Monday, 29 September 2008

Interesting Hitch hiker

After breaking up some live rock and putting it back into the tank, we noticed a tiny starfish looking hitchhiker - very cute.

So we had a problem over Summer.

Take a look at this video.

It's a Eunice Worm and they aren't good in a Marine Aquarium, they munch on anything and can grow up to 8ft, and even when smaller they think nothing of moving Live rock and breaking it into small chunks.


...and we had 2 causing havok.

In the end following advice we took the live rock and broke it into smaller peices in a bowl untill we found the beasts.

Breaking the rock:

The rock in peices:

The Worm in the Rock

The worm in a bowl

Summer Catch up

Sorry for the lack of updates over summer, We got married so there has been little time for Blogging.

Here's how the tank is looking at the moment.

We have added a rather large peice of Live rock which has allowed us to form more of a reef look with the Rock.

We have also just added a Leather Coral Frag.
Our Xenia and Mushrooms are looking nice and a selection of which are shown below.

My water Params are just about spot on according to the Test kit I have, but I'm going to get a second opinion the next time I go to Blu Zoo.

There are a few problems with the tank that we are working on at the moment. The back wall of the tank is Dirty and we probably need a larger clean up crew.

We have Aiptasia, in fact we have a lot of Aiptasia, we are going to get either a couple of Peppermint shrimps or some Aiptasia to help with the problem.

I've purposely keep the tank 3/4 full - I've decided that next weekend I'll fill it completly.