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Old 02-17-2011, 05:21 AM   #1
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what are the uses of....

This algea and can someone tell me exactly what its called??? Already had when brother in law handed down tank.. went to military so I can't ask him! Macro algae???
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:28 AM   #2
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Cheato algae for short. It's a macro algae that absorbs nutrients like nitrate. It grows and needs to be pruned every so often but it helps remove nitrate from the system.
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Pruned as in trimmed? Not need or used for ANYthing else? How do I start establishing a sump to grow copepodes and what not..?
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it's not needed for anything besides nutrient removal. pods live and breed in the algae also, but they do in live rock too, so you can grow a pod population without it.
yes, pruned as in grab a hand full every so often and sell it/give it away or toss it in the trash.
as for the sump question, just put some live rock in your sump. pods will do the rest.
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