Here are pictures of our first purchases for the 10 gallon taken on friday.
We taped up any openings in the hood to prevent the firefish from jumping out. It's pretty shy right now, hopefully it'll stay out longer once it gets used to it's new home and us. We've fed it some frozen brine shrimp and frozen mysis shrimp and it will come out to quickly grab a piece and then goes back to hiding. The nassarius snail and peppermint shrimp are both active. Do you have any advice on how to get the firefish to be more friendly? Will it help when we add the clowns later on?
We also purchased some things from reefcleaners.org on Saturday: 1 pods
+, 8 Dwarf Planaxis, 5 Empty Hermit Shells (for possible future hermit crabs), 2 Virgin Nerites, and a 10 gallon quick crew containing: 10 Dwarf Ceriths, 3 Nassarius, 6 Florida Ceriths, 2 Large Nerites, & 2 Small to Medium Nerites. We'll divide all of the snails between the 2 tanks.
The 30 gal
. was also cycled by Sunday and we purchased 2 pajama cardinals and 2 peppermint shrimp for that tank.
We'll test the water parameters later this morning and post our results to so we can see how the beneficial bacteria are handling the new bioload.