Algae and other pests disappearing

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  1. herkie

    herkie R.I.P.

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    Earlier tonight my wife said to me she did not realise that I had this good looking live rock before. Looking at it afterwards I realised that the algae is just about gone and looking at the tank in general I realised that these changes take place over some time and I tend to overlook these thing happening in my tank. The changes apart from the algae issue is the things that starts to grow and develop in our tanks without us noticing it. This made me realise the value of forums like this anew and I now wonder if it will not be valuable to know about these small, almost un noticable things that happens in the fellow refkeepers tanks.
    Please let us know what special but almost insigninfiant things happens in your tank. I have an idea it might help a lt of our members and mostly me to enjoy this hobby so much more.:)
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i had my sisterinlaw telling me the same thing,she said these few rocks was covered in algea a few weeks back and now nothing,thats when i actually noticed that.everyday while looking at the tank,i never notice any difference eg,coral growth and stuff like that.i usually take pictures of everything and after a month look at those pictures to see what the difference in the tank is.and wow it helps!
     
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    same with mine fortunately, the hectic hair algae patches i used to have are slowly going away.very short hairs about 2mm-3mm.
    My foxface does a decent job at pickin at whats left but does not indulge in hair algae, but what i can see is the hair algae's growth has retarded to an extent.
    Looks like its thining out like the hair on my head :p
    i guess its always an issue when starting a new tank up.The rowaphos-in-a-sock in my first dsb baffle proved to work, just took time to get there..

    Glad i dont have that ugly stuff growing anymore.
     
  5. sihaya

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    Indeed, reef keeping is all about patience and observation...

    It is valuable! Yet another thing I'm trying to convince aquarists of... you have no idea what a busy little world there is on your rocks and in your sand! Personally, I believe every reef aquarist should have a microscope. The first time I looked at my sand under a microscope I was just blown away. It's like a whole other planet! You have all these really cool little micro-crustaceans, bacteria, worms, etc. all sooo busy, looking for food and niches. It's just amazing.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    that will be interesting checking out all of this under a microscope
     
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    One day soon, I hope to get a scope camera so I can show you all what I'm talking about...:D
     
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    that will be nice.dont forget though
     
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    yip i was looking at my reef this afternoon, and to my amazement realised that there is not a single bit of bryopsis left

    was well impressed
     
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