03-03-2013, 03:16 PM
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So just wanted to update on the tank as it's been a couple months. Everything is going pretty well.
My pulsing xenia died off on me. I believe it's due to a low alk level....been about 7.5 after a water change and goes down to 6.5. By the end of the week. My calcium levels are somewhat low at between 390 to 370. I attribute this to am explosion of coralline algae. Didn't have any problems until I let it cover the entire back and one side. I'm up to 10 gallons a week for water change and it's not quite keeping up so I've been considering starting to dose either kalkwasser or a two part solution to better maintain my levels.
New additions are a yellow watchman goby named Ben, I allowed my other larger chromis to come back from my 20 after promising not to kill my other chromis and I moved a yasha hashe goby down there also to see if he would cone out more. He lived in my 20 for almost a month and I saw him once a week and never was able to get him to eat. Not sure how he survived. As for coral my green start polyps took off and have tripled in size. My yellow colony polyps are still multiplying. My toadstool mushroom grew a little and I think it's getting ready to close up and shred again which it does once a month. My zoas are doing well also and I have like 4 different varieties now.
My fish also seen to be doing really well with the exception of my flame angel who has apparently settled in and decided he's boss. He bullies a my firefish mostly but also gets pushy with just about everyone. My clownish started doing this crazy mating dance thing every few weeks which is cool.
All in all I'm pretty happy with how things are going. I'm working on installing my new diy LED lights too so I'll post some pics when I finish that.