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Monks 20g Sad Little Macro Tank

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drunkenmonk21

Tank is doing great so far. Only problem is the damn pistol shrimp kicking all the sand up into the water.

 

More pics!!

 

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Full Tank shot

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drunkenmonk21

I also took a quick video. Here it is.

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DIstudio

ugh, I wish I could view the video at ork, loving how it looks Monk!

 

oh and if you're wanting more GU10's I'll be switching all of mine out for an LED build in a week or so, you're pretty close too....I have 10 CW (4 of them are 4x1w 6 are 3x3watt) and 10 Blue all are 4x1watt as well as the pair of 3x3watt reds. about 50 sockets too I think, will have to double check...maybe we can work out a trade for some macro clippings!?!?!?

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drunkenmonk21

Thanks, Yea send me a pm when you switch them out. We can see what we can work out.

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metrokat

nice update

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Quick update, I had to take the angel out, he started nibbling on coral :( I was hoping he wouldnt but thats how it goes. He was a pretty fish too. I have replaced him with a Royal Gramma. Hopefully he will come out of hiding so I can get a pic of him.

 

Also the Blue damsel has been banished to the 10g for killing the 24k Molly :( And yess I saw her kill her O_O

 

I now have 2 fat pregnant black Mollies lol, Im not sure what to do, I could always let them just have the babies in the tank and let them go on thier own. I dont know, I have a couple one gallon tanks maybe I could throw a couple in there.

 

Oh well Ill get some pics of the Gramma and the fat Prego's soon as I can! lol

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metrokat
Turns out that what I thought was a blasto is acctually a Cyphastrea "Meteor Coral"

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How is this coral doing?

Sorry about the angel, I wanted a lemon peel myself :(

I love my blue ochtodes! :)

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Thanks Kat, I loved the Angel but cant have him eating coral :(

The Cyphastrea (Meteor Shower Coral) is doing great. It has new eyes growing all along itself O_o

Im not sure how to place it, it seems to have entirely encrusted around the rock it was on lol, top and bottom.

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It seems that the 2 female Mollies have become pregnant and are blowing up like a balloon lol.

 

So I decided to fix up the 10g for the Mollies to have theri babies.

 

I took some egg crate and mounted it using 2 mag floats to hold it in place. On top of the crate I arranged clumps of macro algae that was all growing together to form a hiding place for the little guys once born.

 

Some pics

 

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Ill get some pics of the Mollies up soon.

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This is the 10g that the babies are going to be heading into.

 

I have had macro in this tank for a good 4 months growing out with the only light being sunlight from a southern facing window and am having great success with good growth. go figure.

 

Only flow in the tank is from an AC20 and has been that way since I started it to hold macro.

 

Here are some pics

 

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This is going to be where I grow out some baby mollies

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Today I went and purchased a Pom Pom Crab. He is acclimating right now. Doesnt look like he has any nems, so I hope he can find something to use.

 

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And some new pics of my tank inhabitants

 

Green Monti cap

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Larger Green Monti cap

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Purple Monti Cap

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Red Grape Macro (Botryocladia Sp)

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Blasto

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Purple Goniopora

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Meteor Shower Cyphastrea

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Red Titan Macro

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Im guessing Red Titan also but slightly different, not sure

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Pepermint Shrimp

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Green pink purple Mini Mini Nem

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Thats all for now folks :P

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Kataro

What kind of macro is this?

 

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And do you have any available by chance?

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I have yet to get an ID, in about a week I should have some I could send to ya.

 

Ill take a closer pic maybe someone can ID it

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Looked around a bit, Im thinking it may be Gelidium sp But I like to call it Red lightning :P lol

 

What kind of macro is this?

 

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And do you have any available by chance?

 

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Kataro

Is the branch soft or hard?

 

Look like this branching macro I have crossed with Red gracilaria

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Its has the feel of Ochtodes I would say, Its branches are flat, its stems are flat. Im not really sure what it is.

Here it was when it first sprouted out.

 

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keydiver
What kind of macro is this?

 

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And do you have any available by chance?

 

I'd love some of this as well if you're looking to sell any

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I wouldnt mind a trade if you guys have anything I dont :D

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I wouldnt mind a trade if you guys have anything I dont :D

 

Definitely down for a trade. I have some rarer stuff like halymenia enlongata, possibly some organisms blue scroll, fuacha, and then all the standard stuff that's on my FS thread. let me know!

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Kataro

I have the violet dream / Red kelp / green gracilaria that I dont think I saw in your thread yet. let me know.

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I have the violet dream / Red kelp / green gracilaria that I dont think I saw in your thread yet. let me know.

 

hey kataro, would you be interested in a trade one of these days?

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hey kataro, would you be interested in a trade one of these days?

 

 

absolutely, just tell me when and what you want to trade.

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drunkenmonk21

Took a bunch of new Pics

 

Caulerpa Virticilata

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Botryocladia Sp. (Red Grape)

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Cymopolia Barbata

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Eucheuma Spinosum

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Eucheuma and Gracilaria Hayi

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Dictoya Sp.

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Cymopolia Barbata

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Eucheuma Spinosum

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Awesome macros buddy. Is that caulerpa considered a nuisance algae? Those runners look like they can get deep into rockwork

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Forgot to add a FTS

 

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Here is a full Macro list, also located on first post.

 

 

Caulerpa Racemosa (Grape)

Caulerpa Peltata (Suction Cup)

Caulerpa Sertulariodes (Feather)

Caulerpa Taxifolia (Fern)

Caulerpa Serrulata

Caulerpa Virticilata

Codium Sp.

Cymopolia Barbata

Cheato

Dictoya Sp

Padina Sp (Scroll)

Sargassum Hystrix

Sargassum Platycarpum

Botryocladia Sp. (Red Grape)

Gelidium Sp.

Gracilaria Parvisipora

Gracilaria Tikvahiae

Gracilaria Hayi

Halymenia Elongata

Blue Ochtodes

Eucheuma Spinosum

Titanophora Sp (Red Titan)

Scinia Sp.

Fuchea Sp.

 

 

Others that I have no ID

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