So you want to raise/trying to raise Dendronephthya and Scleronephthya

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  1. Jose Mayo

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    Really impressed and enthusiastically following this thread ...

    Thinking here that you really have something there that deserves to be observed and developed ... when you offer the "algae juice" from Chaetomorpha to the carnation corals, there goes much more than the juice of the algae; also periphyton.

    Perhaps the secret of the success you are getting is not only in the chosen algae but in the microflora and microfauna that it can select and maintain on its surface; also pay a little attention to this.

    All factors are important: Light, temperature, circulation, nutrient levels, microbial load and its variety and even the quality of POM and DOM that conditions all of this.

    Without reproducing all these conditions, it may be that someone trying to replicate your experiment does not achieve the same success and is disappointed by it.

    Really, really congratulations and continue "thinking out of the box", our hobby needs a lot of it!

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    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter SCMAS Member

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    Thanks Maestro
     
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    Thanks for all the info. I am in the planning stages of an all nps 40 gallon tank that will be setup hopefully by the end of the year. I will be following this very closely.
     
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    Got any photos of your fuge and chaeto juice jomama
     
  5. mazoli

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    Great information! Are you also using a skimmer?
     
  6. Jomama

    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter SCMAS Member

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    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter SCMAS Member

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    No skimmer, no water changes since day one. I increase depth of my refugium 2 weeks ago, by adding water to it. Go to my profile choose threads. Will see tank design, sulfur denitrators, new project X. Any problems, let me know
     
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    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter SCMAS Member

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    Photos on 1/15/18. Carnation you see exactly as they look at the lfs.

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    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter SCMAS Member

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    Picked this up yesterday, when I buy these, they don't look this way, not even close. I buy them 1. cheaper, 2. see if they come back to life.

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    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter SCMAS Member

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    When I'm done with this tank, it will be fully stocked, I'm just getting started.
     
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    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter SCMAS Member

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    Great, see all my threads, this will help.
     
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    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter SCMAS Member

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    Ok, my tank is designed where water goes in and out thru one pipe, by doing this 1. The bottom substrate acts like an undergravel filter for aerobic filtration, and prevents pods from being removed in DT, 2. I'm only using one pump, 3. I can simulate tides slow and fast no plc only relays, micro second timers, easier to repair.

    Point is, if I cut off flow to pipe, my dosing system feeds corals say 1 hr off for pump, 1 hr on. By doing this I've increase feeding time so benefiting corals.
     
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    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter SCMAS Member

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    From today

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    Could you describe ín details how you prepare the food from chaeto. How you chop IT up, what Size is the chopped and dilluted food, etc. Sounds very promising and interesting. Thanks.
     
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    Let's see, 1/2 cup Chaetomorpha in a blender, blend till chopped the more the better, I use 50 Micron sock strain it. Add liquid to 2,or 3 or 4,or 5 gallons of DT water. Dose 10,or 20,or 30ml to 4min, 10min, etc....Depends on your tank if it will be able to handle it. Keep eye on NO3 & pho3.

    Go to YouTube under "So you want to raise Dendronephthya and Scleronephthya " see my little friends. Subscribe if possible.

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    Gorgeous

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    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter SCMAS Member

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    Corals in need of my luxor, aka snake oil. From the tree of algae. LOL.

    Here we go

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    Yes,

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