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Old 09-16-2013, 07:27 PM   #21
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I just started my tank last February it's a 75 and I only had money to buy a couple pieces of rock being new I add a bunch of tall plastic plants to fill out the tank in about three months my plastic plants were covered in Coraline so about a month or two ago I lucked into a bunch of live rock that was in a tank for about 8 years but it didn't have any Coraline on it so when I put the rock in I decided to pull out all the plastic plants when I did I reached in the tank and used my fingers and scraped off all the algae that was on the plants now about every piece of rock is covered in it so seeding your tank defiantly speeds up the process. Sorry for budding in your post but I just wanted to share my experience with you
no no this kinds stuff is what i want in my threads because i like to hear how things dont follow belief and rules and broke out, like your plants story thats awesome, im going to my lrs now to se there faces when i ask for coraline algae.
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Lol my only local one is petco I know the people in there wouldn't have a clue. If it weren't for this site I would have just through out the plants but I remembered reading on here about scraping your rocks and things to make it spread I watched a YouTube video on a guy that only had two rocks to seed his 30 lb of dry rock so he got the rock out and put it in a bowl and got a scalpel and scraped some off in the bowl and then dumped the scrapings back in his tank and he swore it helped and I'm sure it would
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:03 PM   #23
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I think seeding is more productive than additives. Use a good high calcium salt mix and you'll have plenty of the stuff.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:13 PM   #24
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I use instant ocean what do you guys use
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:43 PM   #25
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whatever my LFS uses, I buy my water from them. some day i will in stall a RO/DI until then weekly trips to my lfs.
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:48 PM   #26
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whatever my LFS uses, I buy my water from them. some day i will in stall a RO/DI until then weekly trips to my lfs.
x2 I just get my water there as well $1/gal is not bad at all and its already at 1.026
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:20 AM   #27
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x2 I just get my water there as well $1/gal is not bad at all and its already at 1.026
One water change for my two tanks would cost me $60 for LFS water lol. I use kent reef mix and my rodi filter so now it's less than $15 to do a 20% WC on all of my tanks.
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Hehe I go through over 200 gallons of water a month so it would be silly and dumb for me not to have my own ro/di. Though when I started I was carting the water back and forth but that got old realllly quick. lol
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It's about scale. Doesn't make much sense to have all the equipment for water making when running a small tank or nano.
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Yep all depends on your needs
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