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Old 01-20-2006, 02:02 AM   #31
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JP. your algae made my algae problem look mediocre. Wow, those are some serious gigantic leaves of algae. I only have those thin hairy algae. However, they still make my SW tank look like freshwater pond or something. It's unattractive....
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Old 01-20-2006, 04:30 AM   #32
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First off, Thank you and God Bless to you and your husband for serving our country, I myself am getting ready for a trip to the desert, and I am in the process of looking for a qualified friend to loan a tank to. But any way,,,,

Something to think about that might make life easier, Perhaps you can set up a pump system allowing you to simply siphon out some water, and pump fresh new water back in, then all you would have to do is roll out the hose.

I am not sure if anything like that exists, but I am sure you could rig something up, for not a whole lot of money.

I think something like this would be very benificial in your situation.
This may even pay for its self in the long run, as you would not be paying LFS to come out and do it.

Just a thought

Perhaps some of the old salts know of something,
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JP. your algae made my algae problem look mediocre. Wow, those are some serious gigantic leaves of algae. I only have those thin hairy algae. However, they still make my SW tank look like freshwater pond or something. It's unattractive....
I do not see the algae growth I have to be a problem. It is natural and when you dive you see similar things. I do not understand how people can want their tanks to look so algae free, it looks unnatural. Most of the algae you see is culurpa, which is benifical in a sw tank. I just have not been able to harvest it at all. I usually cut it back a tad, but not much.

Macro algae is very good for your system, it eats away the bad stuff in the water and protects your fish. I would only be concerned if I had cyanobacteria.
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I agree if it is macro. but the algea that most people have to deal with is not macro. It`s the bad algea that does not look natural and will wreck your tank if left unchecked.
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