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Old 10-23-2008, 01:41 PM   #1
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Paul and I have decided to build a reef while we're waiting for the velvet cysts to die out. If this is ok? To day while I was out I stopped at the
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Don't add it to the water IMO. It shouldn't do either of those things.
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Usually if it`s a macro algea and it turns the water white it`s doing what they call going sexual. It will do this to your tank water also. I dont think I would add it either.
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Is it Ok to go ahead and build a reef while we're waiting or should it all be put on hold?
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:56 PM   #5
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I think you can start to design it. Buildingstar might take a week or two anyway, right. My past experiences tell me it's so much better to take your time and plan. Then, you redesign. Thenyou start buying stuff and someone mentions something< and eureka!!! Change the plan and design again.

"Wow, this is the best!!!"

Then you learn one more thing....

Before you know it, 6 more weeks have past. how long ya plan on leaving the tank fishless> What'd your velvet research say?
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