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DIY Refugium with an aquaclear 110??
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Atlantis
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PostPosted: 2007.02.26(Mon)20:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing that worry about is that I havnt make any compartment for sponge in my fuge ,its only a bucket to put macroalgae, do u have one?
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PostPosted: 2007.02.26(Mon)20:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ideally, you shouldn't be using a sponge. Unless you really want to trap debris. But they have to be cleaned frequently, because otherwise the decaying debris will release a lot of nitrates.

As I described in my DIY thread, I have two compartments only. Only is for the inflow, which I use a couple of sponges to trap the bubbles. The other is the 'fuge with sand, live rock and macroalgae.
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PostPosted: 2007.02.27(Tue)18:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it possible that macroalgae can grow very fast? How long does it take approx to see some growing?
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PostPosted: 2007.02.27(Tue)18:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

Macroalgae can grow quite fast, depending on the conditions. I know the caulerpa certainly grew fast in my tank, especially with no skimmer!

Chaetomorpha I'm not as sure about as I've never had it before and just got some.
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PostPosted: 2007.02.27(Tue)18:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't even know what kind I have, I think its the one they call "spagahti" algae. Is it chaeto?
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