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Old 04/20/2018, 03:19 PM   #101
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https://youtu.be/22SiB5TQwJs
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Old 04/20/2018, 08:08 PM   #102
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Wow! Amazing diversity and beautiful horses!


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Old 04/21/2018, 10:57 AM   #103
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Wow! Amazing diversity and beautiful horses!
Thanks, I think the same about your tank. I tried to enlarge the FTS but I couldn't see your new scootet blenny.


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Old 04/21/2018, 11:31 AM   #104
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Those seahorses sure are fun to watch. Tank looks great too!


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Old 04/21/2018, 01:17 PM   #105
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Those seahorses sure are fun to watch. Tank looks great too!
Thanks Michael. I love it when Eve stares right into the camera with those articulating eyes!


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Old 04/21/2018, 07:39 PM   #106
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Thanks, I think the same about your tank. I tried to enlarge the FTS but I couldn't see your new scootet blenny.
Lol, its on the sandbed, in the middle of the photo


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Old 04/21/2018, 08:22 PM   #107
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Ladies have always ruled. Articulating eyes. I wonder what Adam called it in the Garden. Maybe, it was enchanting lips.

Ckss,
I have enjoyed following your tank thread. Keep it coming.
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Old 04/22/2018, 07:42 AM   #108
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Enjoyed the video. The contrasting of greens and reds are very nice. What is the dark macro that the ponies use as a hitching post, on the right side of the Gorgonion/Macro Island?


PSS. It looks like Codium
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Old 04/22/2018, 02:23 PM   #109
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Enjoyed the video. The contrasting of greens and reds are very nice. What is the dark macro that the ponies use as a hitching post, on the right side of the Gorgonion/Macro Island?


PSS. It looks like Codium
https://www.marineplantbook.com/marinebookcodium.htm
The contrasting greens and reds would be even nicer with some blue octode like in cksss's tank.

The dark green is codium. I really like it but I have stay after it to keep the gha off it.


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Old 04/22/2018, 02:45 PM   #110
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I tried blue octode twice without success.


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Old 04/22/2018, 02:53 PM   #111
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Try differrent texture in both green and red.

What green macro do you have on left hand Island with condiom hitching post?

Consider adding Caulerpa Prolifera. It resembles a true marine plant, Oar Grass. It also resembles a fresh water plant, corkscrew Valanesaria.

In the reds, do you have Gracilaria Hayi?


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Old 04/22/2018, 03:37 PM   #112
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Try differrent texture in both green and red.

What green macro do you have on left hand Island with condiom hitching post?

Consider adding Caulerpa Prolifera. It resembles a true marine plant, Oar Grass. It also resembles a fresh water plant, corkscrew Valanesaria.

In the reds, do you have Gracilaria Hayi?
The green on the left island is what I call green grape caulerpa. I am not sure about gracilaria hayi, I do not know my macro algaes.


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Old 04/22/2018, 04:40 PM   #113
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Grape Caulerpa would be a fast grower requiring frequent pruning in a high nutrient system.

Look at free guide from GulfCoast EcoSystem. Russ Kronwetter has put together the most pragmatic guide to macro.
https://www.marineplantbook.com

Check out color and texture at GCE.


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Old 04/22/2018, 06:37 PM   #114
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Thanks, I will do that.


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Old 04/23/2018, 06:30 AM   #115
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That's a nice video Dawn, thanks for sharing! I love the tank background, but what I like most is the overall aquascaping. Your tank is quite beautiful!


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Old 04/23/2018, 11:42 AM   #116
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Vlangel - Absolutely stunning tank! Love the aquascaping, macros and use of "negative space."


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Old 04/23/2018, 05:14 PM   #117
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That's a nice video Dawn, thanks for sharing! I love the tank background, but what I like most is the overall aquascaping. Your tank is quite beautiful!
Kevin, when you say backround, do you mean the mural? I wished I could do that over as I would skip the seahorse and just do shadowy silhouettes of sea grasses and coral with only the faintest hint of a seahorse and fish.

Now with such a natural aquascape the mural looks out of place to me. Thank you for the compliment though.


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Old 04/23/2018, 05:15 PM   #118
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Vlangel - Absolutely stunning tank! Love the aquascaping, macros and use of "negative space."
Thank you Monkeyfish, that is so nice of you to say! I like to consider the negative space so I appreciate that you noticed.


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Old 04/23/2018, 05:25 PM   #119
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GCE sells Hypnea pannosa, which is a nice, easy blue macro, if you're looking for blue.


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Old 04/23/2018, 06:14 PM   #120
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GCE sells Hypnea pannosa, which is a nice, easy blue macro, if you're looking for blue.
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Old 04/24/2018, 09:41 AM   #121
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Kevin, when you say backround, do you mean the mural? I wished I could do that over as I would skip the seahorse and just do shadowy silhouettes of sea grasses and coral with only the faintest hint of a seahorse and fish.

Now with such a natural aquascape the mural looks out of place to me. Thank you for the compliment though.
Yes, I was referring to the mural. I agree about skipping the seahorse because you have real ones to focus on. But I like the depth that the rest of the mural creates. It reminds me of the shadow box idea that some on RC created a while back. I am considering doing something similar in my build. My issue issue is that for my tank, I wouldn't use blue, because the biotope would be more realistic with a greenish amber color, and that isn't easy to find in plexiglass, or is very expensive.


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Old 05/27/2018, 07:02 PM   #122
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New tree sponge by Dawn Gilson, on Flickr

My new tree sponge in the seahorse tank.


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Old 05/27/2018, 10:21 PM   #123
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Very nice! I love sponges. Tank looks good too. Such a cool variety of colors and textures, pairing plants with invertebrates! The tree sponge is a nice addition.


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It took me a good long while with many failures to get my orange tree sponge to open and feed consistently and not degrade.
If your sponge stays happy I'd love to compare notes and see what our methods have in common.


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Old 05/29/2018, 05:33 AM   #125
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Very nice! I love sponges. Tank looks good too. Such a cool variety of colors and textures, pairing plants with invertebrates! The tree sponge is a nice addition.
Thanks Michael. I like having a combination of easy to keep coral and macro algaes because, well, they are easy! LOL The red macro algaes and now the tree sponge give that pop of color which is nice.


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