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Old 11-09-2012, 01:06 AM   #61
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Did you plant it or did it just show up?

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Old 11-09-2012, 01:34 AM   #62
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It just showed up in my 10 gallon. At first like a chia pet then it would go away. changed the salinity to 18 ppt , 1.013 sg, from 11 ppt, 1.008 sg the algae started to grow like a weed. I have been culling it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:48 AM   #63
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Shrimp showing any interest in the algae?

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Old 11-09-2012, 01:51 AM   #64
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Not really. They do not eat it, period. They scrape something off the surface. Bacteria?
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:05 AM   #65
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Yes, and other microscopic goodies.

Algae, especially that fast growing stuff, is good for removing nitrates, I would think.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:59 AM   #66
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That looks like hair algae, not desirable if it is. It's probably trapping detritus which is what they're picking at it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:54 AM   #67
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I think a mangrove would work as a possible plant.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:36 PM   #68
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They would work, but the tank has a full cover, so no where for them to grow. Need something completely submersed... but that clado-whatever seems happy for the time being!
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:16 PM   #69
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An interesting video on the Opae Ula and their home environment is on the top of this page:

http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_repo.../redshrimp.jsp
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:19 PM   #70
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All is well in the newly filtered tank... The Opae are out and about cruising the live rock munching away.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:23 AM   #71
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Gobs of green algae on the front glass, just finished wiping it down, the Opae Ula all excited about the floating greens:
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:09 AM   #72
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From the end...
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:11 AM   #73
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From the end. Kinda (really) the same...
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:18 AM   #74
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Just found a very small feather duster worm that survived live rock curing and from sea to brackish water transition. Tough little critter!
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:26 AM   #75
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Opae Ula lunch to go: grazing on the substrate, grab a grain of sand lift off, gnaw some, drop it. Over and again. Cool!

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