Back to some updates. I have added a sailfin/algae blenny, which seems to be doing rather nice. He keeps to the rocks that's for sure lol. I have caught him in front of the tank swimming half way up the tank wall and back down. kinda like hes jumping. interesting lol.
When receiving my CuC today I had come across 2 casualties. A emerald crab was dead on arrival, and I had a peppermint shrimp which has seemed to die while molting. I am not sure if I caused this or what. I acclimated them to the temperature, and then acclimated them in a 5 gallon bucket. The 2 peppermint shrimps were acclimated in a separate container. I may have stressed him to much getting him into the tank. Not sure. The other peppermint shrimp seems to be doing just fine. He is actually resting on the magnet of my power head. They acclimated for a good 1-1 1/2 hours.
My banded shrimp has been sitting in this corner for a while now. He was there for probably about an hour and then moved around on the rock work for a good 2-3 hours and then went back to his corner lol. turned off the lights and he came out of his corner.
guy tried to sell me damsels and chromis before this blenny. I understand where hes coming from, however he just would not except the fact that my cycle had completed and i also had put in raw shrimp in order to assure myself the cycle was complete. Did multiple tests and my cycle had been completed. Put this little guy in and he went away to hide for a while. he stuck his head out and now swims about all the rock work. I haven't really seen him on the far left or right side of the tank though. I have seen him picking at a lot of stuff on the LR
. seems to be keeping him happy. I have fed him flakes of spirulina. He nibbles at it, then will go back to eating whats on the LR
. (not a very good pick, I will have to get a better one)
The emerald crab has kept to the back of the LR
for the day. He came out at night to the front of the LR
and started eating away. loved this little guy, as freaky as he is lol.
Picture of the blenny and emerald crab in the same pic
The snails (there are quite a few lol)
They have kept to themselves, climbing the glass and digging themselves into the sand. My hermits, well i figured they would be quite a bit bigger however I don't mind it.
There are 4 mexican turbo snails
8 Nessarius snails
8 Cerith snails
5 dwarf blue leg hermits
The cerith snails were quite interesting to watch them dig into the sand. 2 mexican snails have been up at the top of my tank for a while. Do i need to place them back on the sand?
Bought some more items today
Vortex XL Diatom Filter (99.99)
Diatom powder (5lbs, 12.99)
Phosban Phosphate reactor 150(48.99)
Sybon Refractometer with Automatic Temperature Compensation (49.99)
2 45 degree elbows (slip)
1 95 degree elbow (slipxftp)
some loc-line fittings
check valve (slip)
ball valve (slip)
30gallon long tank (sump)
all I have left to purchase is the return pump, overflow, pvc
pipes (or vinyl hose) and 12x12 glass pieces for my baffles. w00t.
Will be stopping by the local fish store buying a 30gallon long tank for sump.