This is not how a tank should look

Discussion in 'Nuisance Algae' started by RiaanP, 29 Jun 2010.

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    This tank is in a public display aquarium.

    The cayno is overtaking the caulerpa and covering the green carpets...
     
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    looks nice and healthy!:lol:
     
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    yep it does look pretty bad, we have a CT fish market tank that looked like that a few months ago.. apart from the poor lighting and lack of imagination when constructing the scaping it doesnt look too bad now (more matured) but its a fowlr system wor should i say fish only as there is no LR and its based on the old school fishkeeping principles and run by marine biologists at that..

    i wonder where the system pictured here is in terms of age and cycle.. and what problems they mat have encontered to lead it to go this way. new pet project for a new employee perhaps?
     
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    well it is an old aquarium, so it is just bad maintenance.
    In Copenhagen.
     
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    or possibly a bad water supply and incorrect food fed to inhabatants leading to waste build up.. to give you an example our aquarium fed small fish such as anthias big pieces (bait size) of pilchards daily.. im not sure how frequently they removed the waste (that lay on the bottom) but it was totally the incorrect food for the fish in the system..
     
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    I remember my tank looking like that when I started with marines.
     
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    i cant imagine you with a martian tank bro..
     
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    Many many things were resolved in Copenhagen. :p
     
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    Serryyaas, my wife nearly divorced me, once spent a sunday afternoon removing all the rock out of my system, gave her a scrubbing brush and scrubbed every piece of rock...two weeks later algae had returned.

    That's why I always tell guys, to keep at it.....u eventually do see the light.
     
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    which is harder to controll in that pic the cyano or the gha?
     
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    Well, that tank was the worst. But a lot of tanks had cayno problems.
    check other pictures in
    Copenhagen Aquarium - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    In the one tank there was the constant release of bubbles from the sand area. Looked like they had some air stones hidden. Well almost
     
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