Thanks, the algae is definitely receding but trust me, there’s still plentyTank looks good, doesn’t seem like two much algae and the corals look great, seems like the favia recovered. I’m sure you will get it sorted out soon. How is the tang doing, don’t see him in there?
Also a question about your lighting. You run Radions right? XR30 it XR15? Wondering what setting and intensity you are running?
Kind of both. The frame is an Innovative Marine premade frame from a couple of years ago. They used to use a different type of screen that was diamond shaped and kind of thick. I thought it blocked a lot of light. I recently ordered some 1/8” screen from BRS I think, might’ve been MD, anyway it was one or the other. I pulled out the existing spline mostly in one piece and replaced the screen and re-used the spline. The screen is a little looser than before but there’s less reflection of light off the screen top. I went with the 1/8” because my dartfish can and have gone right through 1/4” and ended up on the wrong side of the screen.Do you have a home made cover or did you buy one.
Ok cool thanks, that setting is pretty blue isn't it? Did you happen to measure the par with this setting?Thanks, the algae is definitely receding but trust me, there’s still plenty
Favia is doing better. It’s supposed to be purple with green eyes so there’s still too much green in the fleshy parts but it’s slowly working it’s way back.
The Tang is doing ok I guess. Still not eating much when I feed the other fish but it’s cruising around picking at algae. It looks healthy and doesn’t seem stressed. The wrasse and the Tang swim together a lot and seem to be friends if that’s a thing for fish of different species.
The light is an XR15 G4 and I’m running the CoralLab LPS settings from Ecosmart Live at about 60% max. They come on at Noon and off at 9:00pm with whatever ramp up and down times are the default in that profile. Not doing anything too imaginative with the lighting.
It is very blue and I’ve never measured par, I don’t have a meter or access to one. I did recently turn it up from 55 to 60% intensity which seemed to make the Zoas happier.Ok cool thanks, that setting is pretty blue isn't it? Did you happen to measure the par with this setting?
Thanks. It’s always an accident when I get all of mine. The zebra barred gobies are hard to get and frankly so is the wrasse. He‘s pretty bold until the camera comes out and then he’s all up in his cave. He’s an Orange Back Wrasse and I really like him a lot. Best accidental fish purchase I’ve ever made.Those are some really good shots. I can never manage to get all my fish in one photo. I am really digging that wrasse though. What kind is it again?
Thanks, I appreciate that. My photography skills are not great, @VaporCountry is much, much better. I’m hoping the Tomini will be an algae destroyer but so far he’s been just a nibbler. He eats some but I’d be much happier if he’d step it up a couple of notches5/6/7 are great shots!
Tomini's are excellent tangs and will serve you well in your quest to destroy algae. Emerald crabs are voracious eaters of algae as well, will keep any hair or bubble algae in check and clean up other stuff as well when they are hungry enough.
Hey I get it, I'm more anti hermit crab. Those things are evil. I've seen them kill nassarius and astrea snails for their shells.Thanks, I appreciate that. My photography skills are not great, @VaporCountry is much, much better. I’m hoping the Tomini will be an algae destroyer but so far he’s been just a nibbler. He eats some but I’d be much happier if he’d step it up a couple of notches
I had an Emerald Crab for a while. It’s the only thing that I’ve lost so far other than various cuc members murdered by hermits. It tried to kill my zoas and they’ve really never been the same. I’m to the point where I’m pretty anti crab of any kind.
My hermits originally just mowed down a small hair algae breakout I had when I first put them in the tank. Since then I don’t know what they are doing but knocking down algae does not appear to be it. I keep threatening to fire them but that would require doing something with them after I remove them from the tank and so far I have not been quite motivated to do it. #lazyreeferHey I get it, I'm more anti hermit crab. Those things are evil. I've seen them kill nassarius and astrea snails for their shells.
I actually did that around 6am, forgot to put that part in the last post. I have a rechargeable air pump that I also put in right away when I realized the power was out at 2am. I’m a little punchy, it’s been a long day.As a stop gap you can take hot water and put it in a ziploc and put the ziploc in the tank to keep it warm.