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…

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…