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  1. For a reactor. I wouldn't buy either but if I must. Red leaf
  2. right on, was interested in seeing the front of the tank. happy fourth.
  3. The goal of growing macro algae for most is to grow it faster than any other algae. If your successful, it will eat nutrients faster in its refuge than the main display's algae. Therefor starving the main display algae. If that tank has natural sunlight then your removal of nutrients to starve the algae via growing macro may not work. Instead the algae in the main tank will eat the nutrients faster than the macro. If there is just a ton of nutrients both can grow well. That is where feeding comes into play by limiting nutrient import. How often are you removing the display algae? What type is it? How often are your water changes? When was last time you checked RODI water tds or changed the filters on the unit?
  4. You could visit your fish store. I am going to guess you're in Pensacola so i do not know what they carry being in PCB. I use LFS, ebay, and Bulkreefsupply on all those things, someone may have some free chaeto local to you though.
  5. there is room for a hang on back refuge. My very best advice is to watch those videos, less than an hour of your time. Then choose what you think would work best based off of budget and time. As long as your willing to put in the work you should tackle the issue. Interested in seeing front of tank. Good luck and im sure you will hear other's opinions.
  6. .01 phosphates is ultra low. phosphates at 1.0 are high. the thing with phosphate test are they are garbage imo. I had a hanna checker and it would swing if i tested same water 5 times. rest of tests are mind numbing too. If the water is RODI you will really want to look into removing the algae, picking frozen over processed pellet/ flake food and reducing said food and then going into a way to export the excess nutrients. That second video is my favorite way which is just a light and chaeto.
  7. Is the water being added for water changes and top offs RODI? if not our tap water locally is literally algae growth accelerators. Not sure if you have what the water parameters are, but if you take some water to the local fish store they normally test it. Some people are demanding on test results while others go off of view. The numbers wouldn't hurt.
  8. can i see a photo please. You wont have to add anything besides a cloth bag with phosguard which i have extra of, but you would have to literally scrub rocks and tearing out algae if its green hair algae.
  9. You can but it will shorten the life on the pumps. They make specific pumps for doing what you are seeking for water movement. The cheap versions are Chinese knock offs called jebao's. There are more expensive american designed but produced in china version MP 10 and MP40 but they are expensive. Generally speaking changing water movement may force some algae to tear off its surface, depending on type, but it will not remove the algae issue. There are numerous ways to reduce the fuel that feeds the algae, and many are very cheap. The easiest is manual removal and phosguard. If you do not manually remove the algae it will render the phosphate remove mute because the algae will use it for growth before the phosguard can remove it. There is a refugium for growing chaeto, a macro algae which will help control the excess nutrients that feed the algae.
  10. Seahorse or bangaii breeder.

    Feeding them to someone with a predator tanks isn't a bad idea. At least then I know they are going to a proper use, which is better than flushing. Wonder which fish would eat these fry in the hundreds though.
  11. Aquatic life halo

    No tore that down and gave away all the remaining goodies to heath, came back from a vacation where I wish I had stayed. Doing a biocube in house this time. Seahorse species tank. Something simple in comparison I hope. I have a rack of led lights, t5 8 bulb 48' ati unit, d9 skimmer, pumps and wavemakers. Maybe one day I will sell some stuff, but I hate selling aquarium stuff. Resell value stinks when it still, all works as intended. Your lights at 200 are almost 50% off. Not like you used 50% of the led life.
  12. WTB macro algae for seahorse

    Thanks for the link. Will use, appreciate it.
  13. Seahorse or bangaii breeder.

    Yea we are doing soft corals, seahorse species only tank with macro. Tank is 32 g led biocube. Keep my house at 68 year round. So keeping tank at 74 should be a breeze. May do two females because neither local fish store would want the fry. I don't want to raise brine. Or stress about the babies. I do worry about long vacations but I also have English bulldogs that are family. So if we left they would get a house visitor 2-3x a day. I plan on using a feeding station. So even a random person should be able to take cube and place down feeder and move on. The goal is to avoid fry unless we can find a suitable home for them. There is money in it but far more work, why I was hoping there was someone already rearing saltwater fry. I would of course give the fry away for free. Even though they are native to Florida I wouldn't dream of dumping seahorse babies in the ocean. That leaves flushing them, which I think wouldn't be easy to do. Did you you raise your babies to maturity Mgarden? By send them to market you mean sell the babies past a few months?
  14. Seahorse or bangaii breeder.

    Read your post twice. Only fry and dwarf sea horses require live food. Common erectus are all captive breed now on frozens. Keep with passive tanks mates. Lower temperature to 71-74 and feed mysis frozen twice a day. Rest is same as other fish. Maintain parameters. Our issue is the baby's: What i have learned is it's baby brine for first few weeks followed by larger brine. Then cyclopeeze or shredded mysis to frozen. You have 4 feedings a day too with 6 cultures going early. I mean the square footage logisitics and work are crazy. The big problem is they are born fully functioning. And you can see them as mini adults not undeveloped fry. I was hoping to find someone I can give my fry to for free. would be ideal if that person was already raising brine on the regular. The work has payout at least but it's too much hassle for us ATM