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Old 08-14-2008, 09:35 PM   #1
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Macro algae

i know of a store in my area where i can buy macro, its a bag of mess, mainly grape calpurn, if i get this throw it in my sump and forget about it, whats the worse that could happen, is it going sexual on me that much of a bad thing? i plan to go in and cut it down some, its a tangled ball, and untangling it is difficult out of water and a pain in water so cutting it while tangled i might make a mess of things leaving small pieces floating around.
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I keep it in my fuge. If it does go sexual on you it will turn your water white and I have seen it wipe out a tank. To keep this from happening you need to keep it pruned and lighting on the fuge 24/7.
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Should you add this to the fuge during or after cycling?
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I would add it after the cycle.
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After the cycle and the tank is stable.
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If you can get chaeto you'll be better off as it doesn't have the problem of going sexual.
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ive kept the light on 24/7 it does not bother me too much at night, the light i have above my fuge are 2x 7" 13watt 65k lights.

my emerald crab does not seem to touch what i put in the main tank, i thought she would eat it.

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