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PostSubject: oh no   Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:32 am

I Have just seen I have 2 of these growing off my liverock
so next sat we will have to empty tank half down and get the rocks out
of course it has to be on the rock at the bottom holding the others up
so guess what we will be doing sat morning on our 26th wedding
sorting tank out

Ventricaria ventricosa is the most infamous of the bunch.
It bears a single, fluid-filled, and nearly spherical bladder of a thallus (or 'body').
To say that the bladder or vesicle is 'single' simply means it does not branch off
'daughter' bladders;
each and every bladder has its own anchorage on the substrate.
The bladders, which are single cells each, can grow to nearly 2 inches in diameter,
and can appear to have a curious sheen, especially when underwater,
that can almost conceal its dark green color.
The optical effect derives from the parallel arrangement of cellulose micro-fibrils
in the vesicle's wall,
and the near-crystalline state of the cellulose, similar to the same way that 'star'
and 'cat's-eye' gemstones
create their chatoyant sheen. The cell wall's toughness, smoothness,
and the sheer size of the bladder,
discourage many grazing herbivores from obtaining suitable purchase.
Its anchorage to substrate can be surprisingly strong.
The species is found around the Indian Ocean into the Pacific, as far east as
the Samoas and as far south as Australia,
as well as throughout the Caribbean. It is notorious for its tolerance
if very low light levels.

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PostSubject: Re: oh no   Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:39 pm

ho thats bad luck chez and on such a happy occasion aswell hope you get it sorted
and it doesn't take to long


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PostSubject: Re: oh no   Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:13 am

oh dear chez. Best thing to do, is remove the LR from the water and use a pair of tweesers and gently pull it from the rocks, I had some but I blasted everything off the rocvk with a power house and had to reseed it because it was in theroy then dead. But cleared the algae bubbles.

Dont burst them underwater, the spread like madness! good luck
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PostSubject: Re: oh no   Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:07 pm

its on ebay for sale i was hoping someone would by it before i got it out so i could do it then. but 10 watchers and no buyers
if it doesant go ill get it out saturday and keep the setup
after giving it a good clean out and get the rest of the sand out
i'll go bottomless
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PostSubject: Re: oh no   Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:13 am

Sorry to show my ignorance of this but exactly what harm do these do to the tank?

ps, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FOR SATURDAY Smile Any plans (other than blitzing the tank)?

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PostSubject: Re: oh no   Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:22 am

i think it over runs the tank with weed type alge stuff you cant get rid of
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