life all over the place!!

Discussion in 'Refugium' started by Swisswiss, Jul 29, 2015.

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  1. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    so i just checked my refugium and its cracking with life, and this makes me very happy!

    I have crazy amounts of isopods, amphipods and copepods crawling all over my glass and sand bed.

    I have a couple small astrea stars that will hopefully split and I dare say I think I spotted my first colonista snail! how it got there I have NO clue. ill try to take a pic at some point. I also have 4 very samll nassurius snails but im not entierly sure on that ID either.... pictures coming soon

    I forgot how fun it was to have a refugium!
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    And a million other critters you did not see. Life finds a way.

    Do you feed phytoplankton?
     
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  4. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    you may want to...
     
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  6. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    well im trying to get my nitrates down a bit, for those who remember turns out the strip was the liar (as is usually the case).... they are currently between 10 and 25 ppm according to salifert. but once i get that in check ill look into phyto.I dont want to add another variable even if phyto is live food.... i use to culture my own actually but to be honest its a bit of pain to keep up with. but i might try it again perhaps on a smaller scale.....

    unless you folks have an easier option to suggest?