Apparently I never published this: an update for this post is that a year later, the tank is alive and doing well, actually both tanks are alive and well and about to outgrow their spaces and I'm just kind of letting them do their own thing. . . I'll post new pictures in a future post. Smiles
The last post left you with the final "rock structure" for the natural biological filter rock in my new Reef Tank. There are shelves and shady overhangs as well as lots of holes to plug frags into. I forgot to tell you two things though. Those little pickle creatures on the previous post are "good guys" they are little cucumbers who help sift and clean in the sand and rockwork.
Earlier this week Mr. C and I visited a local Aquarium store and I fell in love with a Tyree Neon Green Toadstool but the store wouldn't sell it as they're hoping to eventually make frags from it. So I asked the FaceBook groups I'm on if anyone had any of these. First I was told usually there is a vendor with some and one of the other club members (I am a member of this club, the BNARC, Bloomington Normal Area Reef Club, and they are the ones that put on Fragtoberswap). Anyway, one of the other club members said he had one and he'd bring it for me. The one we saw in the store had a white body and head with bright neon green polyps that were slightly fluted at the ends. This is it, although the polyps aren't out in this picture. You'll see it in the video below. There was also a vendor who said his was a Tyree Neon Green Toadstool, although the head on this one was brown, so I purchased it, too and sure enough, they both have the bright green polyps but different colored stalks and heads.
Thanks for coming along on my visual journey as I create a miniature coral reef in my own home. I'll update when anything changes. Smiles