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Old 07-05-2013, 11:40 PM   #1
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Macro Algae Fuge

So ive always had chaeto in my sump but it never seems to grow. It just stays the same. Today i picked up a fresh delivery of red capilaria algae and rubberband it LR in the sump beside the chaeto. I also added a small pump in the fuge to get more water movement. Does it sound good?
Any success with threse algaes appreciated! Heres a pic.
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Worth a try. My chaeto always looks the same with no growth. Asked my lfs about it and they said it was growing just twisting and getting thicker. But others on here have said they have to trim theirs once a month or so.
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What light are you using? Maybe you're using the wrong Kelvin temp?
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So ive always had chaeto in my sump but it never seems to grow. It just stays the same. Today i picked up a fresh delivery of red capilaria algae and rubberband it LR in the sump beside the chaeto. I also added a small pump in the fuge to get more water movement. Does it sound good?
Any success with threse algaes appreciated! Heres a pic.
I have a ball I trim once a week my light sits right above in my finnex refugium. I'm using a 6500 cfl
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Wonder why it wouldn't be growing. You're still trimming it even though it doesn't grow or am I reading that wrong?
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What light are you using? Maybe you're using the wrong Kelvin temp?
No i have never trimmed it. I use a 6500k cf. I resrarcg
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Sorry didnt mean to send halfway through. But i res
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Ive researched what kevlin temp to get before i got it. ALOT of different answers with good success. I did also add more water movement by adding that small pump in the fuge. Sorry again, my phone is acting up and keeps sending...must be a button i dont know about.
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Wondering if it may be the length of your light cycle. I've had success with my chaeto and I'm running my lamp 18 hrs a day. I'm a novice algae grower at best. Just throwing out ideas.
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