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post #11 of 103 Old 12-08-2013, 09:35 PM
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Nice Score! When things start popping out of the rocks it becomes exciting.Must be some pretty good live rock.

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post #12 of 103 Old 12-09-2013, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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I finally got around to locating my old camera, it's not the best camera in the world, but it takes decent shots (Fuji FinePix S4250).

Here's a FTS and another decent shot of the Mushrooms coming out of the LiveRock. Ignore the Damsel; He'll go back as soon as I get the time to net him out and exchange him for the actual LiveStock that will be going in here. (Oh what joy that will be).


(As you can see; The Diatoms are starting to take over.)



Also; I have something growing out of my LR but I have no idea what it is, I've did some checking around and I can't really find anything about it. Unfortunately since my battery did die in my better camera, I did have to take this with my low-res phone.

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post #13 of 103 Old 12-09-2013, 07:20 PM
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Those look like brittle star legs.

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post #14 of 103 Old 12-09-2013, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Those look like brittle star legs.
After looking up some images, that does appear to be what it is indeed (They look exactly like that actually).

It appears that I have all sorts of hitch hikers with this Live Rock. Pretty excited to check it again in a few days and see what else I can find.

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post #15 of 103 Old 12-10-2013, 03:23 AM
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WOW, the tank rocks! I love it!!!
I demand more pics

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WOW, the tank rocks! I love it!!!
I demand more pics
I probably won't be doing anymore photos unless I can find any new critters crawling from the rocks; I will likely begin more picture taking when I get some Coral in the aquarium, not much else I can take pictures of at this point
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post #17 of 103 Old 12-10-2013, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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I decided to take some more photos for my documentation purposes considering I can literally see the Diatoms spreading by the hour. I'm hoping that they run out of silicate eventually and die off, I do know that the sand I added did have a fair amount of silicate. I'm just hoping my top off water doesn't have any trace of silicates

Anywho; enjoy my Diatom infested aquarium













My cycle is quite near to the end, so I'll be able to add some diatom feasting snails at some point to clean it up.
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post #18 of 103 Old 12-12-2013, 03:40 AM
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haha, yay - more pics! I knew you give in!!!

Love all the diatom bloom so looking forward to the corals in there!

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post #19 of 103 Old 12-18-2013, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Welp,

Time for another update;

No photos (yet) since my tank is still recovering from the disassemble I had to do in order to remove the damsels to take them back (Yes, I learned my lesson).

Anyhow; badxgillen sent me package with some goodies (Thanks again!) to help control my algae and some other stuff to help fill up my aquarium.

I went today and got some Button Polyps, Xenia, and picked up my actual aquarium fish; Six Line wrasse and Royal Gramma, I got some Turbo snails and blue leg hermits (Bert also sent me some of these) while I was there to start up me clean up crew.

I'll get some photos up later this evening once the tank clears up

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post #20 of 103 Old 12-18-2013, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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^ Clean Up Crew

^ Clean Up Crew

^ Clean Up Crew

Star Polyp, hasn't fully came out since I added it. But it's starting to come out!

^ Polyp from badxgillen, hasn't came out yet.

Button Polyps.
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