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Old 08/17/2018, 09:33 PM   #226
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Finally splurged on actual Aquarium lighting 3.5 years after this tank was started! The colourations of the macros and anemone are more appealing now! Also added blue and yellow sponges recently. The previous blue sponge didn't make it and I've decided to try again with a slightly different approach.



Yep, I'm reconstituting Silica into the tank! Another chemical compound most people are removing. Hopefully, the sponges thrive with this supplement.




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Old 08/17/2018, 10:08 PM   #227
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Dazzling! Great plantscape! Love the blue sponge. Is that a photosynthetic one? I had good results dosing silica. I also fed nannochloropsis, the smallest size phytoplankton.


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Old 08/17/2018, 10:23 PM   #228
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Thank you Michael!

These are shallow water sponges I believe so they can produce mucus to protect against exposure to air. But i've no idea if they're photosynthetic. Anyway, they're getting light (naturally) and ive been dosing nannochloropsis every day too on-top of the Silica

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Old 08/17/2018, 10:41 PM   #229
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Wow that's awesome! Everyday? You're going to have some happy sponges!


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Old 08/20/2018, 06:37 PM   #230
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Made a 'harness' with a laser cutter to elevate the height of the LED and also to hold the mangrove in place. This also provides more flexibility for the placement of the light.






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Old 08/20/2018, 09:22 PM   #231
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Cool design! It looks like it works well too. Your tank is looking great!


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Old 08/23/2018, 07:17 AM   #232
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Cool design! It looks like it works well too. Your tank is looking great!
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Old 08/23/2018, 07:18 AM   #233
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Can't believe the positive effect the colour of the light has on the macros, I think my old cheapo LED could be the reason why the purple macro was turning yellow. Should have invested in aquarium rated light long ago






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Old 08/23/2018, 07:31 AM   #234
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Your tank is amazing, thanks for sharing your pics.


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Old 08/23/2018, 11:33 PM   #235
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Your tank is amazing, thanks for sharing your pics.
Thank you for your kind words Chasmodes!


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