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Old 10/25/2017, 11:50 AM   #151
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i'll test n&p tomorrow and consider dosing iron. thanks and go s'pore!


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Old 10/25/2017, 12:51 PM   #152
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Install a wet dry bioballs trickle filter... guaranteed to generate nitrates


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Old 01/04/2018, 08:40 AM   #153
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Happy New Year everyone!

Here is a quick status of the tank as of Jan 2018.

Lost lots of Ochtodes too due to failed experiment in 're-planting' them. Will continue the experiment again when they're in bigger mass. Lost all the greens too due to hungry fishes, these are planted only today and not expecting them to last. Fortunately, the backup greens grow fast in the refugium.










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Old 01/08/2018, 04:08 AM   #154
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cksss, your tank thread is both informative and inspiring.

I will be setting up something similar hopefully within the year. I quit the hobby a few years ago but am planning to be back soon with a macroalgae tank instead of the more common reef tank (corals). Trading and keeping corals are actually illegal in my country. I've kept corals in reef tanks in the past but have decided to be more "law-abiding" this time.

Your posts, and those of others here, are a great source of information.


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Old 01/08/2018, 09:16 AM   #155
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agreed. the tank seems to change regularly and each iteration is visually appealing.


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Old 01/08/2018, 09:28 AM   #156
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I'm glad the information have been useful, and hope that you'll enjoy it as much as we do

Its not only more environmental friendly, it is also cheaper to run and more fuss-free!

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cksss, your tank thread is both informative and inspiring.

I will be setting up something similar hopefully within the year. I quit the hobby a few years ago but am planning to be back soon with a macroalgae tank instead of the more common reef tank (corals). Trading and keeping corals are actually illegal in my country. I've kept corals in reef tanks in the past but have decided to be more "law-abiding" this time.

Your posts, and those of others here, are a great source of information.

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Old 01/09/2018, 03:33 PM   #157
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I added the same kind of filefish to my macrotank about a month ago, has adjusted to it very nicely, great fish!


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Old 01/16/2018, 05:11 AM   #158
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I added the same kind of filefish to my macrotank about a month ago, has adjusted to it very nicely, great fish!
oh yes, it keeps the tank aiptasia free


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Old 04/07/2018, 11:06 PM   #159
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The much beloved Starry blenny past away recently Sharing the last photo taken of this mysterious dude. Its favourite activity was basking in the sun and chilling on the Ochtodes. It happened soon after an RBTA was added, could it be related?




Gotten 3 fan worms for this dirty tank. They look better in a cluster in my opinion.




And a sneak peek of upcoming macros/mangrove for the display tank. This is a photo of the refugium aka seaweed incubator. It consists of the following..
  • Red Mangrove
  • Caulerpa Racemosa
  • Caulerpa Serrulata
  • Caulerpa Prolifera
  • Ulva
  • Some tiny Fern Caulerpa which i can't ID




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Old 04/09/2018, 07:01 AM   #160
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Sorry to hear about the starry blenny. The fan worms look very nice in a cluster and I like how both the display and sump are progressing.


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Old 04/10/2018, 09:42 AM   #161
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Nice pics. Kinda huge-they barely fit on my 27" screen! I love your incubator concept! Sorry for your loss. Some fish are more vulnerable to anemones than others. Also, for reasons I'm not sure of, fish seem to be able to avoid them better when the anemone is in the tank first.

No FTS? Your tank is so cool. I need a full view!


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Old 04/11/2018, 06:52 AM   #162
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I agree, I would love to see a current FTS.


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Old 04/11/2018, 09:09 PM   #163
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Ok sure i'll get some photos of the FTS up next week. Need to give the glass a good cleaning. And the photos will be resized for RC

Having the anemone is in the tank first is a great idea!

I also found out that Bobbit worm feeds on caulerpa too. I lost some of the fern caulerpa to them Saw them chewing on it!


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Old 04/11/2018, 09:23 PM   #164
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cksss, what do you do to keep the macro algae from growing into and on each other? i got my hypnena to grow but now some chaeto strands got in it and is starting to grow within it. not a huge issue but looks messy.

think i may also have a small bobbit worm too but its eating the chaeto.


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Old 04/11/2018, 11:35 PM   #165
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I think what applies in freshwater planted tank applies for us too.
I constantly trim the dominating macros to prevent them from growing over the less dominance one.

Quoting from https://arcreef.com/bristle-worms/bo...e-aphroditois/
"Diet: The Bobbit Worm is a an omnivore, feeding on small fish and other worms, as well as detritus, seaweed, and other macro algae."

Seriously, that worm has such refined taste. It picked the one which is rarest in my tank

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cksss, what do you do to keep the macro algae from growing into and on each other? i got my hypnena to grow but now some chaeto strands got in it and is starting to grow within it. not a huge issue but looks messy.

think i may also have a small bobbit worm too but its eating the chaeto.




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Old 04/11/2018, 11:49 PM   #166
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haha, a gourmet bobbit.


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Old 04/13/2018, 07:36 AM   #167
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Sorry to hear about your blenny.

Hmmm. Maybe the bobbit worm tried to eat the blenny and failed? How big is the worm now? Is the mouth big enough to eat a fish that size yet?

Looking forward to the FTS.


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Old 04/15/2018, 08:06 AM   #168
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The bobbit i saw was way smaller than the blenny, but there could be a much bigger one.

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Sorry to hear about your blenny.

Hmmm. Maybe the bobbit worm tried to eat the blenny and failed? How big is the worm now? Is the mouth big enough to eat a fish that size yet?

Looking forward to the FTS.



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Old 04/15/2018, 08:07 AM   #169
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Old 04/15/2018, 05:55 PM   #170
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Nice cksss!

Love the blue sponge too. I had one of those before. Great color scape!


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Old 04/15/2018, 06:15 PM   #171
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No kidding. That sponge looks awesome!


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Old 04/15/2018, 08:26 PM   #172
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I love your tank and the natural beauty you have attained in it.


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Old 04/16/2018, 09:16 AM   #173
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Your tank is gorgeous! Wow!


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Old 04/17/2018, 09:52 AM   #174
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Old 04/21/2018, 07:17 AM   #175
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Finally found this beautiful red macro (Halymenia .sp). Maybe Red Ulva, maybe dragon's breath. Gotten a big bunch to be sure I don't lose them again.




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