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post #31 of 54 Old 10-28-2010, 10:13 PM
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dusters

yeah dusters are cool...they come in a variety of colors and sizes...as you probably know they are filter feeders and depending on the type they can reproduce...its also generaly a good sighn of a mature system...

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post #32 of 54 Old 10-28-2010, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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That is super awesome lol. So far so good for me. I must be doing something right coz my fish seem to be healthy and nothing else has died. I did see a pretty big serpent star inside my protein skimmer but i'm afraid if i try to get it out that i might break my skimmer or kill the star. I have quite a bit of red bubble algae growing in my tank on all of my equipment and some of my LR and the hard pieces of dead coral. Should I be concerned? Will my colt coral (tree) reproduce on it's own? Can you frag it? J/W thanxx Kayla
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post #33 of 54 Old 10-28-2010, 11:26 PM
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when the colt coral is nice and healthy ...and has several arms or large nubs get a new razor blade and cut a piece off then put it in a cup as i have mentioned before making sure the water is not too stagnent and yet the frag does rest on the bottom....wait until it adheres to some rubble or small rock and there is your frag....

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post #34 of 54 Old 10-28-2010, 11:35 PM
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the red bubbles are probably cyanobacteria....this is not a good algae...get a water chemistry check when you can...check nitrites, nitrates, phosphates....if this is not the problem try bumping down your light regiment...or more clean up crew as in hermits and snails....some crabs but some of those can be predetory...dont be to alarmed as long as you get rid of the cyanobacteria before it gets out of hand you will be good... vacuum up as much as you can to help curb it...

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post #35 of 54 Old 10-29-2010, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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I saw a picture of Botryocladia skottsbergii and it looks identical to what's in my tank. Is that different from cyano? Can I manually remove it? Thanxx for all the advice you have been giving me. I have a wish/cart list of some supplies that I need like lights and such and tomorrow's my anniversary so maybe my husband will agree to spend $150 or so lmao :)
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post #36 of 54 Old 10-29-2010, 12:31 AM
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i forgot to mention that there is a product that works wonders on most of your unsightly algaeblooms...chemi clean...try the methods i have mentiond before first...

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post #37 of 54 Old 10-29-2010, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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I'm super stokde!!! I got 2 50/ 50 combination of 6500K trichromatic daylight phosphor and actinic 420 phosphor in the same lamp. I can't wait to get home and screw them in :)
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post #38 of 54 Old 10-29-2010, 09:57 PM
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light

50-50s are one of the best lights you can get when only one bulb can be used...its gonna be so much better for your photosynthetic invertebrates...and the color will be more apealing as well...

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post #39 of 54 Old 10-30-2010, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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colt.jpg this is the colt in my tank
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post #40 of 54 Old 10-30-2010, 11:17 PM
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coral

nice soft coral...they come in other colors to...i would wait a while before fraging it but i am sure that the new lighting will help that along nicely....

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