on my 55 gal FOWLR
has been up and running for about 6-7 months now (after converting from CC
is 4-5 inches deep and was built using Pure Carribean Aragonite (about 120 lbs) and 30 lbs of LS
from the LFS
. Shortly after establishing the DSB
, some "interesting" colors showed up against the glass that I figured were algae that would die off as the DSB
got up and running. After waiting for several months, no die off and still remained colorful. Didn't see any pods
or worm tracks, so I re-seeded the sand with some additional LS
- saw a number of worms that crawled off to somewhere, never to be see again. That was about 4 months ago and still no change in the lovely rainbox of colors.
Water chemistry is good (although NO3
is relative high):
Bio load is:
2 false percula
2 yellow-tail blue damsels
2 firefish gobies
2 emerald crabs (recently lost a third)
2 stars (bristel & sea serpent)
bunches of hermits
bunches of snail (turbo, nassarius, cerith)
Aqua-C Remora w/maxi 1200 & surface skimmer
Emperor 400 used w/GAC
filters only (no bio-wheel)
(used for water polishing - runs a few hours each night)
2 maxi 600 & 1 maxi 900 for flow
I would prefer to see the colors in the fish and coraline growth. Any thoughts about getting back to a pristine white (or at least a pristine off-white)?
Here are a few pics for reference...
Thanks for any thoughts/suggestions.