Pixel's Office Tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by pixelpixi, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. pixelpixi

    pixelpixi Guest

    I think we're talking about different things. I didn't mean that the red grapes were calupera, but rather the leafy stuff on the left in the first image.

    First Image, green leafy on far left - Calupera Taxifolia?
    First Image, green leafy in foreground on right - Caulerpa Prolifera
    First Image, dark red in background - Botryocladia Sp.
    Second Image, red branching in foreground - ?
     
  2. Elite

    Elite Guest

    The last one is Gracilaria. Very hard to keep in an aquarium. I don't think that branch will last more than a month.
     
  3. pixelpixi

    pixelpixi Guest

    Ah, okay. Well, I'll take any that you can spare some of come frag swap time! (with the exception of the taxifolia) Thank you!
     
  4. Elite

    Elite Guest

    NP.. I will bring you some. It won't be much because as you can see, I don't have much ;D .. It will be enough for your nano though.
     
  5. pixelpixi

    pixelpixi Guest

    Oh tiny clippings are great, of course. They only need to be big enough that they can survive and grow.
     
  6. pixelpixi

    pixelpixi Guest

    My inland aquatics order arrived today!

    The firefish went back to the display tank at work (yay!) and I put all the new stuff into QT. Here's what the QT tank looks like:
    [img width=1000 height=661]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3161/2679416340_cc625f69fe_b.jpg[/img]

    Morgan at Inland Aquatics made a custom macro algae pack for me. It includes Ochtodes (Blue Ball), Heymenia (Dragon's Tongue), and Halimeda (Cactus) algae. Here's the Ochtodes:
    [img width=1000 height=711]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3182/2679418962_abfa4cc3fb_b.jpg[/img]

    I ordered a mating pair of green banded gobies. These guys are TINY (about an inch long) and, in my opinion, really really cute. You know you've got small fish when you start worrying that a pod might eat one. ;-) This one is posing with the Halimeda algae.
    [img width=1000 height=624]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3273/2679418240_3135328f32_b.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=652]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3122/2678599091_ccaf6cacd5_b.jpg[/img]

    And here's the other, hanging out with the Ochtodes and Heymenia.
    [img width=661 height=1000]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3009/2679417236_320db46ba6_b.jpg[/img]

    My green chromis, Truman, tragically went to the great reef in the sky. I decided to replace him with a green chromis, who I am going to name Truman. (he's named after The Truman Show, due to the fact that he unwittingly lives in a manufactured reality)
    Truman is dead. Long live Truman.
    [img width=1000 height=660]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3253/2679415626_f17b1091d9_b.jpg[/img]

    I also got a pair of trochus snails, though I don't have closeups of them. That's it! For the coming month I'm just going to be focusing on keeping these guys healthy and getting ready to QT some corals by frag swap time.
     
  7. ReeferGirl

    ReeferGirl Guest

    the goby is sooo cute!!!!
     
  8. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    Those are some trippy looking gobies. :)
     
  9. pixelpixi

    pixelpixi Guest

    [quote author=LeviTillie link=topic=4040.msg49405#msg49405 date=1216402797]
    Those are some trippy looking gobies. :)
    [/quote]

    Haha. Yeah... I saw a pic of them somewhere a while ago, and just knew I had to have 'em. I'm hoping this pair will mate. Then maybe I'll have even tinier little gobies to share with the club. :-D
     
  10. Roc

    Roc Guest

    DBTC gobies, I love it
     
  11. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    [quote author=Roc link=topic=4040.msg49407#msg49407 date=1216403683]
    DBTC gobies, I love it[/quote]

    I was going to say the same thing :)

    Sounds like it's doable
    http://www.rcthawaii.com/research/5.htm
     
  12. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Now that would be an great pico experment
     
  13. pixelpixi

    pixelpixi Guest

    Yeah, I was looking at that page. It doesn't sound too difficult.

    Maybe there are other fish that would be good DBTC candidates too. Bangaii Cardinals? They're mouth brooders and are a somewhat threatened species.
     
  14. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    [quote author=pixelpixi link=topic=4040.msg49415#msg49415 date=1216416530]
    Yeah, I was looking at that page. It doesn't sound too difficult.

    Maybe there are other fish that would be good DBTC candidates too. Bangaii Cardinals? They're mouth brooders and are a somewhat threatened species.[/quote]

    There was a DBTC bangaii.... don't know what happened to it though
     
  15. pixelpixi

    pixelpixi Guest

    [quote author=LeviTillie link=topic=4040.msg49426#msg49426 date=1216432725]
    [quote author=pixelpixi link=topic=4040.msg49415#msg49415 date=1216416530]
    Yeah, I was looking at that page. It doesn't sound too difficult.

    Maybe there are other fish that would be good DBTC candidates too. Bangaii Cardinals? They're mouth brooders and are a somewhat threatened species.[/quote]

    There was a DBTC bangaii.... don't know what happened to it though
    [/quote]

    I'd love to get a frag of that.

    oh wait....
     
  16. moo0o

    moo0o Guest

    is that keyboard the apple wifi one?
     
  17. pixelpixi

    pixelpixi Guest

    [quote author=moo0o link=topic=4040.msg49435#msg49435 date=1216449303]
    is that keyboard the apple wifi one?
    [/quote]

    bluetooth, but yes.
     
  18. pixelpixi

    pixelpixi Guest

    I want to build a hood that's easier to get into, so I'm thinking about upgrading my lighting while I'm at it. How many watts of MH would you guys recommend for a 20 gallon? I don't want to overdo it, but I'd like to make my future clam and sps comfy.
     
  19. pixelpixi

    pixelpixi Guest

    Here's what I got at the swap today. WOW!

    DBTC Pickups:
    Blue Palys (Thanks Tony!)
    Purple Mushrooms (Thanks Norman!)
    Lime Green Cap (Thanks George!)
    Rainbow Yuma - (Thanks Levi!)

    Swap Picks :
    Mycedium
    Pavona (came from dswong01. Thanks Dudley!)
    Orange and Red cap.
    Idaho Grape cap.
    Yellow Toadstool
    Blue Spot Mushrooms
    Metallic Green Mushrooms
    Unknown Zonthid

    Stuff other people gave me:
    Big Zoanthid Colony (Thanks Sergio!)
    Nuclear Green Zoanthid (Thanks Kelly!)
    Pom-Pom Xenia (Thanks Mike!)
    4 different (and awesome) macro algaes. (Thanks Sam and Phong!)

    If I've misattributed something, or if there's something that's supposed to be DBTC that I listed as not, please let me know and accept my apologies.
     
  20. Elite

    Elite Guest

    No problem Pixel.. I got those macroaglae from other BAR members too. It's not a DBTC but pass it on after it grows out a bit ;) ..
     

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