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Old 05-12-2015, 05:00 PM   #41
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algae only takes up nutrients as it grows, so pruning and encouraging new growth will always use up more nutrients than old growth.
But getting it to grow is the key to absorption. Bigger is a good thing. According to your statement, when you prune algae, prune very little, and just enough to encourage new growth, not to lower the overall mass by too much. Sound good?
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Oh ok so you would recommend live rock for a new aquarium then???
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Any rock will be 'live' after a cycle with the bacteria that grows during that time in the nitrate cycle.
When you buy live rock, it can come with all kinds of critters in it. That is why they refer to it as live. Could be good, could be bad. The gamble is half the fun. This wouldn't really be of much help in terms of assisting with the algae on the rock you currently have.
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Ohhhhh alright so even if I started with dry rock it come to be the same???
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In terms of the bacteria for your nitrate cycle, yes.
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Alright sweet thanks for the help everyone
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Rbta split!!!!

Do you guys think you could tell if they're stressed or not???
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And if they are healthy???
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