Yellow Tangs Flourish in Neglected Ocean of Biosphere 2

Discussion in 'The Bucket' started by Matt Rogers, Aug 30, 2010.

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  1. smackrock

    smackrock Coral Banded Shrimp

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    If the tank has been neglected for so long how does the salinity stay in range? Does it actually rain in the dome? Very cool concept, but sad so many fish had to perish =/
     
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  3. Triggerfish

    Triggerfish Ritteri Anemone

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    I feel like I know so much after only a year and a half of maintaining aquariums. "They suspect the fish are eating the cyanobacteria, or algae, in the water." No cyanobacteria is not algae, and I'm pretty sure no fish will eat it.
     
  4. stepho

    stepho Panda Puffer

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    I believe the point of the bio sphere was that it was completely closed off from the outside world. I think it had solar panels that powered everything, but I am just going off memory from the 90s, so I may be wrong.
     
  5. sostoudt

    sostoudt Giant Squid

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    yea but then pauly shore and his friend messed it up. ;D
     
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  6. djbonney138

    djbonney138 Peppermint Shrimp

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    You totally beat me to it! LMAO:cheesy:
     
  7. ARM20022

    ARM20022 Astrea Snail

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    Wow. Had no idea about the ocean part of Biosphere 2. The sad part is I live less than an hour away from it!
     
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  9. Magnus

    Magnus Sharknado

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    It's kind of cruel IMO. They should at least water change and do a variety of foods to see the thing take off instead of being covered with algae and having so many deaths... cruel from any angle I look at it from.
     
  10. Dingo

    Dingo Giant Squid

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    if they get hungry enough they will. when it comes down to survival, animals will do some drastic things for food...

    As a side note, I have seen my yellow pick as small patches of cyano that have sprung up before
     
  11. WhiskyTango

    WhiskyTango Eyelash Blennie

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    I bet the algae blennies are doing pretty good too. :)
     
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  12. doog

    doog Peppermint Shrimp

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    if it takes 'em a semester to count the fish, i'm not surprised they're still trying to figure out what they're eating!