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Reply #150

I’m one all for low effort maximum enjoyment as an overall philosophy in aquariums… probably with a dose of low cost in there too!!
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Reply #151

I’ve tried to post this three times but always ended up falling asleep lol… kids!!! Anyway here’s where I’m at!

Fluval Spec:
Corals
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  • Ricordea mushroom

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  • Acan

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  • Green star polyps

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  • Hammer coral (wall type)

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  • Zoas x2

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  • Toadstool

Invertebrates
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  • Banded Trochus Turbo Snail

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  • Cerith snail

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  • Money cowrie

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  • Big hermit crab

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  • Peppermint shrimp

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  • Cleaner shrimp

Fish
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  • clownfish

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  • yellow clown goby

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  • hi fin goby and pistol shrimp pair


Pico Macroalgae Tank:
Livestock
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  • Yellow Clown Goby

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  • a Red and a Blue legged hermit crab

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  • boxer crab

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  • sexy shrimp

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  • pyramid and dove snails

Macros
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  • Caulerpa Prolifera

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  • Caulerpa Taxifolia

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  • Caulerpa peltata dwarf racemosa (a rare one - like a mini green grape which clambers over the rockwork and send up very shoot little stalks with slightly flattened grapes on it - bit like little parasols)

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  • Halymenia Maculata (a rare one - reddy browny colouration but with the most amazing flourescence - not like corals per se but a bluey purpley colour that really catches the eye (like it does on some freshwater fish) when the light hits it)

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  • Halimeda (a calcifying macro much like LPS/SPS incorporating calcium into its growth - only got a little at the moment though it’s surprisingly fast growing)

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  • Gracilaria Mammillaris

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  • Gracilaria Tikvahiae

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  • Botryocladia

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  • Blue Ochtodes (amazing purple colouration but it’s hugely invasive so I’m starting to fall out of love with it a bit)

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  • Cryptonemia Crenulata

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  • an honourable mention for the two mangroves I’ve just aquired too

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Reply #152

Finally happy enough with my tank to share a photo!… I took the filter section out of the fluval spec to get some more real estate after realising that now I was just running carbon for a couple of days a month, I had nothing in there bar the heater and flow pump (and that if I took the heater out I didn’t even need the flow pump as I’ve a power head in the tank anyway). Following that I got the idea to move just one of the two pieces of rock (RHS one) around a bit to get a different feel to the scape. The archway is still there which was the one thing I liked from before and now the scape feels more ‘Mariney’ somehow - I have a rather vertical cliff of rock near the front which I initially thought would be a very bad idea but after placing my macros I think I actually quite like it. The cliff part has a lot more interest to it that a blank wall of rock anyway - it exposes one of the more complex areas of the rock. Either way happy to postpone breaking down the rocks whilst I enjoy this scape for a bit!  I’ll post an update in a week or two as I’ll fiddle no doubt and improve it further!!
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Reply #154

Just some update photos!
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Reply #155

How often do you trim or prune the macro algae in your tank?

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Reply #156

Not very often because I’m trying to grow more! But I would say I would probably end up needing to do it every 3 weeks. Depends on nutrient input of course too
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Reply #157

Looks awesome

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Reply #158

Hi @ScapeEasy how's it going?
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