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Old 05-05-2005, 07:32 PM   #1
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Micro Algae

I bought some mini sea star and they came with a small bunch of micro algae. My question is should I put it in my main tank or should I put it in the spot behind my where my pump flows with the bio balls are that I plan to take out? Any imput here would be greatly appreciated. Oh and it's green in color. Will it die if I don't have any light back there for it? Looks fern like.

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Update the micro algae looks like fishing wire it's very hard and wirery.

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Old 05-05-2005, 10:00 PM   #3
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Sounds like chaetomorpha. Also called brillo pad algae. Here is a link with some pics.

http://www.mlsales.net/Products/plan...orpha%20sp.htm
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Yep that's it. Should I put it in my main tank or behind where my water flows out? Thanks.

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Old 05-05-2005, 10:10 PM   #5
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From what I understand, it needs a good bit of light. If you decide to put it in an overflow, get a grow light for it. I'm getting some myself. It's great for nutrient export.
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Old 05-05-2005, 10:13 PM   #6
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Thank you so much, I'll leave it in my main tank then.

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