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Old 09-28-2011, 06:54 PM   #1
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macro algae.. how much is too much????

a few weeks ago i switched lights on my fuge from a 2 bulb t6 over to one of those squiggle floressent light bulbs that are like 100 watts but are really only like 20 or 60. i did this cause my macro was not growing, but now its exploding!! so how much is too much? ????????

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Old 09-28-2011, 07:21 PM   #2
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the caulerpa must be pruned back or it will go sexual and release all that it's absorbed back into the tank. the chaeto can be left alone.
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Check and see if your LFS will give you credit if you take them some as it grows.
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:05 PM   #4
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the caulerpa must be pruned back or it will go sexual and release all that it's absorbed back into the tank. the chaeto can be left alone.

any special way to cut it? or just start cutting?? like is it ok to cut leaves in falf , or do i have to cut from the base?

and its ok for the cheeto to fill the hole fuge?
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yes, just rip it out with your hands and give it to another reefer.
and yes, the chaeto can fill the entire refugium. i'll need a large amount in just a few weeks if you can wait. it's warm enough to mail it priority mail.
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i would love to help you out mr x
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:03 AM   #7
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I'm interested as to what light bulb u r using LOL I'm running a t5 from my old aquarium (came with the set) it's like 6000k ish and my macro is doing miserable.
U having better luck with ur switch so I wanna follow whatever u r doing right
I just need good examples of what to get

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I think the bulb is from ge. It's a 26 watt bulb but is just as bright as a 100 watt bulb. I'll get a pic of my setup,the bulb,and the package it came in when I get home.
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I think the bulb is from ge. It's a 26 watt bulb but is just as bright as a 100 watt bulb. I'll get a pic of my setup,the bulb,and the package it came in when I get home.
Awesome, thx for the effort and saving my macro
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:53 PM   #10
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ok here it is... i bought 2 bulbs, one with blue package and one in a green package. i think i used the blue one cause it looked brighter... all in all its a great upgrade for just under $20.00



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