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Old 07-18-2013, 03:38 PM   #21
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Yes it is. And I've also heard injecting them with boiling water or viniger works also
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:40 PM   #22
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But sometimes I wonder why I've been putting this much effort in a 55 gallon when I'll be upgrading to something a lot bigger in a couple months
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:44 PM   #23
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But sometimes I wonder why I've been putting this much effort in a 55 gallon when I'll be upgrading to something a lot bigger in a couple months
Because the 55 is a great place to refine your skills and knowledge. Starting big in this hobby can get expensive and depressing quickly. If you can keep a 55 thriving, a bigger system will be that much easier for you.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:54 PM   #24
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Yea that's the only reason I have been. But my nitrates really piss me off. There is no reason for it not to be perfect. Everything else is. I do water changes twice a week. But of course I have kept it at 10 but it just don't want to drop below it.
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Start using macro algae like chaeto. It's easy to keep under control even tied into a ball and placed in the main tank if you don't have a sump.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:12 PM   #26
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Bought some macro yesterday. It's not cheato but I was told it'll help

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Old 07-18-2013, 04:16 PM   #27
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My tank as of right now. When I bought it about 6 weeks ago almost everything was covered with hair algae

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Old 07-18-2013, 04:43 PM   #28
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That's halimeda. It uses calcium as well as other things. I don't think it's the best for removing unwanted nutrients though. It's a slow grower.
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I was told it was a slow grower. The lfs here is getting horrible. Their tanks are even starting to go down hill. They're getting green slim algae on the sand. Had a nice angel that wasn't doing well at all. What sucks is its the only fish store in town other then 2 pet warehouses that never get any new saltwater creatures in. I was looking at the tanks and almost all of them had the hitchhikers that I ended up with
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Well, generally, you can expect this when buying algae. Much of it you see for sale at the LFS has come from other customers' sumps. No one (or should I say "not many") cares about hitch hikers in the sump.
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