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Old 01-09-2013, 07:28 PM   #11
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I'm worried about space and how it would look cosmetically in my 55 gallon tank. Im thinking about going for the smaller one. But hesitant on spending the $41 + any shipping if it's going to look stupid.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:29 PM   #12
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Mine looks like this now, not very pleasing on the eye. It's in the top left back corner with a power head I front of it so its not too noticeable but the clear container would be much better.

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Old 01-09-2013, 07:30 PM   #13
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:37 PM   #14
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To my understanding copepods are the little white bugs that are great snacks for blennys and mandarins as well as all fish, macro algae is like algae whether it be chaeto or caulerpa or any other form of plantish type that protects and helps breed the copepods.
Good breakdown thanks. Well that makes sense, I was told that chaeto would be good to put into a refugium, and I was looking into Copepods at the time.

The green netting would bug me too. On my planted Betta tank I made a plastic bottle baffle over my filter that is nearly clear but I still notice it
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:43 PM   #15
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Is that a real living seaweed plant in the front left corner if your tank? My searches haven't led to many for sale
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:47 PM   #16
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It was actually a purple sea whip. I bought it off reefs2go.com for about $9.00. It looked so nice in the tank but did not last very long. I thought it was a filter feeder but I was supposed to feed it. It slowly disinigrated. Now it looks like a burnt brown stick in that corner... It's a gorgonian.
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Purple sea whip, thanks. Sounds like a mermaid bachelorette party toy
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:36 PM   #18
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bahahaha good one lol
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Tommy your tank looks fantastic. You look like you have zero algae. Did adding the chaeto make a difference? Do you use rodi or a skimmer? Im adding chaeto to help battle nitrates and phosphates, cause im getting quite a bit of green/Brown film algae.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:24 PM   #20
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Wow thanks. I've always wanted my tank to look good I feel like it doesn't bc I always see these really nice tanks on here. I do have algae growing on the back wall , the ghetto mesh fuge and the power heads but nothing on the glass bc I clean it every day or every other day with my magnafloat
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