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Old 05-15-2009, 09:30 PM   #31
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Wow looks great. I just have to figure out how to do all this LOL.
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its really not that complicated when you sit down and just do it. if you keep looking around and wondering whats involved.. its more complicated than it really will be. that was the case for me anyways.
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its really not that complicated when you sit down and just do it. if you keep looking around and wondering whats involved.. its more complicated than it really will be. that was the case for me anyways.
If you use glass, care. Don't be like me an cut yourself :p
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Old 05-16-2009, 05:05 PM   #34
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I would look on You Tube, There are a lot of video's that should show you how to put a Sump together with a Fuge.... That's how I figured out what I wanted to do....
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Is it ok just to throw lots of macro algae into the HOB? I dont need a special light or anything over it /extra to turn it into a hob fuge/algae holder do I?


Btw, any algae better than the other to use? Eg : cheato over culerpa etc?
i would like to now this as well wat type of lighting does this alage need to survive?
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Chaeto Chaetomorpha macro algae - eBay (item 260410597727 end time May-21-09 11:15:00 PDT)
is this a good alage for a fuge
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Thanks as always
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I would stick to your standard 6500k-10k bulbs for macroalgae growth. Some people keep their lighting on 24/7; however, a reverse daylight cycle is sufficient. I personally like the Aqualight Mini, but on a whole depends on the size of your refugium. The macroalgae will eventually have to be trimmed of excessive growth or asexual behavior can develope regardless of your lighting sequence. If you dose chemicals, make sure you dose before the intake of your return and after your refugium due to chemical concentrations possibly causing your macroalgae to turn asexual. The best macroalgaes to utilize are Chaetomorpha and Grape Caulerpa (Caulerpa racemosa seems to be most popular, but there are other "grape" varieties). Due to the sheer size Chaetomorpha can attain in a refugium, it would be wise to keep it well trimmed so not to encroach other macroalgae species and also prevent detritus buildup. Refugiums need alot of flow to keep the macroalgaes flush.
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i cheated a little with my cheato... i had a old beretta water filter gallon.. thing... a jug lol whatever... i put it in there... put my feed line into that jug first.. then let it fall into the refuge... then do its thing... that way the cheato is in one spot. and not just taking over my refuge =D ill submit a pic in a bit.
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Keep in mind this was my first feeble attempt at a sump/refuge.. so yeah.. its not that pretty lol

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