Maintenance day has come to us again!
Sadly, I must continue to report the downfall of my open brains. Def not looking good.
But that is ok, with running Phosguard and Chemipure Elite in my reactor I am reporting not even 1/3 the algae growth from last week. Amazing. That is the biggest victory in my tank over the last 6 months.
Clams! I not only really like my clams, but I have spent all week reading about them even more. This was sparked off by seeing a couple hippopus hippopus in the Eye It Buy It section. Such cool clams. But, I'm getting away from the two I have. The Derasa has been acting odd with closing up, so I inspected him some today and all appears well. I'm assuming he is closing up due to an odd change in flow that started kicking up a small amount of sand this week...I like my powerheads but man would I kill for ones that don't reverse during brownouts, which I get pretty often. The maxima clam is also doing well. I've been watching him closely and using this week's increased reading to monitor since I'm still gun shy after losing the gold maxima awhile back. Unlike the gold, the black/white has attached himself to the small piece of rubble I put under him in the sandbed! First time for it, so my victories continue. Still very excited about having a clam in a color I'd only read about and doing so well.
So this week's summary, I think I'm just not ment to own open brains. Though I love all things to do with the sandbed, from coral, clams, and other livestock, there are still tons of different options out there to fill the real estate...though my tank is full and I should never think about buying anything other than filter media, salt, and water at this point. This has sparked off dreams of a tank bottom covered in clams...I must have a hippopus hippopus!