What interesting marine fact did you learn this year that you never knew?

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    Ok,so this evening I'm looking at my tank,mainly noticing how super clean my substrate is and how fat my sand goby is... Coincedence? Hehe... Anyways,looking at the substrate,and notice a bristleworm in a very awkward position...turns out,a spaghetti worm has all tentacles around the bristle,wrapped all around him,the bristle struggles to get free but the spaghetti just keeps wrapping around then started pulling the bristle down into the substrate,until I couldn't see it anymore..the struggle and the whole "underground" thing lasted about 30secs ... Amazing...so yeah ,didn't know how predatory spaghetti worms were..learn something new everyday..
     
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    I learnt flow is more important than light, and saw the lab testing to prove it
    Also that you don't get white LEDs , they colour the blues
     
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    Ditto on this.

    Also learnt what an isopod was :eek:
     
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    although sitting right at our noses i learnt that flow is more important than light, and it was put so simply!
     
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    Yeah, I knew flow was important, but not more than light though (surprise!!), but learnt that its not chaotic flow in the tank but rather laminar flow, which leads to chaotic flow around the corals.
    Also learnt that the bucket method explained by @RiaanP is not as difficult and overwhelming as it seems on paper.
     
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    Something I suspected but wasn’t shore about is that cyano bacteria is with in and enables photosynthesis in all land and marine plants.
    With the corals symbiotic and regular algae it’s in the chloroplasts.
    I have been using cyano for years externally amongst my caulerpa and it would give people a bit of a laugh when I would speak of my respect and uses for cyano, it's only funny to me now,lol!
    That's mine for this year, that being the conformation that a reef aquarium or any life any where can not exist without cyano.
     
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    isnt cyano the spirulina we buy at the chemist?
     
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    If that's the case you going to see quite a few people drying out their cyno & eat it???
     
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    Spirulina is a cyanobacterium that can be consumed by humans and animals and is made primarily from two species of cyanobacteria: Arthrospira platensis and Arthrospira maxima.
     
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    Some marine fish like garlic and citrus fruit slices.
     
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    Can be?
    Its one of the most healthy additions to most diets.
    It is of a similar nature to kelp and sea lettuce
    I use kelp and spirulina in my mix of fish food that I make, it is essential in my opinion and its cyano.
    Its relatives, that we have the semi modern versions of as large areas near coral bay in Western Auz and many other spots around the world, there relatives gave all life its start in the beginning and is still the most important life form on earth, which includes in our aquariums.
     
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    Don't take advice from someone who's tank looks worse than yours..... :p
     
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    This is so true. If someone gives you advice ask them why they do things that way! If they dont know why they do something a specific way it is probably just a bad habit haha
     
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    Starting up a marine aquarium, will cost WAY more than what you expected!:eek: :tt2:
     
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    it actually shouldnt :)
     
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    True its all the things we buy along the way! We always want to upgrade and improve! I would never have anticipated how much i would spend on a monthly basis
     
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    Only if you have relevant experience and plan everything beforehand.
     
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    planning and research
     
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    Indeed, google is your friend and if you are still stuck you can ask @belindamotion ;)
     
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