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Old 01-27-2015, 06:33 PM   #1
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Does nori increase nitrates or phosphates

My powder brown tang has a habit of chewing the nori off at the base and a lot floats away, how much effect with this have on my parameters?

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Anything that goes in the tank like that will eventually turn into nitrates.

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Like sniperhawk said, it will.

But seaweed isn't the hugest waste producer. Something you could do would be to use two clips (one at the top, one on the bottom; or side and side), your tang might be biting at the base because it doesnt move while the other parts flow and are too difficult to eat.
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You can also take some clear plastic mesh (1/4") and make a pocket for the nori. The clip holds the pocket in place and the fish nibbles the nori thru the holes. This can also work for frozen foods.

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I cut my nori into strips like this leaving it all attached to a single piece that I can put in my clip.

The overly aggressive nori eaters don't tear the entire thing apart if they pull too much. My yellow tang loves it.
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