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Old 07/03/2014, 11:34 PM   #151
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Oh NOOOO.......

Blue Firefish which had refused to feed and was on its last legs - wandered into the Rhizo den. I debated whether to take him out but in about 3 hours the entire fish was consumed. I doubt whether healthy fishes are at risk from the Rhizos - any fish with a just bit of fight will free themselves. My seahorses go and pick food out from the Rhizo's!

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Tigerstriped Rhizo at night

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Old 08/02/2014, 10:06 AM   #152
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Hi Noy what kind of camera do you use and do you use any macro lens? great pics! I love to get white or green rhyzo. I put my orange rhyzo in the sump and been doing great with once a week feeding of chopped clams. Is your rhyzo open during the day?


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Old 08/02/2014, 12:58 PM   #153
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Hi Noy what kind of camera do you use and do you use any macro lens? great pics! I love to get white or green rhyzo. I put my orange rhyzo in the sump and been doing great with once a week feeding of chopped clams. Is your rhyzo open during the day?
I use a Canon 6D with a F2.8/100mm macro - the regular EF. I also use extension tubes for closeups and will mix in my 50mm here and there.

My Rhizo's do open during the day but nothing like they do at night. Feeding once a week may not be enough - these are fairly hungry corals. I would feed at least 2x a week - even if you feed less each time. Watch for tissue recession from the edges to make sure your corals are getting enough food.


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Old 02/16/2015, 09:18 PM   #154
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Actinic Shots

Been collecting different species of dendro's and Tubastraea.
Will post more when I have more time.

This is some sort of Rhizotrochus I think (but not typus). It eats just like a Rhizo and you can actually see the mouth open. But no clamshell (yet). Double layer of tentacles. Although you can tell from the photos - this one is probably 2x+ larger than the next photo.

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This is some form of fistula but what is very interesting is the bright yellow green coloration on the inside of the tentacles. Sorry for the lack of sharpness but I had to take this on angle as its right behind a cluster of yellow Tubastraea.

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Classic Fistula cluster
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Not Sun Corals but pretty cool - rock flower anemones

Green one - getting larger and larger
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Red and Green - happily camped on the rockwork

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Old 02/16/2015, 09:23 PM   #155
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Beautiful stuff Noy! I had a few colonies in a previous tank and know that it's a big undertaking to keep these guys happy, nice job


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Old 02/17/2015, 03:32 PM   #156
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this is my sun coral in my 75 gallon tank


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Old 02/18/2015, 08:04 PM   #157
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Congratulations friend noy, your still spectacular reef azoox


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Old 02/22/2015, 08:19 AM   #158
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this is my sun coral in my 75 gallon tank
very healthy colony - keep it up!

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Old 02/22/2015, 10:39 PM   #159
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Different varieties of Tubastraea

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Two different colour varieties of the same species
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Mini Carpet Anemones
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Old 03/21/2015, 11:01 PM   #160
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Latest FTS

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Old 03/22/2015, 02:41 AM   #161
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nice tank noy! and beautiful pics as well.


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Old 03/22/2015, 08:18 PM   #162
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nice tank noy! and beautiful pics as well.
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Old 03/22/2015, 08:59 PM   #163
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That is a very nice looking tank. With that many sun corals etc, what is your feeding regiment and how do you feed?

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Old 03/24/2015, 09:20 PM   #164
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I feed every other night.

I use a brine shrimp and black worms mix. Once in a while I also feed Mysis.


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Old 03/24/2015, 10:11 PM   #165
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I feed every other night.

I use a brine shrimp and black worms mix. Once in a while I also feed Mysis.
Do you target feed all of them of do you just broadcast the food in the whole tank? Leave powerheads on or?


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Old 03/25/2015, 09:11 AM   #166
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Target feed absolutely with powerheads off and i leave the powerheads off for about 10 minutes after so they can fully ingest the food.


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Old 03/28/2015, 02:19 PM   #167
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My new article in Reef Hobbyist on NPS corals

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Nice! For anyone else looking, the article is in Reef Q4 2013 - "Adding Non-photosynthetic Corals to Your Reef: an Introduction & Husbandry Guide". Reading now!


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Old 04/02/2015, 06:33 PM   #168
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That latest FTS is looking spectacular Noy! Loving the photography in your thread, been a while since I checked in.

How is your SPS doing? Efflos still kicking? Sometime in the next few months would like to touch base and see your setup when I'm in the city, that is assuming you are willing of course


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Old 04/03/2015, 01:25 PM   #169
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That latest FTS is looking spectacular Noy! Loving the photography in your thread, been a while since I checked in.

How is your SPS doing? Efflos still kicking? Sometime in the next few months would like to touch base and see your setup when I'm in the city, that is assuming you are willing of course
I'm planning on a new main display build - so I moved all my sps into a grow out 60 frag tank. its funny you mention the efflo - one of them just RTN the other day. they are frustrating corals - I still have one left that's doing quite well.

yeah, give me a shout when you are in town - I'm out in scarborough.


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Old 04/03/2015, 09:32 PM   #170
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Target feed absolutely with powerheads off and i leave the powerheads off for about 10 minutes after so they can fully ingest the food.
What invertebrates do you have in that tank? My cleaner shrimp and hermits always rob my corals of food when spot fed.


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Old 04/03/2015, 10:43 PM   #171
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What invertebrates do you have in that tank? My cleaner shrimp and hermits always rob my corals of food when spot fed.
I have peppermint shrimp and snails. Used to have a cleaner shrimp - if you drop some food in another part of the tank to divert the shrimp - you can usually keep a cleaner shrimp distracted.

If your sun corals are higher in the rockwork - the hermits usually won't get them.


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Old 04/13/2015, 02:47 PM   #172
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Nice! For anyone else looking, the article is in Reef Q4 2013 - "Adding Non-photosynthetic Corals to Your Reef: an Introduction & Husbandry Guide". Reading now!
thanks for the plug!


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Old 04/13/2015, 02:49 PM   #173
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gorgonian tank

Gorgforest

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Not reef related but - shot of tin toys from waaaay back!
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Old 04/26/2015, 02:06 AM   #174
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Wow - incredible tank. I just received two pink Tubastrea aurea from DD for a dedicated NPS tank. Ever bought any NPS online?

Also - do you have any more info on your gorg tank? Feeding schedule, equipment, etc?

Thanks again for all the pictures and info. Been a huge help.


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Old 04/27/2015, 09:48 AM   #175
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Wow - incredible tank. I just received two pink Tubastrea aurea from DD for a dedicated NPS tank. Ever bought any NPS online?

Also - do you have any more info on your gorg tank? Feeding schedule, equipment, etc?

Thanks again for all the pictures and info. Been a huge help.
Thanks, I live in Canada and there are not too many online places that offer NPS (mostly zoa and SPS frags).

The gorg tank is a 60 gallon cube. I use the Apex AFS to dump dried foods (reefroids, NLS spectrum, assortment of FM stuff) 5x throughout the day. I also supplement with 2 feedings - In the AM i drop 6 small cubes of frozen rotifers and oyster feast, PM - i will drop in cyclopeez, oyster feast, harvest my baby brine shrimp and rotifers.

The equipment isn't too fancy - Jebao WP-10 x 2, Jebao return pump, Reef Octopus skimmer, Nextreef media reactor for Rowaphos, carbon in bags. Mangrove pods and some decorative macroalgae in the refugium.


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