Waterbox 130.4 Macroalgae Display

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  1. dbraun15

    dbraun15 Well-Known Member

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    This is really nice...like the diversity and also a bunch of inverts/algae not normally seen. I used to have some nemastoma that was a really colorful macro until one of my inhabitants found it very tasty. I'd be on the lookout for some of that to add.
     

  2. Exclusive Corals

    Exclusive Corals Active Member

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    Finally some pictures!! Sorry for taking such a long time between updates. The tank has been doing really good and growing out very fast, one of my favorite thing about this tank is the strange inverts I've been able to keep. There's always something new to see in there!

    I've acquired an Emperor Shrimp recently and it has taken to hosting my Sea Apple! I try to feed this little guy every day with a piece of squid / shrimp.

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    Another new addition is two Feather Starfish. They've been doing pretty well so far and always come out to feed whenever I put in Reef Roid or Reef Nutrition.

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    Some little Sea Cucumber, my goal is to have this cliff fill with them!

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    Carnation Corals

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    Anemone Crab / Shrimp neighborhood

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    Distichopora

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    A very special Nemastoma Algae I recently acquired

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  3. NY_Caveman

    NY_Caveman likes hermit crabs and bristleworms R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor WCRC Member

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    Absolutely beautiful. I am really loving this tank.

     
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    count krunk Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    yeah i'm def building a tank like this someday. This is some true mastery IMO
     
  5. Exclusive Corals

    Exclusive Corals Active Member

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    Thanks guys! Hope you're enjoying this tank as much as I am!

    I will try to get some more pictures up tonight!
     
  6. Exclusive Corals

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    I wanted to show off this little corner of the tank, it have quite a bit of life on it. Check it out and see what you can find!

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    My Apogon Leptacanthus School.

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  7. Mayerlyn A

    Mayerlyn A Entre_Jardines R2R Supporter

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    This tank is just beautiful.
     
  8. Exclusive Corals

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    Got around to doing a FTS and some picture of the new Gorgs =)

    I really hope the indo ban will go away soon so that I will be able to source some wire gorgs / unique NPS in, along with more algae!

    Everything is still good with the tank with the exception of a few Sexy shrimps disappearing and some Algae keep floating away after 1-2 weeks. I will be trying to use fishing line to attach the algae to frags instead of glue and see how that work.

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    New Gorgonian

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    Distichopora sp

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    Carnation Coral

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    Random Shot

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    Eletric Scallop resting with the Feather Dusters

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    Xmas Worms are still happy!

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  9. dbraun15

    dbraun15 Well-Known Member

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    Looks awesome! How’s the nemastoma doing? My favorite macro by far!
     
  10. Exclusive Corals

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    Sadly the Nemastoma keep cutting itself from the frag plug and get chopped up in the Nero 5.

    I still have a good 4-5 decent size frag growing (now with fishing line to attach to the frag plugs). They're holding on to the frag plugs so far!

    Had some time to clean the tank a bit and do some pictures!

    This is a very special little zoa I got growing out!

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    My Thorny Oyster still doing great! Hopefully I can find 1 more to add to the tank. This one usually open extremely wide to feed when I dose Phytoplankton.

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    Some other Filter Feeders in the tank

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    My Crinoid has been moving around quite a bit, seem very happy along with his little hitchhiker!

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    Cleaner Shrimp

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    And of course some Macroalgae pictures!

    Dragon's Breathe Algae

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    String O' Pearl

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    Galaxaura (sp?)

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  12. Reefster

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    Wow...I could never get my algae plants to grow like this. They eventually all withered away and died, including my favorite, the
    Dragon's Breathe. It was hard to keep the plant mounted to plugs or rock. Thinking of giving it a go again. What do you dose to get this kind of growth?
     
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    I dont dose anything except just feed all the NPS, algae takes off like crazy!
     
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    Here are some new pictures from today!

    Sea apple been moving along the rock trying to find a new place to feast.

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    Emperor Shrimp still going strong! I try to feed him a big piece of squid every other day or so

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    Nemastoma, this one keep peeling off but it looks like fishing line is the winner to keeping it down!

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    Fauchea love growing in the shades

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    Cryptomenia Sp (Blade Algae)

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    Galaxaura growing like mad!

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  15. Reef-Tank

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    Amazing tank! ;)
     
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  16. Rick.45cal

    Rick.45cal Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Amazing tank! I love the different perspective
     
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  17. dbraun15

    dbraun15 Well-Known Member

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    Sweet! Nemastoma looks like it's starting to get it's blaze orange color...looking forward to that growing in!
     
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    this is absolutely insane! My dream tank!!!
     
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  19. Devaji

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    yes yes and YES!!! X100000
    macro tanks are so under rated IMHO I had a 20L macro with a verity of macos but lost it do to some kind of red cotton candy algae outbreak. at 1st i was wow look at this new fuzzy red macro that just showed up then after a few months it took over like a weed. tried as I might I could not get it under control.

    love this tank. I have really been thinking of setting up another. this might have just pushed me over the edge.
    was think of a FW planted or a macro seahorse tank...hmm so many tanks so little $$ and time .

    keep up the good work and the updated coming!!
     
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  20. Pbh-reef

    Pbh-reef Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I love this tank. You should write up your maintenance and dosing regimen as an article for r2r!

    Don’t you think so @Seawitch ?
     
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