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Old 05-31-2011, 01:45 PM   #1
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overflow box filled with algae

maybe this is in the wrong area if so feel free to move it last night i was cleaning and i realized i never look inside the overflow box on the aquarium side i have one of those addon overflow boxes from eshopps and its filled with algae real caked on and thick i left it for the time being should i clean it out or let it be? seeing as though i have algae no where else but inside this overflow box and my nitrates are 0 maybe its acting as a refugium lol
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If I was going to have algea the best place to have it is out of site in the sump or overflow. If it was me I would clean it by hand and leave the rest in there for excessive nutrients control. I leave some macro algea in mine and it grows like crazy but it takes care of the nitrates and phosphates.
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If I was going to have algea the best place to have it is out of site in the sump or overflow. If it was me I would clean it by hand and leave the rest in there for excessive nutrients control. I leave some macro algea in mine and it grows like crazy but it takes care of the nitrates and phosphates.
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If I was going to have algea the best place to have it is out of site in the sump or overflow. If it was me I would clean it by hand and leave the rest in there for excessive nutrients control. I leave some macro algea in mine and it grows like crazy but it takes care of the nitrates and phosphates.
Yea that makes alot of sence thanks for the info
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If I was going to have algea the best place to have it is out of site in the sump or overflow. If it was me I would clean it by hand and leave the rest in there for excessive nutrients control. I leave some macro algea in mine and it grows like crazy but it takes care of the nitrates and phosphates.
So u can use your over flow boxes as refugium??? Hummm how about if I keep cheato in there...
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Mangroves grow I'n the over flow and they suck out a lot of nitrates, nitrites.
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