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Old 10-09-2011, 01:18 PM   #401
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hey unicorn, i know your not a fan of catch and release but i was on reefcleaners and saw this guy that could help with your algae problem
ReefCleaners.org | Clean Up Crews and Macro Algae - Pincushion Urchins*
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:49 PM   #402
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hey unicorn, i know your not a fan of catch and release but i was on reefcleaners and saw this guy that could help with your algae problem
ReefCleaners.org | Clean Up Crews and Macro Algae - Pincushion Urchins*
That's the guy I have some call it tuxedo urchin

BTW coffee: as for the reactor I have not seen an improvement in algae (no surprise there, phos really must be zero), BUT my water looks much crisper and clearer... Definitely liking that
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I have a tuxedo urchin too, it's great how they pick stuff up and carry it. One time mine was carrying around the tank thermometer for a while.
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I have a tuxedo urchin too, it's great how they pick stuff up and carry it. One time mine was carrying around the tank thermometer for a while.
Hahaha that's funny urkel the urchin carries around the snails and Radom stuff... Sometimes even GHA
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Ok, maintenance day!! Did a PWC, washed filter sock and 2 baffle filter thingies. My salinity is somewhat low (1.024) so I turned off the ATO and will manually add saltwater to raise it slowly. Copepods are growing like crazy ever since I've changed my refugium light, which is good cuz I finally moved my mandarin over from the 30g to the 120g... She does eat live brine shrimp, but they don't last long here and I want her to be happy
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Saw several very nice Mandarin yesterday at the grand opening of a LFS. I glanced but not for long because I knew I couldn't have one. :-(
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sorry unicorn didnt know urkel was one of those.

what light do you have on your fuge now thats helping your pods grow? i need to duplicate that.
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Saw several very nice Mandarin yesterday at the grand opening of a LFS. I glanced but not for long because I knew I couldn't have one. :-(
I know, my mandarin (we call her dragon lady) is one in a million... If she dies, not only will I be devastated, I also know I can not have another one
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sorry unicorn didnt know urkel was one of those.

what light do you have on your fuge now thats helping your pods grow? i need to duplicate that.
Here is the link where I got the advice from
macro algae.. how much is too much????

My macro was dying from the lights I used even though it was 8000k
Ever since the new light, been only 2 days, I noticed improvement on macro and copepods
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