Well I have been away off and on for a few weeks with work and family and other than regular FW
top offs and making sure someone feed the tank it did not get a whole lot of attention lately.
Last week I came home to find the hair algea problem I thought I had defeated regaining ground. Upon closer inspection I noticed both my tangs (PBT and sailfin) missing along with 2 chromis, spotted mandarin and a CBS shrimp.
Checked the parameters and all was OK, PO4
up over 1 again otherwise surprisingly good.
This past weekend I did a 30g pwc
, changed out filterpads, replacedPO4 sponge and carbon. Manually removed as much visible hair algea as possible.
My plan is to let the fish and coral I have go for a couple weeks and do another 15g pwc
each week to make sure all is good. fortunately all corals seem to be healthy.
It has been awhile since I have added livestock, so I am looking for ideas.
What I have left is:
Fish: Pair of maroon clowns, coral beauty, six line wrasse, green chromis
Inverts: Skunk cleaner shrimp, emerald green crab, brittle star, serpeant star, black long spin urchin and assorted snails and reef hermits.
I am partial to Tangs and was even thinking of a butterfly at one time. Due to my work schedule and being gone a lot more these days I am not planning to stock as much as I have had in the past.
Heck, I am probably good now with letting the clowns grow out. I would like one larger fish though on the hardier side. Maybe something with an appetite for hair algea. 8O
Oh, for those that do not know it is a 90g reef in the making with 30g sump/fuge.