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Old 03/05/2021, 07:43 AM   #426
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Well being 'invested' shows you care about about how the information you share impacts your followers. That is commendable and and all of us should endeavor to do the same!

I think I rescued Mr Frog just in time, it snowed yesterday and this morning so I am sure he would have froze to death if I had not seen him.

This morning I added carbon to the Aquaclear filter. I noticed that my toadstool coral has been closed for the last couple of days. Perhaps it is being affected by something in the dirt? I think the system has tannins built up in the water column also because the water looks yellowish when viewed from the end. The carbon should help crispen the looks of the water too. I did another small water change.

I was very pleased to notice that the nuisance algae at the end of the shoal seagrass blades looked less. I do not have a lot of seagrass that made it but what I have is looking better and better so I am pretty stoked about that! In general everything looks real good except the toadstool (and they act weird from time to time)but it should probably be ok.


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Old 03/05/2021, 02:27 PM   #427
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Good idea on the charcoal. I definitely had tannins in the water after getting it up and running, with the dirt in there.

That's interesting that you've got less algae on the grasses. I wonder why. Maybe it's because they're getting stronger and able to fend off stuff. More on the way when we do the trade thing. Temps are creeping up! Ideally, we'd be able to ship them without having to add heat packs.

I look forward to pulling the Shoal grass to see what Manatee grass remains. There are a lot of them that need to be moved around, like ones that grow right next to the walls. With the shoal grass gone, I can see where I need to replant manatee grass. Plus I'll need to make room for a rock or three.


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Old 03/05/2021, 05:33 PM   #428
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I am always surprised just how fast and effective carbon is in making the water look extra clean. Already some of the yellow tint is leaving and the tank looks more crisp already!

I wondered the same thing about the shoal grass getting stronger? It will be fun to watch how it progresses now. The new seagrasses will be starting off with better condition so maybe will establish quicker.

Yes, we may only need to wait a few more weeks to be able to have good mailing weather. That will be fun for both of our tanks!


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Old 03/05/2021, 05:37 PM   #429
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Cool beans! It's so nice when the water clears up. Plants use chemical warfare for sure, so that might explain the lessening algae on your grasses. I'm looking forward to tradin' time!


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I did not know that plants used chemical warfare. That is interesting and good to know. Is it similar to soft coral chemical warfare or is it a version of warfare specific to plants? Anyway from context I guess carbon is the remedy whether plant warfare or coral. And I am excited and pleased to see the shoal grass winning the war with the algae on the tops of the blades.


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Old Yesterday, 11:11 AM   #431
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I'm not sure of the differences between coral and plant warfare, but it is chemical, plus the stinging sweeper tentacles.


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