ooh seahorse lantern
I think I have hmm...maybe 3 or 4 adult snails in there and they've had at least 2 tiny babies that I've seen. I also have pods, a tiny crab hitch-hiker, and the plants add to the bioload too. The kenya trees died
I thought they would. So unfortunately they are adding to the bioload too.
The snails I'm assuming eat algae... I don't feed them though. I do feed marine snow to the pods and macro-algae or random life, which the snails might eat too.
The crab is gonna go when he gets big though. I'm waiting for him to get big enough for me to catch him. I can -not- get rid of these blasted bristleworms though. I am literally about to boil my liverock at this point and let the tank cycle without them. Not really
they are too pretty. But I am on bristleworm patrol and I don't mind picking the rock out and setting it down on the counter momentarily to snuff them out :/ (which worked with a few btw)
Can you remove the Kenya trees or did they already rot? Those guys can be toxic so it's best not to leave them in if they're dying. That goes for most softies, actually.
I was able to catch hitchhiker crabs with a little plastic trap sold for that purpose. I know a lot of people make their own traps with bottles but that's tricky to do in a smaller tank like yours. My trap can supposedly catch bristleworms, too, in a different opening but I've never used it for that purpose.
Ditch the marine snow. It's totally useless IMO. It's pretty much just polluting your water. Well, if you do mean the product "Marine Snow" and not something else, anyway! If you want to feed the copepods, feed live phytoplankton. If you're looking to feed coral, feed oyster eggs/cyclopeeze/Coral Frenzy/etc. depending on species.
What's wrong with the bristleworms? Are they fireworms or just the regular common guys? I'm not sure why you want to remove them, are they stinging your seahorses? They do make traps for them.
Good luck, new tanks can be challenging but also fun!