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Discussion in 'Marine Plants - Macroalgae' started by richardsantink, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. richardsantink

    richardsantink Lifetime Charter Member
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    View attachment 1133 View attachment 1134 View attachment 1135 After a year or so of not playing with coldwater macroalgae, I'm back to playing with what I like best! I filled up my 125g tank again in late August (09), with a variety of Chondrus, Chaetomorpha, Enteromorpha, and some Desmarestia. I wasn't too diligent in September and October, and lost a good number of Chondrus and Desmarestia. As the water turned considerably colder (~40F) the Chaetomorpha dropped off as well.

    So, now that my work has slowed, I've had time to pay more attention to the tank, and resume my regular dosing. A few weeks ago, I was surprised to find completely new growth of Palmaria palmata on a blue mussel (which my resident Asterias population took care of!). It continues to grow quite nicely with numerous stipes/fronds developing.

    I've posted some photos here - not the best quality, but angling the camera, and a shakey arm combined with a slow shutter, makes it hard!!

    Looking forward to catching up on everything I've missed on barrreport.com in the last year!!

    Cheers,

    Rich

    P.S. You can see Asterias vulgaris feeding on a scallop at the end of my bamboo tongs in the background of one photo!
     
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    Be Still My Beating Heart...

    I am so glad you are back... ;)

    A genuinely cool, cold water tank! :cool:

    You sound quite knowledgeable.

    It is fascinating, and different!
     
  3. richardsantink

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    Updated! New photos!

    Here's the photos... :)
    Cheers,

    Rich

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    Please Do!

    Hi Rich,

    Yes, please continue...:)

    When you say cold water, you mean cold water! :eek:

    I do not know anything about how to make anything work... so on this and most other subjects I am totally useless.:eek:

    Biollante
     
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    Trying To Be Cute, Came Across Snotty, Maybe Why I am Single

    Hi Rich,

    I was trying to be cute, not snotty. :)

    I am also very interested in cold water tanks.

    You sound like you really know about this.
     
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    Hi everyone,

    I finally got the updated photos posted.. see my earlier edited reply. :)
     
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