I got my live rock on March 4th. Since then I added two AMAZING pieces of coralline-laden branch rock from my LFS
. PEr LFS
advice, I held each piece in the jet from my return to disperse spores, then placed the rock. Richt now I have neumerous colored grains on my sand, and about 12 oval patches on my back glass (none on the sides). I scraped one small patch off of the front glass.
Some of the patches on the LR
were white, but they ar now slowly changing to purple (lower center of rather washed-out pic).
standard 55 lbs LR
, 60 lb live sand, 10 gal
sump/refugium. Urchin skimmer, mag7 pump, 3 x 96W PC
combination 10,000K/actinic bulb, 2 blue LED moonlights
1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4
Livestock I added:
1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata
, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids.
assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.
Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)
List of possible/likely newcomers:
Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.