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Old 02-19-2008, 01:20 AM   #1
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Talking FOWLR & Macroalgae??

I was hoping to start a saltwater tank, but I'm not sure if I want to try to keep corals in my first saltwater tank

So, I like the look of these macroalgaes, and was curious if anyone knows anything about setting up a tank with just live rock, live sand, macroalgae and fish. Sort of like a FOWLR, but also with macroalgae ??????

I suppose the tank may somewhat resemble the various refugiums I've seen.

Anyway, I'd love to hear if anyone has done this, or from anyone who can give me some info


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Old 02-19-2008, 10:39 AM   #2
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Most Reef tanks start out FOWLR even if you don't want to it has to be FOWLR until the tank is mature enough for a Coral usually 6months to a year later. So you would have plenty of time to decide if you wanna go reef or not. MacroAlgae is a great idea. Most put the macro in a sump because it can take over the main tank and its not too pretty usually, what kind of macro where you thinking?


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Putting alot of macro in your tank esp if you use the calerpas can go what they call sexual and turn your water milky white. I grow alot in my refuge but I have to keep the lights on 24/7 to keep this from happening.
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