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"Pearls of the Antilles" llj's Macro-algae/Reef scape

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by lljdma06, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. lljdma06

    lljdma06 New Member

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    Ohhh, looky what I have. This a the holding tank that I did. It's soooooo ghetto, but it'll house the new ricordeas I got until I feel like attaching them. I had a migraine last night and the medication made me sleepy so no complicated tank stuff yesterday.

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    This 4g just has the Marineland cheapo LED lights and a Koralia 240 powerhead, plenty for mushrooms. I like that it makes a nice holding tank and I can attach and heal mushroom frags. I may upgrade this to a spare 8g, but I'd have to get another glass lid. Not expensive or hard to find. Also a great quarantine tank if I add some base rock.

    Here are some new corals...

    St. Thomas mushroom

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    Palythoa from the caribbean

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    Calgranian mushroom, I think, I dunno what the name is.

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    OK, I couldn't manage to id this either. It was sold to me as a calgranian mushroom as well. Genus Actinodiscus, I think, but I'm not sure on the species name. This is the rare orange morph that was given to me, by a lfs owner who wanted it in my biotope. He didn't want it in just any tank.

    Here's mine, it's really small.

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    This is the lfs owners, bigger. Hopefully mind will grow.

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    Thanks for looking. Enjoy. Can't wait to do more with this tank. :D

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    lljdma06 New Member

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    State of the tank...

    1. Was going to get a mated pair of neon gobies to setup a cleaning station, but... Uh, gobies may have to wait a bit unless the LFS agrees with my hypothesis. I discovered last night that one of the chalk bass has popeye. So I off and check my water. Everything's fine. So I off and look up popeye. Seems, they can get it when there's a trauma to the eye. Seeing as nobody else in that tank is sick, I'm guessing he got into an accident and hurt his eye. He's eating and otherwise fine. A bit more aggressive when fish approach from the left, which is the eye that's effected. Hopefully the eye will heal and at the worst, he'll be blind in one eye. I've got quarantine... but have you ever tried to net a chalk bass? Better to put the neons in quarantine and wait it out on the status of the chalk bass.

    2. Grasses are growing! Woooo, I'm starting to get some fill in with the shoal grass and new shoots. Go Metal Halides and lots of feedings.

    3. Pesties - Got me some aiptasia. I need to get rid of them. Fortunately most of them are on plants, so simply it's a matter of pruning that part of the plant. But I will purchase some aiptasia x as well.

    4. Pesties (part II) - Some macro algae, dictoya specifically, is getting a bit out of hand. I may introduce an emerald crab to the group. I just don't want the algae smothering my rock. I may consider one for the biocube too. I like emeralds, they have appeal. :)

    5. Corals - will be making ricordea florida rocks and splitting ricordeas today. Will post pictures of my handy work. Caribbean paly is growing new polyps and my Caribbean zoa is doing well too.

    6. Will do scheduled water change.

    Thanks for reading, time for me to get to work! After I update the rest of the journals. :lol:

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