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  1. I think once you get your parameters in check with Alk and Calc and keep the phosphates low then you'll see an explosion of coralline where you probably wish you didn't...
  2. I guess it depends on what your intentions are, chaeto grows in most conditions period... I follow the DT cycle just to save energy and have 3W actinic bulbs after main lights are off.
  3. Do you have corals in the tank and is it pretty new? In my experienced, it seems high phosphates will contribute to the demise quickly. When I had macros growing fast, coralline algae was taken off too.
  4. How long have you had it already? I usually just let it be even if it withers to nothing.
  5. Yeah that's going to turn clear. Eventually those parts will off and wither away into a mush. If any survive it'll grow from whatever didn't turn clear. I must have purchased over a period of time 6 portions from Petco before one of them survived. Luckily it's only $2/ portion.
  6. Emerald crabs will devour prolifera and most likely anything else similar.
  7. Die off can be normal during acclimation, if it turns clear more that's not a good sign. Are you putting it near the surface where it's exposed and drying up? I've had intense LEDs turn the tips orange.
  8. Yeah, I mix Hikari Marine A & S, Ocean Nutrition Formula 1, and New Spectrum Thera Plus and mash it with the frozen mysis. It does it eat it with frozen mysis but if it's by itself it will ignore it, other times it spits it out even though it does eat bits of it. Ocean Nutrition shouldn't put bangaii on their packaging if they don't eat it.
  9. I just fattened her up on some black worms, so I can clearly see she has 1 spike. I also notice the head forms more of a triangle on yours and mine looks like has a bump or something on the "forehead". I also read that the second dorsal fin is closer to the body for the female though mine does either or depending on mood. Maybe when paired the male and female holds that fin a certain way. Now the question is how to successfully wean them to dry prepared?
  10. I don't recall when I got it, ordered as a part of the CUC from LiveAquaria. I think I had it for at least 2 months now. It goes nuts trying to grab pellets sinking near it. Other than them looking fragile, I didn't know actually are.
  11. Thanks, the regular ocellaris not really pictured is larger so this is probably a male.
  12. Not a pretty sight! This is about 10" from arm to arm.
  13. I got this as a misbar, but doesn't have the middle bar on either side. It's hosting in a hairy mushroom.
  14. Probably scared from the camera getting up close to the tank.