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Old 08-13-2012, 10:28 PM   #131
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Ok. It is a macro algae that is only useful in a fuge, which I don't have (yet). Crazy question, but what would happen if I put some in the DT? I'm trying to grasp the significance of this.
Water needs travel through macro so it can eat nutrients putting in dt itll be all over the place on top of coral getting caught in overflow and such not real sure bout blennies and gobies i believe blennies eat algae and such i know some gobies sift sand and usually stay on bottom
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:10 AM   #132
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You can float Chaeto in your DT tie it to a small piece of styrofoam to keep it on top of the water I did it before i had a sump. You'll need to trim it from time to time
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:17 AM   #133
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thank you both for answering. Grizz, what's the difference between blennies and gobies as far as their behavior. and if i put a ball of cheato on stryrofoam in my DT, will it help clear up brown hair algae. i still have it.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:13 PM   #134
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I have decided to get a Bangaii Cardinal and a blenny later this week. I would also like to add a couple of corals, but there are so many to choose from. I already have a green star polyp, a Kenya tree, two ricordea, one Zoanthid, one orange mushroom and a Candycane and a torch. What else would you suggest. Remember, it's only a 28 so I can't have big ones.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:24 PM   #135
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thank you both for answering. Grizz, what's the difference between blennies and gobies as far as their behavior. and if i put a ball of cheato on stryrofoam in my DT, will it help clear up brown hair algae. i still have it.
Gobies and blennies both behave pretty much the same both are bottom dwellers gobies tend to sift sand and tend to hang in one area, were blennies tend to feed mostly on algae and tend to be a bit more active

Yes cheato will consume the nitrates and phosphates which will tend to help starve off the hair algae.
The Cardinal's do better in a group 3-5 but they dont swim much they mostly just hang in the water.
Coral buy what you like and frag any that get to large for your tank and make some cash back Watch those Kenya they grow like weeds lol
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Yeah, the Kenya grew about two inches while I was gone. That's a lot for a week. And fragging....that was the only real part of a reef tank that I dreaded because I have absolutely NO idea how to go about it. To me, (I was in the medical profession) it looks like dissecting someone, cutting them in half, butchering them. Do I sound dramatic? Only because I am. Will have to look for a book on that. Can't expect you to describe the whole process for me on a thread.
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Yeah, the Kenya grew about two inches while I was gone. That's a lot for a week. And fragging....that was the only real part of a reef tank that I dreaded because I have absolutely NO idea how to go about it. To me, (I was in the medical profession) it looks like dissecting someone, cutting them in half, butchering them. Do I sound dramatic? Only because I am. Will have to look for a book on that. Can't expect you to describe the whole process for me on a thread.
Chaeto will work in a dt but not even close to as effective in a sump all water will run thru the chaeto allowing it the reduce nutrients in dt not all water will run thru it just my opinion
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Makes sense. My sump isn't big enough. It already holds the heater, skimmer and trickle filter. Maybe in the future when I get good at this, I'll build a fuge. Or enlarge my sump. Or upgrade to a 55. Dream on.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:55 PM   #139
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I just re-read my entire thread and re-learned everything you guys were trying to teach me. You repeatedly said that Cardinals are schoolers, but I forgot it or ignored it or whatever, so I have it now, just have to come up with something else. The Cardinal looks so "different", which was why I wanted it. Will have to look around for something else small and safe and maybe even unusual. I love color. Hmmmm. Have to think about this. Along with my Blenny.
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How bout a rainford's goby I absolutely love mine and is a decent sand sifter for his size
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