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Old 03-07-2013, 06:32 PM   #21
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I just have soft coral
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:53 PM   #22
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I agree about the RODI water. It wouldn't hurt anything, that is for sure. You can get a good system for under $200.

The only thing you would have to pay me for on chaeto is shipping, which usually amounts to $6 for a small flat rate box priority mail.
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Is there a way to create macro algae
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They are essentially plants. They don't spring from nothing. You would have to get a start of it from somewhere.

A lot of reef stores will sell chaeto algae. It is just a lot cheaper to get it from someone for the cost of shipping, since most folks who run a refugium just trim it every couple of weeks and trash the trimmings.
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So basically all I need is some cheato. Or some macro algae ....and that dusty looking algae. In my display tank will go away?????
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Maybe. It depends on your overall water quality. There are no easy or quick fixes generally.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:40 PM   #27
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Nothing GOOD happens overnight in the aquarium. Get a light and reflector ($20) and some Chaeo(< $10). If you can afford it an RO/DI system($200), if not buy water($1 a gal at the most), its worth it...

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Also, for what it is worth, an RODI system will generally pay for itself in the first 12-18 months of use vs. buying water at an LFS. Though, in a pinch, buying water is better than tap, especially when trying to control excess nutrients and get rid of algae.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:08 PM   #29
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Just added a 6500 k cfl light above my sump does the lighting look OK as in the pic???? Thx

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Yeah looks fine to me
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