Because I want peak cryptic zone haha the sponges and fester dusters were amazing so I wanted to keep them safe from picking mouths haha I might add some cool pieces to the display later though hahaWhy is that in the Sump?!?!?!?!
We have to pay like $25 a lbs for that!! You aussies do everything upside-down
They'll have some aiptasia to nibble on when it makes its way up hahaha I've found a couple in the lr but I don't care in the slightest lolPut it in the tank! let the butterflies at the mess.
Live rock definitely comes with it's risks but after the disaster of the last few years there's no way I wasn't doing things completely different!! It has actually been so refreshing doing a proper old school month long cycle with live rock and prawns to cycle the tank!! I did add a bottle of bacteria but it wasn't the dr tim's everything is instant way. So far I'm already miles ahead of the progress from last time!Holy every single time I think, what they hell (I actually have 40 LBS in my cart that I almost checked out last night) I am going to do Live rock. I want the instant cycle and I could do corals right away.... Then you all say something I never thought of, NOt only do I hate Bristle Worms, I also haet Aptashia! I do NOT have that in my tank and I don't want it. I suppose depending my stock list I shouldn't really have a problem.
I have to decide if this is a reef or if this a FOWLR Tank with fun unusual fish. Hmmmm......
I'm so scarred from reefing experience in the past that I actually was terrified for a couple of day's it was bryopsis lol it's certainly not but I was ready to go out and buy fluc to nuke the tank lol thankfully after stressing for a day or two I calmed myself down and behaved rationallyGreen hair algae! You're nearly there mate! Great progress! So excited for you!
This is what it will be, let's be honest. And if something has to go it will be the coral.That's always the decision, fun fish or corals lol or you can do mine, @pcon and @mattzang route and throw caution to the wind and buy what you like and if it nips, it nips haha