Update: 4 months up and running (started ~ 1/1/2014). After planting the refugium with some Turtle Grass (Thalassia testudinum) on 2/13/14 I am very happy with it’s appearance. I can’t wait for the grass to spread throughout the bottom of the tank. The only issue I had with the turtle grass was a bunch of hitchhikers came with it (flat worms, bubble algae, aiptasia, etc.). After a few peppermint shrimp were added to the fuge the aiptasia were taken care of but only after feeding the aiptasia so the shrimp could find them. I used a turkey baster to suck 10-12 flatworms off the glass, really hope they don’t show up again but they might.
Turtle Grass (Thalassia testudinum)
A bottle of Tigger Pods to help seed the refugium.
Nice hidy hole on the right side of the refuge. 2-13-14
I really like the look of the turtle grass planted in the fuge.
The right side of the fuge. Nice little arch/cave for dwarf cuttlefish one day. 🙂
Update photo as of 3-26-14.
Update photo as of 4-3-14.
Turtle Grass (Thalassia testudinum) as of 4-3-14.
The left side of the fuge has a nice clam shell shelter. Should be a great spot of “dark” organisms. 😉