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Old 12-19-2012, 07:21 PM   #1
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Algae Question

I need some advice from you experts. I just discovered grape caulerpa algae growing in my overflow. Should I remove it in fear of it spreading to the tank or should I leave it to help control phosphates almost like a scone sump?
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That should state " like a 'second' sump".
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If you have a decent herbivore in your tank I'd let it grow out but they have a decent root system which makes it very hard to eradicate if you want to. If you have the room try setting up a refugium. Grow an nicer type that is less likely to go out of control.
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Thank you. I have a refegium as well.
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Thank you. I have a refegium as well.
If you dont wanna risk it spreading then i would remove it. If you have any tangs etc they will usually gobble it up so it will be hard for it to spread.

A refugium with a constant 24hr light cycle is best for it.
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