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Old 04-10-2008, 08:39 PM   #11
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The only reason I was worried about the coraline algae growth was that I read that it's proliferation was a sign of a healthy tank. That and a couple of rocks had completely bleached out. I think my test kits must me coming from the moon (still no here). I left the MH on for 7.5 hours today and I had algae growing on the glass that I know was not there this morning.
On another note. We got that rock today that I mentioned earlier and there were fleas all over them inside the bag. We were totally grossed out. Have you ever had that happen?
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ALK, CA, MG levels along with a couple other elements will be beneficial to the development of coraline. And yes, you do need your lights on a schedule, no not every aquarium needs 12 hours of <insert lighting of your choice here>. There are a lot of factors but first and foremost, you should know your animals and their requirements. Once your know that, you can put your tank on a cycle that is best suited to the animals you are keeping.

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The "fleas" were most likely amphipods. Those are good things to have in your tank. Your fish will most likely like them too!
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No, we have amphipods in the refugium, I know what they are. These were fleas crawling up my husbands arm. Farm girl remember.
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