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Old 09/13/2016, 07:50 PM   #151
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Thanks everyone. I love the exploration and leaning.


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Old 09/28/2016, 09:23 PM   #152
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Needed a break from testing parameters and work and everything

Took this sample from the surface of a rock that didn't look like it had anything on it.





Man is it just full of life. I just can't get enough of this stuff. Always seeing something different too

I'm still watching and taking a pretty long video of an amoeba.


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Old 09/29/2016, 05:41 PM   #153
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Old 09/29/2016, 05:42 PM   #154
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Old 09/29/2016, 05:43 PM   #155
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Old 09/29/2016, 05:45 PM   #156
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Old 09/29/2016, 05:47 PM   #157
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Old 09/29/2016, 05:50 PM   #158
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Old 09/29/2016, 05:52 PM   #159
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Old 09/29/2016, 05:54 PM   #160
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Old 09/29/2016, 05:55 PM   #161
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Old 09/29/2016, 07:40 PM   #162
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Rock Surface: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...E4mad4xTwH_fr6


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Old 09/29/2016, 08:45 PM   #163
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That last picture looks a bit like a Stomatella. What's the magnification?


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Old 09/29/2016, 09:52 PM   #164
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That last picture looks a bit like a Stomatella. What's the magnification?
The last picture would have been with a 10x lens so a little over 100x. The picture above it is of the molt of a pod close up which is also in that last picture but with the 40x lens so that one is something over 400x.

I'm not exactly sure what the camera magnification is. Its stronger then when I look through the 10x wide field eye pieces but slightly less then the 25x eyepieces.


I wish my phone kept them in order.

Here it is all together




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Old 09/30/2016, 06:51 PM   #165
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Old 09/30/2016, 07:39 PM   #166
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Thanks. I'm still getting used to the camera software as it has a lot of features.


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Old 10/02/2016, 01:25 AM   #167
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Cool pics Jason! I also have these soft red worms in my reef tank, any idea what they are? I'm jealous of your microfauna diversity, how old is your tank?

A quick video of some stuff in my tank: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYCZq98RKS4


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Old 10/02/2016, 07:36 AM   #168
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Nice video. I've had this running since 2009. It's been through a couple moves and an upgrade from a 55g to a 180g. I also use minimal mechanical filtration. A skimmer and around a 1% daily automatic water change. No filter socks.

The red organisms are a type of walking ciliate.

Here's one up close. Something over 1000x and you can see the "legs"


https://youtu.be/67fKqn7ynJc


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Old 10/07/2016, 11:28 PM   #169
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I went hunting for pods tonight. Particularly the Tigriopus genus. And more specifically the female. I've found plenty of males.

Here's a great life cycle stage of one of the types of tigriopus up to sexual maturity and you can see the difference between female(second to last) and male(last).



I finally not only found one but found one with a couple eggs left attached! Pretty cool and man the females are fast. Like really fast. It looks like I'm watching a move skipping fames while watching them through the eye pieces. Faster then my eyes could process.

Found them in this what seems to be nothing. Which was sucked up of a rock under my bubble tips.


Pics and vids transfering now.


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Very cool! I spent some time checking out the microfauna with a loupe but I haven't gotten any good images of this sized stuff except a Montipora eating nudibranch. Any more microfauna animals you took pics of?










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Old 10/08/2016, 07:11 AM   #171
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Old 10/08/2016, 07:16 AM   #172
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Old 10/08/2016, 07:19 AM   #173
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