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Old 12-06-2013, 04:51 PM   #11
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Not very IMO. It's just a cool thing to do. Algae's like chaeto grow far faster, are easier to harvest and tie up nitrogen just fine. The creative use of Algae's is where it's at for me, my algae scrubber has run over 20 years with no down time. It generates about 5 pounds of wet algae per month. That's a lot of nitrogen products being tied up.
What model algae scrubber and how much did you pay for it? All of the ones i see are expensive
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:55 PM   #12
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You can make your own for less than $50
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Give it to Porc Chop he'll eat anything!!!!!
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:25 PM   #13
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What's the advantage of producing algae ?
Does it help export nutrients ? ( nitrate )
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:40 PM   #14
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Yes it uses nutrients to grow. When you do your weekly screen cleanings you export them into your trash can or you can dry them out to make algae sheets
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:26 PM   #15
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Yes it uses nutrients to grow. When you do your weekly screen cleanings you export them into your trash can or you can dry them out to make algae sheets
Algae sheets would then be used as a food source for herbivores ?
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Correct, but sometimes the algae that we grow in our tanks fish won't consume and can make that process difficult. I think just throwing what you grow away and buying algae sheets if necessary is the best option.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:27 PM   #17
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All my fish love the stuff. I will even just pull some right off the screen and put it in the tank .
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All my fish love the stuff. I will even just pull some right off the screen and put it in the tank .
Only my lawnmower blenny cares...and he can eat it straight out of the DT where it also grows! Lol.
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What about a nitrate reactor? Have any of you had experience with them. What are the comparisons with them vs an algae scrubber.
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