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Old 08-12-2014, 06:52 PM   #1751
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Hank do you like the aptasia-x? I've heard it's good but causes them to spread too?


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Old 08-12-2014, 07:18 PM   #1752
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Aiptasia-x doesn't cause aiptasia to spread. Breaking them will cause them to spread, hence their name glass anemone.
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:13 PM   #1753
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As I have continued working a ton, there haven't really been any neat things to talk about. Tank has been on autopilot, for better or worse. Overall, things are OK...not where I want them to be but are OK.
There was a discussion this week about bubble algae. I basically talked about how, in general, it isn't hurting anything and I let it be until several of them form up and can more easily be removed. As I have noticed they form against each other much better than they do rock. After this statement, here is the gem I found in the back of my tank today.

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I don't know if "gem" is the word I'd use , but that's definitely a lot of bubble algae
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Well when the best water you can start with is distilled from Walmart, you will have algae. If it is easy to remove like that it is a victory. The red turf and 'cotton candy' that is also in the tank makes me not so happy.
The whole theme of my tank is manageable algae, as it is consuming the nitrates and phosphates we don't want to begin with. One if these days there will be an ats added, rather than the poorly assembled refugium, and that should help. But that is another day with another pump.


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Old 08-18-2014, 04:17 PM   #1756
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I suddenly feel better about the bubble algae in my tank. Not monster-sized like that.


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Old 08-18-2014, 04:23 PM   #1757
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I'm guilty of having bubble algae too lol. That's quite the haul there hank


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Well when the best water you can start with is distilled from Walmart, you will have algae. If it is easy to remove like that it is a victory. The red turf and 'cotton candy' that is also in the tank makes me not so happy.
The whole theme of my tank is manageable algae, as it is consuming the nitrates and phosphates we don't want to begin with. One if these days there will be an ats added, rather than the poorly assembled refugium, and that should help. But that is another day with another pump.


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Totally agree there, I'll take bubble algae over the turf/hair type algae a any day. And all healthy tanks gave some algae IMO anyway so it doesn't really matter. I've been really curious about ATS lately, been thinking about DIYing something to try. If you do build one be sure to post some pics so we can follow along.
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I actually did try to have one built into my return. But it was too weak coming into my tank and was making a mess. You could always ask Greg to see his. Large scale and old school.
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Did another water change last night into this morning. Skimmer is still doing well and pulling gunk out of the water column.
While emptying the skimmer,what do I see dulled and starting to reach towards the refugium light? several heads of orange bam bams. They are now residing in the display near another grouping of them.
How awful knowing that zoas sure are great. The bam bams got me stumbled upon an article for black death zoas today and how rare they are. That was kinda neat. Then, stumble upon a WYSWYG where there was a zoa I'd never seen before. Petroglyphs. Totally amazing looking in blue. Maybe some day.
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