Lighting and Growth Update (Nov13)

Bit of an update on the Lighting used and the seaweeds. The gamble I took with going for the Aquaray GroBeam LED lights that are intended for freshwater aquariums seemed to have been worth it. The fact that whatever I collect wont be in deeper water than 5m and even that only at spring tides…

Tank Update (Nov13)

A lot going on at the moment so a small update here.     The Fifteenspined Stickleback has settled in I think. In the beginning he was mostly hiding in and around the seaweed in the left ¬†hand corner and didnt pay any attention to others. Now he is smoothly¬†cruising around even in daylight (a…

Another hunt full of surprises

This weekend I made two rockpooling trips in search for some small sea urchins, a few nice rocks and seaweed to finish the tank, and hopefully some surprises which is always the best.¬†I wanted to write about the lights and seaweeds next but I found some new to me species so I write a bit…

Sandshifting Worm and Tank update

Time for an update, only where to start? First of all an update of how the tank looks after a few more rocks went in and the overflow box is installed. The whole system is now working with sump and return pump etc. All I need to do is fit the light permanently into the…

ID mistake

I made a mistake with the identification of my fish. They are actually Three-spined Sticklebacks and not Mackerel fry. A member of the irishfishkeepers.com forum pointed my in the right direction. Thanks Bullfrog. They only grow to 4-6cm so I might be able to hold on to them which is the good part. They seem…

Feeding time and Stock update

Foodwise I think everybody is happy enough. The Sandgobies always seem to have a bigger belly as when I caught them, the brown anemone has a big appetite on snails or hermits it seems and also the prawns always seem to have something in their stomachs. Even though I think all animals find enough food…