Re: NANFA-- Bob's macroalgae tank
Mon, 25 Dec 2000 16:44:39 EST

In a message dated 12/25/00 12:36:42 PM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

<< I just got into the marine stuff as a way to raise better sailfin mollies.
Now I'm just having fun with all the weird stuff in my aquarium. Some tiny
slugs appeared Saturday. And today I noticed a tiny, white, parosol shaped
thing growing out of the red algae clump. What makes it fun is that I
don't know much about it.
When I kept a reef tank I used to feed my tank live plankton I caught in the
ocean inlet with a home made plankton net. For a couple of years the tank was
the evening prime entertainment surpassing the television. The live plankton
resulted in all sorts of odd larvae being present in the tank and every
evening we played the game of finding something new and unidentifiable in the
tank. It was lighted by a 1000 watt metal halide light and I had a carpet
anemone more than 2' in diameter. It started out about 3". I also had some
great coral, some of which came in as larvae. Sponges were in every dark
recess and crabs and shrimp had to consistently removed. Oysters and mussels
grew in profusion. I have an extended description of the set up and changes
of the tank over the course of about three years. Since it was populated by
mostly native animals it's not completely off topic. If anyone is interested
let me know.


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