Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Zenia: it may well become a weed. There are something like 13 colonies in this tank. The two in the upper right were cut way back but one can see new polyps forming and actually pumping to some degree.

Alk is kept around 3.8, temp close to 80F and Iodine is added biweekly.
In the center is an acro. If anyone sees this and knows the species please post a comment.

Since moving it up the small greenish polyps are out most all the time. On the back is a small branch that is dead but the rest of the colony appears healthy.
The feather dusters are now looking very nice. I was hoping that they might reproduce but no luck so far.

In the bottom right corner is the Pagoda coral which opens most every day now.

In the middle of the photo is a torch coral. It was further from the Caulastrea it appears to be growing.

Friday, June 09, 2006

This is a picrure of the Pagoda coral taken last night. It is now on the bottom of the tank but in an area where it gets good lighting. It is open and appears to be content in its new location. (Sorry about the blurry focus),

Thursday, June 08, 2006

The acro required an excess of super gel to get it to stick. It did not seem to suffer too much as the small polyps can be seen under magnification.
A ten- gallon water change was made today along with a change in the power head sponges.
The acro in the upper right corner was down more in front but it got knocked off when it was accidentally struck with a tube while cleaning the substrat. In the center is a star polyp colony moved from the right corner. The white spot is where the zenia was before the radical zenia-ectomy. (Remember by clicking on the picture one can get the enlarged view).
The Pagoda coral in the center has not opened in 3-4 days. It has been suggested that the proximity of the zenia might be the problem.