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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:17 pm

First off, pics of the macros (and green star polyps) from Eric (aka Mangoman). Wink

Red Grape (probably my favorite out of all of the macros, even out of the stuff from Live-Plants Smile):


Maybe Gracilaria Tikvahiae?


Flame Algae:


GSP:


FTS (ignore the ball of chaeto, it was just to lower nitrates cuz I had some HA and cyano creeping up on the LR):


Pics of the stuff from Live-Plants coming soon! They're gonna blow your mind! boom

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:27 pm

Teaser: got mail


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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:36 pm

Ooooo love the aquascape! Clapping

Looks like everything doing good!!


That styrofoam box looks really healthy too! thumbs up






Now post the pictures already!! drool We can't possibly wait this long! haha
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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:49 pm

mangoman wrote:
Ooooo love the aquascape! Clapping

Looks like everything doing good!!


That styrofoam box looks really healthy too! thumbs up

Thanks, Eric! mr. green

mangoman wrote:

Now post the pictures already!! drool We can't possibly wait this long! haha

Okay, okay! Wink Working on the pictures...

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:54 pm

Inside the box!!! Shocked

MACROS!!!!! (and a Gorgonian!) mr. green



I order from Live-Plants.com...

1. Halymenia Sp.
2. Mermaid's Wine Glass
3. Shoal Grass
4. Turtle Grass
5. Manatee Grass
6. Padina
7. Dictoya Sp.
8. Red Gracilaria
9. Purple Sea Rod Gorgonian

Working on uploading some FTS's...


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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:01 pm

FTS's with just the white LEDs on...






FTS with just the blue LEDs on...




FTS's with all of the LEDs on...






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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:09 pm

I am soooooo pleased with my order from Live-Plants.com. They obviously care about their products and customers. Their shipping packaging was the best I've ever seen, and their plants all arrived in great condition. Everything looks happy and healthy!! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:20 pm

WOW Shocked

Looks like an incredible order!!! Puts everyone elses sizes to shame!! That light at the top of the tank is intense! I could see why you would be having problems..

I've heard that blue/brown scrowl algae can become a pest very quickly, i would keep an eye on it..

Now I want to order from them! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:16 pm

Thanks, Eric!! Very Happy When you say that scroll algae can become a pest, what do you mean? Does it just grow quick and take over the tank?

And, if you were going to buy macros from anyone, I would definitely recommend Live-Plants. I was so happy with my order that I actually wrote them an e-mail to let them know just how pleased I was. lol Seriously, though, all of their macros are HUGE (as you can see), and they packaged them so well. Every macro was double or tripled bagged, then newspaper was wrapped around each one, and then they were put in a styrofoam cooler with cooling packs for shipping. That is customer service!! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:22 pm

The tank looks really good, its come such a long way! I can't wait to see some mandarins in there Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:37 pm

Thanks, Nicholas! Smile I can't wait to finally add the mandarins! I love the macros, but it's kinda lonely in there without some fish... Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:54 pm

That looks so cool! I love the colors!!

What kind of mandarins are you putting in there?
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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:48 pm

Thanks, Ashley! Very Happy

I'm not quite sure what kind of mandarins I want yet. I was thinking about trying to keep a pair of green mandarins. However, I like the spotted mandarins, too, so it's a tough call. I read an article in which an aquarist successfully kept different species of mandarins together. Typically mandarins fight, though. I'm going to reread the article because I can't recall some important factors, like what size of an aquarium he kept the mandarins in. Depending on the specifics in the article and the research that I plan to do on mandarins in the next few weeks, it's possible that I might try to keep a pair of green mandarins with one spotted mandarin. I have to do some reading first, though... study

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:54 pm

I'd do one spotted mandarin if it was my tank (just saying) Cool I'd be scared that there wouldn't be enough food over time.

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:58 pm

Only 1?? At the least I want a pair. If I'm super lucky maybe they'll mate! fingers-crossed

My aquarium has been up and running for almost 3 months now, so the pod population is booming. Plus, I plan to try to train the mandarins to eat frozen food. I'll probably buy live brine for them as well as a snack. fishy

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:03 pm

According to one of the workers at MW he said the spotted were more likely to go for frozen food in comparison to the greens.

Is pairing common for mandarins?

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:16 pm

Spotted mandarins do typically eat frozen food more readily than green mandarins.

I've read that pairing is kind of a 50-50 chance. They either attack each other, or become a cute couple...

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:22 pm

Good luck with whatever you choose!!! captain

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:48 pm

Thanks Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:13 pm

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Only 1?? At the least I want a pair. If I'm super lucky maybe they'll mate! fingers-crossed

My aquarium has been up and running for almost 3 months now, so the pod population is booming. Plus, I plan to try to train the mandarins to eat frozen food. I'll probably buy live brine for them as well as a snack. fishy

I have a whole bag of brine shrimp eggs (7million to be exact). They only take 24 hours to hatch and its extremely easy if you wanna give some a shot.. It only cost me $12 for the whole bag off ebay but you can take as much as you need for free! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:28 pm

I might just take you up on that, Eric! Smile What does raising brine shrimp entail? Question

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:35 pm

An upside down water bottle, table salt and a bubbler! mr. green
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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:40 pm

And what do you do with this upside down water bottle, table salt, and bubbler?? don\'t know

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:08 pm

Um here's a link: http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/diy_brineshrimp_hatchery.php

probably can explain it better than I can! think

Its pretty easy.. if you come over I'll give you more tips in person Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 47 Gallon Macroalgae DT   Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:03 pm

Thanks, Eric! Smile

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