Just like the title says, some of the feathers tip seem broken, and the feather duster is fully out and not as big as it used to be. Water is fine as I also have a bta and a birds nest coral that are doing great, + many other corals. It hasnít dropped any feathers, or its crown and the main worm hasnít gone out of the tube. Nothing is bothering it, it was though sitting REALLY close (like touching it) to a xenia for a little bit till I moved it but that was like a month ago. I donít add any filter feeding food to the tank, but I have a great pod population!
10 Gallon tank 10-11 months old.
10 x 3 WATT Green Element LED
(I got for $35 on amazon and I get a par reading of 326 at the top, 173 at the middle, and 120 at the bottem, great for sps
and anemones) Has done great for me!
~12 lbs of live rock
~10 lbs of live sand
One 50 WATT heater
filter (I clean it with RO
once a month and I run Chemi Pure Blue 5.5 oz along with filter floss and de-nitrate rocks.)
One calibrated thermometer
One 81 GPH
One 132 GPH
circulation pump (HOB
filter is 100 GPH
, I get good flow around the tank)
1-2 Water Changes every two weeks
Change Chemi Pure Blue every 2-3 months
Change Filter Floss every 2-4 days
Clean Glass once a week
Temperature: 79 Degrees Fahrenheit
Light period: 10 hours daily
I test with Sailfert Test Kits
1 Neon Damselfish
4 Blue Legged Hermit Crabs
2 Astrea Snails
1 Cerith Snail
1 Nassarius Snail
1 Green Bubble Tip Anemone
Open Brain Coral
Green Polyp Encrusting Gorgonian (very similar to gsp, I even thought it was gsp.)
Birds Nest Coral
and last but not least Coraline Algae
I dose using Kent Marine Part A & B, and use Kent Marine Purple Tech every other night (it actually has good results!)
I donít have any or much at all of nuisance algae growing, the only thing would be a slight green haze (algae) on the rocks, and the occasional sand bed diatom line (This is how I know when to change my Chemi Pure Blue).
I also give my aquarium 3-4 hours of direct sunlight daily, and havenít seen any problems from it, in fact my corals look better since Iíve started giving them direct sunlight.
I feed my fish every other day.
BTW the anemone from my last forum is getting better.