I picked up a frag of macro algae from a fellow reefer. In addition to mopping up a small amount of nutrients I'm hoping it will provide a perfect breeding ground for pods, well that's the plan anyway. The algae is Haliptilon sp. and apparently it can be quite invasive so I opted to keep it away from the rock work. I initially had it sitting on the sand in the right corner of the tank but the snails like to sleep there and have barged it out of the way a number of times. It was also near to one of the entrances of the pistol shrimp burrow and one morning I found it had been almost completely covered by sand. Fortunately it appears quite tough but not wanting to take any chances, I have moved it to the middle rear of the tank now. The hermit crabs have investigated it quite thoroughly and so far it has survived the attention mostly intact but it really needs to be attached to a rock to prevent it being knocked over.
Hi, my name is Lisa and I live in Derby, UK. I am a self-confessed reefaholic!