New Tank

Fishkeeping is a funny hobby. It’s infectious. While I worked on setting up my freshwater planted community tank, N had the urge to start up a marine reef tank again.

On Christmas Eve, we got up at 5am and drove down to the airport to pick up three boxes of live rock and sand.

Live tropical fish
live tropical fish

We arrived home and N worked quickly to get the live sand and rock into his 29 gallon tank. Fairly quickly a bunch of hitchhikers showed themselves:

It's a hermit crab!

The tank is still cycling now. We’re working on capturing a few unsavory characters — a gorilla crab and a bunch of whelks. There are a couple of fish in it now, a blue devil damsel and a domino damsel.

What do you think?