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  1. Kunhardt

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    Making me super jealous with those macro algaes Pieter!! Got a friend to bring me some back this weekend from the transkei, not as amazing as yours but one or two similar ones so hopefully some take and grow out...trial and error at this point.

    Whats the fish in the last pic...almost looks sea deagon like... :m54:
     
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    Thanks, hoping I can keep the algae alive. It is a ghost pipefish, a different family to the family that is illegal to collect, double checked it.
     
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    Thats awesome! Very cool little fish...didnt know we got such nice oddities in that line locally. Hope it does well...although with the size of the refugium he is in should be loads of live food for him to live off.
     
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    The other species are:
    Ctenochaetus truncatus
    Acanthurus tennenti
    Ablabys binotatus

    Also got a small acuminatus bannerfish, hoping it takes a while before it becomes destructive with the corals.
     
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    For me never seemed to make it more than 3 or 4 months before they ate all my zoas...still love them though. :m85:
     
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    Haha, eish, ‘luckily’ my regal regal angels also ate my zoas, so don’t have any left at least.
     
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    Some nice fish, what is that little yellow tang?
     
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    Ctenochaetus truncatus
     
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    Thanks Sheldon @Marine Aquatics , got 2 amazingly healthy iridis wrasses there yesterday, in qt now:

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    Quick snaps from last night, some of our local common rock pool blennies can really be pretty:
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    New fish from kzn have been added. Put them in acclimation box and no fish paid attention, let them out and the bicolour angels roughed up the Ctenochaetus a bit, doesn’t seem like it is too bothered at least:

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    Planted tank coming along too:
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    Need to connect this refugium next weekend, looks like 80% or so of the algae is doing well so far, hopefully the nutrients in the big tank helps even more:

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    Some random shots, poor new tennenti struggling a bit with white spot, hopefully builds up immunity fast, still eating well:

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    Man that’s looking amazing! Mine is sitting in buckets so I’m itching for the new tank to be built so I can get things under way again and hopefully come close to looking as awesome as yours in time.

    How’s the pipefish doing?
     
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    I haven’t seen it in a few days :m22: but also haven’t found a body, so suspect it is just hiding or might have gone into back compartment over the overflow. The waspfish is still doing well though:
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    LOL took me a while to find it in the pic...do they change colour or is it just a coincidence its the same colour as the macro algae its in?
     
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    Hopefully the pipefish is okay...thats such a cool little fish.
     
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    I think because the algae and the waspfish are both locally collected he probably looks like the algae on purpose
     
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