Used some SW
retail therapy to distract myself from the shrimp losses.
Went to buy some Tisbee Pods
and a little green water food for them, and again almost struck out, none near by - had to go to the pretty darned far away lfs
, but stopped at one place I like going and chatting with the owner and his daughter, which was pretty much on the way.
Found some Macro Algaes I had been looking for. Got a scoop of Tea Cups for $5. and someone had just recently dropped off a gallon bag of Black Codium, I got a sandwich bag of that for $5. Along with the Tea Cups, I got a few straggler pieces of a kind I have seen but don't know the name and a little bit of Grape and Feather Calerpa. Which I like.
FINALLY!!! I got a vampire (I didn't call it that the wholesaler did) pretty nice Rock Flower Anemone. Mostly red with a aqua greenish mouth and purple blue frill with a hint of white edges. Will try for a pic tonight or tomorrow. The gal
said $39, and he gave it to me with a rock it was attached to and a Astra snail for $35.
It is about 2 inches. Maybe meaning it will live longer because it is younger.
Then went to the other lfs
pretty far away, and got a 5G SW
refil and 2lbs of nice dry rock, 16 oz of what did turn out to be Tisbee Pods
after being told on the phone they were mixed pods
, so I was happy enough since that was what I was after originally. About 4 oz of Phyto (pod food) he threw in for free.
They didn't have the black Hawaiian live sand I was looking for so called a nearby big box place and they did have it so went there.
Get a discount so the sand was 23.99 instead of 29.99, they had a Pom Pom crab with both poms so picked that up and it was just over 10.50!!!
Pretty excited since I have been wanting that since the beginning 2 or 3 years, as well as another RFA (way more than I wanted to pay but a good price) for nearly a year.
(Doing a 50% pwc
on the sw
tank now.) Going to get things acclimated and into the tank asap!
Will start the new larger SW
tank, 12G, pretty soon - sometime this week. Still deciding about which one to use.