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Christmas Tree Rock...


I was told that this was a Blue Cat's Paw...


and the Closed Sun Polyps (I'll get an open one tonight)
 

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:D

I like the Porites with the Xmas worms, very nice!
 

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I like the Porites with the Xmas worms, very nice!
Thanx Tom! This could easily become my favorate piece. Can you see the tiny crab with little feather duster hands on the right?
 

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Heh!

Missed that the first time, these "hands" are actually mouthpieces, specialized maxilipeds in decapods (usually the thrid set) that filiter suspended materialis from the water column. This feature is almost exclusive to the porcelain and commensural pea crabs (as well as the mole crabs common to the surf areas of beaches in the SE US coast). I love having these unusual anomurans in the systems, almost makes it worth all the issues with keeping a system with organics viable for them.


Nice specimens all!
 

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Very nice! Is that porities still alive? Or just the worms?
The Porites is still alive on this one. :drool:
 

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Looks like you will be feeding your tank lots-o-phyto. You may want to buy a dosing pump to do it for you. I think I will be getting a auto feeding set up eventually.
 

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Looks like you will be feeding your tank lots-o-phyto. You may want to buy a dosing pump to do it for you. I think I will be getting a auto feeding set up eventually.
I was doing a capful a day, until I started seeing a Cyano issue pop up. Now I'm doing a capful twice a week.
 

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The key to successfully dosing phyto is to have a steady supply of it. Doesing a cap at a time will get the job done but will lead to algae issues. Dosing a cap full spread through out the day would be much better. Or if you have the time and patience for it, spot feed the dusters and what not that really need the food then dose your weekly cap full.
 

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The key to successfully dosing phyto is to have a steady supply of it. Doesing a cap at a time will get the job done but will lead to algae issues. Dosing a cap full spread through out the day would be much better. Or if you have the time and patience for it, spot feed the dusters and what not that really need the food then dose your weekly cap full.
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That makes a lot of sense. I just never thought a tank would require a steady dosing of Phyto. Might make an interesting topic.
 

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You must have a real good LFS to get stuff like that from it.
 

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Butch those are some nice pieces. they look greeeaatt.

Fred
 

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You must have a real good LFS to get stuff like that from it.
It hasn't always been like this, but lately he's been getting really nice stuff, and I get an email if he thinks there's something I might like.
 

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Great pieces Butch! I love sun corals but dont think its the coral for me yet. But I'm learning.
 
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