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cHRoNzZe 619
09/10/2016, 09:05 PM
Sup fellas been on reef central for a while now so I think it's think to open a thread to ask some questions,I'm mostly on my local boards but not to much people know about macro's...seems like this is the right spot for me .. Little about myself ... I'm a human from San Diego :) ....... My main reef tank is a 120g 4x2x2 softies/Zoas dominant.lights are 2 ai hydra...I also have a 60g flat 4x2x1 plumb into my main tank/sump with all my macro's..lighting I have for macro tank is a 32in reefbreeder.. Mostly leave lights on about 14 hours a day 90percent white 15/20percemt Blues ..... I'm currently upgrading to a 150g 5x2x2 that's going to be all macro's, so I hope with this thread I'll give me a boost to finish my stand lol....... I'll post pics From my local thread to show the progress and algaes from when I first started with macro's...also have a 7gallon macro tank and a 4g nano macro tank.....

Sooooo first question is what should I keep my nitrates at and how can I boost it ??
I'm planning of doing all my rock work with PUKARI Rock .... I just picked up 6 bags of live sand and have 5 buckets of dead sand and some really nice Tonga branches (20in plus lol

cHRoNzZe 619
09/10/2016, 09:20 PM
My main set up 120g with a 60g macro as a natural filter....

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsbkv1nlof.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsbkv1nlof.jpeg.html)



Current FTS of my main tank ....... Been dosing calcium/mag/trace elements/and a bit of iodine and since then I have notice my few sps growing and my frogspawns (mostly purple tip and 5 wall hammers) Reason why some spots are empty


fyi ...working on the rails to look better I hate those brackets my lights are on lol

Current FTS
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zps6feyezk9.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zps6feyezk9.jpeg.html)


Macro tank at its prime a couple months ago...
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpskmbjw58h.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpskmbjw58h.jpeg.html)


What I can remember I had
Red bush. Hayi red bush. Barbarta. Sargasum. Spinosum. Gracilaria (about 4/5 different types) Aussie red kelp. Indu red kelp. Caulerpa(about 5 different ones) olive balls alga (rare) Ulva brythonion. blue octo. hypnea pannosa. Thin red branch. Red grape. String of pearls

cHRoNzZe 619
09/10/2016, 10:37 PM
My 7g fluval ...place this by the window to see if the sun can make the algae's grow ... My dragons breath went HAM on growth with the sun light, and everything is living except the barbarta and spinosum ....I only turn on the lights at night so my holland lop's have a night light : ) current shot after I took out most of the dragons breath,has about 10 different macros at the moment

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpszpumavfq.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpszpumavfq.jpeg.html)



My 4g AIO nano... Only live rock,macro's,and a sponge for filtration in about 3/4 months only gave it a 1/2 gallon water change once for my display tank ...about 10 macro's in it
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsyr31q3ra.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsyr31q3ra.jpeg.html)

cHRoNzZe 619
09/10/2016, 10:45 PM
Now time to load up some pics from the past. Gonna do a lot of copy and paste from my local club thread .... Also I'm currently fighting pink fuzzy algae and I swear I hate it so much I'm going crazy,I have about 15 turbos in my 60g and they have ate a lot of other macros including the pink fuzzy but I still have a ton of it,I manually remove it mostly when I do water changes.... Didn't have a chance to finish my list of what I had but I have lost about 15 of my algae due to this annoying algae

cHRoNzZe 619
09/10/2016, 10:57 PM
This was when it first up last year ......
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image.jpg3_zpsgb2kyxkx.jpg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image.jpg3_zpsgb2kyxkx.jpg.html)

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image.jpg1_zps8jwpijos.jpg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image.jpg1_zps8jwpijos.jpg.html)


Bout a week later started to add a bunch of macros...some pics to view

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image.jpg2_zpsp3sqclsu.jpg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image.jpg2_zpsp3sqclsu.jpg.html)

Crypto..
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image.jpg1_zpsudd1cpgi.jpg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image.jpg1_zpsudd1cpgi.jpg.html)

Codium.... Red fern

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image.jpg4_zpstir7t02z.jpg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image.jpg4_zpstir7t02z.jpg.html)

Very cool looking algea ....very slooooow grower. Can't find any pics of this one online may be a cross between macro
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image.jpg3_zpsxpdqbxuy.jpg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image.jpg3_zpsxpdqbxuy.jpg.html)

Couple mangroves
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image.jpg5_zpsd5soss0l.jpg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image.jpg5_zpsd5soss0l.jpg.html)

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Red blade leaf
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image.jpg4_zpsofnbaxad.jpg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image.jpg4_zpsofnbaxad.jpg.html)


Forgot the name of this one
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cHRoNzZe 619
09/10/2016, 11:11 PM
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cHRoNzZe 619
09/10/2016, 11:12 PM
About 3/4 months into the tank
Few more random pics.....love this rock!!!!
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image.jpg2_zpswv3zkeso.jpg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image.jpg2_zpswv3zkeso.jpg.html)


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http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image.jpg3_zpsk6ejlv3v.jpg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image.jpg3_zpsk6ejlv3v.jpg.html)


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cHRoNzZe 619
09/10/2016, 11:14 PM
Few more pics....plenty coming up

And some more....

Bryo..
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image.jpg2_zpsvnshhrzu.jpg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image.jpg2_zpsvnshhrzu.jpg.html)

Grape was bet up when I first got it...... This was after shipping...
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image.jpg1_zpspjdswrmp.jpg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image.jpg1_zpspjdswrmp.jpg.html)

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image.jpg3_zpstvjad0e5.jpg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image.jpg3_zpstvjad0e5.jpg.html)

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image.jpg5_zpsg6alksom.jpg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image.jpg5_zpsg6alksom.jpg.html)

Another Indo kelp type algae ??
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image.jpg4_zpsfkoxrmdu.jpg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image.jpg4_zpsfkoxrmdu.jpg.html)

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image.jpg3_zpsfbfvvsut.jpg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image.jpg3_zpsfbfvvsut.jpg.html)

cHRoNzZe 619
09/10/2016, 11:18 PM
My Christmas tree corals behind the dragons frags

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsgugfyvbe.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsgugfyvbe.jpeg.html)

Dragons breath
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image.jpg1_zpsdlxc0lgi.jpg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image.jpg1_zpsdlxc0lgi.jpg.html)
Mama
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsdndujmjt.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsdndujmjt.jpeg.html)

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image.jpg2_zpsmrhsa4yc.jpg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image.jpg2_zpsmrhsa4yc.jpg.html)

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsrllu1xcx.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsrllu1xcx.jpeg.html)


What a normal trimming looks like lmao

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsrwfo52uz.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsrwfo52uz.jpeg.html)

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cHRoNzZe 619
09/10/2016, 11:25 PM
Current top view shot
Date.5/15/16

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpskpp8ljh2.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpskpp8ljh2.jpeg.html)

Red grape is looking great since I first received it
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsondlst5x.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsondlst5x.jpeg.html)


http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsczgidtd7.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsczgidtd7.jpeg.html)


Time to trim the hayi again...I trim it about 2 months ago to a size of a baseball now it's about a basketball size lol
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zps0nc9ghzn.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zps0nc9ghzn.jpeg.html)



Stupid culerpa took over my blue hypnea colony....hate this algae I pick it every other day and still can't get it 100 percent out
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsemvsot43.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsemvsot43.jpeg.html)

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsd6dalugq.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsd6dalugq.jpeg.html)

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cHRoNzZe 619
09/10/2016, 11:27 PM
Few more pics to enjoy...some late night pics

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpszhfrxoos.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpszhfrxoos.jpeg.html)


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Another grape tree I pick up little bit up but is starting to get the bubbles back
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsxidj65oz.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsxidj65oz.jpeg.html)

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cHRoNzZe 619
09/10/2016, 11:31 PM
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6/24/16

Well ordered some algea's last Thursday and finally got them in today ....overall very happy with how the look ... A little bet up but they will bounce back up in a few weeks if they don't melt...... Enjoy

spinosum..... Ultra hard to keep long term ...so we will see how it turns out
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsgglaixbs.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsgglaixbs.jpeg.html)


Sargassum ..... Another one of my favorites now lol

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zps0iecrm6r.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zps0iecrm6r.jpeg.html)

2nd piece.....
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsyyfx1i1s.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsyyfx1i1s.jpeg.html)


Blue hypnnea NOT blue octo.

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsudehhfu5.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsudehhfu5.jpeg.html)


Barbata .....

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsp3mm2bgf.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsp3mm2bgf.jpeg.html)

cHRoNzZe 619
09/10/2016, 11:32 PM
And a few more pics lol
Few more random close up pics......

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpstekquxdp.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpstekquxdp.jpeg.html)




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cHRoNzZe 619
09/10/2016, 11:32 PM
Love this angle ....

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http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsxa8p8cvn.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsxa8p8cvn.jpeg.html)


http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpshndqjgjv.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpshndqjgjv.jpeg.html)


http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zps9uqi4tjz.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zps9uqi4tjz.jpeg.html)




Some top angles...
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsulbiyblh.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsulbiyblh.jpeg.html)


http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsffsf3ze9.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsffsf3ze9.jpeg.html)



Love the color combo on this pic....


http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsd61uz9uk.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsd61uz9uk.jpeg.html)

cHRoNzZe 619
09/10/2016, 11:34 PM
And a few more pics....

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zps827tymt0.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zps827tymt0.jpeg.html)


http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpssindvhpz.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpssindvhpz.jpeg.html)


http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zps4q9tbwce.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zps4q9tbwce.jpeg.html)


http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpstf5cllkc.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpstf5cllkc.jpeg.html)

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpshokdnpgh.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpshokdnpgh.jpeg.html)

cHRoNzZe 619
09/10/2016, 11:37 PM
Finally got my macros in today after 5 days of being shipped( thanks usps :curse:) came in a little bit up but should pop back up in a few weeks.......

Galaxaura
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpskpmt84l2.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpskpmt84l2.jpeg.html)


A little different from thin red branch with is on the top ....

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zps4awzbrkj.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zps4awzbrkj.jpeg.html)


One type of gracilaria I got...... Tree type

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zps5zuspc96.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zps5zuspc96.jpeg.html)

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsbllems2w.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsbllems2w.jpeg.html)

And picked up another pieces of hypnea pannosa..... Not blue octo.
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpseud9ov1i.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpseud9ov1i.jpeg.html)

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsf1mo0riz.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsf1mo0riz.jpeg.html)


Portieria came in really bad ... Hopefully it makes it color should be more reddish
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsqzmelcjm.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsqzmelcjm.jpeg.html)


http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsksziijlk.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsksziijlk.jpeg.html)


http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zps48tftfbt.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zps48tftfbt.jpeg.html)

chem-e
09/10/2016, 11:39 PM
Really nice tanks you've got. The macro tank is also very cool :thumbsup:

JZinCO
09/11/2016, 11:39 AM
Love tha tanks. No thoughts on your questions sorry. What substrate are you running?

Michael Hoaster
09/11/2016, 05:54 PM
Tons of great pics! So many macros!

I'm a little confused as to what you have right now, with all the old pics included. Can you post a pic or two that clearly shows what you have right now?

Gorgeous!

cHRoNzZe 619
09/11/2016, 06:55 PM
Thanks fellas...been collecting for a while now.
Zcinco ... I have black live sand not sure what size it's is,kinda med size I guess

Michel h....I'll load some current pics in a bit .... Didn't realize you can't edit the threads so sorry for the typos!!

cHRoNzZe 619
09/11/2016, 06:59 PM
Pick this up from GCE about a mo th ago was doing great till the snail got it
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zps3tkrxjys.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zps3tkrxjys.jpeg.html)

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsmb0rwfkg.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsmb0rwfkg.jpeg.html)

cHRoNzZe 619
09/11/2016, 07:49 PM
This is a current FTS....as of today...
Algaes have been growing at a steady rate since I started to dose,gorgs are looking pretty happy after my tangs nip half of the gorgs flesh off had to move them out of my display to recover

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpspeqp020r.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpspeqp020r.jpeg.html)

jraker
09/11/2016, 07:54 PM
Wow, that is a really nice tank, and you have some cool macros.

cHRoNzZe 619
09/11/2016, 08:02 PM
What I know I lost so far is.... Nemastoma,barbarta,blue octo. Hypnea pannosa,dragons tongue,most of my dragons breath,spinosum,sea lettuce.im sure I'm missing a few others,luckily I can get these back without looking to hard for them...except the nemastoma

Current top view... Looks a bit empty IMO,but after I'm done dealing with this algae I'll fill it back up
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsscjhnisw.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsscjhnisw.jpeg.html)

cHRoNzZe 619
09/11/2016, 08:12 PM
This is the algae I'm dealing with right now ...all over my grape algae !! I usally put the snails on top of it when I see them been working out good so far...... Size of the grape is about a basketball size ... Any other recommendations on how to control this algae,I'm also gonna get a blue urchin tomorrow to see if it will help
http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsbe0g855h.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsbe0g855h.jpeg.html)

cHRoNzZe 619
09/11/2016, 08:15 PM
Thanks jraker ....
Sucks that I lost so many algaes but I'll get them going again...I'm following along on your experiment thread you have on macro's as well ..... Good experiment sounds like a lot of work thou

cHRoNzZe 619
09/11/2016, 08:46 PM
Few current shot...I notice the sargasum is growing at about 1/4in every other week, not sure if it's good or not but I had a couple pieces a few months ago that never grew and eventually just disintegrated so I'm pretty happen with these results

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsfuffyec4.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsfuffyec4.jpeg.html)

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsmaoutrez.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsmaoutrez.jpeg.html)

Michael Hoaster
09/11/2016, 08:56 PM
Is that the cotton candy stuff? My snails took them out. I have mini strombus and cerith snails, both reproducing in my tank. I love tiny snails for cleaning macros.

Thanks for the current photos! You've got a lot of beautiful plants! Love the string of pearls! Those you lost could come back. A lot of mine did that. And those that do are securely attached, and more natural.

cHRoNzZe 619
09/11/2016, 09:47 PM
Is that the cotton candy stuff? My snails took them out. I have mini strombus and cerith snails, both reproducing in my tank. I love tiny snails for cleaning macros.

Thanks for the current photos! You've got a lot of beautiful plants! Love the string of pearls! Those you lost could come back. A lot of mine did that. And those that do are securely attached, and more natural.



Ya,thats the algae....worst ever I'll try the snails you mention at this point It doesn't hurt to try !!

jraker
09/11/2016, 10:11 PM
+1 to ceriths. Great at cleaning macros.

cHRoNzZe 619
09/11/2016, 11:04 PM
Here's a couple more shots of the uvaria

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsmr97ofao.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsmr97ofao.jpeg.html)

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsleunzmyb.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsleunzmyb.jpeg.html)

cHRoNzZe 619
09/11/2016, 11:08 PM
Here's a couple more shot of the uvaria ..

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zps4wuygrcc.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zps4wuygrcc.jpeg.html)

Chasmodes
09/12/2016, 09:28 AM
Very cool!

Michael Hoaster
09/12/2016, 10:40 AM
I love those!

enchelycore808
09/12/2016, 05:15 PM
Nice setup man! Noticed that my sargassum "frags" did a lot better when they had a piece of the holdfast left. I used to try just breaking off the stem but some would melt away.

cHRoNzZe 619
09/14/2016, 09:01 PM
Thanks fellas..... I think I'm finally winning the war on this pink fuzzy algae,for bout the past week I have been placing the turbo snail on top of the pink algae spots where are more dense mostly on the red grape and have notice a decline on the algae will post pics in a bit

Anyone have nemastoma for sale?? Or other rare algae's?

cHRoNzZe 619
09/14/2016, 09:05 PM
Nice setup man! Noticed that my sargassum "frags" did a lot better when they had a piece of the holdfast left. I used to try just breaking off the stem but some would melt away.


Thanks bud

Good to know about the sargassum,I haven't tried to frag any yet but I'll keep this tip in mind. You mention you would tear/rip a piece off?have you try to cut it at a angle like real plants ? I think I might have to do a little experiment in this !

sepulvd
09/19/2016, 11:32 PM
am not sure if I missed it but whrere do you buy most of your macro

cHRoNzZe 619
09/21/2016, 12:30 AM
am not sure if I missed it but whrere do you buy most of your macro


Different places really..... I usally tell my local fish stores or friends to order me macros doesn't matter the cost :lolspin:...... I been getting a bit from live-plants.com for a while but I mostly had everything they have. I like looking for small bits of macros on corals and rocks at LFS,I found one of my nemastoma that way also found a really cool orange with red dots macro it was shaped and grew like a plate... Didn't last long about 4/5 weeks then I lost it..