and I will start dosing Iodine and Strontium as well.