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Old 11/18/2017, 06:07 AM   #1
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Microscopic life inside a reef tank

Hey guys! i did a video on the zooplankton and phytoplankton inside my tank.
I don't know if this is the correct section of the forum (hope so). Hope you like it. I'm working to identify all the organisms in the video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBgRkQN_SIY&t=7s


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Old 11/18/2017, 07:10 AM   #2
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very cool. I find it amazing just how much life there is in our little boxes of water.


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Old 11/18/2017, 01:19 PM   #3
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That was awesome,
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Old 11/18/2017, 02:25 PM   #4
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Excellent.


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Old 11/18/2017, 03:49 PM   #5
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Saw some [email protected] 2:00 mark is it normal to see them because I find them in my cheato as well.


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Old 11/18/2017, 10:59 PM   #6
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Im not starting a siphon with my mouth anymore! J/k lol. Thank you for making and sharing that! I find all of the creatures in aquariums big and small interresting!


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Old 11/19/2017, 06:29 AM   #7
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Im not starting a siphon with my mouth anymore!
I didnít even think of that!!


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Old 11/19/2017, 12:54 PM   #8
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Love it. There are times when I stare at the clowns dancing with the anemones or the rhythm of the frogspawn swaying in the flow, but many times I get lost imagining the tiny critters and microscopic life keeping the whole thing in balance.

It's the stuff we can't see that makes the hobby so much more interesting on top of those vibrant colors and geometric shapes.

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Old 11/20/2017, 05:36 AM   #9
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very cool. I find it amazing just how much life there is in our little boxes of water.
Thank you! Yes it's the same for me. The first time i looked into the microscope i was like "WOW"

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Saw some [email protected] 2:00 mark is it normal to see them because I find them in my cheato as well.
Yea actually i found out that Dinos and Diatoms are one of the most common form of phytoplankton in our tanks. I think it's normal, and that they can become a problem only in unbalanced tanks!

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Im not starting a siphon with my mouth anymore! J/k lol. Thank you for making and sharing that! I find all of the creatures in aquariums big and small interresting!
Thank you for watching and thanks for the feedback!

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I didnít even think of that!!
Ahahah I'm a lot more careful now when doing my water changes! xD

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Love it. There are times when I stare at the clowns dancing with the anemones or the rhythm of the frogspawn swaying in the flow, but many times I get lost imagining the tiny critters and microscopic life keeping the whole thing in balance.

It's the stuff we can't see that makes the hobby so much more interesting on top of those vibrant colors and geometric shapes.

Thanks for sharing
Thank you for the inspiring words! I totally agree. The thing that i love the most about this hobby is that we are able to recreate an almost complete ecosystem. And i see the colors and health of corals as a direct consequence of how well the ecosystem is doing.

I hope to update the post with other videos soon!


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Old 11/20/2017, 12:26 PM   #10
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That was really cool!!! Thanks for sharing!!!


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Old 11/20/2017, 02:13 PM   #11
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It is amazing what you have shared with us today .
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Old 11/21/2017, 11:31 AM   #12
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That was really cool!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
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Thanks guys! I'm glad you liked it!


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Old 11/21/2017, 04:06 PM   #13
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WOW!! Very Cool.

Something else to spend money on related to this hobby - a microscope with video capabilities.


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Old 11/21/2017, 04:10 PM   #14
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This is an amazing and beautiful video. Thank you for sharing!

It reminds me of this music video for a song that was nominated for an Oscar a few years ago:

https://youtu.be/f1JiJhWkM9M


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Old 11/21/2017, 04:16 PM   #15
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Love it! Would you mind also sharing that with New To The Hobby? It might answer (or provoke) a lot of questions down there.


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Old 11/21/2017, 04:36 PM   #16
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WOW!! Very Cool.

Something else to spend money on related to this hobby - a microscope with video capabilities.
Yea definitely! And you don't need too much money. With about 500 dollars you can get a good microscope and a decent USB ocular

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This is an amazing and beautiful video. Thank you for sharing!

It reminds me of this music video for a song that was nominated for an Oscar a few years ago:

https://youtu.be/f1JiJhWkM9M
Thank you! Didn't know that one! Really cool

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Love it! Would you mind also sharing that with New To The Hobby? It might answer (or provoke) a lot of questions down there.
Yes of course! Should I start another thread in that section?


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Old 11/22/2017, 11:48 AM   #17
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Very cool! Thanks for sharing! This makes me wish I still had my microscope. My tank has been up and running at my current house for 20 years. I could only imagine what I would find in the water using a microscope.


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Old 11/22/2017, 05:41 PM   #18
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Yes, go ahead and start another thread. People should see this, to learn the difference between salt water and tank water. Very, very interesting!


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I loved your video. My kids sat and watched it with me too. We recently bought a kids microscope and had a blast with it. We plan to get a stronger one soon.


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wow thats really cool. thanks for sharing!


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Old 11/24/2017, 12:55 PM   #21
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Very cool! Thanks for sharing! This makes me wish I still had my microscope. My tank has been up and running at my current house for 20 years. I could only imagine what I would find in the water using a microscope.
thank you! I know what you mean. My tank has been up and running for 10 years. And the biodiversity that you can find is !

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Yes, go ahead and start another thread. People should see this, to learn the difference between salt water and tank water. Very, very interesting!
thanks for the suggestion. I started the thread! but no one showed up! xD guess i chose the right section to open this one!

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I loved your video. My kids sat and watched it with me too. We recently bought a kids microscope and had a blast with it. We plan to get a stronger one soon.
Thank you for these beatiful words! When i was a kid i also had a kids microscope and i loved it. I'm sure your kids will grow smart and full of curiosity!

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Old 12/06/2017, 07:42 AM   #22
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What equipment did you use to do this?


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Old 12/06/2017, 02:55 PM   #23
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yes. what did you use?


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Old 12/07/2017, 08:25 AM   #24
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I loved the video.

I dose bacteria once a week. That is the first time, I got to see some. The bacteria looked like larger things were capturing them as food. When you know more, please explain that stuff. Very neat.


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Old 12/15/2017, 03:04 AM   #25
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I used a motic microscope with a USB ocular

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I dose bacteria once a week. That is the first time, I got to see some. The bacteria looked like larger things were capturing them as food. When you know more, please explain that stuff. Very neat.
Thanks actually at this level what we are seeing is not bacteria. They are even smaller. These are mostly protists, amphipods,copepods and worms. The red strings are indeed cyanobacteria. in the next video I hope to explain more
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