Natural Reef Creation

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    Very interesting hey.
    Pretty much cant curb the human mind!!!
     
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    Guys there's a new proggie on Animal Planet called Great Ocean Adventures. They showed a piece on artificial reef building in the Philippines last night. Its on Wednesday nights at 8pm
     
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    Copper, I saw that, hence the reason for my search into artificially created natural reefs.

    It was a very interesting watch.
     
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    yeah but whats your feelings on the use of metal frames as reef base?
     
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    Excellent info there Galibore...
     
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    At first I frowned a bit. But then, thinking about it, it is the ocean after all. I don't think it is much of a problem considering that it doesn't take long for the frames to be covered with calcium carbonate.
     
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    yupp same here, imagine using steel in the home tank..ohh boy..
     
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    That would probably be disasterous...hehe.

    What was the most impressive to me was how quickly life moves into this new artificial reefs. If I recall correctly, the narrator said withing two days there are an abundance of fish and shrimps and stuff that found a new home.

    What shrimp was those that he called cleaner shrimp? It didn't really look like the Lysmata amboinensis that I am used to.
     
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    very interesting.wonder if we can make up small ones for our tank without metal
     
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    It looked either like a sexy shrimp (Thor ambionensis) or a harlequin shrimp (Hymenocera picta)
     
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    Yeah my first thought was Harlequin.

    Mekaeel, the way it looked to me, is that there wasn't really much form or shape to it. They just welded a lot of metal rods together to form a structure. Before long the structures were teaming with life.
     
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