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Old 01-02-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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My new 185 ltr reef aquarium with a 25 ltr sump.
Pictures from initial set up to the algae. Bloom.
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:08 AM   #2
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Nice rockscape!

Picture 8 looks like a good kind of macroalgae. I am not sure I am 100% accurate though. Macroalgae actually helps with water quality.

Picture 9 looks like it is hair algae. Hair algae normally grows if there are excessive nutrients in the aquarium. Excessive nutrients could be due to overfeeding, or not enough water changes.

I hope this helps!
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Yes, pic 8 looks like cheat.
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Nice rockscape!

Picture 8 looks like a good kind of macroalgae. I am not sure I am 100% accurate though. Macroalgae actually helps with water quality.

Picture 9 looks like it is hair algae. Hair algae normally grows if there are excessive nutrients in the aquarium. Excessive nutrients could be due to overfeeding, or not enough water changes.

I hope this helps!
Thanks, the set up is all new, and all levels are good as the tank has been running for two weeks.
I have now placed a clean up crew in and hope I can start with the corals In a couple of weeks. I will post more pics as the tank develops.
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Love the rockwork!
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:29 PM   #6
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Nice rockscape!

Picture 8 looks like a good kind of macroalgae. I am not sure I am 100% accurate though. Macroalgae actually helps with water quality.

Picture 9 looks like it is hair algae. Hair algae normally grows if there are excessive nutrients in the aquarium. Excessive nutrients could be due to overfeeding, or not enough water changes.

I hope this helps!
Can you recommend the best type of fish to introduce to my aquarium after the corals. Thanks
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