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Old 08-21-2014, 09:45 PM   #1
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Xtra aquaclear 20

Have a 29g high reef without a sump. Have an aquaclear 20 lying around. Anything I can do with it that will help my tank. Don't want to silicon anything. Could I put some rubble and macro algae in it ? Or just rubble and some floss. Any ideas ?


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Old 08-21-2014, 09:57 PM   #2
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You could toss some macro algae in there with a light. It could be a little help, but you'd need all the space to grow as much algae as possible.
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So just take the basket out and put no filtration in. Just buy some macro algae and drop it in. Will this macro algae flow into my dt? Don't think I need more light Since I have taotronics led hanging over tank


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It shouldn't. There are many people who grow cheato in old hob filters.


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Sounds good so all I need to do is by some chaeto and put in my hob. And just trim some out when it looks full. And it will help suck out some nitrates. Seems easy enough. Thanks for all your great advice sniper


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Don't expect huge number changes. More algae means more nutrients exported and hobs don't have much room for algae.


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Understand. Is their room for enough algae to make a difference. Enough so it is worth using the aq 20


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