[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: [APD] Saltwater Algae
I'd recommend you put some algae loving invertebrates in the tank. A few snails should be able to keep that 45 gal tank nice and clean.
> On 22/12/2004 23:50, "David Wren-Hardin" <amygdala17 at yahoo_com> wrote:
> > I have been keeping freshwater for years, and after
> > reading this list and taking care of my plants, have a
> > tank that everyone raves about. I haven't seen algae
> > in months, and frankly, do less work than ever.
> > A couple of months ago, I started up a saltwater reef
> > tank. Having a great time with it, but just can't kill
> > the green algae in the tank. I have a refugium with
> > macro growing, but that isn't slowling things down,
> > nor is the addition of Phos-ban. The hobby at this end
> > seems to be several years behind the freshwater hobby,
> > the approach is if you have Algae, you must keep
> > removing nutrients until you get rid of it. Very
> > little about establishing a viable eco-system where it
> > can't thrive.
> > So, anyone on this list experienced? I'd like to add a
> > couple of plants to the main tank itself, any
> > thoughts? I'm also considering beefing up my refugium
> > to be a mud-based tank with a denser group of plants
> > such as seagrasses.
> > FWIW, it's a 45 gallon tank, 10 gallon sump. 250 W MH
> > + actinics. 3 chromis, several corals, various inverts
> > inclucing an urchin, who loves algae, but can't keep
> > up. I have some corraline growth, but not a lot. I
> > dose a two part CA/Alk mix daily, and recently started
> > an Iron/Manganese supplement. Salinity 1.025, pH 8.3,
> > zero Nitrates on any kit I use. Ca 500 ppm, KH about
> > 7.
> > Thanks,
> > -David Wren-Hardin
Aquatic-Plants mailing list
Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com