Busy time of the year with gardening, school programs, dance recitals, family visiting, etc, etc, but thought I would add some actinic shots, because some of the colors of the coral in the tank really pop under the blue lighting.
Zoas and palys, actinic vs. daylight:
LTA and orange skunk clowns. The white stripe down the clown's backs really glows under the actinics:
The blue striped mushroom, actinic and daylight:
A front view of the tank with actinic lighting. Love how the little white polyps "glow" under the blue lights, a much prettier I think, or at least a very different look than in the daytime.
The snails have apparently been *busy*
in the tank. I've been finding eggs from both the ceriths and the nano conch's and have noticed a few baby nano conch's, which my daughter thinks are the CUTEST things ever, lol
The cerith's eggs:
I've been experimenting a bit with adding iron and leaving the skimmer off overnight/during feeding time. The yellow finger gorgonian does seem happier, if having its polyps out more means its happy. On the flip side, I see a bit of hair algae around the zoas trying hard to get a foot hold in the tank. I think what I'll do is try spot treating the zoa
frags with a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and saltwater, something I've done in the past successfully (at least with zoas) by removing items with a nuisance algae growing on it and dipping it. Peroxide as an algae treatment