This week spelled out a lot of change for the saltwater nano reef tank. The transformation has been quite dramatic. Here is how the tank looks today.
versus how it looked three weeks ago.
The two rocks on the right were rinsed in fresh water, and then left to sit for a couple of weeks before a good scrubbing with a stiff-bristled brush. I did not know one of them was purple! It is a beautiful vibrant purple.
The rock on the right was cleaned up quite a bit more too. The three peppermint shrimp have not been able to keep up with the Aiptasia blooms, so I picked up some Aiptasia-X to help out. I had been avoiding this product because the process of killing Aiptasia with it is a manual one. It comes with a syringe that is injected into the mouth of the Aiptasia. A cumbersome process. It worked really quickly! I am a fan of Aiptasia-X now.
Here is a photo of the rock before an application of Aiptasia-X, and again a couple hours after.
The Rose Bubble-Tip Anemone is looking happier by the day.
The crab is still my favorite. We named him Oscar, and he now has his own Instagram profile: https://www.instagram.com/crabnamedoscar/
Found a gnarly Bristle Worm also. Attempted a couple times to catch it, but for now it seems it is determined to remain.
Some more photos around the tank: