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Old 05-12-2014, 04:01 PM   #1
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Caulerpa is over running my DT!

I am having an issue with my tank. I placed Caulerpa macroalgae in my display tank last year to lower my Nitrate and Phosphate levels. Now after a year of mostly perfect water parameters, my tank is over run with the macroalgae. I do not have a Refugium, so that's the reason why I did what I did. It's covering my corals. HEEEEELLLLLPPPP!!!

55g Reef Setup: 2 Percula Clownfish,5 Blue Legged Hermit Crabs,1 small Kenya Tree Coral,1 Toadstool,2 Yellow Sponge, and 1 Firefish.
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:55 PM   #2
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Pull it out?

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30g Long Frag Tank
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:55 PM   #3
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If it's on your rock it's going to consume it like crazy... I have the same issue in my DT after constantly trimming it back and maintaining it I finally gave up... Tearing down my tank... Drying the LR out and starting over again... Most likely your parameters are sky high in phosphates... But they say zero bc the calupera is consuming it. There's other people on here who can chime in on removal chemically by increasing alk I believe... But I'm not sure how to do it nor do I remember if it's alk or not. So don't take my word for it. Calupera is very intrusive when place in the DT... Sorry you're going through that... Hope you get some answers but for the meantime just manually remove what you can just make sure no spores get out otherwise it will spread like wild fire.
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:13 AM   #4
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Cut it back and get some $ on craigslist for it.
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