Visiting GV again...

Posted by gerg On 7:56 PM 0 comments
Since i'm not able to check on the last shipment, so i pay them a visit today after sending my wife. There is another fish shipment for today! Finally there are copperband that i really needed! If not mistaken there are only 2 of them, after i left only left 1 :D There are also a lot other fishes too, naso, butterfly, moorish, anthias and bla bla bla.

Beside that, they also have anemone shipment and the boss said they will have another shipment of anemone tomorrow (i believe its a tube anemone since he said, the anemone stay in the sand bed and small).

Other than new fishes, there still a lot of the previous shipment left. I like the lion fish but sadly its not suitable for my tank ;). They also still have a tank of green gonipora.

And the suprise part, finally they clean up the dark side of the shop :D ... expect more stock will be added soon. I'm happy for them finally they upgrading their shop. Hope they will have a better business after this.

Back from Terengganu

Posted by gerg On 10:58 AM 0 comments
Safe return after spend bout a week at my hometown. Bit worried before going back cause i dun have the auto feeder, lucky EHEIM has replace my auto feeder to a new one. Good for me and the fishes ;)

I was lucky not forgot to check my auto top off water switch. Anyway thanks to my wife she forgot to bring her notebook so have to return to home while i took that time to check the aquarium equipment one more time. I forgot that i was off the pump while doing the water changed... lucky! otherwise the tank water level will drop and increase the salinity...and will be follow with other not so good thing! As other precaution, i also get my neighbor to look around my house if got electric trip. Since i dun have backup power, it is important to ask someone to look the aquarium. Other than i'm not worried much.

While in Terengganu, i was visiting one of the LFS around my area. My wife wanted a new aquarium again? hmmm .. the 2 footer with steel stand cost only RM22. Lucky it will be troublesome to bring home otherwise i have to bought that .. heheh. The life stock not so much interesting, got several anemone and other soft coral, the owner told got a new shipment next week. So those in that area might wanna check that. The shop is at Hiliran, opposite mosque.

The most enjoy moment for my kids will be mandi pantai session. Since Pantai Batu Buruk not suitable for "mandi pantai", we went to Pantai Pandak Cendering. Too bad my favorite stall "Sotong celup tepung" not opened that day. Since the stall closed, my mom fried "sotong celup tepung" for us .. nyum nyum nyumy.

We also went to a new sea food restorant near my mom's house. The food is good, and the price is the cheapest so far. Too bad i forget the restorant's name... the name its like "T'Sea Food" or "T' Live Sea Food". The restorant located at Kuala Hiliran or Losong, just before "Keropok Losong" stretch and just beside Sungai Terengganu. The view is not so bad, can watch colorful Masjid Crystal at night from there.

We will back back for more fun next time ;)

GV New Fishes Arrival (Philipine)

Posted by gerg On 10:06 PM 0 comments
Quite a long list for a new arrival ;)

1 Anemone bubble
2 Anemone sebae
3 Anemone tube colored
4 Angel Banded angel Centropyge multifasciatus
5 Angel Bicolor angel Centropyge bicolor
6 Angel Blue koran angel Pomacanthus semicirculatus
7 Angel Coral beauty angel Centropyge bispinosus
8 Angel Flag fin angel Apolemichthys trimaculatus
9 Angel Gray poma angel Chaetodontoplus melanosoma
10 Angel Half black angel Centropyge vroliki
11 Angel Imperator angel-juv (m) Pomacanthus imperator
12 Angel Queen angel Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus
13 Angel Rusty angel Centropyge ferrugatus
14 Angel Six barred angel Euxiphipops sextriatus
15 Angel Yellow angel Centropyge heraldi
16 Angel Yellow tail poma angel Chaetodontoplus cyanopunctato
17 Anthias Square anthias Pseudanthias pluerotaenia
18 Anthias Sunburst anthias Serranocirrhitus latus
19 Anthias Truncato anthias Paranthias truncato
20 Basslet Diadema basslet Pseudochromis diadema
21 Batfish Pinnatus batfish Platax pinnatus
22 Betta marine fish Calloplesiops altivelis
23 BF Auriga butterfly Chaetodon auriga
24 BF Black & white heniochus Heniochus acuminatus
25 BF Brown heniochus butterfly Heniochus varius
26 BF Burgis butterfly Chaetodon burgessi
27 BF Chelmon butterfly Chelmon rostratus
28 BF Diamond butterfly Hemitaurichthys polylepis
29 BF Eight banded butterfly Chaetodon octofasciatus
30 BF Falcula butterfly Chaetodon falcula
31 BF Klenny butterfly Chaetodon kleini
32 BF Lunula butterfly Chaetodon lunula
33 BF Moorish idol Zanclus canescens
34 BF Musk heniochus Heniochus monocerus
35 BF Plebious butterfly Chaetodon plebius
36 BF Punctato butterfly Chaetodon punctatofasciatus
37 BF Raflessie butterfly Chaetodon raflessie
38 BF Saddleback butterfly Chaetodon ehippium
39 BF Yellow longnose butterfly Forcifiger flavissimus
40 Blenny Rock/algea blenny Salarias fasciatus
41 Blenny Spot tail blenny Ecsenius stigmatura
42 Blenny Starry blenny Salarias ramosus
43 Box fish Ostracion cyanurus
44 Cardinal Spotted cardinal fish Sphaeramia nematoptera
45 Chromis Green chromis Chromis viridis
46 Clown African clown Amphiprion sebae
47 Clown Maroon clown Premnas biaculeatus
48 Clown Orange skunk clown Amphiprion akallopisos
49 Clown Percula clown Amphiprion ocellaris
50 Clown Pink skunk clown Amphiprion perideraion
51 Clown Saddleback clown Amphiprion polymnus
52 Clown Tomato clown Amphiprion frenatus
53 Cow fish longhorn Lactoria cornuta
54 Damsel Blue Chrysiptera cyanea
55 Damsel Domino damsel Dascyllus trimaculatus
56 Damsel Four stripe damsel Dascyllus melanurus
57 Damsel Gregory damsel Paraglyphidodon chrysiptera
58 Damsel Pink damsel Neopomacentrus species
59 Damsel Red honey damsel Dischistodus prosoptaenia
60 Damsel Yellow tail blue damsel Chrysiptera hemicyanea
61 Feather duster worm
62 Flame scallop
63 Fox face Lo vulpinus
64 Fox face Lo vulpinus
65 Goby Blue spotted goby Chryptocentrus leptocephalus
66 Goby Fire fish goby Nemateleotris magnifica
67 Goby Flame goby Nemateleotris decora
68 Goby Green mandarin goby Pterosynchiropus splendidus
69 Goby Pink & blue spot goby Chryptocentrus species
70 Goby Randal goby Amblyeleotris randalli
71 Goby White goby Valenciennea puellaris
72 Goby Yellow watchman goby Chryptocentrus cinctus
73 Hard tube worm
74 Hawkfish Ark eye hawkfish Paracirrhites arcatsu
75 Hawkfish longnose Oxycirrhitus typus
76 Hawkfish Spotted hawkfish Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus
77 Lionfish Black peack lionfish Pterois volitan
78 Lionfish Dwarf lionfish Dendrochirus zebra
79 Lionfish Dwarf lionfish Dendrochirus zebra
80 Lionfish Red peacock lionfish Pterois volitan
81 Parrotfish Bicolor parrot fish Cetoscarus bicolor
82 Parrotfish Bicolor parrot fish Cetoscarus bicolor
83 Parrotfish Green parrot fish Scarus bleekeri
84 Puffer Dog face puffer Arothron negropunctatus
85 Puffer valentini Valentini canthigaster
86 Sea apple
87 Sea apple
88 Shrimp skunk-cleaner
89 Slugs Sea hare slugs
90 Snapper Red emperor snapper Lutjanus sebae
91 Spotted grunt Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides
92 Starfish Sand starfish
93 Starfish Sand starfish
94 Sweetlips Yellow line sweetlips Plectorhinchus albovittatus
95 Tang Brown tang Zebrasoma scopas
96 Tang Brown tang Zebrasoma scopas
97 Tang Leniatus tang Acanthurus leniatus
98 Tang Sailfin tang Zebrasoma veliferum
99 Tang Shoulder tang adult (l) Acanthurus olivaceous
100 Tang Yellow tang Acanthurus pyroferus
101 Trigger Black trigger Odonus niger
102 Trigger Blue face trigger-male Xanthichthys auromarginatus
103 Trigger Bursa trigger Rhinecanthus verrucosus
104 Trigger Clown trigger Balistoides conspicillum
105 Trigger Humu-humu trigger Rhinecanthus aculeatus
106 Trigger Pink tail trigger Sufflamen albicaudatus
107 Trigger Undulated trigger Balistapus undulatus
108 Wrasse Christmas Halichoeres ornatissimus
109 Wrasse Cleaner wrasse Labroides dimidiatus
110 Wrasse Eight line wrasse Pseudocheilinus species
111 Wrasse Leopard wrasse Macropharyngodon meleagris
112 Wrasse Marble wrasse Halichoeres hortulanus
113 Wrasse Red wrasse-adult Coris gaimard
114 Wrasse Six line wrasse Pseudocheilinus hexataenia

My kids and tank

Posted by gerg On 11:45 PM 2 comments
Most people will have perception that having kids and tank is a problem. They believe their kids will do "their work" on tank. But i believe it a good way to educate them, at least let them see while it last ehhehe...

So far there was only once, the bad thing they pour all the fish food in the tanks while the good thing is just a small tank that hold my wife's freshwater fish. Too bad for her... all the fishes died because of the over feed. Anyway its a good lesson for them, cannot give that much of food! since then they never do that again...

As for my marine tank, so far they at least know what the skimmer does... but do u? ehhhehe they also never bother the fishes or the corals. They only thing they do just ask and ask... what is this and what is that, what do they eat etc etc... i'm trying to explain in a very simple word like "this is where fish waste collected" or "this is snail, they help cleaning the glass" of course so far i'm not really explain to them this is LPS coral .. this soft coral etc ... that is not something that will make them interested anyway.

In short, i want them have another thing to watch beside cartoon after one another. but so far i dun know how to make them love what i'm doing :P ... that doesn't bother me .. so i dun care! As long as they know how to appreciate these lovely creatures .. its more than enough for me ;)

Super smelly skimmate

Posted by gerg On 10:23 AM 0 comments
Arghhh .. not sure when this thing become super smelly like this, been using air freshener so, not really aware of that. Dunno how to describe the smell but its more like carpet basah ... haha.. so i tot it was my daughter fault! Poor them, the main culprit was from skimmer's waste collector. Not really sure why its become smelly like that.

I think the main reason for the smelly because of the bio pellet waste, i hope that the only cause. Been trying other culprit but there is none other that. So now its time for a solution for the problem. I'm not really have any idea how to remove the smell other than keep it always clean. Its sure will become a problem for me to keep clean the collection cup and waste collector.

But for now, i already clean both collection cup and waste collector. Cleaning a waste collector is not a problem even its everyday, but for collection cup its not really something i was eager to look for. Even tho i already clean it twice a month, i think its just not enough.

Anyway, i already put some carbon into the sump. Even tho i believe this will not really help reduce the smell, i just hope at least make my maintenance easier. At least i dun have to clean a collection cup in every week!

Well let see how long this will last... and i hope the smell/gas is not dangerous.

Aquafair Malaysia 2010

Posted by gerg On 5:08 PM 0 comments
Aquafair Malaysia 2010 will be held from 25-28 November 2010 about 2 weeks from now.

I'm never been there before, so i hope this time i'll take this opportunity to go. Anyway i'm not really sure bout that yet cause the timing not quite right for me.

Anyway for those who are interested, it will be held at KL Convention Center, Malaysia. As far everyone know, its very to go there either by LRT or own transport etc. I'm not sure if there any cost for entry, hope its free .. anyway if there is any i believe its will be very cheap! so no worries ;)

And those who are available and willing be a part of Malaysia Marine Club volunteer at their booth, register yourself at forum.

Other than that, enjoy yourself there!

Dah tua agaknya

Posted by gerg On 11:20 AM 0 comments
Since the start its been a good day for me... nothing is tiring bout climb and down stairs to do coral placement etc.

Recently i did some coral placement which is takes bout several days to finish. Yeah i'm feel like a old man already! moving a small piece from another rock to another takes a lot of energy. Finding its suitable to be place at new position is just another thing.

Actually is just about 4/5 pieces, the reason for the move only to make the right island free of other coral except SPS. By the way im only have 2 small SPS frags to take the whole space. So without in hurry mode this is something need to be done before i put more corals. Yes my target simply a mix coral tank! Its may take more than a year to have several more SPS to be added tho.

For a start i'll not bother bout the SPS coloration, as long as it has a good growth is good enough. I'm prefer to take a baby step each time and learn rather than jump. So i do expect the SPS will be brownish a bit before the next step.

Time to buy NP Biopellets again

Posted by gerg On 12:32 PM 0 comments
Bought 500ml NP biopellet along with other thing yesterday. I thought only Macallum Aquarium have the promotion, but i was wrong ;) .. Oceanic also have the same promotion with the same price as seen on here (malaysia marine club forum). Since i'm happy with the result, i'm not really mind paying. So far its take several months until to next refill so for me its quite cheap also.

Anyway i think, this product have promotion in all other LFS... just try to ask them if they have the same promotion. If not just contact those who have the promotion... save a lot compare to normal price in several months back. I think they'll happy to courier to you location.

Mag-Flip cleaning my tank :D

Posted by gerg On 8:21 PM 0 comments
Bought a new glass cleaner today since the old glass cleaner seem like not really effective anymore but i think its more like dun have another choice but have to. Since i not really buy this everyday, i opt for Mag Flip, at least its got 2 functions.

After trying it out... i can say its good enough to clean the glass like the others but for scrapper part its better than other glass cleaner. Anyway razor blade will be much better for removing green patch on the glass. Its doesn't have any problem to remove coraline.

The other thing i like bout this glass cleaner, its has small magnet on the dry part and big on wet part. Its looks like not really important but for me its important cause by having that, its can easily can access hidden part below my wooden canopy. So the cleaning work will be more effective.

Other than that, the irritating part, its just not floating when detach! so its a bit problematic to move it from one side panel to another. Even tho its not very big problem, its just irritating whenever i want to clean the back panel.

Overall i like it ;)

Maintanace only mode

Posted by gerg On 10:59 AM 0 comments
Nothing much to update on this site nowadays, everything is just a normal weekly water change only. What i'm doing right now just maintain whatever i have right now.

Last week my auto feeder broken! send to repair/warranty already. As for now feeding just a manual just an old days ;) Other than that, i'm tried another cheaper fish food, hikari pellet. The smell of the food is very obvious every time open the container... hmm i wish the feeder will do the job for that :D ... anyway the fishes love it.

The nuisance aiptasia coming back... the only thing i can do for now just nuke it with Aiptasia X. Anyway this solution just a temporary, it will grow back after sometime. I wish i have copperband butterfly now... i dun really think any chemical product can compare with this fish for the effectiveness removing the aptasia. But too bad so far i cant find it in any of LFS.

The NP biopellet need to be refill and yet have to buy ;) ... to be honest i love this product. The best product so far since i involve with the marine world. Keep both NO3 and PO4 in check without much effort is something cool.

Since i'm only have one hermit crab, i also added 4 new turbo snails. Been without snails for long already. Hope this time these new snail will doing fine.
It is basically an escape. Also as a soothing element to relax in stressful environments. Some believe that seeing fish swim about helps us to forget our worries and ease our minds.