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AshleyG



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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:45 pm

haha finally!! Pics of the elusive mandarins! They are so pretty, they look really happy! Though in that tank who wouldn't o_O
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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:09 pm

Thanks, Ashley! Very Happy Yeah, I was so happy to finally get some decent pics of them. mr. green

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:03 pm

mangrovesmangrovesmangroves! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:13 pm

I'm getting to it! tease My shipment of macros from live-plants came in the other day as well. I've got lots of pics to take and post!! mr. green

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:57 pm

Yes. yes you do. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:50 pm

Pic of the new macros floating in their bags! mr. green (And, you can see the mangroves in the back left Smile)



Enteromorpha:



Gracilaria:



Eucheuma:



Gracilaria Hayi:


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~Samantha snorkel

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:53 pm

My favorite new macro is the Gracilaria Hayi. The Eucheuma is really cool, but, unfortunately, it's dying. Sad I'm not sure if it's from shipping stress, or if it doesn't like my water quality/chemistry. It's unfortunate because the orange color was a nice addition to the aquarium. I've already taken half of it out of the aquarium because it turned white and was disintegrating, but maybe the rest will pull through. Neutral

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~Samantha snorkel

Founder and Former President of the Aquarist Club at USF

100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:59 pm

FTS shots...

With only the white LEDs on:





With all LEDs on:





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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:00 pm

Random mandarin shot mr. green


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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:53 pm

I think i've seen the Enteromorpha before on the beach! O: always thought it was just shredded ulva Rolling Eyes


Make sure to keep misting those mangroves with RO water every few days Smile
They take up a lot of magnesium if I remember correctly..


If you could post a pic of the "mystery macro" I gave you at the raffle that would help a lot Smile
Mine has stayed small and clumpy unlike the my gracc. Maybe the different lighting has done something though?
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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:41 pm

The enteromorpha does look like shredded ulva. It's not what I was expecting, but it's cool.

I forgot about misting the mangroves. Why is that important?

I'll try to get a pic of the "mystery macro", and post it.

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~Samantha snorkel

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100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:02 pm

the mangroves expel excess salt through the leaves. They soak up small amounts of your aquarium water for their planty functions but must remove the salt in order to do so. In the wild the rain would wash off this excess salt. If too much salt builds up proper o2/co2 exchange cannot happen and the plant is starved of co2.
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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:47 pm

So smart, Eric! Wink I'll spray them. Smile

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~Samantha snorkel

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:23 pm

I woke up to find that almost all of my enteromorpha got shredded up in my Koralias. So sick of this happening. My koralias have eaten gracilaria, my beautiful halymenia, and now my enteromorpha. grumble

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~Samantha snorkel

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:54 pm

use maxijets Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:05 pm

I'm using one maxi-jet. The flow isn't that strong in the tank, but the macros always blow free anyway. Sad

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~Samantha snorkel

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100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:18 pm

maybe use a stronger return pump and split the return line?
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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:57 pm

I was thinking just don't buy macros that blow away. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:17 am

Well, yes. that could work too lol
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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:14 pm

Went to Corals and Fins yesterday. Bought some snails, flame algae, and a new fish! bouncy

Here's a pic of the flame algae. It glows orange under the blue LEDs which is SWEET! Very Happy



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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:15 pm

And, (*drum roll) the new fish! Meet PANDA GOBY!!!! excited






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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:19 pm

I haven't named the goby yet. He's sooooooo small! And, he's adorable! He's so small he can fit in a normal spoon with water. Shocked

I had planned to add a few small gobies to go with the mandarins. Was planning on getting a yellow clown goby and two neon gobies, but I couldn't find any yesterday, and I couldn't resist buying the panda goby. I'm a little worried about how small he is, but he seemed fine yesterday when I put him in the aquarium. Now I can't find him. Trying to find a .5" goby in a 47 gallon is like searching for a needle in a haystack! Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:20 pm

Here's a FTS just for good measure Smile


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~Samantha snorkel

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:04 pm

you've lost a lot of algae! :O

Panda looks cute Smile

how about "Po" from Kung fu panda?
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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:51 pm

mangoman wrote:
you've lost a lot of algae! :O
I know! The Koralias nom nom nomed on everything. Sad

mangoman wrote:
Panda looks cute Smile how about "Po" from Kung fu panda?
Thanks! I'll consider "Po", but I'm not a big Kung Fu Panda fan... Neutral

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