The Plan

Its all a bit in reverse order but I just wasnt patient enough. At the moment I am just operating the tank with only powerheads cirulating the water in the tank adn doing almost daily partial water changes to keep the water clean enough. I have very few animals in almost 170 litres (tank not…

The Sand is alive

The Sand seems to be very alive. Lots of worm burrows can be seem at the glass. I hope they are also all over the aquarium area and not only at the glass. There is also a big worm cast further back the tank, wonder what it is from. Unfortunately the water is still very…

Populating the Tank

The weather was very stormy today and it was lashing down for most of the day but luckily it cleared up very nicely towards low tide so I was really happy to be able to do a short collection trip to start populating the tank. Coral beach it was again as its fairly sheltered and…

The Tank is here….

Picked up the tank today and really excited to get started properly! The weather is unfortunately really bad so it was quite a struggle to find some good seawater as most places with access had badly browned water from the bogs I guess. Went all the way to coral beach, at least the water was…

Smallest Crab I have seen…

Another surprise 🙂 Just found a tiny little Crab. Carapace is maybe 2mm in width max. To me it looks like a broadclawed porcelain crab especially when looking at the claws. Hope he survives doesnt end up a s a snack, would be great to see it grow bigger to see what it is.

The Initial Setup

Just a quick description of the initial setup. I was too impatient (actually like a child before Christmas) to get started so I coudnt wait for the 200l Glass tank I ordered. I used a 20l plastic tank for the first setup. Lighting: TMC GroBeam Ultima 600 (6500k), its a 12W LED strip with 5…