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Your doing pipefish and seahorse right? I would go with a few BIG pieces of LR and the rest eel grass like you want.

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Trying to get a list of Macro algaes together.

So far I am liking.

Botryocladia
Gracilaria
Ochtodes
Padina sp
Halymenia
Dragons tounge
Acetabularia sp
fuzzy calerpa
Neomaris sp.
Fauchea sp.
Scinaia sp


Of course these depend on availability and compatability.

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fill er up!

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I got my Marco rocks today. I spent a few minutes aquascaping. Doesnt look too busy does it?

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I'll start by saying that I keep a cold water tank with Southern California animals, and no pants, so I don't have much direct experience with what you are planning to do.


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i like the scape but the big loop looks a touc unnatural? im one for natural scapes but it still looks great, nice an open like a patch in a seagrass bed or something
thers a seagrass bed near where i collect my coral ill try get some pics of it for u, failing that ill see what species live there

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I plan on having the loop completly covered in palythoa or something. I figured that would look neat.

My wife really wants me to order this mushroom for the new tank. Its $150 but almost worth it to make her like the tank.

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I plan on having the loop completly covered in palythoa or something. I figured that would look neat.

My wife really wants me to order this mushroom for the new tank. Its $150 but almost worth it to make her like the tank.

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is that a ric? or a nem? im confused
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I plan on having the loop completly covered in palythoa or something. I figured that would look neat.

My wife really wants me to order this mushroom for the new tank. Its $150 but almost worth it to make her like the tank.

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That's a mushroom? I found something almost exactly like this in my tank a couple of days ago. It's really neat looking.

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Its a rare color variation of Orange ball mushroom ( PSUEDOCORYNACTIS
CARIBBEORUM ) I dont think they sting.

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My wife really wants me to order this mushroom for the new tank. Its $150 but almost worth it to make her like the tank.


It sounds, from your other posts on this thread, that you are planning on heading into uncharted territory with this tank, and experimenting with an unusual biotope. I'm not brave enough (or rich enough) to put a $150 critter into such an experimental environment. Does this mushroom have a $10 cousin with similar husbandry requirements that you can use as a test subject first?

How big is that mushroom? Except for color and pattern, it looks just like Corynactis Californicus (strawberry (club-tipped) anemone) which are about 3/4" across. Corynactis need cold water (55 - 60 degrees) and your going warm right?

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I believe this is a carribean species and its about 2.5" across.

http://actiniaria.co...caribbeorum.php

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NVM its listed wrong. It is a anemone....damn it.

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It would be an anemone either way. Just looks like a tropical species of cornactis.

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IMO it's to much rock, sea moths need little to no rockwork. And you are using more rock than I in my reef tank. I would use a 3rd of the rock you are using now.
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???? I only have 40lbs in a 75gal tank. Im probably not going to do sea moths. The only ones I found for sale get to 7" across.

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NVM its listed wrong. It is a anemone....damn it.



Corynactis are corallimorphs, which is the same groups as mushrooms and rics, but they behave more like anemones. They have a powerful stings, and the big ones can eat fish. They are nonphotosynthetic, but I think they usually can make do with what's in he tank, and don't require much feeding.

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What kind of sand does Lowes carry? I didn't think they had anything that was suitable for a tank that didn't contain silicates. The rock work looks like fake freshwater decorations, pretty awful. Cool idea with the macro/low flow tank though.

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The rockwork looks alot better in person but gee thanks for the comments....douche.

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You're asking for opinions...I gave one.

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lol

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Very nice work so far, looking forward to more pics. I have a planted 15 gallon lagoon biotope I need to take pics of. Where are you planning to get plants for it?

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You're asking for opinions...I gave one.

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i think its pretty cool. its not suppose to be a reef tank, its suppose to be sand flats. thats why the rocks are different then reef tanks

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I will order the plants from several places. Most im getting local from a fellow breeder/reefer. The rest ill get from gulf coast eco systems and inland aquatics. Divers den had mermaids wine glass the other day but I jsut checked and its not on the list anymore.

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I'm not trying to offend you, the tank looks great, but I guess I just have a different interpretation of a sand flat tank