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Old 03/14/2016, 09:39 AM   #76
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Thank guys!
Here are the new photos taken today 14-Mar 2016.

The C.Prolifera in the display tank got wipe out again, something is feeding on them and they are not growing fast enough to sustain. However, the Ochtodes and the hitch-hiker brown algae exploded in size. The changes can be quite dramatic. It is also fast becoming aiptasia heaven due to how much i've been feeding.






Also new is the rose petal algae which i've been incubating in the sump. It was just a little red 'leaf' when i gotten it.






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Old 03/14/2016, 10:00 AM   #77
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Gorgeous! Great pics too! so much color!

I'm getting aiptasia all over as well. I plan to add a peppermint shrimp to consume them.


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Old 03/14/2016, 12:26 PM   #78
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Not sure a peppermint would do much for the size Aiptasia cksss has.
Beautiful tank cksss!


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Old 03/14/2016, 12:45 PM   #79
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Gorgeous! Love the color and texture combos.

What fish do you have now? Room for a butterfly or two?

Can I get some of that ochtodes?

Just saying .. If you need to prune a bit


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Old 03/14/2016, 02:39 PM   #80
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Gorgeous! Great pics too! so much color!

I'm getting aiptasia all over as well. I plan to add a peppermint shrimp to consume them.
You could get a matted or sargassum filefish also. I think they eat Aiptasia.


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Old 03/14/2016, 04:03 PM   #81
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The filefish do. Sargassum creatures are all over the Caribbean now with the mats washing ashore ... Here's my vid from Cancun last summer showing one




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Old 03/14/2016, 07:59 PM   #82
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Thanks for the kind words!

I read in a local (Singapore's) forum that someone had success with peppermint on bigger aiptasia. The aiptasias have to be injured somehow and the peppermint would 'devour' them.

Not too sure if i want butterfly/filefish in a small tank with seahorse and mandarin fishes..hahahha.. should i take the risk or go with peppermint?

karimwassef: Yes i'm planning to prune and sell them but only to local market (Singapore), i think it will be quite complicated to send to Dallas legally?


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Old 03/15/2016, 03:04 AM   #83
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I have no idea really. It's algae and a common one at that. But I really don't know.

I'll have to check on it.


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Old 03/16/2016, 02:34 PM   #84
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wow this is just stunning! the bubble algae isnt an issue?


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Old 03/16/2016, 09:29 PM   #85
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wow this is just stunning! the bubble algae isnt an issue?
Thank Land_shark!
The bubbles are easy to manage, i'd let it grow really big and it'd be alot easier to remove. They do look kind of attractive in a cluster though


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Old 03/16/2016, 11:20 PM   #86
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Goodness. Such an inspiration everytime i look at your thread, cksss.

Im going to give this a shot since it's now extremely hot in south texas and see if it goes well. If it does, then im going to have to figure something out for next winter. But until then im going for it!

Thanks for posting such great pictures : )


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I'm in Dallas TX. If you get any of that Ochtodes growing... Let me know!


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Old 03/17/2016, 01:40 AM   #88
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Thanks for your encouragement deepercon

Hehe yes! grow some (sea)weed for the local community

High flow + direct sunlight supplemented with dosing of KNO3, Iron, Iodine and Magnesium works for me, please keep us posted on your progress too!

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Goodness. Such an inspiration everytime i look at your thread, cksss.

Im going to give this a shot since it's now extremely hot in south texas and see if it goes well. If it does, then im going to have to figure something out for next winter. But until then im going for it!

Thanks for posting such great pictures : )



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Old 03/28/2016, 01:43 PM   #89
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We need more pictures!


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I love the close ups. The more detail you show, the more stunning when you put all the pieces in context of the bigger view.


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Old 04/01/2016, 01:37 AM   #91
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Thanks guys I've been so busy with work recently and bothered by the rate the Aiptasia are multiplying that makes me too depress to take photo. And am still unable to get Peppermint or Berghia in LFS, i might be trying Joe juice next


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Old 04/02/2016, 09:32 PM   #92
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Your tank is so pretty!


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Old 04/06/2016, 06:33 PM   #93
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Updated Pics please!


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Old 04/06/2016, 09:36 PM   #94
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I've added new stuffs, 'terminated' most of the visible Aiptasia with RedSea's Aiptasia-X. Waiting for the new macro to settle down a little more, will be posting new photos next week


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Old 04/11/2016, 09:24 AM   #95
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I've created a short video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5uDtD_l8Ho

New photos will be uploaded sometimes this week


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I've created a short video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5uDtD_l8Ho

New photos will be uploaded sometimes this week
That looks so good!

I love that fern caulerpa bush. Wow!


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Old 04/14/2016, 09:56 AM   #97
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New photos taken today 14-April, about a month from the last FTS update.
Not much have changed, except the Aiptasia, managed to exterminate most of the visible one with RedSea's Aiptasia-X. Also gotten alot more C.Prolifera, they've been growing well so far on the sandbed *keeping my fingers crossed*.






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Old 04/14/2016, 10:05 AM   #98
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Gorgeous!

I'm going the peppermint shrimp route for my aiptasias. I found that when I killed them with chemicals, new ones always popped up to replace them.

Your tank is amazing, with beautiful, healthy plants and mind-blowing color!


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Old 04/27/2016, 09:27 AM   #99
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New macros added

Orange Gracilaria parvispora (i think?), didnt look quite healthy with the white-tip, so it might be short-live


An unknown green macro gotten from the LFS, anyone has any idea what this might be?


And the FTS, the hitch-hiker slimy brown macro didnt make it



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Old 04/27/2016, 09:39 AM   #100
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Another great color added with the orange grasilaria! Does the blue tang eat any of your plants? I'm finding the limits of what I can keep, with my atlantic blue tang.


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