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Tigahboy's Macroalgae Tank(s)

Daniel

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Hey D!!! It's Uchiha/Sushi from NR. Didn't think I'd catch you on the flip side ... gotta say I love the tank. Gonna PM you to ask some q's on the branching coralline algae. Really cool stuff, love your inspiring creativity through the years.
 

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This is a love story. About a [tigah]boy who fell in love with macroalgae...

So I became totally enamored with macroalgae when I added them to a couple of my prior reef tanks (you can find them here in this thread), and I've always been drawn to the freshwater planted tank/scape aesthetic, so decided to take a stab (usually with curved stainless steel scissors) at a saltwater planted tank with macroalgae as the star. Here's the breakdown.

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Set-up

Tank: UNS 45A (9 gallons)
Light: Twinstar Light II 450E (full spectrum planted tank lights)
Pump: Sicce Syncra 0.5
Media: InTank Filter Floss Holder (was made for a WB7), InTank Filter Floss, and MarinePure Bio Cubes
Heater: Cobalt Neo-Therm 75w Heater
Substrate: Caribsea Fiji Pink Sand
LR: KPAquatics Premium Live Rock

Inhabitants

Macroalgae: Gracilaria hayi (red macroalgae), Caulerpa prolifera (red macroalgae), and Hypnea pannosa (blue macroalge)
Coral: Pterogorgia citrina (Yellow Sea Whip Gorg) and Pterogorgia anceps (Purple Ribbon Gorg)
Fish: Coryphopterus personatus (Masked Gobies)
Inverts: Various hermits and snails

Some more recent shots:

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I'm planning a couple more macroalgae tanks (I'm hooked!), so will post them in this thread as well. Stay tuned and thanks for stopping by!
@ReeferBlaine fantastic build thread. Giving ya some inspiration!
 
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Hey D!!! It's Uchiha/Sushi from NR. Didn't think I'd catch you on the flip side ... gotta say I love the tank. Gonna PM you to ask some q's on the branching coralline algae. Really cool stuff, love your inspiring creativity through the years.
Wow! Blast from the past! Good to hear from you, man!
 
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Couple more shots of my UNS 60S
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Also upgrading my wavemaker in this tank to the new Nero 3.
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So beautiful and your photography skills are insane! I need you to come photograph my reef! HA!
 

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This is absolutely stunning. I've heard about this being done, and I've seen a few attempts, but nothing along this level of beauty. I'll have to give some thought to trying this out myself in the future. Thanks for sharing this with us!
 
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This is absolutely stunning. I've heard about this being done, and I've seen a few attempts, but nothing along this level of beauty. I'll have to give some thought to trying this out myself in the future. Thanks for sharing this with us!
Thank you! Appreciate that. You should definitely try it out! Would be great to see more macroalgae tanks.
 

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