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Old 11-30-2013, 03:24 PM   #1441
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Some pictures I took as I went.


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Old 11-30-2013, 03:26 PM   #1442
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Good job. Hope in a couple days they are opened & happy as a ...........Clam!
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:20 PM   #1443
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Derasa looks well. Maxima mantle hasn't shown improvement. Another dip is in its future.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:31 PM   #1444
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Some updated blues...I need to get my real camera out, the iphone is going hard with the blue even when the blues aren't dominant.

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Very happy today. The maxima is extended without signs of issues with the mantle. The derasa has an odd fold in its mantle so I'll be keeping an eye on it, just think it is acting a fool to make me give it another distilled water bath.
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:25 PM   #1446
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What exactly do the fresh water baths do?
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:38 PM   #1447
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We don't really know what causes pinched mantle. The leading belief is stemming from one celled organisms that normally live with the clam without issue, but when stressed causes the pinched mantle. During the freshwater dip, you also take a turkey baster and blow the water under the mantle to wash out as many of these guys as you can...atleast that is the belief that you are doing.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:57 PM   #1448
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I did another dip on the derasa since the one part of the mantle still looked pinched.

Also, some of the algae growth I removed was this wiry junk that I hated. I just found out it was coraline. Learn something new everyday. Here it is:
Soft Coralline Algae Cluster - Saltwater (Corallinaceae Family) | Reefs2go.com

Also something neat coming to the Ecotech Radions. A new 120 lens for them. Here's the RB article on it.
Wide angle Total Internal Reflection lens released for Radion LED lights
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:16 PM   #1449
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And the clams look great so far. Continuing to watch them. But, as I'm doing this I noticed that the orange clownfish wasn't swimming around with the b/w one. Where was it you say? Jumper you say? Nope! It was busy swimming around inside the rbta! I'll take a symbiotic relationship.
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Just as an update, I woke up from an after work nap to discover both clowns in my anemone. Of course you can't get close to take a picture...as the anemone is at the back of the tank as well... Also, I ordered the usual BOGO pods from reefs2go. I noticed my mandarin wasn't as fat as he had been so figured it's time. While I was at it, I picked up a zoa on my way out...maybe I've finally got bit by the bug? We'll see.
But I did take pictures of my clams who are doing well. You can see below, ignoring it is still the iphone:


And my coco worm

Then the macro algae that just started growing here several months ago. It has doubled in size, easily. Might be close to time to cut some off and send it off somewhere.
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