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Old 09-30-2014, 10:35 AM   #11
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mine has plenty... but the DT is clean.. when it gets long I grab a hand full and "export" it right into the trash ......mine's a moth trap as well...
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Old 09-30-2014, 06:02 PM   #12
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Oh sorry Mebbid. I didn't realise your tank was salt water. I have no knowledge of Glut on corals etc. I use it very successfully in a fresh tropical tank. Best of luck though.


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Old 10-04-2014, 01:56 AM   #13
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Just curious, what type of light do your have on your refugium?
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Old 10-04-2014, 01:58 AM   #14
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Cheapo clip on shop lights with cfl bulbs.
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Well, there you go. That bulb is 5000k so you should not be surprised if your hair algae loves it. I would leave the hair algae alone cause it's a natural biological filter for your nitrate and phosphate.
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I actually managed to get 6500k cfls. Im sure the algae is growing because I leave the lights on 24/7.
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Do you think you will get more benefit than the side effect if you leave it on 24/7?
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Do you think you will get more benefit than the side effect if you leave it on 24/7?
Well, before I started doing that I had issues with my caulerpa going sexual. Since I started it hasn't given me any issues and has kept my nitrates at 0. Its been over a year and a half now.
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That's good if you don't experience any fluctuation on your pH.
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If you fancy getting rid of the ugly hair algae just buy some prettier macro algae and slide it in.

I've indirectly turned my refugium into a 2nd display tank... Now home to a Bat fish, Chromis and a Blenny.

Most Cauliper goes sexual when you fiddle too much, I've got 4 diff species on reverse lighting (12hours) all same temp, placement, salinity level etc etc... My belief is it's about stability.


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