Tank and Camera Update (March14)

A lot has happened and has come and gone in the tank since the last update. First the worst news. The fifteenspined Stickleback has deceased ūüė¶ Not sure why, he was doing fine now for over 4 months and I net fed him daily with either tiny live prawns or unthawed mysis shrimp. ¬†However he…

A colourful bunch of tubes and Updates (Feb14)

Thought it was time to upgrade the water testing so I ordered another API marine test kit that can do Calcium, KH and Phosphates. The result is fairly colourful… 0ppm ¬† ¬† ¬† Ammonia 0ppm ¬† ¬† ¬† Nitrite 25ppm ¬† ¬† Nitrate 8.2 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†pH 420ppm ¬† Calcium 143.2ppm KH 0.25ppm…

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…

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…