Switched a FOWLR
about 4 months ago and things are going well...I think. Conversion was a bit painful with the loss of a couple of perc clowns
but ended up with about 120 lbs of Pure Caribbean Aragonite topped off with 30 lbs of LS
from the LFS
. Gives me about 4" of sand.
A nasty head cold awoke me at 3am the other night and I thought "what the heck, let's see what's crawling around on the DSB
." Grabbing the trust-rusty flashlight, I took a look and didn't find much other than the Sally Lightfoot and Peppermint Shrimps running around like teenagers on a Saturday night. No tracks in the sand, no fans, nada, zip, zilch.
I also am not seeing any bubbles, but DO see some interesting colors (greens, tans, reds) on the glass below the sand line. Also some interesting dark brown/reddish "lines," again below the sand line against the glass, that look like algae (since they don't move). I think the snails and hermits are keeping up with the algae on the surface of the sand since this doesn't seem to be a problem.
Everything else looks "normal" - what am I missing or what should I add? Considering a Detritivore kit from Inland Aqautics, but since there's already lifestock in the tank, I concerned that the kit would just be lunch.
Water Quality (as of last night and has been fairly consistant for the past couple of months):
= just under 8.0 (added air venturi to PH
today to try and increase O2
Salinity = 1.025
~150lbs of LS
~75 lbs of LR
Aqua-C Remora Protein Skimmer w/Maxi-jet 1200 PH
1 Maxi-Jet 900 PH
2 Maxi-Jet 600 PH
2 Yellowtail Blue Damsels
2 False Perc Clowns
1 Auriga Butterfly
1 Sally Lightfoot Crab
3 Emerald Crabs
1 Brittle Star
~10 Astrea Snails
~10 Scarlet Hermits
Any thoughts on "what's next" would be appreciated.