I wonder if some of the deep water NPS actually don't like light so will end up dying from it if not acclimated to it.
I actually think there are a few that you cannot keep in much light at all.
Also how many fish are in there because I don't see any?
Wow! The tank is stunning. How would you compare the reef nutrition foods to live foods? For example, do you think that roti feast or live rotifers are better for a tank? Tigger feast or live tigger pods?
Have any of your sea fans or gorg's spawned? Just curious as I have had my noduliphera gorgs spawn a couple of times. I have a few polyps that are surviving but not a lot. I will give your food recipe a try. Up till now I have just been use Benereef and Reef chili along with some phyto. I absolutely love your reef! My goal is a slice of an Indoneasian(sp.) reef with all it's attendant sponge, polyp, algae, etc.. I am an acro addict as well so guess i'm doomed to the difficult side of this hobby. Well done!
Every generation needs a great NPS tank- looks like you are it now!
THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!I was able to scored some really interesting Seafan / gorgonian this past week, here's hoping I can meet their needs!
I currently have 2 BBS Hatchery running so that I am able to get 2 batch to feed the tank everyday. I'm also experimenting with growing out Tigger Pods in a 30G vat outside, I'm hoping to get enough to feed live Tigger Pods to the tank 2-3 times a week. Hopefully some live food will help keep the NPS alive!
First up is a favorite Gorgonian of mine
Menella Sp. (Yellow Polyp)
Menella SP? (Magenta Polyp)
Another Menella I believe (Deep Purple Polyp)
THe last time I saw christmas tree rock for sale like that it was for thousands. See them all the time diving in florida.So a little update on my tank!
Everything is still growing well and open majority of the time! I have had the Blueberry gorg died on me (as expected), then another African Gorg died on me with no clear reasoning. But all the other Sea Fan are growing just fine!
One issue I'm currently dealing with is an explosion in Aptasia due to all the feeding. I have added over 30 large Berghia Nudibranch so it's just a patience game now! I do scrape any that grows on the glass and algae, hopefully it'll just be gone one day
This is my most healthy Carnation to date! It must be in the right flow area because it is always open atleast 18 hours a day!
You can see the dying one on the lower left. But everything else seem happy!
Another side of the tank
I love how this thing grow tall like this
Yellow Polyp Menella! I need a bigger colony of this
My newest Xmas Worm. This rock have the most beautiful cluster of worm I've ever seen
That's it for now! I will try to get another video one of these days.
Have you considered any of the more delicate anthias - Tuka or Ventralis? I feel like a thriving NPS tank is the perfect environment for them
Wow, beautiful tank
Are the fans hard to care for? I would love to have some of those in my aquarium