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Old 11/23/2017, 07:25 AM   #1
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Microscopic life inside a reef tank

Hey guys! i did a video on the zooplankton and phytoplankton inside my tank. Hope you like it. I'm working to identify all the organisms in the video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBgRkQN_SIY&t=7s


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Old 11/26/2017, 09:10 AM   #2
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Awesome video...some of those critters are really cool looking.. some strange..that one big thing was a bit scary looking... any ideas what all the things in the video are?

Makes me wanna pull out my old microscope and get a closer look at my tank

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Old 11/26/2017, 06:09 PM   #3
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Awesome video...some of those critters are really cool looking.. some strange..that one big thing was a bit scary looking... any ideas what all the things in the video are?

Makes me wanna pull out my old microscope and get a closer look at my tank

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thanks . I'm working to classify all of the organisms. In this video you can see cyanobacteria, amphipods, copepods (larvae and adult stage) , diatoms, dinoflagellates, gastrotricha, vorticella. Some of them are still a mistery to me. I have several hours of video that i need to edit and share! I hope to upload more detailed videos soon!


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Old 11/26/2017, 06:13 PM   #4
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Awesome !! Dunno if it's possible or not..but maybe you could put in a little subtitle saying what the things are... I'd love to know what that centipede looking guy was.. or that tiny flower looking thing that opens up like a polyp in your video.. such amazing things in our little reef worlds

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Old 11/26/2017, 06:16 PM   #5
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Wow, what kind of microscope are you using?


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Old 11/26/2017, 06:37 PM   #6
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Awesome !! Dunno if it's possible or not..but maybe you could put in a little subtitle saying what the things are... I'd love to know what that centipede looking guy was.. or that tiny flower looking thing that opens up like a polyp in your video.. such amazing things in our little reef worlds

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Thanks for the idea! actually the next videos will have some sort of visual info (as you suggestes) . The centipide should belong to the eunicida order but i'm still looking for the species. The flower is a vorticella.

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Wow, what kind of microscope are you using?
It's a motic microscope. Not even a professional one!


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Old 12/07/2017, 05:38 AM   #7
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bump for the new folks. these are some of the little creatures that need time to move in the neighborhood and start interacting. Initially we call this cycling that establishes the early form of your biological filter that converts waster ammonia into nitrites and then nitrates.

So much more is going on at the microscopic level as these critters populate and morph seeking a balance. This is part of what is meant by giving the tank time to mature when battling unwanted algae.

Hopefully the video will inspire you to drop in some of the other threads that discuss and explore the methods experienced hobbyists use to encourage the microscopic life as part of a healthy tank


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Old 12/07/2017, 07:26 AM   #8
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Fascinating to say the least! Thank you for sharing.


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Old 12/15/2017, 03:09 AM   #9
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bump for the new folks. these are some of the little creatures that need time to move in the neighborhood and start interacting. Initially we call this cycling that establishes the early form of your biological filter that converts waster ammonia into nitrites and then nitrates.

So much more is going on at the microscopic level as these critters populate and morph seeking a balance. This is part of what is meant by giving the tank time to mature when battling unwanted algae.

Hopefully the video will inspire you to drop in some of the other threads that discuss and explore the methods experienced hobbyists use to encourage the microscopic life as part of a healthy tank
Thank you for the interest you are showing for the video. I totally agree.

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Fascinating to say the least! Thank you for sharing.
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Old 12/15/2017, 05:41 AM   #10
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Very cool video, thank you for sharing!


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Old 12/15/2017, 02:30 PM   #11
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That is the coolest reef video I've ever seen. Thanks for posting.


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Old 12/15/2017, 03:37 PM   #12
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