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post #46 of 105 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 06:46 PM
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check out the mini rainbow!

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check out the mini rainbow!

fyi- West Elm has these bowls on sale now and are offering a 10% coupon if you signup for their email updates. I'm vaaaary tempted!
Wow, I hadn't noticed that before. Yea, I bought this one on sale and two others, one for my wife, and one for my daughter, since they're such a good deal. They're all three set up with Opae Ulas.


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Baby?

Sitting searching the forum I just noticed a small opae ula and I don't recall having any smaller ones before. I wonder if they are starting to breed? I know with my cardinals it started with me seeing one small one then more with time. But I haven't seen any berried females and I'm not sure what the larval stage looks like with these guys, who knows, time will tell.


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I love your ecosphear davrx ,specially your shrimps, I don't think we can get these shrimps in Australia .
Do you get alot of cyanobacteria due to stagnant water.and how do you deal with it ..
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I love your ecosphear davrx ,specially your shrimps, I don't think we can get these shrimps in Australia .
Do you get alot of cyanobacteria due to stagnant water.and how do you deal with it ..
Thank you, actually no problems with cyanobacteria or algae and crystal clear water. Maybe the chaetomorpha soaks up all the nurtrients or the shrimp eat it before it has a chance to take off or a combination of the two.


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post #51 of 105 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 04:15 AM
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It's been set up almost 6 months. No water changes, just top off RO water. I have a plexiglass cover on it so it doesn't evaporate much (3/8" gap between the cover and 12" tank for air). S.G 1.015 no lights no heater. Tiny bit of food twice a month. Only 7 shrimp. No reproduction. I got the tank and dried coral from eBay. Two Little Fishes NanoMag for cleaning algae film (not much). No direct sunlight.
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Davrx: Larval opae ula swim head down and have little color.

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Davrx: Larval opae ula swim head down and have little color.

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Do you have any in your tanks?


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Had one, has settled.


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This looks really interesting. I'm reading up on these shrimp now.
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If you want to see a truly giant ecosphere go to the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan. They have one that's at least several feet in diameter. There must be thousands of opae ula in there.

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It's been set up almost 6 months. No water changes, just top off RO water. I have a plexiglass cover on it so it doesn't evaporate much (3/8" gap between the cover and 12" tank for air). S.G 1.015 no lights no heater. Tiny bit of food twice a month. Only 7 shrimp. No reproduction. I got the tank and dried coral from eBay. Two Little Fishes NanoMag for cleaning algae film (not much). No direct sunlight.
This looks more like an ecosphere with the black coral.


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If you want to see a truly giant ecosphere go to the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan. They have one that's at least several feet in diameter. There must be thousands of opae ula in there.
I've seen photos of it but I believe they are slowing starving/suffocating just like the smaller ecospheres.


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