Discussion in 'Reef Chemistry by Randy Holmes-Farley' started by jason2459, Mar 15, 2016.
Need to get the time to get to a 3rd sample area but here's that Vibrant bacteria from Underwater Creations.
Some nice looking bacteria. Couple different forms in a few different arrangements. Nothing unusual.
But something interesting here not seen in other bottles of bacteria sold to aquarists I've looked at. Can you see it?
What are the cobalt blue particles?
If its a very small round spot its a coccus type of bacteria. If its larger and oddly shaped or angular its debris of some kind.
I did see some chains of coccus that would indicate some.
Staphylococcus as well? (Triangular arrangements)
What are the green round guys?
(By the way, this is one of the coolest threads on R2R)
If there are some like that yes that would indicate that type.
I definitely saw coccus, bacillus, and coccobacilli types of bacteria. Saw several cocci chained up indicating a type of streptococci.
I plan to take another look. I was rushed that time.
What I found most interesting wasn't the types of bacteria but what looked like strands of something straight and stiff they were "clinging" to.
Will have to test
Very interesting to say the least, I will be interested to see what you see upon closer inspection
I should mention as well, the bacteria seemed dormant. None of it was moving. So far all the other bottles of bacteria that I've found bacreria in the bacteria was very active.
Which Vibrant claims a shelf life of a couple years or so
Video of the longest strand I saw
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