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richardsantink

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View attachment 1133View attachment 1134View attachment 1135After 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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DaBub

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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!
 

richardsantink

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Updated! New photos!

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

Rich

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Biollante

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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
 

DaBub

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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.