February 2001

February 3rd, 2001 / Saturday / 1:00 PM

The Sebae anenome was unfortunately sucked up by a powerhead. I think I will leave anenomes alone for a while until the tank is further settled - they move around a lot and from what I've read, most are difficult to keep.

February 4th, 2001 / Sunday / 1:00 PM

Water change today of 25%. There was a trace ammonia level in the tank. I will cut down on feeding for a few days. Added a Hammer Coral from Reef Science, Euphyllia ancora. This is a beautiful green tipped coral that is very hardy.

February 8th, 2001 / Thursday / 2:00 PM

The tank continues to have moderate algae problems. It is my understanding that a lot of this is due to the tank still being in its early stages. In addition to green algae very quickly covering the glass after wipe-downs, I have the following other types of algae growing in the tank:
  • #1 - Merman's Fingers, Neomeris annulata
  • #2 - Brown Scab aka Wafer algae, Lobophora variegata
  • #3 - Turbinaria ornata, similar to Sargassum but without the air sacs to hold it upright
  • #4 - Bubble algae, Valonia
I found the Hitchhiker Guide to be a great reference for algae identification.

February 16th, 2001 / Friday / 1:00 PM

Ammonia is down to 0. Added three new corals this week:
  • One I believe is a Kenya coral, Capnella
  • A beautiful frog spawn coral, Eyphyllia divisa
  • Bubble coral, Plerogyra sinuosa

February 18th, 2001 / Sunday / 5:00 PM

Added a new fish and three new corals from Reef Science and Aquarium Concepts. The latter has now introduced a few new short and wide tanks for coral inventory presentation.
  • Algae blenny aka Lawnmower blenny, Salarius fasciatus
  • Pink pulse coral, Xenia
  • Bright green Torch coral, Euphyllia glabrescens
  • Green star polyps, Briareum sp., formerly known as Clavularia viridis
  • Plus I put in three Emerald crabs, Mithrax sculptus to combat some of the algae mentioned above.

February 20th, 2001 / Sunday / 5:00 PM

Added a pink/white Scleronephthya coral from T&T's in San Jose, CA.

February 23rd, 2001 / Friday / 3:00 PM

Went to Reef Science. Added three green Chromis fish, a nice piece of live rock covered in orange polyps, and a red chili soft coral, Alcyonium.

February 27th, 2001 / Tuesday / 6:00 PM

Performed 10% water change today.

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