February 3 2013

Tank February 2013

The new nutrients are continuing to work perfectly. The refugium has been running flawlessly for 3 months now. There are no problems, no benthic algae and no mud on the bottom of the refugium. Still no progress on the zooplankton project though.

Dea man's fingers (Alcyonium digitatum)

Dead man's fingers soft coral (Alcyonium digitatum).

Tube anemone

Tube anemone, unknown species.

Aquarium left side.
Dahlia anemone (Urticina felina)

Dahlia anemone (Urticina felina)

Sea cucumber (Cucumaria frondosa)

This is my sea cucumber (Cucumaria frondosa). It is a small and cute specimen. It seems to have found its place in the front right corner. Notice how it puts the tentacles into its mouth to eat the food that sticks to them.

Right side of aquarium

Notice the sea cucumber in the corner.

Plumose anemone (Metridium senile)

Plumose anemone (Metridium senile)

New sea squirts

Many new sea squirts have popped up lately. I guess the conditions for sea squirts aren't so bad after all. Moss animal (bryozoa) colonies growing on the back wall.

Sand dweliling clam

The siphons of a sand dwelling clam.

Brittle star (Ophiothrix fragilis)

One of my many brittle stars (Ophiothrix fragilis) feeding in the current.

Clams and brittle stars
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