Every day before I go to work, when I get home, and before bed I do a head count. Yesterday and today I've not been able to find my Peppermint Shrimp, there are rock areas that I can not see into. I know they hide and all but had been able to find him up til yesterday. Everyone else is doing good in the tank. All I have to feed right now is these algae things (am tired or else I would get up and get the name off lol, but when I get up I'm going to bed).
So am hoping he turns up.
Oh my Emerald Crab --- not quite missing yet, didn't see him this morning or today but I did yesterday. I can't quite see in the area where he was yesterday. But I won't think he's missing til tomorrow nite.
Question: If I have an Emerald Crab, why is he not green? Every dang picture I've seen they are green. Did someone do a "switch on me"? Don't take that bad, cause who sold it to me knew his stuff and he honestly believes it is an Emerald Crab but I haven't seen a non-green one (been search web ever since I got him)
Last but not least.......@Carey...Somehow your "quote" line didn't make it. I was thinking the same thing as far as replacing with 2 purples also. So I would have 2 white, 2 blue and 2 purple but I hadn't research enough for that yet as I'm trying to get an order together for magnesium, phosphates and all the other tests I'd. Dang though I can't afford a Hanna for phosphates :-(
Originally Posted by jsmith
Feels like its been forever since I posted... had to read 10 pages on my phone sheesh.. worse then careys thread.. looks like your coming ali g great!
Originally Posted by Gregcoyote
Top myths in reef keeping:
Many corals need no food, they get all they need from their algae - wrong, while it will sustain a coral, they all need food to grow, even if you can't see what they are eating.
Corals like low salinity - wrong, the salinity where they grow is almost always above .025
Corals need temperatures under 80 degrees - wrong, most corals grow in waters from 78-85 degrees, 90 seems to be the bleaching point.
Corals need constant temperature - wrong, they tolerate a few degrees either way in their natural habitat all the time.
The reef is a sterile environment with little phytoplankton in the water - wrong, the early researchers didn't see the tiny transparent stuff they like to eat.
The analogy is a coral reef is millions of mouths pointing into the current ready to get fed.
I am sure this will stir up some controversy, but this is the leading scientific understanding on corals presently.
So Buffy, when you get your corals situated, look into this.
Thanks for the info. I already plan on doing some of the things you mentioned and my water varies from about 79 to 81 now, I had it almost steady for the longest time at 82 but when I tried lowering to 80, I can get there, I get the swings now, I didn't before. (The swing is over the course of 14 hours==which is about how long I'm gone on work days).
I don't have an Apple, got a link for it for the web then I can view on my laptop or my phone?
Night All - Off two weeks, this week kicked my butt and am tuckered so I'm gonna sleep til I wake up, (dang I hope it's more than 3 or 4 hours).