Full tank shot, hair algae is totally gone. I used some of the aquarium safe epoxy to attach some of the frags and one of the coral skeletons. I learned something about it, I don't like it and I'll probably not use it again. It didn't stick well even when following the directions, it really messed with my skimmer, it seemed to irritate my corals and I found that one of my porcelain crabs had dropped it's claws the next day.
Pic of the "Neon Green Palau" Nephthea looks a lot happier. Good polyp extension and it's inflated to probably it's full size. It only get's mad when something walks on it. =P
Pic of the little Acro frag. I "guess" it's doing ok. I think it at least extends it's polyps. They are just so dang hard to see cause their so small. I'm having to kind of take it on faith that it and the Monti are doing ok.
Here is said "Indigo" Montipora Digitata, really hope it lives cause it's actually pretty in it's own little way. I'm actually starting to think I may like Monti's better than Acros based on the growth styles.
Finally, this is another full tank shot where I've marked out all the locations of the corals currently in my tank in RED
and the last few bits of real estate left in my tank in GREEN
. The only exception is that I'm guessing the Heteroxenia will spread along the yellow arrow into the green area labeled 3. Area 1 is nice four inch by six inch triangle shaped ledge. Area 2 is probably where a future SPS
frag may go, the bad part about it is that it's pretty strong current ripping through there as the main intersection point of the powerheads is directly behind the arch. Area 3 is where I think the xenia will head and i figure I'll let it have a wide berth. Area 4 is prime territory that's gonna open up as soon as the xenia finishes moving which could be any day now. So, the reason for this whole huge set up is that I'm looking for some help deciding on what to put in these areas. I'd guess areas 1 and 4 are the upper end of medium on both lighting and flow. The area around 2 is some of the highest lighting and flow in the tank, so if my SPS
's do fine that's where another would go. Anyway, I'm just trying to come up with something other than zoas or palys for these areas. It's not that I'm opposed to zoas or palys, it's just that I'd like to come up with some options. Heck, even if I'm pretty much limited to zoas and palys I'd appreciate some feed back on color recommendations.