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Old 01-04-2009, 02:42 PM   #101
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I am thinking about putting Chaetomorpha Algae inside the refugium part of my sump is this a good ideal ??
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:53 PM   #102
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Yes, it's a great idea. Chaeto is good, lots like to use calurpa too, but there's other cautions you need to watch for with that. Some like to dip mangroves in their fuge's too.
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:14 PM   #104
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Chaetomorpha and Caulerpa racemosa will reproduce faster than others. The only problem with mangroves is that they are slow growing and do not process nutrients at a reasonable rate, enough to warrant them inefficient compared to other options.
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:48 PM   #105
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Looks Like Diatoms are showing up now. And also the red light at night really works to see whats living inside the LR I was like wow. Also the guy that came over and looked at my tank here are a few things he did.
1st thing he did was completely take off the glass covers.
2nd said my sump was little on the fast side and I will need to get a valve on the return pump.
3rd said my lights will need to be changed ever 6 months.
4th re-pointed my power heads.
5th told me to make my middle a refugium.
6th Told me I should change from Instant Ocean Salt Mix


Does anyone agree or disagree with this ?
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:51 PM   #106
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1) I agree
2) Can't say without seeing it
3) Depends on the bulbs
4) Ok
5) I prefer the middle to be the return, but it all has to do with how your plumbing is
6) Highly opinionated as to which salt is best.
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:54 PM   #107
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Thanks for the Reply NEILANH. Also does anyone on here sell the Chaeto Algea or have any they might want to get rid of? Will be happy to pay shipping of course. On the salt I was going to change to the Reef Crystals
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:28 PM   #108
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Post in the classifieds that you WTB Chaeto - someone will hook you up. I only got a small clump, so I'm not in a place to help you out yet. maybe in a month, but you prob don't want to wait that long.

I use reef crystals - based on my research that's what I chose.
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Old 01-05-2009, 12:50 PM   #109
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I was thinking about starting out with

2 clownfish

2 snails

2 crabs

and 1 shrimp
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I'd get more snails to start out with, or at least that's my plan. I'm also going to start with 2 peppermints is what I was thinking.
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