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Rainy evening at the reefbowl. I noticed the other day that the witches' wheel acan has 2 new heads.

 

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Weetabix7
1 minute ago, natalia_la_loca said:

Rainy evening at the reefbowl. I noticed the other day that the witches' wheel acan has 2 new heads.

 

 

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Cool!!!

What are the Zoas at the top left of that last pic?

And have you seen the Pom-Pom again?

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natalia_la_loca

The zoas at top left are pink and golds, I think. Pom Pom is still missing :(

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Weetabix7

:(

I know that you really struggled with Z's & P's in your last tank. 

I actually learned a ton from reading that thread, lol, so your struggles were good for something!!

Anyway, I wondered if you feel like you see better success with them in this bowl, and if so, what you attribute the differences to. 

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vlangel
37 minutes ago, natalia_la_loca said:

Rainy evening at the reefbowl. I noticed the other day that the witches' wheel acan has 2 new heads.

 

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Natalia, I just love this incredible little ecosystem.  The color you get is amazing!  I may just have to have one of these some day even though I have vowed to myself not to fall prey to MTS! ...but then its not a tank, its a bowl, right?

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kimberbee
34 minutes ago, vlangel said:

I may just have to have one of these some day even though I have vowed to myself not to fall prey to MTS! ...but then its not a tank, its a bowl, right?

Careful, I think MTS is contagious. 

 

Natalia, I loooooove your frogspawn. BEAUTIFUL color!! :wub:

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natalia_la_loca
2 hours ago, Weetabix7 said:

:(

I know that you really struggled with Z's & P's in your last tank. 

I actually learned a ton from reading that thread, lol, so your struggles were good for something!!

Anyway, I wondered if you feel like you see better success with them in this bowl, and if so, what you attribute the differences to. 

 

I do see better success with zoas and palys in the reefbowl.  I think several factors are involved: big water changes, total eradication of all vermetids and hydroids (both of which clearly irritated zoas), no flatworms (these did not directly feed on zoas, but they sat on them all the time and blocked the light to them), and less frequent feedings (I used to feed the Nuvo 8 twice a day and I think the added nutrients were a bit too much for the zoas, in addition to providing fuel for hydroids/vermetids/flatworms). 

 

I have lost a couple of zoa colonies, but it's been far less hit-or-miss than it was in the Nuvo 8.  The wonderful thing about the reefbowl is that, generally speaking, I can expect it to do pretty well if I stick to the routine as written out in the TOTM profile.

 

1 hour ago, vlangel said:

Natalia, I just love this incredible little ecosystem.  The color you get is amazing!  I may just have to have one of these some day even though I have vowed to myself not to fall prey to MTS! ...but then its not a tank, its a bowl, right?

 

Thank you :flower:  I'm a little biased, but I think you would LOVE a reefbowl :D

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Weetabix7
3 hours ago, vlangel said:

Natalia, I just love this incredible little ecosystem.  The color you get is amazing!  I may just have to have one of these some day even though I have vowed to myself not to fall prey to MTS! ...but then its not a tank, its a bowl, right?

 

You should, these little systems are a Joy!!

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Lula_Mae
3 hours ago, vlangel said:

Natalia, I just love this incredible little ecosystem.  The color you get is amazing!  I may just have to have one of these some day even though I have vowed to myself not to fall prey to MTS! ...but then its not a tank, its a bowl, right?

Doo eet!!!

 

I am totally not encouraging you. :lol:

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natalia_la_loca

No big news from the reefbowl lately. All is well, although the Pom Pom crab is still MIA. The hermit has been very visible. It's transferred to a bigger shell.

 

Turns out the witches' wheel acan doesn't have two new heads, it has six! The Utter Chaos zoas are growing a sixth head too. I had to glue the edges of the red planet acro again to prevent it invading the surrounding zoas. It's recovering well from the big glob of superglue I accidentally dripped on it.

 

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money88

Holy colors!

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Lula_Mae
4 hours ago, natalia_la_loca said:

No big news from the reefbowl lately. All is well, although the Pom Pom crab is still MIA. The hermit has been very visible. It's transferred to a bigger shell.

 

Turns out the witches' wheel acan doesn't have two new heads, it has six! The Utter Chaos zoas are growing a sixth head too. I had to glue the edges of the red planet acro again to prevent it invading the surrounding zoas. It's recovering well from the big glob of superglue I accidentally dripped on it.

 

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markalot

Just crazy cool.  Always love to see updates to the vase. :)

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natalia_la_loca

Opened the reefbowl this morning before the lights came on to remove a cat hair. Took a quick snap. What a difference actinics make!

 

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MaineReefkeeper
On 5/1/2017 at 7:38 AM, natalia_la_loca said:

Rainy evening at the reefbowl. I noticed the other day that the witches' wheel acan has 2 new heads.

 

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Amazing!!

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WhiteWulfe

Quite the gorgeous bowl tank!

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Weetabix7
On 5/10/2017 at 11:08 AM, natalia_la_loca said:

Opened the reefbowl this morning before the lights came on to remove a cat hair. Took a quick snap. What a difference actinics make!

 

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Actinics do make a difference, but I think there's a completely different kind of beauty seeing these systems in sunlight only. 

I always enjoy looking into mine when the sun is up but tank lights haven't come on yet. 

Was thinking about you the other day, hope all is well in your world. 

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kimberbee

I agree, natural sunlight looks so much different!

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natalia_la_loca

Nothing new going on in the reefbowl lately. I've been opening the window to give it some sun and fresh air. The blondies have a new head, and it looks like the pink and golds will soon spread to the wall of the reefbowl. 

 

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Lula_Mae

Nothing new or not, pics of this beautiful bowl are always a pleasure to see! :happy:

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OldManSea

Every time I look at your reefbowl all I say is, "WOW!"

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natalia_la_loca

Hey, long time no see :) been busy with summer things.

 

reefbowl is doing fine. Utter chaos have a 7th head! Here's a pic that shows my two leptos in the background, growing slowly but surely.

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witches wheel acan is doing really well too.

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The valida acro is liking its place at the top...

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Pink n golds growing like crazy...

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But not all is well. The pink goni is thriving, but the other two gonis aren't looking so well. Not sure what's going on. I've started feeding both Reef Roids and Goniopower to see if I can turn them around.

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On the whole, however, it's a happy bowl.

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Weetabix7

Pinks and reds have a reputation for doing better in captivity than other colors. I do think getting them to eat regularly and we'll is likely key to turning things around, good luck!!!

Nice to see everything else doing so well, and nice to see you around here as well. :happy:

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Nano sapiens

Go Reefbowl!  Looking good in there  :wub:

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Lula_Mae

Aww hope the gonis pull through!  I just got some Blondies from LC after seeing them in your bowl and old zoa garden.  Love those bright little guys!

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