A little something I been doing on the side to help with power outages. They weren't very common here in california, if power went out due to a accident or storm it was only for minutes or hour tops. Now with PGE power company bs. And fire season. They said the shut offs can go for next 10 years during high winds days and such. I had some recent scares during the fire. I was in the shur off zone. But when it came down to it, my power stayed on. So I invested in a portable generator. But didnt want a open door or window to run extentions cords, especially if we were at work. And nobody is home. Criminals!. So this weekend I started the manual transfer switch. So I can just start the generator, flip the switch to generator power and boom. My office has power for tank. Since I had room I added fridge, garage, family room and our bedroom lights incase it gets wild out here in the upcoming years lol!. This honda is seriously so quiet I thought it wasnt even running right. Its ridiculous how quiet it is
I definitely will feel better during the power ahur off threats!
Kole has another white mark on his side of mouth like where lips open. Hes a dummy. If hes banging rocks or getting stung. The initial one looked gone in morning and now its visible again. Lol but hes picking everywhere on rocks and eating Lrs.
Fish can be stubborn, especially when it comes to their preferred sleeping spot. I know someone who had a Naso Tang that was getting stung every night by a large euphyllia. He couldn't catch the fish and the coral had grown into a large rock that couldn't be removed. He would watch the fish (with a flashlight) every night get stung over & over by the sweepers. The fish kept getting more and more marks all over it's body, and one day he found it dead.
Random photo today. The gha is still there although return nozzles and all 4 tunze 6095s are completely spotless.. astrea snails all were trolls. Had long gha blowing in the flow. Now they have a clean cut. Super short algae. Something totally gave everything a haircut. I'm guessing the two tangs. I want to say its slowly disappearing. 2 astrea snails I can see their shells again. I change filter sock every day and definitely green inside of it.
Sunday I'm also picking up 5 acros to put on a frag rack to test the waters....
Majority of the algae is in the dead center of the tank.
But the sand is 95% clean again. Its white!
My kole tang on some days mouth looks way better. And today he has 2 white Mark's in his mouth again. It's almost like they come and go come and go. But hes eating off rocks and eating frozen. Super fat. Just has mouth herpes
I almost purchased a 10-12g low boy aio tank for a frag qt system for upstairs to take place of my fish qt. But I wussed out and got cold feet because I've read to small it would be impossible to keep stabile numbers. So I'm gonna have to cut plugs off and dip Bayer and pray!
It's definitely not impossible, there are lots of nano's that size on nano-reef, plenty with SPS/acros. A few that keep corals in a jar. I don't think they are particularly extra difficult or anything. Makes water changes easy.
i would love to do it.. like a 6-8" high tank.. shallow.. like 10-12 gallon AIO. but i guess i should make sure im capable of keeping SPS in my 100g first.... then if im able to grow.. id love to have a small one i can just keep frags in.
im picking up my first 5 tomorrow.
1 PC Rainbow
2 RR Pink Cadillac
3. Tyree Tierra del Fuego
4. Cali Tort
5. Copps Calacali
this is the test to see if i even have a chance with acros...
i really want a strawberry shortcake and oregon tort. and tyree pink lemonade. but i dont wanna jump the gun.. let me see how long it takes to kill these 5. gonna put them on a frag rack in my 100g. not gonna put them on rocks lol