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ADA Cube Garden Reef Conversion

ADA Cube Garden Reef Conversion

I needed to whittle down my 5 aquariums to a more sensible number. Of course as any sane aquarist knows this can only mean that the first step is to purchase yet another. Cycling means overlap of Wiggins-esque proportions. So, to get rid of my 15l and 30l marine nanos I purchase another 30l. Some people have more marine tanks than sense… :busted: Ok ok you’re bored already. Bloody t’interweb generation. Here’s the pics so far: At the back … Read entire article »

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Seagrass Survey #1

This is the first of my surveys to count individual seagrass leaves in my aquarium. I’m hoping it will enable me to better estimate how the grass is doing. It’s quite simple, no chemical analysis is provided, just a simple count of new and old growth. Halophila Anecdotal Impression of Leaf Health: 4/10 (declining) Total Leaf Pairs: 87 Emerging Pairs: 8 Decaying Pairs: 9 Epiphytic Coverage: 30% diatoms Cymodocea Anecdotal Impression of Leaf Health: 5/10 (increasing) Total Sheaths: 54 Emerging Sheaths: 4 Decaying/Dormant Sheaths: 12 New Leaves: 11 Decaying Leaves: 19 Epiphytic Coverage: 20% diatoms Syringodium Anecdotal Impression of Leaf Health: 3/10 (declining) Total Sheaths: 32 Emerging Sheaths: 3 Decaying/Dormant Sheaths: 0 New Leaves: 7 Decaying Leaves: 3 Epiphytic Coverage: 50% diatoms (esp in upper reaches) Main Issues Diatom coverage of leaves. I have added several Strombus sp. to help ease the issue but they are unable to reach very far up the leaf … Read entire article »

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