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Old 01/09/2016, 01:23 PM   #51
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I like the scape and the macros but I was wondering what happens when it rains?


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Old 01/10/2016, 07:33 AM   #52
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Thank guys for the encouragement

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Are they still doing well in the overflow?
Here they are on 10-Jan-2016

and how they were about a month ago

I've already transferred part of them from the overflow to the display tank and they're growing again

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I like the scape and the macros but I was wondering what happens when it rains?
Thanks BlueCat! I've been lucky that the rain water doesn't get into the tank much, the stand is made from balau wood, a tropical wood meant for outdoor heavy furniture. I'm afraid that too much rain water might throw the pH or salinity off. Just keeping my fingers crossed


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Old 01/10/2016, 01:38 PM   #53
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gorgeous!
Is it flow that was missing?


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Old 01/10/2016, 07:30 PM   #54
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Probably the flow, the good light in this part of the year and nutrient, they started doing well after i started dosing Iodine + Magnesium. The overflow gets about 2-4hrs of direct sunlight in the late noon too.

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gorgeous!
Is it flow that was missing?



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Old 02/11/2016, 01:27 AM   #55
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Finally having better luck re-planting the Ochtodes and C.Prolifera into the display tank. The C.Prolifera usually got wipe out within 2-3 days, and have been in the DT for over 3 weeks now. A cluster of them in the high-flow zone sitting high up on the rockwork.

Also shown in this photo is a brown hitch-hiker macroalgae (Lobophora?)


Another cluster of the C.Prolifera are on the sandbed protected by eggcrate, they've started to take root too


Ending this post with a photo of hitch hiker banded marine worm


FTS to come maybe in a week time when the C.Prolifera are more established.


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Old 02/11/2016, 04:02 AM   #56
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Looking good!


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Old 02/11/2016, 07:25 AM   #57
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What eats your C. Prolifera?

I have four tangs in my 55G lagoon. Prolifera is the last thing that they graze on.


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Old 02/11/2016, 07:54 AM   #58
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Thanks karimwassef!

Subsea: i wish i knew, i've only caught my tang nipping on it once then it would leave it alone. It prefers to devour the C.racemosa though, which i've been replenishing every week since its one of the fastest growing algae in the sump. I've never really caught anything devouring it :\


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Old 02/11/2016, 01:46 PM   #59
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Beautiful pics.
The Brown hitch-hiker Macro could also be Corallinales sp.
Depending on light spectrum, it can appear red or brown, and sometimes shows little dots on the leafes.
See here, don't pay too much attention to the picture, this algae can look quite different:
https://www.meerwasser-lexikon.de/ti...linales_sp.htm


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Old 02/11/2016, 05:50 PM   #60
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Thank you!

So I guess it could be a brown calcareous algae? It felt soft and soapy to touch, as if it has layers of mucus protecting it.

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Beautiful pics.
The Brown hitch-hiker Macro could also be Corallinales sp.
Depending on light spectrum, it can appear red or brown, and sometimes shows little dots on the leafes.
See here, don't pay too much attention to the picture, this algae can look quite different:
https://www.meerwasser-lexikon.de/ti...linales_sp.htm



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Old 02/11/2016, 05:54 PM   #61
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Just beautiful! I look forward to your next FTS!


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Old 02/11/2016, 07:29 PM   #62
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Thanks Michael! I'd love to have populate my sandbed with seagrass too like what you have done. C.Prolifera is enough to fool the seahorse for now

I looked up on that brown algae a little bit more and found these (Halymenia maculata)
http://www.wildsingapore.com/wildfac...a/maculata.htm
http://www.algaebase.org/search/spec...pecies_id=2009


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Old 02/14/2016, 05:41 AM   #63
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Thank you!

So I guess it could be a brown calcareous algae? It felt soft and soapy to touch, as if it has layers of mucus protecting it.
Soft and soapy? that's it!
I'm not sure it's calcareous, though.


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Old 02/14/2016, 12:37 PM   #64
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It can be. There is soft calcareous algae. Still needs calcium, but with other constituents. Think of Halimeda but looks like calcareous.


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Old 02/24/2016, 07:04 AM   #65
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Oh yes I believe the calcium are at healthy level now, the back of the tank is filled with coralline algae. Finally took the time to clean-up the coralline covering the front of the tank and now i've a clearer FTS of the 40g salad platter




The Ochtodes are back! They received the most flow and are attached firmly to the rocks.




I've also gone without skimmer for about 3 months. It occupied too much space in the sump, and i prefer to grow more macros with that space. The ATS is on the right side.




Powering the sump is 18W 660nm LED. It is typically positioned so that the ATS receives 50% of the energy.




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Old 02/24/2016, 07:10 AM   #66
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Wow! Beautiful colorscape.


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Gorgeous.

How long have you used red LED in the sump? Any opinions on results since using it?


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Old 02/24/2016, 08:32 AM   #68
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Thanks guys

The red LED are really good for growing certain algae. Especially the turf algae in the ATS, it also has alot of effect on the Grapes and C.Prolifera. However, not much growth observed for the Ochtodes and the Gracilaria hayi. But it could be due to lack of high-flow.
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How long have you used red LED in the sump? Any opinions on results since using it?



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Old 02/24/2016, 09:22 AM   #69
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Awesome pics again! I don't recall ever seeing any of your fish. Can you post pics of them too?


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Old 02/25/2016, 07:44 AM   #70
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Alright, here comes the fishes, i'm not very ethical in stocking them though. Was afraid of the tang/seahorse/mandarin polices in the forum so i refrained from posting them :|
















Not a fish, but the color of the worm complements the ochtodes really well




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Old 02/25/2016, 09:12 AM   #71
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Love the ochtodes color. Does it shimmer a bit? Maybe take a movie?


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Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!


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Old 02/25/2016, 01:34 PM   #73
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Hey, if nobody starves, you're all good! I think it's good sometimes for people to try breaking the rules. It pushes the boundaries of the hobby.

Anyway, thanks for sharing more great pics! Stunning!


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Old 02/25/2016, 07:10 PM   #74
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Amazing what sunlight can do


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Old 02/25/2016, 09:16 PM   #75
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Nice looking tank


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