Unusual South African tanks.

Discussion in 'Full Tank Photo's' started by Nemos Janitor, 4 Nov 2013.

  1. Nemos Janitor

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    Guys I am sure we all would like to see those tanks that push the boundaries. Please no stick or general reef tanks here. In here should be those non photosynthetic tanks, the mantis shrimp tanks, the critter tanks, the fly tanks, the cave tanks, unusual bio type tanks, the octopus tanks, the shark tanks, specialist fish tanks and other unique tanks not mentioned.

    Mods please be strict and move any run of the mill tanks posted here.

    Let's here about what you have, tried, failed, are starting, on the to do list etc. most of all we want to see pic's.

    Let's be responsible in this and move our skills towards other wonderful opportunities. I am sure there are many wonderful ones out their.
     
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  3. JAJA

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    Great idea on a new thread. Look forward to seeing what others have (or are planning to) achieve with out of the ordinary setups.
     
  4. Visser

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    Ill be first. lol
    One of my dream tanks is a biotope "mangrove area" tank with only mangrove organisms, critters & fish.
    Here is an example of what I have in mind.
    Just looking at something a bit more "rooty"

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    My second is to create a "planted freshwater tank" with macro algae...
    Like a macro algae landscape tank filled with seahorses!
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    @Nemos Janitor... Hope this is "within your spec"
     
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  5. Nemos Janitor

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    Exactly. So inspirational and different.

    I have two planned for the two acrylic tanks. One will be a cave tank for pineapple fish and big eye solders. The other a cold water tank. The cave tank stock should not provide to much of a challenge to obtain. The cold water tank is another issue.
     
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    THAT is why you want a cold water section. You're already planning the winner! Very interested to see a well planned cold water setup. You could even keep your :peroni::peroni: in there.
     
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    Now THAT is something I definitely want to see!
    A temperate marine tank with some nice local LS (if thats what you had in mind)

    Even the caveman tank should be very cool.
    Pineapple fish!!!! Absolutely yes! One of my favourites!
    Did you know that in the ocean, some pineapple fish stay in the cave they were born their whole lives!!!I have personally seen this at sodwana bay.
    There is a family of pineapple fish that ive seen in exactly the same cave year after year when I dive on stinger reef!
    Amazing.
    Cant wait to see the tanks!!!!!
     
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    Never knew my tank is gonna be called that :(
     
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    Not sure if my sump qualifies??? I'm trying to run a local tank for my sump since its colder than my DT some pics of hermits and anemones collected from Muizenberg and still going strong after 4 months. I'm trying to fill the sump with different coloured anemones. Also found these glass shrimp yesterday.

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  10. Lord_Blackadder

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    I wouldn't put those local anemones with anything alive. Incredibly powerful sting that'll take out basically anything it touches, including clowns.

    Also not too sure how your sump could be a different temp to your display? Those inverts need to be at around 20C or lower or they're gonna be dying a slow death.
     
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    I have had them with the clowns for the past 4 months and nothing?

    I you read my thread you will know what i'm talking about.. I collected these inverts in pools where the temp rises hen the tide goes out and it can get quit hot. So they should have been dead by now after few months
     
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    Tagging along :)
     
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    Temp in rockpools is elevated for an hour or two a day..in summer. Local stuff will not last long term, four months cannot be considered long.
    The moment those clowns attempt to host, they will get eaten.
     
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    Logic dictates that if they were capable of handling higher water temperatures for extended periods they'd be found in KZN and Mozam (and they're not). Just because something is alive doesn't mean it's happy.
     
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    Ok, I think he's got the message, no need to lay into the guy, he participated in the thread not to get lambasted I'm sure. Lets move on please and try to encourage participation instead of the fear of being criticized at every turn.
     
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    also want to do this! looks so alive!
     
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    It really does make the tank look very "alive", & there are definitely not a lot of guys that have done this!!!
     
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    Very cool!
     
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    macro algae

    Hi

    I don't know if its off topic but has anyone looked into the lighting requirements for macro algae i.e. sintensity and light spectrum.

    Luke
     
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    Depends a lot on species. Sea grass and most brown algae need the most light...Sargassum, Dictyota, Padina etc. all need SPS quality lighting, ideally around 8-12k. Reds are a mixed bag...most do well under lower lighting. Greens like Halimeda and Caulerpa aren't fussy at all.
     
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