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My 5g Ecoxotic "EcoPico" New Pics/Question!

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malibukay

just checked, dont think theyre hydroids

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alfiefive

Dinoflagellates?

 

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alaskan84
Dinoflagellates?

 

Dinoflagellates-13.jpg

 

alfie might be on to something there....can you get any better shots of the fuzz malibu?

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alfiefive
alfie might be on to something there....can you get any better shots of the fuzz malibu?

 

The bubbles in the fuzz are what got me on that train of thought. Update pics coming soon alaskan, don't kick me from the club! Have been super busy with work.

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Builder Anthony

Shut your lights off.

If it gets deep into your sand you will have it a long time

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malibukay

It dosnt seem like that either, it dosnt clump and isn't brown, I'll try another pic or 2 I'll post them soon, I just woke up haha

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.Newman.

Hey! Chalice looks good, it will just need a few weeks to acclimate and will flesh out a bit more(will look more puffy around the edges, right now I am seeing sharp skeleton thats left after the flesh has withdrawn.) But dont worry it looks healthy even after the shipping :)

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malibukay
Hey! Chalice looks good, it will just need a few weeks to acclimate and will flesh out a bit more(will look more puffy around the edges, right now I am seeing sharp skeleton thats left after the flesh has withdrawn.) But dont worry it looks healthy even after the shipping :)

thanks! yeh i noticed a slight change today, but hopefully itll be ok. im having a hard time taking some good pics since i dont have a camera and only use my phone -_-

 

heres a front shot

 

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thanks! yeh i noticed a slight change today, but hopefully itll be ok. im having a hard time taking some good pics since i dont have a camera and only use my phone -_-

 

heres a front shot

 

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the gorgonian dosnt have its polyps out and its hard for me to focus in on it, but you get the idea haha

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.Newman.

your MP10 is going to shred that red macro, just glue it down to the rock at the base. It has a very tiny base but if you glue it carefully it will grow just fine. its ok if the base gets dipped in glue.

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malibukay
your MP10 is going to shred that red macro, just glue it down to the rock at the base. It has a very tiny base but if you glue it carefully it will grow just fine. its ok if the base gets dipped in glue.

Yeh I've been meaning to do that lol

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malibukay

current fts shot, removed some rock, it was a little crowded

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Lorenz725

Nice work!

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malibukay
Nice work!

Thank you :)

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alfiefive

that gorg looks incredibly healthy. i'd expect nothing less from the ecopico club. what's your next plan for the tank? can i have your mp10?

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Adam_T

12 hour light cycle? Too long...way too long if you are wanting to maintain an algae problem.

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.Newman.

yes, slowly move it down to around 8 hours of lighting.

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malibukay
that gorg looks incredibly healthy. i'd expect nothing less from the ecopico club. what's your next plan for the tank? can i have your mp10?

thanks! yeh the gorg is doing great, showing growth and nice colors! im going to be buying a few frags local from a nice LFS i found =) awesome quality, so ill keep updating!

:lol:

 

12 hour light cycle? Too long...way too long if you are wanting to maintain an algae problem.

i cut it down to 8 hours after a few days, lets see if it helps? -_-

 

yes, slowly move it down to around 8 hours of lighting.

yup! did that so hopefully it helps?

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jdl

you can also stagger your photoperiod to help combat algae. quite a few people around here run a period similar to 4on 8off 4on 8off. works pretty good

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malibukay
you can also stagger your photoperiod to help combat algae. quite a few people around here run a period similar to 4on 8off 4on 8off. works pretty good

i was doing the whole 4 on and 4 off but someone told me its unnatural for the corals, so i ended up slowly going to 12 on 12 off

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jdl

unless you are using nsw and sunlight not much is natural in our hobby. ive been using the 4on8off for a few months now and my tank has never looked better. regardless of what period you use, 12 hrs is a little much. when i had pc's i ran a 14hr period with good results, but the leds are a lot more intense. my light is actually 4.5on7off4.5on8off with hardly any algae.

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malibukay
unless you are using nsw and sunlight not much is natural in our hobby. ive been using the 4on8off for a few months now and my tank has never looked better. regardless of what period you use, 12 hrs is a little much. when i had pc's i ran a 14hr period with good results, but the leds are a lot more intense. my light is actually 4.5on7off4.5on8off with hardly any algae.

 

Alright thanks for the info, I'm gonna switch over then

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.Newman.

you can certainly try that out (i am personally also running that lighting schedule on my pico) and let it run for a few months, you will see then whether things are doing great.

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alfiefive

I used to have a twelve hour lighting schedule as well. I switched this lighting schedule a few weeks after I started using a chaeto fuge (which creates the margin of error for what is coming after the end of this parens) and noticed that my GHA growth has slowed significantly and my corals appear to be fine. I'll let you all know if anything happens down the road. Since I had some problem areas and use manual removal on those areas, I have noticed that the manual removal can "keep up" with the growth of what remains and, combined with the fuge, I think the nutrient export in my tank is changing as a result.

 

Short version: i noticed decreased algae growth in my tank by changing my lighting in this way, although i also run a fuge. :D

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malibukay
I used to have a twelve hour lighting schedule as well. I switched this lighting schedule a few weeks after I started using a chaeto fuge (which creates the margin of error for what is coming after the end of this parens) and noticed that my GHA growth has slowed significantly and my corals appear to be fine. I'll let you all know if anything happens down the road. Since I had some problem areas and use manual removal on those areas, I have noticed that the manual removal can "keep up" with the growth of what remains and, combined with the fuge, I think the nutrient export in my tank is changing as a result.

 

Short version: i noticed decreased algae growth in my tank by changing my lighting in this way, although i also run a fuge. :D

ive cut back on my lighting hours, and since doing so i think ive noticed less algae growth =) hopefully that solves my problem

 

i still have yet to purchase purigen, and i think once i do it will help clear the rest off by removing anything else causing the algae spikes.

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Monochrome5

Wait... you're selling your tank?

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