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Reefkid88

I vote for more shrimps !!! 

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ECLS Reefer

MOAR SEXIES!!

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Tigahboy

Just a random macro shot I took last night.  OK, see you in December for reals this time.

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Tigahboy

Added a few Christmas trees (Rhipocephalus phoenix). Too early? 😁
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26 minutes ago, Tigahboy said:

Added a few Christmas trees (Rhipocephalus phoenix). Too early? 😁
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Nope they’re cute!

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Pjanssen
43 minutes ago, Tigahboy said:

Added a few Christmas trees (Rhipocephalus phoenix). Too early? 😁
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I had some of those for awhile. They did great for awhile, even propagated, then all of a sudden withered away 

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Tigahboy

Happy to report the sexies are out and about most of the time. I think it helps that I don't have any real fish in here (masked gobies barely count as fish).

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debbeach13

That's awesome.

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ECLS Reefer
7 hours ago, Tigahboy said:

Happy to report the sexies are out and about most of the time. I think it helps that I don't have any real fish in here (masked gobies barely count as fish).

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So cute!!

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Tigahboy

Latest FTS.

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Sexies still out and about.

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Snuck in some Dragon's Breath.

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My centerpiece bubble algae.

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mipster

Is there coraline algae growing... on the bubble algae? Is that even possible? But I swear that's what it looks like.

 

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Tigahboy
1 hour ago, mipster said:

Is there coraline algae growing... on the bubble algae? Is that even possible? But I swear that's what it looks like.

 

Yup. It is.

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Tigahboy

Just realized we only have a couple months left in this contest. Homestretch, y'all!

 

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Also, probably my best macro shot of my gobies.

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Tigahboy

Not going to lie, this tank has been a little neglected due to holidays, setting up a new tank (took down the little 1g cube next to this tank), work, and just life. I've also been using this tank as a holding tank of sorts for a few pieces of macroalgae that will ultimately end up in my new tank.

 

Anyway, I call this month's FTS the Hot Mess:

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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

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Tigahboy

In case you like Gracilaria hayi, I got oodles up in here. 
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Let’s get a little closer.
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Oooh. Ahhh. 

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A.m.P

Hayi seems so much more manageable than the impossible tumbleweed that is dragon's breath...

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Tigahboy
1 hour ago, A.m.P said:

Hayi seems so much more manageable than the impossible tumbleweed that is dragon's breath...

Hayi is as easy as it gets (while dragon's breath can be pretty tricky to keep happy in the long run). I stuck a small clump in my kid's sea monkey tank with no flow and no light and somehow it is still alive after 7 months.

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A.m.P

Sounds like a dream lol, I might have to track some down, dragons breath has had its' ups and downs in my system, but even after selling off half of it the stuff's still pretty much wall-to-wall.

 

But man, the fact that it never really attaches to anything drives you insane, I'm constantly pulling it out from under rocks, out of powerheads, the weir... Coupled with the tendency to constantly threaten to pale out and just rot away... 

 

It's redundant to mention again at this point, but that hayi just has such an appealing shape to it and looks absolutely spotless in your system.

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Tigahboy

Important update, y'all! I've added a THIRD air plant (yes, 3 in total now) to the top! What a dramatic change!

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This will also be my official January FTS.

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2 minutes ago, Tigahboy said:

Important update, y'all! I've added a THIRD air plant (yes, 3 in total now) to the top! What a dramatic change!

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This will also be my official January FTS.

Looks pretty cool in shadow though.

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Tigahboy

A couple macro macro shots.

 

Hypnea pannosa. Coloring up nicely in here.

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Laurencia iridescens. The blue tint on this red macro is pretty crazy.

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debbeach13

Beautiful. 

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Reefkid88

Only you cab make a macro tank look absolutely amazing. Great job and I always love to see updates on this tank. 

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44 minutes ago, Reefkid88 said:

Only you cab make a macro tank look absolutely amazing. Great job and I always love to see updates on this tank. 

Such truth. He is like a wizard with backlighting and full tank shots. I wish I could get even one FTS like those he gets.

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lizzyann

Loving the macro macro photos. So nice to see them each highlighted individually, really makes you realize how amazing they are!

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