Hi there...I'm baaaacckkk! :p
I'm still working on some issues in my large nano tank (went from 12 gallon to the 28) and I ordered the 20,000 K
light online but they sent a 250 watt so I'm waiting on the right one. Still have screen up. Have put in a heater set to 78 degrees but I have to turn out the MH
light early in the evening as it is already up to 82 degrees. In the morning it is 76 or so, and I think that's a large fluctuation but Florida has been having cool weather.
Still have quite a few small coral frags that haven't opened much and aren't nearly the colors they were at the place we purchased them and my torch and frogspawn aren't doing nearly as well they did in the smaller tank. One looked as if it had died totally (fried from light probably) so we put it in my son's 55 gallon tank and it's coming back a tad.
My question(s) for today: All red bubble algae was removed by taking the rocks totally out because I couldn't get rid of it otherwise. I still have quite a few small groups of green bubble algae and I hear good/bad about emerald crabs. I have used them in the past but eventually as they got too big for my 12 gallon tank they ate my snails. I have quite a few zoa frags...what are your thoughts? If kept fed, should getting a small one be OK?
Second question, the fish that came from my 12 gallon tank are all healthy & well. 1 small maroon clown, 1 small yellow watchman & a small six line wrasse. In the last month I have tried to put three others in there (all at different times!) and this is the result:
1. pygmy angel - saw for one day and never reappeared. Water never showed ammonia or nitrate spike. Have NO clue what happened to it.
2. yellow head goby (not sure official name) - he went in and within two hours was gasping for breath. I put him in my 12 gallon tank which was still up at the time to try to save him, but he passed within another hour.
3. Orange spotted (or orange striped) goby - Put him in and never saw him again. Once again, no ammonia or nitrate spike. Checked floor, sump, etc., gone!!
I have a small - medium sand sifting starfish and some small blue hermits and small snails. Nothing that I think could eat those two fish. I also have three small peppermint shrimps that I hope are eating the aptasia.