30 Gallon Aquarium

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    coolhandgoose

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    Those lights look awesome.

    One thing with the biopellets I noticed when I started using mine was I had a big outbreak of green hair algae as it starts to pull all of the phosphate and nitrate that's been storing in the rocks.
     
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    Thanks :)
     
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    Wait, the biopellets caused an algae outbreak? That is really counterintuitive... I've read about bacteria outbreaks which make sense of course. Did the hair algae eventually starve out?
     
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    Looks AWESOME!
     
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    Ya from what I've heard of other peoples experiences is that they had the same type of hair algae break out. The hair algae in my tank is completely gone, not even a trace of it, but it took about a month after starting the biopellets for it to go away..
     
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    Its because once the biopellets absorb what is in the water column, what the rocks have absorbed will be drawn out. But once that is all gone, bye bye algae.

    Having an algae outbreak is normal when you hook up anything that is designed to absorb nitrates, phosphates etc.
     
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    That's the explanation I was looking for lol.:D
     
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    Nice setup!!!!!!

    I like the lighting control.

    What brand lights did you get again? Do you hve a link?
     
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    Thanks! The manufacturer's website is http://www.vertexaquaristik.com/ but the site's been having issues for some reason. Its down right now.

    This Blue World Aquariums page has a lot of info on it, and a demo video of the functionality.
     
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    Some updates:

    Galaxea:
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    Bubble Coral (been near death at least twice, but doing great now):
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    Whammin Watermelons from Brock (started as 7 polyps) plus my bubble algae problem:
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    Leather Coral still doing great:
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    Unknown Acropora lost its color under my power compacts, will hopefully recover under the LEDs:
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    New Acropora (anyone know a name?) a very fluorescent green:
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    New Bam Bam Orange Zoa:
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    AOI Zoas (hard to get a clear picture):
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    I got another Zoa as well, but haven't gotten a good picture yet.
     
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    Sir Alex Dragon the eel (below)

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    Wow that galaxia is amazing. How big is it?
     
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    Thanks :) Its about 6 inches long and about 2 inches tall.
     
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    Sir Alex Dragon the eel (below)

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    Another question. What camera are you using?
     
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    Very nice. Ive read good things about those LEDs...expensive tho...
     
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    Nikon D90 w/105mm Nikkor Micro Lens
     
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    Thanks, I figure the LEDs are a long term investment and vs. MH I save money after the 2 year mark. Theoretically, they could last 10 years and thats not taking into account that each pad of LEDs is upgradeable as new technologies come out. Plus, this guy only costs me a $1.87 a month to run in electricity.
     
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    Nice stuff!

    And its funny that you have bubble algae on the watermelon zoas, because that is the only place i get bubble algae too
     
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    A few corals I picked up at the CMAS frag swap last weekend. I'd never been to a swap and I feel like its the only place to buy corals from now on... great prices and a great selection.

    Superman Montipora:
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    Acans (Anyone know the name?):
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    Blue Green Acropora:
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    Deep Blue Acropora:
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    I also got a bunch of cabbage, gsp, and galaxea from a fragging workshop I attended.
     
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    Nice additions Eric!
     
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    I believe that first coral is actually a meteor shower cyphastrea, but its still a neat coral. I have a big colony of that in my tank and it grows really well.

    Great picks!
     
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