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Old 03/17/2016, 11:35 PM   #26
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Old 03/17/2016, 11:36 PM   #27
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Old 03/17/2016, 11:38 PM   #28
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Old 03/17/2016, 11:38 PM   #29
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That's all the updates for now. I think up next will be skimmate.


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Old 03/18/2016, 09:38 AM   #30
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shoot, in tapatalk it made those youtube links embedded but in the browser they're just links. I guess I have to copy the embedded link from youtube.

So, here's some of my favorites. You can bump the resolution up to 720 HD if it's not your default.
































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Old 03/18/2016, 02:24 PM   #31
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Creating a playlist for each of these sessions.

Stringy Bacteria from Sump
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...gvjjxSZyQ2vIqK



Cyano
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Tonight or tomorrow night I'm thinking of looking at some skimmate.


Haven't touched it since 9/11/2015



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Old 03/18/2016, 02:24 PM   #32
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This is an inspiring post. Thanks for sharing.


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Old 03/18/2016, 02:26 PM   #33
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This is an inspiring post. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks! There's so much life all over our tanks we just can't see.


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Old 03/18/2016, 02:26 PM   #34
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What is going on in the cyano video where it looks sort of like matter flowing through a pipe?

Can you explain that?


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Old 03/18/2016, 02:28 PM   #35
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What is going on in the cyano video where it looks sort of like matter flowing through a pipe?

Can you explain that?
Which one?


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Old 03/18/2016, 02:53 PM   #36
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Tonight or tomorrow night I'm thinking of looking at some skimmate.


Haven't touched it since 9/11/2015
Holy hell that's some nasty looking skimmate!!

I'm super curious as to what you'll find in there.

Following along for sure.


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This is a really cool thread!!


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Old 03/19/2016, 12:52 AM   #38
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This happened tonight.



I pulled from the bottom and got some black death.


And then I tried pulling foam from the neck riser area. It's a freaking war zone there.


I'll work on pictures and videos later at some point.


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Old 03/20/2016, 12:42 AM   #39
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First the smear of death a and decay. The bottom of my skimmer looks to be the end of the line for life.

There were quite a few very tiny practically clear worms. And some extremely tiny but amazingly colorful and hungry cells.










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Lots of death







But something is there

See it?


It's going in for the kill


Spent almost the entire time watching these cells consume anything they could. Changing sizes and colors in an instant.






Till there was nothing left



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So, then I had to see what was occurring just before this end game. I collected from right where the foam was rising and falling over the top of the neck.

It was an absolute war zone. Everything was going nuts. And under attack by those tiny colorful cells. You can see them attaching to everything. Wait till you see the video for both the skimmate and the foam.















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Thankyou; enjoying this.


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Looks like sponge spicules in there


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I noticed a lot of those Y structures at various magnifications.
Sponge spicules.


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Wonderful! And very interesting.


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This could be a game. Name that microscopic structure!


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It's a wonderful game. I'm absolutely loving this and having the digital camera has put so much more excitement and enjoyment to using the microscope. Getting closer up helps too.

Thanks everyone for the thread support.

And thankful for that ID too for the sponge spicules. I have lots of sponges in my tank and sump.


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