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ef4life

With your photo skills you can even make cyano look good 😂

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Tigahboy

Picked up one of these too. 
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banasophia
16 minutes ago, ef4life said:

With your photo skills you can even make cyano look good 😂

Totally 

 

 

1 minute ago, Tigahboy said:

Picked up one of these too. 
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Nice... looking forward to hearing more about it. I just use a Shrimpery to hatch my bbs. Have heard of these but don’t know much about them. 

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Tigahboy
31 minutes ago, William said:

I wouldn’t worry about it 

 

though your lighting spectrum may be playing a part 

Agreed.  My lighting (as nice as it is) definitely could be making things worse.  

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Tigahboy
2 minutes ago, banasophia said:

Totally 

 

 

 

Nice... looking forward to hearing more about it. I just use a Shrimpery to hatch my bbs. Have heard of these but don’t know much about them. 

Seemed cool from what I’ve read here on NR, so wanted to give it a shot. I also have my sea monkey tank hatching BBS as well. 😂

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Tigahboy

I’m in a posty mood tonight.  Check out this cowrie!  Didn’t know they could cover their shells with spikes like this.  Got a cool punk rock vibe going on here. 
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William
6 minutes ago, Tigahboy said:

Agreed.  My lighting (as nice as it is) definitely could be making things worse.  

Once your macros take off they should more than compete 

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William
1 minute ago, Tigahboy said:

I’m in a posty mood tonight.  Check out this cowrie!  Didn’t know they could cover their shells with spikes like this.  Got a cool punk rock vibe going on here. 
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What type of cowrie ? 

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Tigahboy
1 minute ago, William said:

Once your macros take off they should more than compete 

And once the macros take off I’ll probably get some dinos. 😅

Just now, William said:

What type of cowrie ? 

It was called an Atlantic Deer Cowrie on KPAquatics. 

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William
4 minutes ago, Tigahboy said:

And once the macros take off I’ll probably get some dinos. 😅

It was called an Atlantic Deer Cowrie on KPAquatics. 

I doubt you will have dinos having started off with this rock... from what I have seen it is much less common in tank started with real live rock 

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banasophia
32 minutes ago, Tigahboy said:

And once the macros take off I’ll probably get some dinos. 😅

It was called an Atlantic Deer Cowrie on KPAquatics. 

Wow that’s awesome! Is that the same critter you posted earlier that was smooth in the previous pic? 

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Tigahboy
9 minutes ago, banasophia said:

Wow that’s awesome! Is that the same critter you posted earlier that was smooth in the previous pic? 

Yup! This guy:

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banasophia
4 minutes ago, Tigahboy said:

Yup! This guy:

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That’s incredible! Can’t believe people don’t talk about them more!!

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DNR88
3 hours ago, Tigahboy said:

Close up of the craziness going on in my tank rn. Hair algae, cyano, even bryopsis (and more)!  😬

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Still kinda pretty though. 😅

My rock looks the same at the moment, but my snail does a great job! 😊

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KMitch
5 hours ago, Tigahboy said:

Close up of the craziness going on in my tank rn. Hair algae, cyano, even bryopsis (and more)!  😬

As long as you keep it COVID free. My CUC is working overtime to clean and sanitize the tank. 

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GraniteReefer
5 hours ago, Tigahboy said:

Picked up one of these too. 
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Watch out mine left the Artemia shells littered through the tank, it seems to do better at just collecting dust

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debbeach13
6 hours ago, Tigahboy said:

I also have my sea monkey tank hatching BBS as well.

That was a fun thread. I used the old artemia hatchery the magnetic one sounds fancy. 

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lizzyann
14 hours ago, Tigahboy said:

I’m in a posty mood tonight.  Check out this cowrie!  Didn’t know they could cover their shells with spikes like this.  Got a cool punk rock vibe going on here. 
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That's so cool! I want!

 

Edit: Is it a money cowrie or tiger? Or something else I don't know about?  I'm sure I could figure it out with some googling but I certainly wouldn't want to disturb the extreme laziness that has befallen me over the past few weeks 😋 

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Tigahboy
2 hours ago, lizzyann said:

That's so cool! I want!

 

Edit: Is it a money cowrie or tiger? Or something else I don't know about?  I'm sure I could figure it out with some googling but I certainly wouldn't want to disturb the extreme laziness that has befallen me over the past few weeks 😋 

Listed as an Atlantic Deer Cowrie (Cypraea cervus) on KPAquatics.  But they also note that they might not be reef-safe (possibly will eat sponges and zoanthids).

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Diamonds x Pearls

Wow I've never seen a cowrie cover its entire shell like that. What a fascinating mantle.

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Tigahboy
1 minute ago, Diamonds x Pearls said:

Wow I've never seen a cowrie cover its entire shell like that. What a fascinating mantle.

I read earlier today that the cowrie mantles that cover their shells coat them with enamel and keep the shells shiny. 

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William

How high was your ammonia spike from your live rock, I tried to get KPA to ship mine in water (I told them I would pay more)  but they said it’s not possible ...

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Tigahboy
17 minutes ago, William said:

How high was your ammonia spike from your live rock, I tried to get KPA to ship mine in water (I told them I would pay more)  but they said it’s not possible ...

I didn't test initially, but it must have been pretty significant just based on the smell and die off that I saw.

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Cannedfish

Your photos are Incredible! What are you using? Also, your cowrie, amazing!

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Tigahboy
1 minute ago, Cannedfish said:

Your photos are Incredible! What are you using? Also, your cowrie, amazing!

Thank you!  I'm a big fan of yours on IG!  🙂 

 

Embarrassed to say, but I'm just using my iPhone 11 at the moment.  Hoping to get a legit camera soon though.  🤞

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