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    Pink Carnation Coral

    I had one hitchhiker colony that did ok for at least a year... it was located right by the food output, and, closest to the light. I don't know if some of them might possibly be partially photosynthetic? But this colony did ok. Always expanded and showed a small amount of growth. For foods...
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    Approaches to feeding and nutrient export

    Hey Don, No I fed my tank 20 times/day. If I designed it so that the food could circulate longer in the display I might decrease it to 10 times/day. Aquabacs was experimenting with decreasing the feeding frequency though.
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    Approaches to feeding and nutrient export

    I had my food output teed into my return line as mentioned above. If I were to do it again I would have a separate pump and associated plumbing just for food. Even if you design it to flush the plumbing with clean water after each feeding, ideally make the plumbing as big as possible and use...
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    Approaches to feeding and nutrient export

    Yep, flow is very important too, both for feeding response and to help them capture the food. When I first started I was always expecting to see polyps capturing food by closing all tentacles and engulfing the food particle. I think this is how a lot of people picture it. It is true that...
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    Approaches to feeding and nutrient export

    Yep, flow is very important too, both for feeding response and to help them capture the food. When I first started I was always expecting to see polyps capturing food by closing all tentacles and engulfing the food particle. I think this is how a lot of people picture it. It is true that...
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    Approaches to feeding and nutrient export

    Definitely. It has to do with both feeding response and poor food capturing ability of many NPS corals including gorgonians, dendronephthya and scleronephthya. IME dendronephthya and scleronephthya are very poor food capturers with many small hungry polyps. Even though I fed my tank very well...
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    Approaches to feeding and nutrient export

    I think Steve Weast's approach to feeding his cold water tank is genius, we just need to replicate that but on a much larger scale for tropical species. Concentrate as much small particulate food as possible *correction: concentrate the appropriate amount of particulate food* in the tank in a...
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    Continuous feeding NPS filter feeders

    There was someone here that tried an ATS with a full blown azoox system. I don't remember his user name at this moment, maybe someone else can chime in. I don't think he had much success with it. It was a large system too. Wasn't able to keep up with the nutrients in itself.
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    Lanthanum chloride BRS dual reactor

    Its just a BRS dual reactor with a T and check valve on the input line. The reactor is fed by a small pump with a ball valve to slow down the flow. The lanthanum is dosed by a peristaltic pump. They both join at the T and from there empty into the reactor at a drip. I took down my system so I...
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    ADA 120-P + Elos Mini dual NPS tank journal

    Sorry for the late reply, but thanks everyone for your comments! This system was taken down a few weeks ago due to my schedule being too busy and an impending move across the country at the end of the year. All of the livestock was sold or donated. I was saddened to let go of animals that had...
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    Trichome's 118g NPS Project

    excellent! love the idea of flushing out the lines with water, I remember you telling me about that. ready for some fauna marin foods? :)
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    FS: ADA, Elos, Oceanic and Aqueon tanks

    Elos Mini sold yesterday, sorry for the late update and in case I didn't reply to your PMs today.
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    FS: Berghia Nudibranch

    Hollback has taken over the berghia nudibranch breeding, if anyone needs some please contact him. I don't have any left.
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    FS: ADA, Elos, Oceanic and Aqueon tanks

    >ADA 120-P w/overflow includes DIY stand, 30g glass sump, DIY light poles, DIY 4 x 36" T5VHO fixture w/icecap and individual reflectors - $250. Measure approx. 48x18x18, 65 gallons >Elos Mini (20 gallons) includes Elos stand, Elos sump, Eheim return pump - $250. >Oceanic 39g includes durso...
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    FS: Berghia Nudibranch

    email sent I'm about 2 miles from OSU campus off of Kenny Rd. I should be around. I'll email you my phone number. PM replied.
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