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Old 05-09-2015, 02:48 PM   #11
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I mean mine seems gentle he not really in it until you get next to the tank or its night time
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Your idea of gentle may not be the anemone's idea.
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That's very true... Before the anemone split it was a good 8-10" in diameter so i was thinking maybe it just split because it got big but idk
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What light do you use and how do you run it?
When mine split it never dawned on me it could have been a bad thing?
I thought "I had it going on!".
They are both still doing great and I don't pay much(very little) attention to tank.
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I currently use Orbit marine LED lights completely maxed I'm saving up for new LEDs as of now my LFS only has one person that knows how to check every parameter for the water and every time I go in he's never there so I can't ever get tested and I don't have the budget for my own kit either
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Before it split

The two that are split
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Old 05-10-2015, 06:08 PM   #18
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Wow, is that ever a crapton of green algae! What all is in your CUC?


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Sadly, like previously mentioned, anemone will split from stress. They are sensitive inverts and require stable, pristine water. That much nuisance algae is pointing to a big issues in parameters. Sadly, you'll never get an actual reading since the algae is consuming all of the nitrates. There are two articles in my signature that address algae battles.
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Sadly, you'll never get an actual reading since the algae is consuming all of the nitrates.
Then is it really a problem?
Isn't that the idea behind an ATS or refugium, to have the algae consume the nitrates and phosphates before they reach detectable levels?
Does that then mean that you cannot trust your water tests as well because you are employing an ATS?

Not trying to be difficult Sniper, but in a way you are contradicting yourself.
either algae is a good way to export excess nutrients or it isn't.
If it is, as evidenced by the use refugiums and ATS, then the only concern here is the aesthetics of the algae in the main display and preventing it from impacting corals, correct?

I've seen ATS setups that grow pounds of algae in a weeks time, so are you implying that those setups have horrible water quality as well, or is it only whenever the algae grows where we want it to that it is ok.

I agree that the presence of that much healthy algae warrants a closer look at water quality, but does it really matter beyond personal preference where the algae grows, as long as it is not encroaching on the corals and other livestock in the tank.
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