Maybe once a week with small pieces of LRS nano reef frenzy or my chopped scallop concoction. I don't have any dedicated coral food but some is on the way. I ordered the 9 item mix and match deal from Indo-pacific sea farms and one of the choices is their Coral Heaven complete coral polyp food. Going to give that a try. I’ve heard good things about them and it seems like the wonder mud and live sand activator will be good additions for more biodiversity. Getting some snails and micro hermits too. My last order from Reefcleaners was almost a total loss due to USPS being 2 days late and then delivering the package to a hot mail locker instead if my front door. I’m pretty sure every snail died except for the tiny Ceriths. There were two Emerald Crabs as well that went in alive but I haven’t seen them since that day so who knows if they’re still alive. Decided to go with a package from IPSF instead. Hopefully FedEx does better on the delivery. Supposed to arrive on the 23rd.How often do you target feed?
Thanks, I’m pretty happy about the Chalice, definitely didn’t want to lose it. Lately it’s only been frozen foods. I used to have some Hikari particulate food that you could mix to different consistencies. I believe the new stuff is also particulate but I’m honestly not sure. I guess I’ll see when it arrives. I’ll post updates on how it works and what kind of responses it gets.Never had a bad experience with Fedex. (knock wood). Hope they arrive safely!
You've probably had some similar results with the corals that you have pictured - they're looking great, BTW (and glad to see that chalice coming back around) - but with all of my LPS, I've been feeding 2x (minimum) per week with reef roids and reef chilli (half and half mix), and I have an acan that went from a one head frag 4 or 5 months ago to an 8 head mini monster. The first polyp that it popped off is now almost as big as the main polyp, but that one is in a tough location to feed. Both torches look like they are starting to pop babies off (a bunch of tiny tentacles on one side) and all of my Platygyras have doubled or quadrupled in size, except the one I got last month - and that one is already laying down tissue on the 'form' that I made for it to grow over from purple epoxy. I mix up a fairly thick slurry, and let it sit for 10 minutes or so. I use a coral feeder to just drop it onto the polyp surface. They all slurp it right down - with some of them, 2 minutes and it's over.
Are all of the new foods you'll be trying frozen? The only frozen foods I feed my LPS occasionally are frozen mysis - they definitely like that too! Please keep me posted about the feeding responses you see with the new foods - always looking for something else to try.
i feel like my Green stem Hammer should look like this frogspawn but it doesnt..... it doesnt have much if any green left. tank looks awesome too. looks like you got that GHA problem under control. for some reason im not getting alerts when you post on this thread.... ill fix that.Sure, here ya go
Probably shoulda turned off the tv first.
And one from the side just for the heck of it.
Thanks, I’m liking the look of the tank lately but there’s more algae in there than it would appear. It’s weird how it grows on the natural edges of the Stax rock but not on the cut flat areas. I’ll have to search your thread for a picture of the hammer, I don’t remember it very well.i feel like my Green stem Hammer should look like this frogspawn but it doesnt..... it doesnt have much if any green left. tank looks awesome too. looks like you got that GHA problem under control. for some reason im not getting alerts when you post on this thread.... ill fix that.
That is strange, how is that tang with eating the algae. I have been thinking about one of those or maybe a yellow for my tankThanks, I’m liking the look of the tank lately but there’s more algae in there than it would appear. It’s weird how it grows on the natural edges of the Stax rock but not on the cut flat areas. I’ll have to search your thread for a picture of the hammer, I don’t remember it very well.
Thanks Rob. I’ll just start pm’ing people when I update, Seems like multiple people don’t get my updates, it’s a conspiracy for sureAgain, no notifications lol. Man all the corals are looking so good. Awesome to see things start to fill in a bit. Sometimes corals just take some time to settle in before they start really growing. Do you feed the Blasto at all? They really like to be fed often like acans.
I feed too much for any fish to be a good algae grazer. They don’t have to work too hard for their food. I actually like the Tomini Tang a lot more than I thought I was going to. It’s been a model citizen fir the most part. It’s got plenty of algae to feed on if it wants some and it does actively pick at it all day but I was expecting it to eat more than it does. Likes to nip stuff out of the sand as well. I think a yellow and a Tomini or a kole would be a good combo for your SR80.That is strange, how is that tang with eating the algae. I have been thinking about one of those or maybe a yellow for my tank
I’ve thought about one of those but I’ve heard they are hit or miss on eating much algae, especially if you feed a lot like I do.I actually just added a lawnmower blenny and he seems to pick at everything when I do actually see him.
From the IPSF website:What's in the LSA and what's the mud for?
Yep, mixed them right in.Gotcha. Thought the mud was something like refugium mud. So you just mixed both them into your sand bed. What was the reason for picking those species of snails?