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December Tank Spotlight #7 is Chromis

Chromis

Supporting Member
Thanks for the spotlight this month, and the many pearls of wisdom and humor I’ve enjoyed since becoming a BAR member two years ago.

Tank: 90g Red Sea Reefer 450, 60”Lx20”Wx22”H. Setup April 2018.

Lights: Two Kessil AP700 and two 48” T5 bulbs.
Filtration: Pukani rock, chaeto and a Skimz skimmer.

Clean-up crew:
-Trochus snails - about ten total. Not counting the zillion baby trochus snails.
-Emerald crabs: great for eating leftover fish food and algae in cracks that snails can’t reach. Also spawns frequently, which provides really great food for everything in the reef. Fear of a million baby crabs running all over my reef is one of the reasons why I use filter socks.
-One really big sea cucumber - this hitch-hiked in and I’m starting to worry it’s a ticking time bomb. I mean how long can they live? Without finding their way into an impeller? But the curious part of me has left it alone for 4 years...
-Scarlett leg and blue leg hermits (4 total) - because my husband likes them.
-Red tuxedo urchin.
-Lots of asterina starfish (as you can see), lots of nice tiny brittle stars, encrusting sponges, and a few bristle worms.

Fish:
yellow tang
2 oscillaris
six-line wrasse
firefish
6 chromises

 
Nice tank, btw do I see a micro frag experiment running in the bottom left corner of the first pic? (some encrusting monti I'm guessing, it's a little small for me to tell)
 

Chromis

Supporting Member
Nice tank, btw do I see a micro frag experiment running in the bottom left corner of the first pic? (some encrusting monti I'm guessing, it's a little small for me to tell)
Yea, what happened was I had an encrusting monti that grew all over the rubble, and turns out to be difficult to frag with CaRx media embedded in the encrustment :) so I sliced it up and spread it over tiles to make it easier to cut into nice frags.
 
So when are you upgrading? Gonna be doing a lot of pruning and or rescaling in another 6months to a year the way everything looks to be growing!
 

Chromis

Supporting Member
Nice collection of corals there. I really like the how big that hammer is.
My clownfish do too! Since I removed most stingy-things (anemones included) all they get is frogspawn coral. I added a couple octospawn but it’s not doing as well. Not sure what the trick is for octospawn.
 

JVU

BOD
Looking really great. I can’t believe how quickly all the SPS is growing for you, and with very nice colors.
 
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