Any other azoox nuts on here?

Discussion in 'Coral' started by Joost_, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. Joost_

    Joost_ Guest

    Although my azoox tank is still in the beginning stages, I already am quite a azoox nut. Anyone else in the bay area with an azoox tank?
     
  2. GDawson

    GDawson Guest

    Not for a while but it's on the radar when I get the current setup completely stable and trouble free. I'm a big fan of softies and gorgonians.

    Here's a couple of links I've bookmarked for later reference. The second one you'll need to run through a translator.

    http://www.ultimatereef.net/forums/showthread.php?t=257208

    http://www.e-coralia.net/panel/showthread.php?3156-Expediente-UltraLith-iii-CONCLUSIONES&highlight=ultralith

    -Gregory
     
  3. GDawson

    GDawson Guest

    BTW - please keep us updated with the tank build. It would be very interesting to follow the progress of the tanks break-in and learn from any issues that may arise. They're a interesting group of organisms.

    -Gregory
     
  4. Joost_

    Joost_ Guest

    I'll start a thread once I become a BAR member.

    http://www.coralscience.org/main/articles/aquaculture-a-husbandry-4/filter-feeders
    http://www.coralscience.org/main/articles/nutrition-5/azooxanthellate-corals

    Tunicates:
    http://www.coralscience.org/main/articles/reef-species-4/tunicates
    http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2005-03/rs/index.php
    Sea Apples
    http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issues/mar2003/invert.htm

    Black corals
    http://www.coralscience.org/main/articles/reef-species-4/black-corals-part-one
    http://www.coralscience.org/main/articles/reef-species-4/black-corals-part-two

    Crinoids:
    http://www.reefsmagazine.com/showthread.php?t=79032

    Dendronephthya:
    http://www.tau.ac.il/lifesci/departments/zoology/members/benayahu/documents/58_000.pdf (about asexual reproduction)

    Alrthough RC sucks, the NPS forum is great with no mods to be seen and a lot of cool people.
    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=555

    Specific threads that are worth reading:
    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1760416 (feeding systems in the beginning are outdated skip to the last few pages)
    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1832601

    Build threads:
    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1877339
    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1820834
    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1773991

    And lastly:
    www.azoox.org not setup yet but should be in the next few weeks.
     
  5. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    There's a few of us in BR that are into NPS Joost ;)
     
  6. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    My dendro is the extent of it. Love that thing!
     
  7. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

  8. Joost_

    Joost_ Guest

    Any of them on BAR? Did you ever setup that experimental azoox system you mentioned on RC a while back?
     
  9. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Missed an "a" in my post :)

    I decided on a different route... doing a tidal mangrove system instead. I'm designing a full azoox system for work though :D
     
  10. patrickb

    patrickb Supporting Member

    Matt Wandell is on this site and he has the azoo tank at the Steinhart. It will be really tricky to have a softies and azoos in the same system because the nutrient load to feed the azoos will be really high (there really is no way around it when you have to feed them so much) and adding enough light to grow softies will also make the nuisance algea go crazy. In fact, Matt was telling me that it was pretty hard to add a refugium with macro algea to his system because the nuisance algrea would overwhelm, outcompete, and cover the macro algea.

    If I were you I would stick to just azoos and add just enough light to see the corals. Then go wild feeding them.
    Patrick
     
  11. patrickb

    patrickb Supporting Member

    Also, have a bad ass skimmer and do lots and lots of water changes.
     
  12. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Patrick... Joost is a volunteer at CAS and works under Matt & Rich :)

    As far as research goes, he's been very active on the few azoox forums out there. In fact Azoox.org plans on asking him to join Team Azoox :)
     
  13. Joost_

    Joost_ Guest

    @ Patrick
    I volunteer for Rich on Sundays and always feed Matts tank, its a beautiful setup.
    I think the softies GDawson is talking about are Dendronephthya, Scleronephthya etc. all azoox. I agree that there would be downsides on adding photosynthetic corals to a azoox tank and I don't plan to, but it is possible. There is a beautiful Italian tank on RC that has a mix of both. I also agree that there are downsides on having a macro tank, but again it is possible there are several tanks on RC that use a refugium.
    I certainly plan on doing lots of water changes, and a big skimmer. I'll also add biopellets. I'll start a build thread in a while.
     
  14. Joost_

    Joost_ Guest

    Wasn't expecting to become azoox.org staff! Thanks Gresham for breaking the news.
     
  15. patrickb

    patrickb Supporting Member

    Good stuff man. I feed that same tank on Saturdays. :) What's your setup look like so far?
     
  16. Joost_

    Joost_ Guest

    This is quite a teaser...
    The tank 4 months ago to give you an idea of its general "look". note that the tank was still dirty and empty, the PVC pipes have been removed.
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    :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p
     
  17. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    What the heck is the "rock" made of?
    Very cool looking teaser.
     
  18. GDawson

    GDawson Guest

    Yup

    -Gregory
     
  19. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Looks like hydraulic cement
     
  20. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    FWIW www.Azoox.org is now live. You'll recognize a few names on the ADMIN, MOD and Team list :)
     

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