Downtown Macro....DSB Inhabitants.

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by Broder, 6 Sep 2011.

  1. Broder

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    Some photos of critters in my DSBs....

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    Some kind of worm the mud bed.


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    Bristle worm

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    Another worm. There are many different species in your DSB.

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    Copepod

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    Bubbles making their way up through the DSB. It could be either oxygen or nitrogen. At first I thought nitrogen, but then realised that it wasn't a totally anaerobic zone, as there is algae growing up against the glass. Any thoughts?

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    More worm action:)
     
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  3. Boegie

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    Wow, this is amazing. Thanks for sharing. When I get my pom pom crab, you are welcome to come and take photo's of it.
     
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    great pics , i would say bubbles are both nitrogen and oxygen due to the algae and some photosynthesis and denitrification going on , it is probably abit anoxic
     
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    Very nice
     
  6. SteveZi

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    H2S maybe?

    here's a photo i borrowed from a chinese site - thought you might like.
    shot with similar setup to yours, except nikon D80.
    i'm a macro photo lover - please keep them coming:)
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  7. Broder

    Broder Thread Starter Mudshark

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    That's a stunning pic Steve. My Chinese is a bit rusty, but that looks like a tiny nudibranch of sorts. I love the colours.
     
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    Yes, i think it says:
    "DON'T STEAL MY PICTURES! REN2010..."

    I like the way in which the picture is stylized - not over the top, although the overall colour is "coral".
    I think this pic was taken on a dive, so no glass to contend with.
     
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    :lol:
    Or algae:p....
     
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    Awesome shot of the copepod.
     
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    that DSB has a ton of life geezzzzz
     
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    Thanks Marius. I want to get a closer shot of a bigger one so that I can get more detail in the legs and eyes.

    Ja... it is quite old though and I do NSW water changes, so that helps.
     
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